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Michamvi, Tanzania
+255 777 244 492
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Buzau, Romania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One amazing place,with a view excepțional to the rock,cuisine was a very good surprise!!! One DJ enjoy with His music this place! You can't swim in the swimmingpool ,make some great photos with the Rock!!!

Thank George T
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
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140 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were shown to this restaurant by friends that have been living on Zanzibar for a while. It is a weekend hide out, with a cosy athmosphere, somewhat reminding me of a good beach restaurant in Thailand 20 years ago. They also have a few exclusive villas to rent. It is situated close to the famous The Rock. The sand... More 

Thank Ulf Wike L
Paris, France
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The place is beautiful but we were disappointed by the food. The salad is really simple for the price and the Indian curry us good but not so much meat in the plate. Better to stick with the starters and the cocktails.

Thank Magali S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I had a dinner at the restaurant and it's probably the best African food on the island. Located close to a beautiful beach it is perfect spot to spend time in leasure. Welcoming staff and very good servise.

Thank dragonfly2884
Salina, Kansas
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284 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Since food quality at The Rock seemed to be questionable, after drinks at The Rock...we ate lunch here. Excellent choice. Four of us devoured three different seafood platters. Yummy! Wonderful staff.

2 Thank Kevin P
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The location is so perfect and the lodge is stunning, such a pity about their food. It is expensive and the food was cold and horrible. We fed most of it to the dog!

Thank NicolaXhaar
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

On the last day in Zanzibar, we decided to drive north of Paje to grab a last bite to eat...we stumbled on Upendo and were so surprised! Beautiful, chic restaurant with a touch of class and beautiful location on the beach. The food was quite quick, in comparison to other Tanzanian restaurants, staff were friendly and hard working and the... More 

Thank Kevin R
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We enjoyed this place so much! Nice pool, nice staff, great food. Laid back yet luxurious atmosphere with a stunning view.

Thank LaLu259
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We came across this gem when we struck a friendly conversation with the Italian manager of one of the lounge/restaurants in the area, he gave us a map and recommended we stop here for lunch. We were not disappointed, it's a stunning place - wish we had known earlier to have had a chance to stay, but we did ask... More 

Thank Nadzz_H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Great relaxed atmosphere right on the beach, music choice could be somewhat improved as it was a bit heavy at first but did improve as the evening went on. Tapas type platter was great. Would highly recommend this spot as the owners clearly are passionate and hands-on.

Thank DrLivingston1813

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
African, Indian, Bar, Seafood, International, Asian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michamvi, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island
  • Phone Number: +255 777 244 492
We are a bar , lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and beautiful spots in zanzibar. We serve all day every day an are known for good quality cuisine (international) cooked fresh to order. We take pride in our food & service as well as creating a special atmosphere. We have a wide selection of dishes to suit all pallets & budgets but we do not rush you! We have a main pool area and sun deck that are complimentary for those staying or dining with us. There is FREE wifi on site as well.We also offer accommodation in form of a luxury private villa & beach bands.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?