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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+ 255 24 223 5668
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“swordfish” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“pilau rice” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, this restaurant is not directly on the water. There's a whole bunch of junk and boats right in front of it. But the food is decent and very affordable. The service is speedy and friendly.

Thank lena_liss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location but always waiting for service. Have visited many many times and always waiting at least 10-15 mins from ordering until your drink arrives and they are not that busy

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice restaurant at the beach front. Very central and the food was ok. Had some local dish with octupus. The seafood is fresh and nice. Outdoor dining is the best. No seaview which could have made it a whole lot better. All in all the...More

Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went here at least 6 times and not one disappointment. Deluxe chicken burger a must along with prawns and octopus. Excellent pricing and service. Hope this helps. Go there!

Thank brettm726
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of my favourite meals on the island. Having been here several times over the past 5 years I have never had a bad meal or service. I always order the fish or prawns dishes and for these they have been...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Famished from prison island tour and this was the closest restaurant. I was a little sceptical because it looked really busy but our waitress was very nice and friendly and our food was quick. The food itself isn't much to talk about. It's average. Was...More

Thank yiluna k
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We often went to Archipelago just for coffee (me for tea), but we sometimes had our meals (lunch and dinner) there as well. The food is wonderful and authentic to Zanzibar. The staff are friendly and attentive. There is indoor and outdoor dining available. But...More

Thank mang0lime
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed Archipelago. Sometimes it is hard to get a table with an ocean view, but the food is just as good no matter where you sit : ) All the best, Masoud.

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Menu offers a good selection but there are also daily changing dishes added on the black board. Service is fast and attentive. Meals are fresh and delicious, portions generous. No alcohol served. Simple, authentic setting.

Thank Frogy007
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks for your review. We strive towards a 20 minute service time whilst maintaining the standard of good, simple, clean food. So glad you enjoyed your meals with us. Masoud

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had dinner here one evening and enjoyed it. It wasn't the best meal I ate in Zanzibar but they have fresh vegetables and seafood and some nice dessert options, including a brownie that they assured me was egg and dairy free (a rare find!)

Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food here was awesome with a cool breeze from the ocean in front and good looking waitresses for the weary solo traveller to flirt with! Try the coconut prawn curry. My best meal in Zanzibar.

Thank neilnayar
Masoud S, Owner at Archipelago, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

So happy you enjoyed your meal. We specialise in seafood and I am so glad to hear you will remember that delicious prawn curry. Happy Travels, Masoud.

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Georgiana T
17 February 2017|
Response from gakenia k | Reviewed this property |
food in zanzibar is relatively cheap... one at archipelago usually spends about 15000tsh to 25000 tsh per meal for really good sea food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: + 255 24 223 5668
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