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Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant inside is quite nice but the food is terrible. I ordered a fish fillet that was full of bones and overcooked. Complained to the unfriendly waitress which asked if I was sure there are bones although I showed her all the bones on the dish. She didn't even suggest to replace the dish or deduct it from the... More 

Thank YuviDov
Antwerp, Belgium
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We reserved a table during Eastern weekend but we were the only customers (!). They did not want us to sit on terrace but we insisted. Service was bad and unfriendly. Sea platter was not fresh at all and overcooked. Side dish with vegetables was good. When afterwards we walked through the parc called Forodhani Gardens, we saw amazing african... More 

Thank Kristof V
Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We spent a delightful evening here listening to indigenous music performed by two musicians, one on the jembe and the other on the qanun. We sat cross-legged on mats before low tables where our three-course meal was served. A bonus (for us) was that alcohol was available.

Thank Musicker
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Moonsoon . Nice setting Very disappointing seafood platter very over cooked and greasy.Service poor.

Thank hilary l
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and pretty efficient service. The setting's nice too and there are live shows (Taarab music) for tourists at the weekends. The food on the other hand is definitely not the best in Stone Town. It's average and overpriced. The price is in dollars only. Worse, the line in shillings on the menu is blanked out but we can... More 

Thank Tom R
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Have the coconut friend shrimp and the shrimp curry, it is a very nice way to experience local food in the city

Thank TalalAlrashed
Maur, Switzerland
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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This restaurant has 2 terraces, one for drinks and snaks and one for meals. We had lunchthere. The service was very friendly and the food was good. We really can recomend it.

Thank Joachim O
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very good food with excellent service. Nice to stay outside though the restaurant is beautiful inside

Thank Catia F
Lucerne, Switzerland
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A nice location on Wednesdays to experience Taraab and a new kind of atmosphere. The food is okay, the chief salad a delight, good wine.

Thank TravellerDNS
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Tasty food at a very reasonable price served on the beach side. Their service was really quick & efficient too.

Thank vsameera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 410 410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?