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Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (6 reviews)
“fixed menu” (9 reviews)
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African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of dining at night at the rooftop restaurant of the Emerson Spice hotel. The menu was a fixed 5 course seafood menu. Each dish consisted of beautiful seafood cooked with the perfect African ingredience. The flavors were absolutely amazing - spicy,...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't gone to Emerson Spice for dinner yet, why not? You should go now...seriously, make a reservation and go. You will not regret it one second! Best meal in Stone Town with the best view. The chef is amazing!

Thank Phaido
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooftop restaurant is lovely and offers a nice view of Stone Town for sundown. There are cocktails and wine on offer and the menu is somewhat compact, seasonal, and definitely adventurous. The chef has taken local ingredients and traditional dishes and put a modern...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for dinner to finish our 3 week business trip with a blast of an expensive dinner. It was worth it! Great atmosphwre, libe music and delicious food. We could eat for a week in Stone Town's street stands for that amount of course,...More

Thank martakX9112RP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place made Stone Town for me. We went during Ramadan so were very aware of being tourists. From the moment you get there, choose a table and are handed a cold flannel we knew it was going to be special. The sunset is spectacular,...More

Thank lastmintraveller2010
Reviewed May 8, 2018

I'm usually a vegetarian but enjoyed sampling the selection of seafood on the set menu here. The food was great (the best we had in Zanzibar), and the setting absolutely lovely.

Thank Emily G
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We went to the Emerson mid-afternoon for a late lunch following a recommendation. We did not eat on the roof top terrace but in a 'secret' garden tucked away at the back of the hotel. The service, food and experience was excellent.

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Friends and I were in town only for 1 night, made and confirmed a reservation over email. When we got to the restaurant, there was no table for us, as there had been some sort of miscommunication amongst the staff. There was no way to...More

Thank ktitone
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

On of the best place for lunch in Stone Town. Very good food excellent service for reasonable price. If You add climate of that place - it’s amazing!! Recommend for everyone

Thank Piotr Tomasz S
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

A stay at Emerson Spice is always a delight. The beds are comfy, the staff helpful and kind, the atmosphere unique and the evening meal a cullinary adventure. I can highly reccomend this place, and we have allready booked our next stay!

Thank BabelMari
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Yolande H
March 6, 2018|
Response from EmersonSpice | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in The Tea House Restaurant at Emerson Spice. We have availability on Saturday 17th March. To make a booking please call +255 (0) 774 483 483 Kind regards, The Emerson Spice Team
Jane G
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Lasa88 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend coming early so you can watch the incredible sunset. Dinner drinks is their specialty so you will have a great start to the evening. The kitchen is right up there, you can see it and feel part of the... More
Jane G
February 22, 2018|
Response from EmersonSpice | Property representative |
Dear Jane, Thank you for your interest in Emerson Spice, and apologies for the delayed response. Our rooftop Tea House Restaurant serves a Five Course Daily Changing Fish & Seafood Menu at $40 per person excluding drinks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 775 046 395
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  • This restaurant is at Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice have two Restaurants: The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant - The Seafood Based, Set Five Course 'Taste Safari' Degustation Menu is prepared daily by our Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, so Diners are encouraged to arrive at any time after 5.30p.m. to enjoy a 'Sundowner' before dinner, which is served at 7p.m. Reservations Recommended. The Secret Garden - set amidst lushly landscaped hidden 'Ruins', open to the skies, it has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
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