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Emerson Spice

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Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
Fri - Wed 00:00 - 21:00
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely place for a nice, but reasonably priced meal, considering the environment. The food is fine, but not the main show. The best part of this meal is sitting above the city, watching the sun go down over Stone Town and over the water. What I ate is unmemorable compared with the scene over the city. [I... More 

Thank A J
Maputo, Mozambique
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having our last two nights in Zanzibar Town. Reception and Staff with kind emaculate service. We have a second room with two baths, we love it tonight we are in the Lamour room named after Dorothy Lamour, road to Zanzibar, very interesting stuff on her in the hotel room, things to know and places to see. Each room with its... More 

Thank Corne H
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend found this place and recommended it, and what a good call that was. Views are second to none, food was excellent, and general atmosphere very cool & well done. Would highly recommend.

Thank DaveBMar
Riga, Latvia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a friend, this place was a treasure to find in the middle of Stone Town! The service was great, food- amazing and the view- unforgettable! Plus I was surprised by the live music performance! Must do in Zanzibar!

Thank Dārta Š
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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64 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This rooftop restaurant setting with panoramic view of the sea, open air, Arabic-African architecture seem perfect setting of Hollywood blockbuster movie set where action hero will be ready to pop up from the roof any minute fighting with vilans on the street below.... This is a Wonderful place to soak up the African romance and also an adventurous place to... More 

Thank yoong w
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend this place, awesome service and so good good! Beautiful place overall! Very luxury for being in Zanzibar.

Thank Jonna N
Algiers, Algeria
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our last lunch at that restaurant before departing the island. It was a GRAND finale for us. The food is insanely delicious and their chef must be a wizard of some sort!!! Totally worth the money! Highly recommended to try at least once if you're a "fin gourmet"

Thank SidouSidahmed
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delightful dinner on the rooftop of the Emerson Spice hotel. Quiet and restful with excellent service and great food. Make sure to make reservations as it has only a few tables but the waitstaff is fun and excellent as our the views and sounds of the city.

Thank John B
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here and the food was amazing--every course offered something new and different and creative. The ambiance is gorgeous. The cocktails great. The service also great although at times we had to catch the attention of the servers who were quite busy. Overall we loved this place and hope to return, and will absolutely recommend as a must... More 

Thank sgloss487
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It really is a wonderful tasting experience. The courses are very unique. I love to cook & am always disappointed when food at a nice restaurant is not as good as what I could have made at home. That did not happen here! The standouts were the squid ink risotto in calamari, a very imaginative dish, the fish in banana... More 

Thank HabariSafari

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
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
  • 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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