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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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“seafood” (36 reviews)
“vanilla slice” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 via mobile

During our tour of Stone Town, we had a great lunch in the Secret Garden. Adorable patio and yummy food and tea. Staff was very friendly.

Thank AWlsn
EmersonSpice, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, ans welcome back in your explorations of Stone Town!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went for dinner. Since we read several good reviews before and also paid a lot (120$ for dinner, one bottle wine and one cocktail each) compared to other Tanzanian prices we had high expectations but unfortunately we were disappointed. We both...More

1  Thank vimllaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife went here for a set dinner immediately after sunset and were pleasantly surprised by the food and the service. The evening started with some home made cocktails and then continued with the food. Everything was carelfully and deliciously prepared and the...More

Thank Radu B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool location with rooftop view over Stone town. Good 5 course dinner, with very good drinks. Dinner starts 19:00 with a set menu of the day. Will recommend to come a little time before to enjoy a drink to a nice view over the...More

Thank Gardrr
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We stumbled upon the Secret Garden in the excellent Bradt’s Guide to Zanzibar. We did have a little trouble finding it but once there it was magical. The service was sublime but not fussy and the food was great. They were opening a new part...More

Thank jcor2017
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

It’s the best hotel I’ve ever been! Especially Samwel Lucas is very nice and hard working! He wanted to make our stay wonderful! Thanks! :)

Thank AnnaL10294
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Very charming place with an amazing service. Highly recommended. The cafe downstairs is very pretty as well.

Thank AliyaK22
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The best hotel ever! Such a good experience with 5 courses,based on seafood all the combination was fabulous creativity,and staff they are so helpfully you eat and learn about city history as well, don't mis your dinner once you in stone town,it's the value of...More

Thank samwel l
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

A great find after rambling around Stone Towns alleys. Pretty gardens, chatty cat and excellent light lunch. I had fresh Tuna fish cakes with veggies and salads

Thank H1316YDnadinec
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Having spent a considerable amount of time in Zanzibar, I was very disappointed with this restaurant. I have eaten at Emerson on Hurumzi a few times, who offer dinner on a roof top terrace as well, with a wonderful welcome, great atmosphere, music and overall...More

2  Thank dr_nikki_biggs
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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
View, Local cuisine, 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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