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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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African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The food was great. The view was breathtaking and the overall mood very pleasant. I wanted to give this place five stars as it deserves it however, we were the first ones to arrive there at dinner time. Drink menus were handed out and three...More

Thank vxcq_peony
Reviewed 16 May 2017

When you walk through the doors into Emerson Spice it is as if you step back in time, enveloped in the exotic ambience of a time past. The merchant's house is filled with antique furniture, plush fabrics, high beds framed with netting, heavy carved doors...More

Thank adele s
Reviewed 2 May 2017

o loved seeing this place. it is very rustic and has an authentic Zanzibar feel to it. Loved the hidden garden smack bang in the middle of the property. Only downfall, no aircon!More

Thank vangovender
Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Vangovender, Thank you for your compliments! I'm so glad you enjoyed exploring the wonderful old Merchant's House that is now the lovingly restored Emerson Spice. The Secret Garden is, indeed a hidden oasis! Retaining the Swahili Architecture designed to keep the building's interior cool,...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

Thank Corne H
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

Thank yoong w
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank SidouSidahmed
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank John B
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Emerson Spice. Unfortunately I am unable to put an email address on Tripadvisor, but if you go to our Facebook page, you can book direct from there using the Book Now Button. Our Contact... More
Kay M
3 December 2016|
Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in dining at The Tea House at Emerson Spice. All our Reservations are done online. Click 'Email' on our Tripadvisor page, email us, and we will assist.
Coonoor B
7 September 2016|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thursday 8th September ‘16 Dear Coonoor, Thank you for your interest in The Emerson Collection. Here is an explanation: Emerson on Hurumzi, the old Emerson & Green, was opened in 1997. The seating is Swahili Style on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
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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
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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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