Top 10 Seafood food in Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania

December 22, 2019 Merry Kessler

Reviews on Seafood food in Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania. The Zanzibar Archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, is a breathtaking spot to escape from the world. You’ll enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water; shallow sandbars perfect for wading; and many small, nearly deserted islands virtually unvisited by tourists. Explore the World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar City’s old quarter. Or just go beach to beach between tiny fishing villages—each one's better than the next.
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10. Lustania

Mwubwe Village Jambiani Beach, Jambiani Tanzania African, Seafood Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Buffet [email protected] +255 776 031 961
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4 based on 224 reviews

Reviewed By IzelleErmel

Small local restaurant in Jambiani village a short walk from the beach (not on the beach/no seaview). We booked our meal a day in advance. Mohammed the owner only cook accordingly to his bookings. The seafood was very tasty and very well cooked. If you are looking for a local experience this is the place to go to.

9. Zanzest Beach Bungalows Restaurant

Jambiani Road Mfumbwi, Jambiani Tanzania Seafood, Italian, African Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations [email protected] +255 778 765 591 http://www.zanzest.com
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4 based on 305 reviews

Zanzest Beach Bungalows Restaurant

Zanzest beach bungalow restaurant is located at the end of jambiani village.We serve italian plates and swahili plates.WE ACCEPT ONLY CASH

Reviewed By Lucyy990

This place came highly recommended by someone who goes regularly so we were a bit disappointed to receive re-heated food with questionable salads at high prices. Also there was a very bad smell coming from the kitchen. Maybe we went on a bad day (Eid weekend) but if the chef was off they could have shut for the night...would not recommend.Dear Lucyy990,we are sorry to read your comment, we have several regular customers who come to our restaurant, what we like is give the best to eat well with everyday fresh products, to our customers. I ask you the kindly if you ever come back in Jambiani to try again our restaurant, a bad evening can happen to anyone. It will be our pleasure to meet you and give you more attention.Kindly.Zanzest team

8. Seconda Stella a Destra Italian Pizza Restaurant

Jambiani Tanzania Italian, African, Pizza, Seafood, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service [email protected] +255 779 004 369 http://az-az.fb.me/Villaggio-Seconda-stella-a-destra-164482147045539
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4 based on 244 reviews

Seconda Stella a Destra Italian Pizza Restaurant

A lovely informal atmosphere where you can choose from grilled fish pizza and local cuisine , great place to relax between a swim in the pool and a drinks Romantic dinners by candlelight poolside . Book your private party , your birthday cake

Reviewed By AviD42

I can't believe the best restaurantin Jambiani clearly chooses to violate the law and allow smoking at dinning tables despite our complaints.DISGUSTING!!!Dear guest,First we thank you for having dinner at our restaurant twice.Regarding the smoking, first our restaurant is an open restaurant, second we cannot prohibit smoking while in many restaurants on the Island is allowed, this because Tanzania has no any law that states the prohibition of smoking at restaurants, but is the case of discipline, an individual him/herself to understand that smoking can be annoying and troublesome to others. About the complaints, we didn't receive any complaint about this, but i we do for any troublesome or problem, taking action on it is our first rule.But perhaps we will take your review as an advice for our restaurant.Thanks.

7. Bistro' del Mar

Kendwa Road, Kendwa 00000 Tanzania Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Italian, International, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +255 777 738 302 https://www.facebook.com/BistrodelMarKendwa/
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4 based on 222 reviews

Bistro' del Mar

a new concept of food taste in Kendwa.....enjoy with us..... don't miss it

Reviewed By fransy

We went to this restaurant 3 times and each time we had really nice food and service. The fish is fresh, tasty and well cooked and all the ingredients are locals, showing that is an ethic business. We really appreciate that they don’t use too many plastic bottles encouraging the clients to get the jar of water to reduce plastic pollution. Everything is home made, even the pasta, which is amazing. We stayed at the hotel next to it so for us was perfect but the nice thing is that we could see many many people from other hotels in the area coming to have dinner at the Bistrò! The owners Salvatore and Roberta take care of every little thing and they make sure that every details is perfect. The location is elegant and modern with a touch of Zanzibar style. The service is friendly and fast (something difficult to find in Zanzibar)! Prices are really good especially for quality of the food and location. We had such a great time and great food! See pictures for more details! Your words are so sweet like you, dear francy.....We try to do our best every day to give a good service to the guests and we are so happy to host guests from all the hotels of Kendwa and also from other cities. Quality of the food, cleaning and service are our focus point , we are so proud you noticed and mentioned, as also the use of jag of glass instead the plastic bottle of water.....when guests are satisfied we are more than happy!!!!!!! Sunny smile from Zanzibar Bistrò Del [email protected] Staff

6. Taarab Restaurant

90 / 90A Shanghani St DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City Tanzania Seafood, International, Fusion, Grill Brunch, Drinks Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +255 24 223 4062 http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tanzania/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-zanzibar-stone-town-ZNZSTDI/dining/index.html
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4 based on 428 reviews

Taarab Restaurant

Roof top restaurant overlooking the old city of Stone Town and the indian ocean. The Taarab, offers scrumptious breakfasts by day and transforms into a romantic, atmospheric a la carte restaurant by sun-down offering outside terrace and indoor sittings.

Reviewed By Anil L

Let me start off saying I love food. Anywhere I go I search and want to ensure I have the best meals. I came across Taarab and decided I wanted to bring my family of 8 here. Being from the USA, you have to temper expectations when you visit countries like Zanzibar. Essentially it was a bad experience from the start. We waited 20 minutes to get our water - we were the only customers in at 3pm on a Wednesday. Then our bread came out cold, and we had to send it back. After about an hour, our food came out from the kitchen, we ordered everything, from appetizers to their famous seafood platter ($70USD). EVERYTHING was terrible. I called out the chef, and I made him hold our appetizer, it was a fried lobster roll, I explained to him how is something cold when it’s fried? I then made him hold a fry, same thing. The chef was pretty baffled. He offered to bring us food, but let’s be honest here, we all know he would’ve gone and thrown it in the microwave. I had a really really bad experience here, I walked up and left the restaurant angrily after giving them a piece of my mind. I didn’t pay for anything because nothing was eaten. I spoke to the Hilton staff downstairs before I left, but I hope you have a better experience than I did. I really wish I would’ve just gone to Emerson, but hey you win some and lose some!Dear Anil L,So sorry to read about your disappointment. We appreciate both positive and negative comments as it help us improve our guest experience. We are sorry you did not fall into the very satisfied guests and we apologize for the shortfall in the service and we are so sorry to learn that the experience did not live up to your expectations.Just to let you know, The fried lobster roll is part of the cold salad section and it is served cold. However our Deputy General Manager did talk to you and agreed to offer you and invite you for dinner also but as you mentioned you were angry and just walked away.Cuisine not being an exact science it can happen that one can have a less exciting experience than others.What you might have heard regarding our Roof top Taarab restaurant is that we have a huge a la carte menu and that our cuisine is delicious as this is what 99% of our customers are reporting.We are however keen to reach everybody's satisfaction therefore if passing by our restaurant again please allow us to give it an other try, knowing your expectations, we shall be happy to a special exercise for you.Culinary yours,Chef Shafeek

5. Bin Jabir Restaurant

Matemwe Tanzania African, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +255 773 083 260 https://www.facebook.com/Bin-Jabir-Restaurant-371296716664404/
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4 based on 126 reviews

Bin Jabir Restaurant

Reviewed By kathyhan1

Just visited the place twice last week. It serves fair local food, hence it can of course not compare with a real restaurant. The place is a real beach restaurant and the service is nice.However, if you want your fish and different type than well done - good luck.Also the side come down to rice or chips (chips I can recommend as they are done well).

4. Fisherman's Seafood & Grill

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Nungwi Nungwi Village, Nungwi Tanzania Bar, Seafood, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Parking Available, Live Music [email protected] +255 779 000 008 http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tanzania/doubletree-resort-by-hilton-hotel-zanzibar-nungwi-ZNZDTDI/dining/index.html
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4 based on 201 reviews

Fisherman's Seafood & Grill

Fisherman's Seafood & Grill at the Doubletree by Hilton Resort Zanzibar - Nungwi offers a mouthwatering array of international and fusion specialties, unique to this part of the Island. This Zanzibari restaurant allows you to experience the perfect blend

Reviewed By Jaglatne

Great service and food We stayed at the Hilton and so had a choice of the buffet and the fisherman grill. We ate here multiple times and had a great experience . The staff are attentive and very welcoming . The food is served promptly unlike some restaurants nearby where the wait can be very long. Great variety in food - Indian , local , seafood etc however the manager mentioned that there may be some further expansion to the menu to include some more classic favourites. He even offered to make us dishes not on the menu - an example of the great service that is on offer hereDrinks are reasonably priced as is the overall menu . It is marginally More expensive than nearby local restaurants however the comfort , cleanliness and service is superior so I was happy to pay the little extra in price .Comfortably 4 or 5 stars and would recommend Dear Jaglatne,Thank you indeed for taking the time to review your dining experience at Fisherman's Seafood & Grill. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your meal with us.I have passed your feedback to our restaurant and kitchen team and we hope to host you once more on future visitsSincerely Yours,Ramy WaheedDeputy General Manager

Top 10 restaurants in Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

3. The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant

Pongwe Tanzania Seafood, International, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +255 628 344 889 https://www.facebook.com/The-Island-Pongwe-Lodge-206438956572612/
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4 based on 126 reviews

The Island - Pongwe Lodge Restaurant

Our gourmet restaurant offers fine and exquisite food paired with a sophisticated artistic touch in order to create a blissful experience satisfying your senses and every culinary expectation. Each and every one of our meals are freshly made and are prepa

Reviewed By radu_alin92

An amazing restaurant close to pongwe bay resort. The food is great, try the seafood and the beef.ThxHi there,Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear you visited us and enjoyed your food. Seafood is what we are specialising on and it is wonderful to see that our guests are loving it. Thank you for coming and hope we see you one day again!Kind regards,The Island Team

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2. Blue (Dongwe Club) Jetty Restaurant

Dongwe Tanzania Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Dinner Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +255 772 798 899 http://www.hoteldongwe.it
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5 based on 93 reviews

Blue (Dongwe Club) Jetty Restaurant

This contemporary Italian restaurant serves a fine dining experience in the evening, serving up vibrant dishes with a southern Italian twist. The restaurant is located on the head of a beautiful wooden jetty that stretches for more than 300 meters into th

Reviewed By Mohammad M

It was a wonderful experience, beautiful place with a lovely environment, friendly staff, the food was amazing specially the sea food it served variety of sea plates with delicious taste in addition to its good location I recommend for anyone who visit Zanzibar to pass by and taste the special food

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1. Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar

Kiwengwa Beach, Kiwengwa Tanzania Italian, African, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Table Service, Reservations [email protected] +255 777 303 182 https://www.facebook.com/papayazanzibar/
Papaya Restaurant & Beach Bar

Reviewed By adcarmi

Ate here tonight with my family, including my two children 12 and 13. The restaurant is smart ans spacious, the staff are very good and the food is absolutely superb (reminded me of Italy!!!) Reasonable selection, all freshly cooked to order. Good chef, good portions and good value also.I will return

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