Attention to details
1. House of Spices
With extraordinary attention to details this long time running Swahili/Italian place is always the winner. Interesting and versatile menu and super cosy atmosphere.
A soulful experience
2. Emerson on Hurumzi
Best roof top in Stone Town. 270 degrees sea view with all the call for pray reaching up. Experimental cross kitchen, based on raw material in season. This is more than a meal- it is a whole experience.
5 star ambitious
3. Essque Zalu
5 stars means ambitious kitchen! Every Wednesday Swedish top chef Jussi is showcasing a contemporary take on Swahili cuisine, seasonal produce and local ingredients is paired with selected wines.
A real treat on the beach
4. Zanzibar Retreat
Dinner here is always a real treat. A set 4 course well composed dinner just on the beach overlooking the famous Mnemba Atoll. Lots of time, love and sweat invested in the kitchen.
Great coffee with a smile
5. Zanzibar Coffee House
With its own grown coffee beans and roastery paired with big cakes, this atmospheric place is a success. On top of it all served with a ubiquitous smile from the colorful ladies. Perfect for lunch too.
Lounge with amazing view
Upendo on the South East coast do theme food with the honor: Indian, Japanese, Spanish etc. All with an interesting Swahili touch. The atmosphere is cool “loungy” and the sandy restaurant is
Best passion juice in town
7. Stone Town Café
Open 8-22 with always well prepared food and friendly atmosphere created by the mix of expats, tourists and locals. Best passion juice in town.
Shared eating-new flavors
8. Abyssinian Maritime, Stone Town
Ethiopian, shared eating on big tray with typical Ethiopian bread and many dishes to share. Do not miss the Ethiopian coffee coming with charcoal incense and pop corn.
Best local food in town
9. Luukman, Stone Town
Luukman is the best local experience in town. Here you can try all the local dishes such as octopus in coconut sauce, mussels in spicy sauce, biriyani, pilau and most of our top 10 local food.