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House of Spices

Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1264
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (103 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food choices, pleasant ambience and friendly staff. I recommend this restaurant to those who like good food and quality service.

Thank Phi_Tho_A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait way more than the average zanzibar restaurant for a margarita pizza with 3 olives an 4 inch salami slides. My meat just ok. They kept telling me that there was nothing of what I asked for. A total disaster... the garden or...More

Thank Juan M
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Worldwide, Pizza Margherita normally consists in mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and oregano. In our restaurant too While margarita, as you wrote, is a cocktail And, if it is Pizza Margherita instead, it won't have salami: not in slice and definitely nor in slide..... If garden...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner with friends was really nice and everybody of the group found the food was delicous. We warmly recommend it.

Thank evegehrig
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic stay as its centrally located. You do hear the sounds from the road but it's part of the experience of stone Town. The food at the restaurent was our highlight and some of the best we have had in zanzibar

Thank Roshan J
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Nice decorated roof top and quite big menu with lots of options like stone oven pizza and sea food as well as curries. Don‘t forget your moskito spray when dining on the roof, otherwise a great experience. They also walked us back to the hotel...More

1  Thank Kukua O
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Staff unattentive, Menu not much variety, No ambiance, Why should you waste your time and money? Disappointing.

Thank Hiroko M
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

We do not have Italian food. You might have misplaced your review

Reviewed 7 August 2018

My mom and I went here on the advise from a woman we met on the plane and it certainly delivered. Very flavorful food, lots of different options. There was definitely something for everyone on the menu. They do not accept credit cards, but did...More

Thank KJ1645
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I did a solo cooking class with Louis and Hassan, chefs from the House of Spices kitchen, and it was such a highlight of my entire Zanzibar trip! The menu was creative and personalized to accommodate my allergies and preferences, and all the ingredients were...More

Thank Meredith T
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a must go restaurant while in stone Town Very well appointed restaurant on a breeze terrace. Delicious food served with kindness Try tiger prawns salad and ravioli stuffed with seafood on a saffron sauce: to die for!!

1  Thank sandrabisin
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing meal! The food was absolutely fantastic, so much flavour! Everyone loved their meals! Good selection of puddings and good drinks selection! The waiter was amazing, so friendly, funny and kind! Definitely worth a visit

Thank C2208
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Questions & Answers
26 October 2017|
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Response from anna m | Property representative |
Hi thank you and very welcoem. Please feel free to book by bearing in mind the Sundays are our closure days Send booking confirmation to our email address showed on our website Looking forward to hearing from you Kind... More
Holly J
12 December 2016|
Response from anna m | Property representative |
Dear Holly, Our menu is plenty if dishes ranging from salad, fish crostaceouns, meat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 1264
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Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar
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