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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” (104 reviews)
“seafood” (46 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 6 days ago via mobile

A couple of stairs up you find this very cozy restaurant. Directly when I saw the stone-oven i decided to order pizza. It tasted great! The complimentary starter was really good aswell.

Thank Ringstarr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Serving a variety of food including pizza. I thoroughly enjoyed my vegetable curry which has enough spice but not too much. My husband chose pizza which was less enjoyable. The local beer is great and the “local “ wine is from South Africa and so...More

Thank benjyk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We Walked through Stone Town exploring as far as we dare on our first night, a lot of the Streets are unlit and dark, it usually takes us a bit of getting used to a new City/ Town before venturing too far off of the...More

Thank Crabro
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Visited in October 2018. Were very happy with the service and the food. We shared the seafood platter and pizza and overall food was tasty and well presented. Cheesecake for dessert was okay seemed partially frozen but still tasted pretty good. Service was fast and...More

Thank MaegenJ
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We were staying for three nights at thist place in September 2018. We can recommend the hotel. The rooms are very charming and the host is very helpful. Also the staff are friendly. The food in the restaurant was delicious. Best regards Karin & Nick

Thank Karin N
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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 30 August 2018 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 31 August 2018

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 19 August 2018

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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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