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The Jetty

Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
+255 778 683 960
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (5 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff really go out of their way to make you comfortable. If we were having happy hour cocktails on the jetty, they were always bringing out olives or nuts for us to nibble on! The bartenders were absolutely amazing with very gorgeous hand crafted...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The Jetty at Essque Zalu Zanzibar is the place to be for sundowner cocktails, fresh seafood lunch and yummy finger foods and tapas style dishes. Homemade sorbets are amazing too. Try the seafood feast, or a few selections of the small dishes. Poa poa, ember...More

Thank irfankhan e
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I highly recommend Essque Zalu Zanzibar - the Jetty is amazing! Try the Swahili Night if you stay on a Saturday, lots of fun on the Jetty and great food! We had a fabulous stay.

Thank Trvlround
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Quite expensive drink and food, but worth of stopping on the most beautiful spot in Nungwi. I adore this bridge and turquoise sea. We took some amazing photos there.

Thank Zana S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Delicious seafood and lobster. The kids enjoyed the kabobs and fries. The drinks options were delicious. You can enjoy this restuarant even if you are not staying in Essque Zalu. Perfect setting for a late lunch before the high tide.

Thank martinae94
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited friends staying here. Dinner was excellent and the atmosphere was quiet and beautiful. I loved being out of the jetty.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here twice during our holiday at Zanzibar. The main courses are quite good, definitely above average! The staff could be more knowledgeable about the wine though. Both times they offered us wine from bottles that had been open already for...More

Thank HGJ821
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We went there to have lunch. The view is amazing, the restaurant is in an amazingly beautiful location. There weren't many people and was so peaceful and relaxing. Loved it.

Thank yellowem
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We just went there to enjoy the amazing view of the sunset from the bar and have a cocktail. The staff was really nice and the cocktails were delicious and cheap (Happy hour from 5:30 to 7pm, some cocktails are 6usd). The place is magical,...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

this restaurant could not have been more perfect. we arrived on saturday night for an unexpected swahili night and it turned out to be the best night of our vacation. the bar serves drinks that are out of this world. they are so delicious and...More

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26 October 2017|
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Response from Zachary D | Reviewed this property |
Yes! My wife and I did this on multiple occasions when staying at a resort down the beach from The Jetty! Enjoy—it was incredible!
24 February 2017|
Response from RawHamed | Reviewed this property |
There is parking. When I went there I was staying at the hotel so I put it on the room. But when I checked out, I used my credit card.
Holly J
12 December 2016|
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Response from irfankhan e | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just confirmed. They serve anything to fit the needs of a guest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Nungwi 3151, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
  • Phone Number: +255 778 683 960
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