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The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
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Reviewed yesterday

Perhaps it is not the cheapest place you can in Zanzibar. However, the quality of the food, idyllic setting and breath taking views make every penny worth while. A clever concept, very well executed. Always busy, so booking in advance a must. Be prepared to...More

Thank Mustafa A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is one of a kind. Just looking at it makes you feel special and on a island. The short boat ride from shore at high tide makes it even more fun. Its a small reatuarant, because its build on a free standing rock...More

Thank Corne P
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can start by saying it's a very expensive place, but when the value of what you eat matches the amount of money you pay, all is well :) The Rock is a restaurant built on a rock in the middle of the sea. If...More

Thank ricardoperna
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is amazing, but who doesn’t know that already? Starting with a short boat trip, having a drink surrounded by water, eating some tasty but expensive food... its a one time experience that everyone should try.

Thank Belozen
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved every minute, every morsel and the ambience couldn't have been more romantic. The ceviche was exquisite, the crab spaghetti delicious and the dessert was amazing. Yes, it's little bit pricer then most usual suspects in Zanzibar but worth every penny. In the States...More

Thank lulu33469
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the pleasure of lunch at the Rock on our Honeymoon. We went during high tide, which was amazing. The service was great and food delicious. The prices are high, but you are paying for the location and in my opinion the food was better...More

Thank Zach A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place with delicious dishes and a view. Though it is a bit expensive for Zanzibar standards you should give a try

Thank arrmmmaan
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique place to visit when in Zanzibar! The food was good. Recommend visiting The Rock. We were taken by the boat to the Restaurant as the tide had come up, but it is possible to walk across too.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing!!!! Just sheer bliss. Beautiful lunch, laughed the entire time (too much wine) but what an amazing place. Will be back!

Thank mainechristi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected a super small restaurant but was pleasantly surprised when we got there. The prices were a bit steep but we ordered food and drinks anyway..just for the experience. You have to have a Polè Polè or two...and the food was great. the view...More

Thank HesterInhambane1
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Eli M
19 July 2018|
Response from Hesham H | Reviewed this property |
Yes and credit card as well,
Hesham H
16 June 2018|
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Response from June M | Reviewed this property |
Ask the hotel you are staying at to recommend a trusted taxi service. Prices are negotiable so you can get a good deal.
Hesham H
16 June 2018|
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Response from Mudytours | Reviewed this property |
The best way to go to the rock from konokono beach resort is to take taxi it’s about 10 minuets to arrive to the rock restaurant but to walk by foot using beach it’s not so well because coral stone and the sea is going low... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Pingwe
  • Phone Number: +255 776 591 360
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The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.
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