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The Rock

Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
+255 776 591 360
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (133 reviews)
“tiramisu” (28 reviews)
“tempura” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
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Reviewed today

A very tasty seafood with tasty potatoes. And we took a drink as a starter and egen that was lovely. And the View was lovely.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank katago
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is recommended as "13 must to visit restaurants in the World" so the expectations was high as well as the enthusiasm of the visit. Keeping it as "cherry on the top" for my holidays, already imagined the grilled lobster and grilled pineapple with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 14alinam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The view was good but nothing special. Food was good but it's not worth their prices, considering low prices nearby. We took their main dish (The Rock fish grill) and it was just good, but it costed 60$. And to be honest, food was far...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Appio24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Truly an amazing experience, taking a boat to the restuarant, the amazing views from the restaurant. The staff were good and the food was lovely. Definitely recommended just for the experience and views.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jesse337
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't be discouraged by "urban legends" about high prices or the lack of availability. We made a reservation pretty much last minute, invited two more people to come with us and still got a beautiful table with amazing view over the ocean! Best afternoon I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kari_travels18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Rock in the afternoon when there was high-tide. Beautiful little place, where we had to be sailed to the restaurant (after lunch we could walk back in the low-tide). Service was good and the food ok. However, prices was twice the average on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MagnusJ785
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited The Rock last sunday after my dives, loved the view, from the first glamps to entering, sitting down and leaving! Just stunning. The food was ok, it sure was a lot! (Went for the rock special as it was a special occasion) But...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Callmejayy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a $100 return transfer from Stone Town and just over $100 for 2 people, was it worth it? We think so just for the setting and to say you’ve been with pictures to prove it. The food was OK not wow, but as long...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SteveYoung1802
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place and wonderful view. Interstin aproach. During the low tide by feet and during the high tide by boat.The food was very tasty, fish was fresh and well prepared, the staff was very kind. The price is high but it was worth of every...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ladyfromthesea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have heard that the restaurant is very popular with great food. Driving for an hour and a half it was worth it. The Rock itself is amazing outside & inside. There were 7 of us and all of us were very satisfied with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 313lucija_
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Questions & Answers
8 December 2018|
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Response from dondiegocz | Reviewed this property |
we took day trip with our driver stop couple places on the way like jozani forest drink in rock restaurant and stop on paje beach best way just rent car for day trip with driver cos driving on zanzibar totaly crazy 60 or 70... More
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12 October 2018|
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Response from BeatrizNebot | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had the seafood barbecue, beer, Water and coffee. Aprox. 70 USD
18 August 2018|
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Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
What an amazing response, good question. We did book because they have “sittings”. We went around 6 pm by taxi from hotel nearby. The short walk is wadeable with firm footing on sea bed. However you need to wear shorts or... 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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