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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%
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“lobster” (123 reviews)
“tiramisu” (25 reviews)
“tempura” (17 reviews)
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African, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Michanwi Pingwe Beach, Pingwe 753, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the concept of this restaurant, which is located on the quieter side of the island (be warned, it’s a good 2 hour drive from Nungwi). Despite enjoying soaking up the atmosphere, I was pretty disappointed with the food. The ‘crab’ pasta was practically...More

Thank fionalogan1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Outstanding food... overpriced but good. at high tide you take a little boat to the restaurant, very different experience beautiful scenery

Thank shadaymoodley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is highly overrated! I chose the Gnocchi and they were worst I have ever eaten! Additionally the restaurant is extremely expensive. It is a complete tourist ripoff, I would never recommend this place!

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were really excited to see this unique restaurant and to have dinner there. While making reservation for 5pm, we were asking to sit outside, and got rejected, because there is only two of us. On the outside it looks really amazing, although it was...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there for lunch and arrived while the tide was still out. It was wonderful watch the tide race in and surround us and then taking the free boat service back. The food was of good quality and tasty - I had chicken skewers,...More

Thank KJH999
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is as idyllic as it seems. The restaurant is small but not that small (I guess about 50 covers?) so it's a nice place for a lunch or dinner. As everyone else has stated before, it is not cheap. Starters and mains are...More

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Romantic attracssion, nice to seat out side with a bottle of wine, there is a breeze coming from the sea so the best time to go is 18:00 to get the sunset and the nice weather. First you order the drinks and going outside with...More

1  Thank Aviel T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once you are on Zanzibar Island you should not miss a lunch there because location and food worth it.I still remember the taste of gnocchi with vanilla

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was good! Grilled lobster! Boat experience was cool and fun. Make sure to wear removable shoes because if tide is high you must walk in possible knee deep water. Could be difficult if you have mobility problems.

Thank mp1025
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is probably one of the most beautiful locations for a restaurant in the world. When we arrived it was crowded and noisy, we were about to leave when suddenly everybody got up and left, may be they were all in a tour. We got...More

Thank chitadomi
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18 August 2018|
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Response from CorneP27 | Reviewed this property |
Next high tide at 9am, next low tide at 3PM But does not matter if you go at high tide or low Both have its own setting of amazing views and adventure :) You dont really need to book Waiting period are around 30min if very... More
Shosh N
4 August 2018|
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Response from Kichanga | Property representative |
Yes Sure you must book in advance
Eli M
19 July 2018|
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Response from Christoph M | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner But I am sure they will as all of the Island runs on € and $
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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