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“Good food, great view...”
Review of Saruche Restaurant

Saruche Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Nungwi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote Menu of African-European fusion cuisine as well as a variety of fresh-from-the-ocean fish and seafood. We have created a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere where you can sample some of the finest cuisine Zanzibar has to offer and taste fine wines from our international wine selection.Other than sampling our delicious four course Table de Hote Menu, we do also offer themed buffet evenings on select nights. Ranging from the Seafood Fiesta to Traditional African style meals, all accompanied by live entertainment. With stunning views across the ocean, Saruche restaurant rests on the edge of a small cliff where you can eat al fresco on a deck over the ocean with only the rippling tide to keep you company.
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Quite a pleasant atmosphere, good food, great view, excellent cost-benefict, and very humorous waiters!

Thank RafaelDinizPaiva
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you want to spoil your partner with a romantic dinner, then book a table at Saruche Restaurant. A bit more on the pricy side, but the food as delicious, and the location absolutely stunning. Worth every sent.

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Thank William_Esterhuizen
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A finer-dining experience at The Z than that of Cinnamon - the menu and service reflects this too.
Highly recommend a dinner at Saruche, and the staff go the extra mile if you're there to celebrate a special occasion.
The pork belly was superb!

Thank socialPolly
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

It’s difficult to find that restaurant in Zanzibar which is perfect in every way but “Saruche” tries hard. The wine list included some nice South African choices but overall I don’t think they store the wines properly and any vintage more than two years is likely bad from the heat and humidity...our choice was very borderline past....they literally take “serve at room temperature” too literally and store it this way as well :/ The calamari taster from the chef was a nice surprise and seemed promising. We had two catches of the day - Kingfish and Kolekole- which were beautifully presented and decent portions but like most restaurants we experienced, over cooked and a bit dry.....so ask them not to overlook it and it might come out prefect. I just wish I could find a place that kept things simple, didn’t try cooking western, used their beautiful local spices and didn’t over cook the fish! “Sunset restaurant” a few places to the east did better and is less expensive....same views....which are always beautiful. Saruche doesn’t open until 7:30pm and you likely need a reservation in high season. Above Saruche is a rooftop bar “Cinnamons” - a nice spot to watch the sunset before dinner.

Thank Niobe B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Nungwi for sure!!!!!!!!! We had a dinner there for San Valentine's Day. At the first moment all the tables were booked, but the manager did all his best to make a space for us and be able to have dinner! That was really nice of him!!! The dinner was.... Uauuuuuuu.... One of the best foods I had for a really long time!!!!! Everything was incredible!!!!! From the starters until the deserts! Everything completely awesome!!! My favourite was the pea risotto with lobster and the cheese platter for desert.
All the waiters are really friendly and attentive. Really good service!!
And the terrace is incredible too. Amazing views!!
You can't leave Nungwi without trying this place!!!

1  Thank Patrychica
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