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Cafe Zanzibar

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1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3 , Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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07:30 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Victoria BC
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I went here for our Anniversary lunch. Good: Breakfast is served until 3 on weekends minus any Eggs Benny Menu is varied but not too varied Atmosphere is lovely and bright Food is super fresh and quality Bad: My English breakfast platter was tiny. 6 potato cubes, 2 tablespoons of baked beans, 2 wee poached eggs, 4... More 

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Thank Victoriagurl
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Such a special spot, the food is always of a high level and Mohamed is a unique character who makes your experience even better, merry Christmas to all at Zanzibar!

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Thank Skye S
Sidney, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Love the food, and the actual physical place. Great in the summer, but also love to go in the winter. The food is wonderful and the prices just.

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Thank MarMSA
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We are regular patrons of Zanzibar in Brentwood Bay. Toni, Mo and the rest of the staff have made this a weekly venture. The food is not only consistently delicious, it is presented in a way that is food art. Much care and consideration goes into the ingredient Best butter chicken out there, perfectly cooked seafood and complimentary tapenade with... More 

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Thank Mel I
Victoria, Canada
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is our neighbourhood wonder! We love going here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The service is always excellent and the food is delicious.

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Thank Kathryn-and-Rob
North Saanich, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I lunched with a couple of friends at Zanzibar. We sat in the chilly back area (formerly the porch; recently incorporated into the main restaurant.) We warmed up quickly by swatting the large flies that were buzzing round the window. Since we were eating early I thought I'd take advantage of the breakfast dishes, "served till 3pm" but was told... More 

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Thank Cleosparents
West Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Down a country road to the casual and comfortable Cafe Zanzibar left me expecting nothing fancy. But one look at the menu and I was faced with impossible choices - everything looked appealing! The halibut was fresh and perfectly done, as were the accompanying vegetables. Service was great, and will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

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Thank NorthVancouverBarbM
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went on my own after seeing reviews on here and Yelp. Ordered the falafel and the soup special (African lentil). The cup of soup was bigger than I expected. Homemade falafel was really good. It seems to be a restaurant that makes quality healthy food. I'm not vegetarian but there were many vegetarian options. Environment was also nice, service was... More 

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Thank Ashleigh M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I found this restaurant here on Trip Advisor and the menu looked really eclectic and interesting so I decided that while staying in the Brentwood Bay area we'd check it out. We had a hard time finding the place in the dark because there's a bank of dense trees in front of it - I'd recommend they put some lights... More 

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Thank Barb G
Helsinki
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited this restaurant with a local friend at lunch time. The ambience is nice as a country style restaurant. The overall area was clean and quite a bunch of people there. I understood that the majority of the customers are locals since this place is rather in an isolated location. The road to get there was fine though, at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?