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Cafe Zanzibar

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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (18 reviews)
“tagine” (6 reviews)
“soup” (14 reviews)
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We were stopping at Zanzibar for lunch on our way to catch a ferry. What a great choice! We were luck enough to be seated with Aly and was she awesome. We each had soup that was homemade and very good. My wife had a...More

Thank travelmoreDuluthMn
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We have been here for lunch which is fine, now dinner which is another notch up. This is worth travelling too in Brentwood. The Tagine (north african lamb, chicken, apricot strew) is magnificent. My wife and I tasted this and were stunned, it is exceptional....More

1  Thank Ruperto
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have started stopping here for lunch as we do our weekend rounds of the farms and markets. Something I now look forward to each week. :) The food is always excellent as is the service. I titled the review as I...More

Thank beanstalkseo
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Unique flavours, tasty food with beautiful presentation. The ambience is a confusing mishmash of styles and tacky Christmas lights. It's in Brentwood Bay next to a reserve and farmland way out of town so it would have to had to been jaw droppingly good to...More

1  Thank syke930
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A big thank you to our family for turning us on to this lovely little place. It's tucked away behind a hedge (if you didn't know about it, you might miss it.) Inside/outside seating. Our meals were delicious and the staff delightful. Give this place...More

Thank Thun1957
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went here for a friends birthday and we all had a great time. The place is an older home made into a restaurant it is very cute. We all enjoyed our meals and we found the prices very reasonable.I had the curry dish and...More

Thank CanadaPowell
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I know this place for little while , I've been dying to try the dinner menu we were 4 people Everyone ordered something different The Service was excellent , and the food it was outstanding , Flavor, presentation taste etc... This place should have Michelin...More

1  Thank 971brunof
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We ordered the lamb burger during a recent visit...when it arrived it looked delicious and so was the first bite--BUT--it was fricking RARE and RAW inside. When we asked our server, she said "that's just the spices and seasonings", but she was absolutely wrong. I...More

1  Thank GordenRamsey
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting Victoria for the first time and staying at Brentwood Resort & Spa. While touring Butchart Gardens we took a short boat tour of the bay. Scott, our captain, a Victoria native highly recommended Cafe Zanzibar. The Cafe did not disapppoint. Just about the best...More

2  Thank EddieTrayler
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Stopped into Café Zanzibar because we were in the area and looking for a lunch that had a shady place to park our truck as our dog was with us. Completely unplanned we had finished a gardening job and were filthy and sweaty and looking...More

Thank Jane B
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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