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Forodhani Gardens

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (35 reviews)
“shawarma” (15 reviews)
“octopus” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Fast food
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must for all babarqued sea food lovers. It's always my kind of thing to eat where locals eat so as to get to know their way of life. Forodhani is such a place here. It's important to choose the right place to...More

Thank Moffat C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When I rate Forodhani Gardens as 'excellent' I'm rating the overall experience and it's entertainment value, not necessarily the food as such. Early in the evening the local young folks will dive off the wall into the waters of the port, which may be surprising...More

Thank ZeeVenturer
Reviewed 11 April 2017

the place is perfect, many people offer you variety of foods, i tried pizza, kebab, and sugar can after those, it begin from 6 pm to 10pm.

Thank mohosman
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Although I do frequent Forodhani Gardens, it is important to note to be careful of which stall you dine in! This can be easy for one to be confused about since there are many "callers" who aim to steer you towards their stall. This review...More

Thank NJM88
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Night market every night 5-11pm roughly, we went on a Sunday so it was extra busy. Great atmosphere and choice of street foods. Not many tourists so great for a taste of local culture. Many traders will pull you in to talk to them but...More

Thank Evie H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very interesting place, with people who knows multi-Language. Every vendor would like the customer to hear about his products even if you won't buy.

Thank Shafii M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I came here right after arriving from the airport. The forodhani gardens is a nice place to go in the day for pictures but so so for the food market at night. Food vendors start setting up at 6:30pm to 10ish. The food market is...More

Thank Sherif S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you go before sunset when the tables just start setting up, you can avoid both a long urojo line and at least half of the BBQ guys. The urojo at Forodhani was my favorite meal on Zanzibar - and it only cost 2,000 TSH!!!...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were hesitant to buy food but when we did I really enjoyed the fish and chicken on skewers. The second day I bought food there I had really bad stomach ache I suspect gastroenteritis . But my hubby did not catch the stomach bug....More

Thank StewnFafy K
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Good place but the food is not fresh. A real place for tourist however. People are welcoming as well as the cats!

Thank FytheReal1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
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