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Mercury's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood
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Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 413 081
09:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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East London, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is situated right on the shore and has excellent views of the seafaring fraternity. They serve light tasty meals and lovely cold beers! (Necessary if you go to Zanzibar with SA Rands :( ) It is a great place as a meeting point as everybody knows where it is.

Thank Violetvz
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting right on the water. Service was slow the first time we went, the second time we went 30 minutes before dinner service started so had some beers. Finally 1 1/2 hours our food came. Why did a continuous tape play "The Best of the Bee Gees" in a place named after Freddie Mercury?

Thank kevinsill
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been 7 years ago in this restaurant and it seems literally like yesterday. Nothing has changed. Same old decoration. Needs serious renovation. True it is nice to see Freddie Mercury pictures on the wall a sign of past glory for this restaurant, but you can't live in the past. Get it up to a better standard and people... More 

Thank Si A
Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The table cloth was so dirty as if it hasn't been cleaned for a week. Food and drinks are ok but it is hard to enjoy anything while concerning about hygene.

Thank limkiroglu
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i had lunch there. The prices are a bit high and the quality was average. We waited almost 40 minutes till we got our dishes.

Thank Aharon A
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is overpriced and mediocre. The wine was especially bad! However, it was nice to sit and watch the busy ferries being loaded and unloaded.

Thank Karabo742
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Mercury's a few years ago and was sadly disappointed of the current state of affairs. Although Stonetown has been plagued with various problems over the last few years including a cholera outbreak when I was there in April 2016 this place is not what it used to be. A lot of construction is happening all over... More 

Thank VanB365
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of choices on the menu from pizzas to more authentic Zanzibari fayre. Had a very nice Zanzibari chicken curry. Staff were friendly and made helpful suggestions. Enjoyed our meal there.

Thank wmalli
Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to sit and watch the port activities happen under the shade in the restaurant. Its popular and the food is great.

Thank JoBee65
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the same terrible experience twice here. and i dont think i am going there again. I think This is my second time writing such a bad review ever on tripadvisor as i don't really see the bad sides of a place unless it really irritate me. First people mislead other here to say its beside a beach. this... More 

Thank emakundi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 413 081
Mercury's Restaurant is situated right next to the sea port - PERFECT if you are entering Zanzibar by boat! Our menu offers a range of fresh fish, soups, seafood, club sandwich, pizza, fajitas & many vegetarian options. All our tables are situated on an open plan deck with a view of the indian ocean & the nearby islands. Come and enjoy a Zanzibar Ice spiced coffee or fresh juice at Mercury's....

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