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Livingstone Beach Restaurant

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Shanghani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 773 164 939
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Lulea, Sweden
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beach Restaurant in Stone Town is very nice located at the beach of the Indian Ocean. I appreciated the live music, the staff and the atmosphere. A bit expensive, but nice food. The view over the boats in the Indian Ocean is relaxing.

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Thank JanErik56
Redruth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here recently with friends for food and drink. Excellent location on the beach but that it as far as it goes I'm afraid. The food we had was not good value for money. Small portions and expensive in comparison to other restaurants nearby. The service was poor and we constantly had to rectify the bill having been repeatedly overcharged;... More 

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Thank MarkTet
Bristol
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant and had a table on the sand right by the waters edge. Beautiful views although pretty dark, almost too dark to read the menu! Anyhow my partner had stir fried chicken and rice which he enjoyed, I had tuna and chips with a bit of salad which was delicious. Dessert was a banana pancake, more... More 

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Thank JudyBristol
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Came back to Livingston after 3 years and nothing has changed- not even the promotion posters for a jazz festival which took place years ago...:-) the location is interesting. A lot to observe since it's directly at the beach were the boats to prison island leave and some interesting characters are roaming around. The food and drinks are average and... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

One of my fav places on the island. Great food, perfect location with the best sunset, super nice staff and you can feel sand under your feet. What else do you need when on holidays? Oh, and did I mention that the drinks are delicious? A must when in Stone Town. Especially when there is live music night.

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Thank Asia O
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We waited for over 2 hours for our food to arrive in dribs and drabs for a party of 6. A lot of the menu options were off and when the food came it was wrong! Waited another hour for an alternative meal to arrive. Tried to order desserts but by then the chef had gone home. Arrived at 7pm,... More 

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Thank Angela J
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

go for the location and pretty good food. the service is way below average so plan to be there a while.

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Thank dochall2015
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Drinks are pricey and service slow, but the setting and location perfect for the most magnificent sunset with your toes in the sand.its easy to find: just down from Freddie Mercury Memorial, and next to Ocean Grill, thus a few metres away from Forodhani night food market.

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Thank Lulubella1000
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

i was there during the local jahazi fest so the service was pretty terrible. Waiters wouldn't even acknowledge you and they don't have basic things like tea (or refuse to serve it to you when they are busy). the food is average - i've had dinner there are a few times and they are definitely better places. on the good... More 

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Thank simonavicii
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed some drinks while listening to live music as part of the annual Jahazi Literary & Jazz Festival. Pricey place - and full of tourists.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 30
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, African, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shanghani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 773 164 939

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?