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The Silk Route

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Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
+255 786 879 696
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were not that impressed with the town and it's offerings. However this restaurant was excellent. Great food, good service, interesting selection, and fun atmosphere. Truly an oasis in a so so destination.

Thank Steven C
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for lunch, the place is located on a very amazing spot. The views are good, service was ok, we were attended very well. We ordered Indian Veg dishes and the experience was not as expected. We had a great time at the restaurant. Recomendable restaurant.

Thank iprashd
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here twice during our short stay in Zanzibar. To some degree, it was because many places were closed on Sunday, but to another degree, it was because our first meal was so good! We each had curries and a few beers, and were not disappointed. This fish / prawn meals were excellent, as were the... More 

Thank A J
Dunedin, New Zealand
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with some friends after reading good reviews on here. We ordered cocktails, an entree and dinner. The cocktails that came out were at best average, with one tasting like cough medicine. We were very disappointed in those. The samosas entree was very nice, which was followed by the mains. Both of the curries were a bit average,... More 

Thank Gibbsy31
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i live in zanzibar for a year and today was my first time at this lovely place. the experience was so nice. just as we entered the restaurant we were welcomed by the friendly staff. then we were serviced so quickly and professionally which is rare around here. while we were waiting for our food to arrive the manager asked... More 

Thank Carmel A
Maputo, Mozambique
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a fabulous week on THE Island we finally found the best food, ask the manager for his sugestion and signature dish, I guarantee you will have great food and already plan for the next meal. We had I fantastic meal 10 out of 10 to the staff for excellent service.

Thank Corne H
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The best phrase to describe SR is exactingly average. Everything about it is average, and appears to have been meticulously designed to that end. The drinks: average. The decor: average. The loitering, hovering manager: average. Not merely average in the sense of 'neither particularly good nor particularly bad': a more carefully designed sort average. Take the Rogon Josh. The sauce... More 

Thank Jamie B
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319 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Silk route is a great restaurant to sit for longer time. It has a very comfortable cushioned chairs and sofa, great food and ambiance and very nice staff. The whole place looks very middle eastern and along with the middle eastern Arab music we had a great stay. I ate chicken kebab, highly recommended! Needless to say that we were... More 

Thank LevyShahar
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Every time I pass this restaurant, I always felt the urge to go in. The friendly team from downstairs will greet you and welcome you to a beautifully decorated rooftop restaurant. The ambiance makes you feel warm and comfortable. Their menu has a great variety and although on the more pricey side, it is worth the taste and presentation! Looking... More 

1 Thank NJM88
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We sat at the top floor and it was very nice but quite warm. The waiters and waitresses were very nice and very knowledgeable about their products. The quality of food was great.

Thank Ryan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 786 879 696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?