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The Sea Horse

On the Beach just north of the Village, Jambiani, Tanzania
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“the owner” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, African
On the Beach just north of the Village, Jambiani, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As long as you're prepared to wait for a while, this place is great. The owner is the sweetest guy around, and the food was surprisingly good despite being simple. We had full view of the moonrise by the dimly lit table in the sand,...More

Thank Pedero F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rarely do you come across such a hospitable and honest place as Seahorse. The owner, Zoube, is an amazing chef, that insist on cooking the best meal for your tastebuds, as if he were to cook for his family at home. You feel at ease...More

Thank vintherm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Jambiani, restaurants can be just as pricey as back home. But The Sea Horse is an exception! The prices are great, and you get to be right on the beach too. The staff is very friendly and speaks good English.

Thank sknelson111
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We read about this place in the Lonely Planet and decided to give it a try. It was really dark, I don't know if the power was out (I didn't see any lamps hanging) or if it was just that way. The only light we...More

Thank Ranga0407
Reviewed 10 December 2016

i have a house in Jambiani--four doors from the Seahorse. This is a really nice little restaurant run by a charming local man. I passed there a few nights ago--and heard a loud and rowdy group of diners--who had moved down onto the beach. That...More

1  Thank RMaxted
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our meal at the Sea Horse. It offers local cuisine in a setting for which some tourists may find uncomfortable with. The host was lovely and friendly but had to deal with some rowdy and impatient customers (see Daphe010's comment) who...More

1  Thank barnabyb
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here for dinner in a group of 7 & was told that food would be ready in an hour. We had a beer whilst we waited & we're comfortable with the set timelines. It took 2.5 hours for all of the food to arrive...More

3  Thank Shimeka
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Waited 2 hours for bland food. Avoid at all cost!!! Terrible food with moaning staff. Really don't get why this is any guide. Worst food and service anywhere!

2  Thank Daphne010
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Charming atmosphere, reminds me of Jambiani the way it was beore tourism exploded! Delicious food at good prices. The chef/owner is busy cooking, and it may take some time, but if you don't want to wait-you can preorder or go for a swin meanwhile waiting.

Thank ankariro
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The sea horse offers decent food at a price that seams a bit lower than most surrounding restaurants. The owner is very relaxed and friendly. See food cury with rice was good, as well as the octopus salad. My advice for the owner:Maje waiting time...More

Thank Lukas V
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Beach just north of the Village, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani
  • Phone Number: +255777491609
Local owned and run fish restaurant. All fish Caught fresh and cooked by friendly staff. Calamari was has to be eaten to be believed.
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