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“Beware: Watch Your Wallet & Check your Bill!”
Review of The Rock

The Rock
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Pingwe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 10 - USD 40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Rock Restaurant, just opened in Michanvi Pingwe, is an extraordinary seafood restaurant, located in a unique position, on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Serving up to 14 tables, all facing a wonderful terrace on the Ocean, the restaurant is connected to the main land by boat, within high tide, and reachable by foot within low tide. It is also easy reachable by sea if coming by boat from an excursion. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for a memorable evening with friends or family, it is open for lunch and dinner and is available to be reserved for small groups and ceremonies. The Rock kitchen offers a superlative fresh seafood menu, including vegetarian plates and a kid's menu the service is informal but accurate and elegant.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I visit The Rock each time I am in Zanzibar. The unbeatable location and good food is overwhelmingly spoilt by the end of the evening’s saga of checking the bill, which always seems to include items you did not order or multiples of items you may have ordered….. My last experience end of February 2018 was disappointingly again the same. Multiple additions to the bill however on this occasion I was also conned into paying twice as I was advised that my credit card payment had not gone through and was asked to pay by cash. In good faith I did so to discover later that evening that the credit card charge has been processed. Follow up communication by telephone and email did not elicit even a courtesy response. So Buyer Beware – Unacceptable Behaviour. Perhaps repeat business is not expected? I shall be seeking an alternative next visit. Ripped off regularly is unacceptable.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A 2 hour drive to get there if you are staying in Nungwi but totally worth it. Every course was delicious and it’s such a cute, picturesque spot. Don’t leave without going. A boat over to the restaurant and then you can walk back if it’s night time. Really enjoyed it.

Thank 942Aimee
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Rock Restaurant ,its in west cost of Zanzibar, it is the Most famous Restaurant in Zanzibar and all over the World. People are coming from different places to see how does this possible,?
The Food is so Nice and #Delicious, Nice View whereby you can have your Yum Yum while enjoying your #Sunset and due to its beauty, makes this place so unique and awesome. Makes everyone feels like coming back again and again.
Photo by me @alfredyjackson from @defocuscasademedios

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Thank AlfredyJ
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It is the most unique place I have ever been. Food and beverages was excellent, but expect to pay extra for the location

1  Thank Francois B
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

One should visit 'The Rock' purely for the location and the experience. Its another matter that the food and the cocktails are excellent too. The price card is steep. Dont miss the chocolate cake with spicy ice cream.

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1  Thank Indranil M
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