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Zanzibar Lounge and Restaurant

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Jan Thiel | Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 747 0633
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20:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, we expected the least from this place compared to the other more fancy and marketed places around Jan Thiel. It doesn't look special or somehow specifically appealing. So we visited this place only at the end of our stay. However, it turned out to be one of the nicest surprises!! Extremely friendly waiting staff, perfect waiting times, fair prices... More 

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Thank DeWolf77
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch on a monday, and opted for the rotisserie chicken with beers. The chicken was well-cooked and still moist. There were fries on the side, and they were crispy as they should be. The chicken was laid on a bed of vegetables, which were very welcome as most beach-dishes are served with only fries. The service was... More 

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Thank Frandsen_B
Willemstad, Curacao
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On saturday there is always one place to be in Curacao and that's Zanzibar....... or so you would think. I've stopped coming to zanzibar for a couple of reasons. 1. So much bar staff, yet they are slow as can be. you'll be waiting a long time for your drink, IF they even decide to make it. I asked for... More 

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Thank Tjon22
Conway
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice people, good service, great spot to have dinner. Very tasty food. Quite a difference with the papagayo beach club. Apparently there are working students here who are really trying to make you feel welcome!

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Thank patricia h
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a Sat. night this is the place for happy hour. Great crowd!! Also a great location to catch Curacao's sunsets.

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Thank Connie-Chuck
The Netherlands
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

At Zanzibar they have a pretty basi menu-card which offers something for everyone but I recommend the pizza's which they make in a traditional stone oven which you can see as soon as you enter the beach. The service is fine, the food was good and especially on a saturday it tends to get quite busy with the happy hour... More 

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Thank Jane D
Jersey City, New Jersey
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I made a long trek from one end of the island to the other because of the reviews of this place. It's advertised as having an International menu with an East African vibe so my expectations were quite high. I found it to be neither of those things. It was perfectly fine. Went for lunch. Service was just ok. I... More 

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Thank Need2CtheWorld03
Gainesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We chose the rotisserie chicken instead of the pizza and we were not disappointed! The service was quick, the drinks we also great. The restaurant staff is mostly dutch (kids on the island for a year after university) but did speak english very well.

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Thank smagzam71
Naples, Florida
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I went here twice for dinner as our hotel was in that area. It was one of the best places around. The food, especially the chicken was just amazing. It was served in a pan with vegetables and kinda plain which I just loved. You were able to order a side with it. Big portion and very... More 

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Thank EnnoFL89
Vineland, New Jersey
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344 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stopped in for lunch while on the beach there. We both had the Veggie Pannini, which were good. Service was actually not too bad, but could have been better. Good menu, basic bar food and prices are par for the course for the island.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, International, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
20:00 - 00:00
Monday
20:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 00:00
Thursday
20:00 - 00:00
Friday
20:00 - 00:00
Saturday
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jan Thiel | Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao
  • Phone Number: +599 9 747 0633

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