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Al Johari

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116 Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 282 408
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I have been couple of week in Zanzibar during Christmas and New year, tried food at several places, food served at Al Johari is the most authentic cuisine specially from chicken to sea food meals. Grilled sea food is the specialty of Al Johari restaurant. I loved the food and time spent at Al Johari. I recommend people to try... More 

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Thank Ashish K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Its just few steps to the ocean, if you wanna swim, walk side the beach etc, i love the way its decorated inside, its awesome. from its outside door. i loved it

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Thank Alfredy M
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Loved it here, great spot,fab atmosphere, staff lovely. Would go again! Close, within walking distance of some great beach side bars and restaurants. Not licenced ones, but it doesn,t matter,it,s romantic anyway

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Thank fedora404
Tanzania
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

We spent a night at Al-Johari but did not eat there. The rooms were very nice and the location is great. The short walk from the main road to the hotel is a bit worrisome as some of the walls are being held up by wood poles as the walls are busy falling in, but the hotel itself is great.... More 

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Thank Eicker
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Great food and the price are excellent. Fantastic position on the top with a Zanzibar view. The service was good

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Thank Mike S
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

First of all the place is very quiet!!! I enjoyed my seafood pasta !!!. JUST USD12!! you can get a good meal. It is very suitable for couples.

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Thank Feety S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

This restaurant is on the top floor of a 4 storey hotel, and the stairs are "rickety" the food was OK but not a great selection, and rather bland.

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Thank wanderer574
Basel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

We had two dinners at Al Johari and both times the food was great. Very friendly staff, quick service and pleasant atmosphere. I definitely recommend to try the zanzibar pilau!

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Thank JS4242
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Disappointed about the hotel although the bed was comfortable. Unfortunately, my room was on the highest level which was not the best when you co not have a lift working - the hotel is in Stone Town where the buildings are very old and there are no lifts in the hotel. The daily charge in my opinion was a bit... More 

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Thank aisheriff
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

The meals looked better than it tasted. The service was excellent but very few customers. Recommended by are walking tour guide.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 282 408
  • This restaurant is at Al Johari

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?