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Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
+255 786 879 696
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Reims, France
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not expect an Indian restaurant and food which is that great in the middle of stone town. Some of the food that was tried tasted authentic and it was fresh. Enjoyed the meal and service.

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Thank George V
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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49 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is excellent and food is too delicious... Authentic taste and good variety for vegetarians too..

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Thank Malhar D
Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place, the owner is a friendly guy who was present and active in the restaurant. His Chef is from India which is nice when eating at an Indian Restaurant. Great food, very authentic and relatively well priced considering they are right in the center of tourist central. The atmosphere was great, the food was fantastic, i would definitively... More 

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Thank Katie1519
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Stone Town on many occasions and recently needed a venue for a special occasion - one of our chosen venues was fully booked, the other closed on this particular evening. However, we were delighted to find The Silk Route and enjoyed an exceptional meal. Excellent service, excellent good, excellent hospitality in an airy and pleasant restaurant. Great... More 

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Thank ruthned
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great food - local, indian, international, friendly staff, wifi at reasonable price. I really enjoyed meal and drinks there

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Thank Ana U
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least the evening started well with the lovely guy on the door reserving, as he had promised earlier in the day, a nice table overlooking the sea. Of the starters we ordered, my pakora was more like an onion bharji, was cold and definitely not freshly cooked. However, the real problem was the cauliflower starter. It was also cold... More 

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Thank IanMac2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service from the second you walked in. The food was delicious and was pretty inexpensive for the amount of food you get. Relaxing ambiance and nice decor, would definitely return. Unfortunately there was this embarrasing group sitting next to me that caused a raucus (including shouting) over a 5% charge to use a credit/debit card, which is pretty standard... More 

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Thank Andrea S
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we had a good meal with government officials and had a pleasant evening although the "smoking area"'is in the corner, upwind from the table so the smoke blows over you. All was well until we received the bill and noticed they had charged us 10 per cent service charge.. ok no choice on a tip then. Went to pay... More 

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Thank Andyandnicki
Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is going downhill that why they only won TripAdvisor Award in 2015. Notwithstanding an understandable Service charge fee of 10% they further charge you 5% for Credit Card Fees when it's payment time and try and force it upon you. Manager has no skills whatsoever. Food is Bland and not very appealing . Definitely misleading when compared to... More 

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Thank AhmedVadia
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant with panoramic view. It offers Indian cuisine, service very nice and quite fast. Excellent variety of naan bread on offer, the lamb in sauce spicy cashews, tandoori chicken with yogurt sauce, the delicious kachumbari, a mixed salad dressed with lime. Great desserts, the ikulfi ice cream with lemongrass and Gulab typically Indian, the beautiful atmosphere in the evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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