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Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
“ceviche” (8 reviews)
“fixed menu” (8 reviews)
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African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the top floor terrace of a very authentic building.We had a 5 gang taste menu. All different staff with local taste. Mainly seafood. Perfect taste. Perfect service. Friendly and professional staff. Before serving each food they made a proper explanation of what will come....More

Thank Bulent U
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our lunch at Emerson Spice. We at in the Secret Garden on a drizzly, rainy day. However, the food was colorful, fragrant and delicious. Go for the seafood curry!

Thank Evie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brave the many steps to the top of Emerson Spice and you will enter a world of culinary delight and sophistication. The entire building is effortlessly cool and chic, from the staff who greet you at reception through to every room, nook and cranny of...More

Thank Stirred_n0t_shaken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the set dinner menu here which was $40 per person for a 5 course meal. It was all seafood, super fresh and very tasty. The views at sunset over Stone Town are the highlight and the dinner is in an amazing rooftop setting....More

Thank Bryce Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat to have been invited to dinner with friends to this amazing restaurant in the heart of Stone Town. Quite simply if you find yourself staying a night or 2 in Stone Town then getting a reservation at this restaurant is an absolute...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is very hard to find with the narrow winding streets, we found it during the day while sightseeing Stone Town but didn't think we could find it again so we had someone from the hotel walk us there which we would recommend. The...More

Thank Lasa88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. Great vibe, staff are so friendly and food is fresh. It is a great place in the middle of stonetown. Well worth a visit.

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Emerson Spice last night, having read great reviews on here. We were not disappointed! The beautiful building and intimate, cosy roof terrace at sunset made for a romantic and memorable experience. The staff were welcoming and very attentive, explaining what...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a magical time here - it has the most beautiful views, incredible food and really lovely staff. We learnt a lot about Swahili culture and the dining experience felt like such a treat with a delicious set menu and brilliant cocktails. If you...More

Thank 469IM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The colourfully traditional rooftop restaurant at this quaint hotel nestled amongst the back streets of stone town is top drawer. We dined for the 5 course seafood tasting menu and it was a culinary delight. The staff were excellent and the whole experience was amazing....More

Thank Walton_laura
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Emerson Spice. Unfortunately I am unable to put an email address on Tripadvisor, but if you go to our Facebook page, you can book direct from there using the Book Now Button. Our Contact... More
Kay M
3 December 2016|
Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in dining at The Tea House at Emerson Spice. All our Reservations are done online. Click 'Email' on our Tripadvisor page, email us, and we will assist.
Coonoor B
8 September 2016|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thursday 8th September ‘16 Dear Coonoor, Thank you for your interest in The Emerson Collection. Here is an explanation: Emerson on Hurumzi, the old Emerson & Green, was opened in 1997. The seating is Swahili Style on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 775 046 395
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  • This restaurant is at Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice have two Restaurants: The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant - The Seafood Based, Set Five Course 'Taste Safari' Degustation Menu is prepared daily by our Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, so Diners are encouraged to arrive at any time after 5.30p.m. to enjoy a 'Sundowner' before dinner, which is served at 7p.m. Reservations Recommended. The Secret Garden - set amidst lushly landscaped hidden 'Ruins', open to the skies, it has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
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