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Terrace Restaurant at Maru Maru

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$$ - $$$
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Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 8516
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Budapest
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our last evening of the holidays in Zanzibar, we visited Maru Maru and we almost were unable to leave that place. It has just the perfect view over the town, the port, the sea way until the mainland, and if you come before 7pm, you can get snacks and cocktails for a really cheap price. The service was good,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided to have dinner @ Maru Maru. The cuisine is predominantly Indian, but definitely worth a try. You can appreciate the spices that Zanzibar has to offer & the meals are well priced. The hotel is easy to find & the service was great.

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Thank sanureddy
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky we were staying there as may have missed out on a sunset table sitting. Good just for cocktails - happy hour US$3 definitely worthwhile and happy hour is several hours I think. The dinner menu is mainly Indian food but super delicious and caters for all tastes; vegetarian included. Even if you don't stay in house or... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their prices are affordable that even a middle class earner can also be able to have the meal bt their food was not so good

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Thank SamuelSamsisma
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maru Maru roof top restaurant Stone Town. Great area with 3$ cocktails for sundowners. Good seafood plenty of choice and excellent indian menu choice. Wine btl 20$. Atmosphere and live music.

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Thank hilary l
Mwanza, Tanzania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is slow. The food is mediocre for the price. But the view is pretty fantastic so go enjoy some sundowners!

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Thank Mimmina1967
Deutschland
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my second time to eat at their rooftop restaurant and this time they even had live music. Although the music was a little bit too loud, it was nice.

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Thank Cajomeni
Mombasa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A nice terrace restaurant, great rooftop views of StoneTown and the ocean, pool and bar up there too.

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Thank ttheodora70
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Have been there just for Lunch. Nice rooftop location, but never ever try the Pesto Genovese! It's the worst Pesto I ever had. Service for us was ok, at two other tables there were problems with the orders.

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Athens Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were there in the night of January,1st. Service was not very quick but was good. There was live music which was really nice. Food was good but not great ( I had fried fish which was very dry- Samaki wa kukaanga with ugali).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gizenga Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 8516

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