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Villa Kiva Resort and Restaurant

Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
+255 772 224 222
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
“villa kiva” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went half board and the food was excellent, only a couple of choices for each course but we are not fussy and we could have eaten anything they offered. Also you can eat off the al la carte anyway if you dont like the...More

Thank Jamboclaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in from the beach and the first part of the restaurant looks just like every other place on the beach. Sort of loungy with sofas, chairs and some tables. If you walk through the first building there is a restaurant with white linen...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

As guest at Villa Kiva we had most of our meals here and were generally pleased with the quality and choice. The set-up is also very nice with great sea view and OK Wi-Fi. Service is friendly but may be slow and lacking (as everywhere...More

Thank CarstenDK
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Having lived in Zanzibar for some time now, it is normal to have low expectations when dining out. Which is why it came as a very pleasant surprise when dining in Villa Kiva to discover that not only were their dishes at an affordable price,...More

Thank NJM88
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The food was very good. Breakfast fantastic with at least 10 sorts of local fruit. Local quisine excellent and fresh, as well as pizzas. We had half-board and I found too much Italian influence in our dinners - I would have prefered local spices to...More

2  Thank enthusiast1955
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed in Panga Chumvi but ate here 2 evenings, and had great experience with both the food, the service, the nice atmosphere of the family run resort, and we went back very pleased and full both times. Would love to stay here next time!

Thank Trine L
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Villa Kiva is a lovely, comfortable resort. All of the food a the restaurant was very well done and the staff were amazingly attentive during my visit. Highly recommend villa Kiva as a relaxing place to stay on holiday.

Thank cagrl2013
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

4 of us visited the restaurant for an evening meal , our first mistake was to order 2 so Called Fillet steaks , and 2others in our party ordered King Prawns , which were good , after a considerable wait of over 1 hour ,...More

1  Thank adiancox4
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were eight people, the only ones in the restaurant. Ordered five starters, that never came. Of the eight meals ordered after 40 mins we received 7, 20 mins later after everyone else had eaten received dish number 8. A new round of drinks was...More

Thank J6271IVjohn
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Catch of the day worth to try. Every day new super fresh tasty fish. Local cuisine also available. Service good.

Thank buyoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matemwe, Matemwe 3151, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Matemwe
  • Phone Number: +255 772 224 222
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