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Ocean Restaurant

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Arabian Nights Annex, Paje 791, Tanzania
+255 777 144 804
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't get a chance to have a meal here but we really enjoyed the atmosphere and cocktails. They had the best mixed drinks we had on Zanzibar.

Thank allymariem
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ocean two times on our stay in Paje and both times were good! The service was faster than most other restaurants in Zanzibar! Not fast in European comparison but in Zanzibar messures very fast service. Good food and nice drinks. Especially we enjoyed having a drink in the beach bar after dinner and watching the moon rise! Like... More 

Thank Hanna B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere of this place is great. Right next to the ocean. Very open setting -- there is a little bar in the back of the restaurant more near the beach. Food was AMAZING. all the fish was very fresh. appetizers amazing Service was okay -- could be better. We ask for help to open a bottle of wine and... More 

Thank Ana B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few nice restaurants with decent food on Paje beach. Nicely situated just next to the beach. Menu with varieties of food. Don't be there to late when its getting busy if you don't like waiting for your food. Good service.

Thank sodalino
Beijing, China
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place, didn't realize that it's number one on Trip Advisor. After eating here, I can see why. The WiFi is sorta working slowly at best but the decor is classy and the food is delicious. I ordered a mango juice to start but I found it a little small and watery. We split the burger and fish... More 

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

Been there a few times during the trip. All dishes were delicious, interesting and fresh. Highly recommended restaurant.

Thank Oren S
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location with an excellent beachfront bar. Very good restaurant at mid-range prices for the area. Excellent sized portions. Unfortunately slow service.

Thank thehazelnuts
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is one restaurant if you are hungry and don't want to wait a long time you should go to. The food tastes great, the environment awesome!

Thank Jackie N
Magaliesburg, South Africa
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186 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Yes l think this is a wonderful restaurant , not much selection in food , selection ok , three pasta s and fish chicken nd meat , the highlight is of course their beachfront and the service is good and fast ! In would definitely recommend you guys coming her e

Thank hekpoortheksie
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Ocean is the place you should definitely find time to experience. The location is so close to the beach depending on where you sit, you watch kite surfers do some pretty awesome things. We loved their happy hour, 5-7...delicious! Kaasim was a great waiter (we had one other). He was fast, engaging and informative when it came to our numerous... More 

Thank somuch2csolilx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
African, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arabian Nights Annex, Paje 791, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Paje
  • Phone Number: +255 777 144 804
Ocean Restaurant, on the beach in Paje, Zanzibar, serves fantastic seafood, grills and pastas, with desserts to die for! Come straight off the beach and enjoy a cold drink, a lazy lunch or laid back dinner. We also serve a cafe menu during the day.

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