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The Stone Culture Restaurant

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Po Box 18, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Szczecin, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in this area of Zanzibar. Highly recommended! Food very fresh. Recommended to step into an hour or two earlier to order food. They need to collect ingredients from the village (in another restaurants the same way). Waiter/ owner helped us with trip to snorkel with dolphins (with the best price we checked in few places). Very... More 

Thank Daniel K
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice people, simple but delicious food, and inexpensive. If you tell them you are coming they will have everything ready when you arrive.

Thank Philip B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch twice. The first time was great the second time the chef disappeared so we had to leave hence the two star rating. This is a cool place if you like laid back. The clue is in the name! It's a bit ramshackle but with the African sun in the sky and reggae in the background... More 

Thank vonireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We've visited Stone Culture during holidays at Zanzibar. We've been at many places and eat at many restaurants, but Stone Culture is the best of them. Everyone should try "Fat Fat Fisherman", a dish thanks to which we'll definitely visit that place again.

Thank Lukasz S
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100 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my family for dinner. Vegetable curry and pilau was excellent. Beef was also good. Very relaxed casual atmosphere. Situated on the beach. Friendly host who is also a tour operator in the area. Coconut cake made from fresh coconut and cardomam is a must with spice chaai.

Thank fs30
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We went here two nights in a row! The food is really delicious, and we loved the quaint, local vibe. They give large portions, and brought us dessert for free even though we didn't order it. The fish curries, calamari, crepes, vegetables, and prawns were all lovely. Highly recommend.

Thank Hannah R
Rome, Italy
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

good food and it is served relatively quick as for the Zanzibar standards. the owner is very nice and food well done. I would recommend this place to everyone

Thank Marcin G
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Food is great, the atmosphere is nice and cosy, the staff helpful and friendly - a must in Jambiani!

Thank beita2000
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Don't expect a fancy place, the restaurant is very basic. However with the few things nature and with a glimpse of artistic creativity, it has it soul and and a cool vibe. Amazing food, good value for money, just a bit difficult to find. Try the fish dishes and fresh coconut juice, everything is very fresh and tasteful. If you're... More 

Thank Bartosz N
Nice, France
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

You have to come early afternoon to ensure they have what you need. We ordered lobster, and had a dedicated table with flowers on it waiting for us when we arrived. The tastes were amazing and the staff dedicated. It is very laid back but you get the feeling of a typical local place. I would definitely recommand and come... More 

Thank StCyril

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Po Box 18, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani

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