Forodhani Gardens
Forodhani Gardens
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • ZenjiZanzibar
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best place to sit is at Zenji Garden Cafe
    My favourite place at Forodhani is Zenji Garden Cafe, the middle kiosk on the waterfront. Especially during sunset when the foods stalls are preparing for the evening and the kids dive into the water. The coffee, fresh juices & breakfast is a great way to start your day, but they also serve very nice and fresh prepared lunch and dinner for a good price. I will definitely come back more often!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 May 2023
  • TravelingAmos
    New Jersey697 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit before a late-night flight
    I didn't know what to expect here. We had a very late flight (3AM) leaving Zanzibar, and we didn't somewhere to go. We decided to come here late that evening (around 10PM) for dinner. It turned out to be a great last experience in Zanzibar and in Tanzania. While I had heard that it might be somewhat dangerous, the park had a family-friendly feel, with childrens' toys being sold along with the food vendors. There were rows of food vendors with tables of various meat and seafood skewers ready to grill. They were all soliciting customers but not in an overly aggressive way. After deciding on one, we tried lobster, octopus and squid, and tuna. They brought the freshly grills items to us, and everything was very good. I wasn't sure how it would sit with me, but luckily no issues. Other members of my family had the shawarma, also available throughout the park. We also enjoyed freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, which came out to less than one dollar per cup. If you are a foodie and enjoy exploring, I cannot recommend this place enough.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large tropical park
    After visiting the Prison Island we walked to Stone Town. First we went through this large park near the water. There are lots of different kinds of plants, flowers and palm trees in it. I liked the fountain, too. It’s a relaxing palce, but we had no time to spend more time there.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
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graham e
Birkenhead, UK564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Between the fort and the sea are the gardens. Tidy with plenty of shade and a children's play area. Plenty of seats under the leafy canopy to sip and cold drink and relax in the shade.
This place comes alive at night when the night market arrives, plenty of stalls selling food, gifts and goods.
Written 14 February 2024
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
After visiting the Prison Island we walked to Stone Town. First we went through this large park near the water. There are lots of different kinds of plants, flowers and palm trees in it. I liked the fountain, too. It’s a relaxing palce, but we had no time to spend more time there.
Written 7 January 2024
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Natalie
Canada4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Busy, fun place to watch the sunset and antics of local boys diving into the water off the walkway. But be prepared to fight off lots of come ons for tours and assorted souvenirs. You don’t need a tour of this small park and market stalls aimed at tourists. Shawarma, Zanzibar pizza, samosas, coconut snow cones and sugar cane juice were great and fairly priced. Avoid the outrageously priced chewy seafood skewers at any cost. If the price for something isn’t visible or posted make sure you get the price first. You may also encounter guys illegally selling alcohol - go to a legit bar, restaurant or a liquor store not the half lit park. Go to check out the scene but for decent food go to a cafe.
Written 3 October 2023
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Allona
Idaho Falls, ID3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Crowded place. Limited parking area. The place is a market at night and a park during the day. It is however too crowded..
Written 11 September 2023
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Safiri na Peter
Arusha, Tanzania2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
No words can describe this place, a wide variety of foods with different taste,ITS A NOT TO MISS AREA
Written 29 August 2023
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Shiba M
Lusaka, Zambia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I had been seeing posts on tiktok and YouTube about this food market and I just had to experience it.

It is everything they say it is. Multiple food vendors who don't hassle you to buy from their stand. I am not a fan of seafood. So this was a great opportunity to try various fish without having to pay too much for them.

The highlight for me was the cane juice, it was so refreshing and yummy. Definitely worth the hype. I was really looking forward to trying that and I loved it and will miss it.
Written 23 August 2023
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I didn't know what to expect here. We had a very late flight (3AM) leaving Zanzibar, and we didn't somewhere to go. We decided to come here late that evening (around 10PM) for dinner. It turned out to be a great last experience in Zanzibar and in Tanzania. While I had heard that it might be somewhat dangerous, the park had a family-friendly feel, with childrens' toys being sold along with the food vendors.

There were rows of food vendors with tables of various meat and seafood skewers ready to grill. They were all soliciting customers but not in an overly aggressive way. After deciding on one, we tried lobster, octopus and squid, and tuna. They brought the freshly grills items to us, and everything was very good. I wasn't sure how it would sit with me, but luckily no issues. Other members of my family had the shawarma, also available throughout the park. We also enjoyed freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, which came out to less than one dollar per cup.

If you are a foodie and enjoy exploring, I cannot recommend this place enough.
Written 20 August 2023
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Persian soul
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Best place to enjoy the foods of Zanzibar there is a playground for kids too that's the place exactly where you see the famous Zanzibar divers you get a perfect sunset too boat rides as well you can aswell see the view of the port .too much to list it here .
Written 12 June 2023
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ZenjiZanzibar
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
My favourite place at Forodhani is Zenji Garden Cafe, the middle kiosk on the waterfront. Especially during sunset when the foods stalls are preparing for the evening and the kids dive into the water. The coffee, fresh juices & breakfast is a great way to start your day, but they also serve very nice and fresh prepared lunch and dinner for a good price. I will definitely come back more often!
Written 13 May 2023
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hajojo
Oslo, Norway40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Nice atmosphere and great place to pass by to see the evening food market - but the food was truly horrible and, having realised to late that it involves haggling, totally overpriced.
Written 23 April 2023
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