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Essence Restaurant

| Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
+255 779 941 555
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, International, African, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
| Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a beautiful restaurant! We just finished dinner at Essence and are too full to walk. Beautiful ambiance with a walkway of lights leading to the water. If you are anywhere in Zanzibar- make sure you visit this restaurant (you'll end up visiting it...More

Thank Franny1989
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The food at Essence was good. Went there a few times and i enjoyed their food. The restaurant looks very good. They also have a special menu if you wanna have a candle light dinner at the beach. They had an adorable and fun waiter...More

Thank JudyvG
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Food was really nice. The waiter Alhaji was so funny and adorable. He really made us have an amazing evening. We would definitely come back here.

Thank Ragon V
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant on kendwa beach! Very tasty food and the seafood is fresh. The staff is very professional and so friendly. If you go to kendwa beach you must pay this restaurant a visit. Price is only a little bit higher than the others BUT...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I had an amazing time in Essence restaurant, in fact I even came back again for a dinner there during my trip and my hotel wasn't in the region. besides great food, I want to mention the wonderful waitresses, very friendly and generous, especially I...More

Thank IlanaGB
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Very spacious and large seating area right at the beach. The waitress was really friendly and the food was nice overall. We really liked the marinara sauce that came with the fried mozzarella although it was little spicy. I had the prawn with rice and...More

Thank shankaleesh
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place, sweet waitress We had juices, which was delicious and mozzarella sticks, pasta and burger. Everything was good, except the burger. I don't know why they are not able to make a good burger in Tanzania. The bread wasn't toasted and the patty was...More

Thank Kath J
Essencesj, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Guest Sorry to hear that you were not happy with the burger that was served to you, but happy to hear you liked our pasta and mozzarella sticks and juices. We definitely will look into this and will rectify the situation so that it...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is my expectation food place in Zanzibar. Essence Restaurant. I am very selective of my food. I believe this is an ideal place.

2  Thank Lion Dharshana W
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We traveled around Tanzania, we stopped in here for a drink and food, best Indian food we found, it was amazing! Our server was Gerard, you can see he loves his job! All smiles😊

Thank ralphvw
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by family and friends from home so during our stay in nungwi we had lunch here was just a few mins walk from hideaway nungwi. food was amazing! staff was great! The butter chicken is really nice and the...More

Thank asiya90
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Kendwa
  • Phone Number: +255 779 941 555
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