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Essence Restaurant

| Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
+255 779 941 555
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 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
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing! Staff is very friendly and welcoming. Not expensive at all. We ordered fish, which was very tasty. Great view.

Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 8 September 2016

So lovely place in a fantastic beach. The food was delicious but we had a lot of flies around our food, I passed most of the time sending away the flies from my food and it was so difficult to enjoy the food cause I...More

Thank Sara C
Essencesj, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Dear Guest, I am very sorry to hear about your experience, however the situation has been taken care off, it is difficult to control if the food is consumed outside in the open beach area. Best wishes Guest Relations Manager Shandy

Reviewed 7 September 2016

the butter chicken and indian options here is the best on the island. The chef is also responsible for the silk route in stone town but the food at essence is definitely up a notch! plus, you are right by the best beach in zanzibar......More

Thank simonavicii
Essencesj, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Dear Guest, We really appreciate your feed back on our restaurant food. Our chef and staff love to hear your feed back whether it be good or otherwise. Thank you once again for taking the time to write this review. Best wishes guest Relations Manager...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Food was Amazing! We had a great lunch after a full day of water sports. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all the meals ordered.

Thank Keshni D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

After a friend recommended this restaurant as "the best beach restaurant in Znb", I had to check myself and, gladly, was not disappointed! Great ambiance, modern and clean decoration, well trained staff and, finally very good food!! Perfect for a nice meal for 2 or...More

Thank Karin K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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