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Essence Restaurant

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| Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
+255 682 613 534
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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Rosedale, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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😊

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Thank ralphvw
Lusaka, Zambia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 sundaes are to die for .. we loved it so much that we went again... More 

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Thank asiya90
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Alexander K
Sharm el-Sheikh, Janub Sina', Egypt
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 was disgusted from the flies. Ice Cream was so delicious and creamy, Highly recommend to... More 

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Thank Sara C
Essencesj, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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... what else can you ask for??

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Thank simonavicii
Essencesj, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

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 Shandy More 

Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Keshni D
Curitiba, PR
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 beers with friends!

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Thank Karin K
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Very good quality of food served. Ate lunch here everyday during my stay in Kendwa. The curries are exceptional! Caters for an international market and this is reflected in their prices.

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Thank Ronita E
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Good around! Fast service enjoyed the dessert. Also good coffee. A bit heavy on Italians but if you ignore them like the rest of Europe tend to do you will be fine.

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Thank Fredre2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Indian, African, International, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Amaan Kendwa Beach, Kendwa, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Kendwa
  • Phone Number: +255 682 613 534
Description
ESSENCE IS LOCATED ON KENDWA BEACH NEXT TO KENDWA BEACH RESORT. FREE half hour WI-FI,large groups welcome

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