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Cafe Zanzibar

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1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3 , Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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07:30 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some dishes are good but never the same twice. One time you get a good serving, next visit they scrimp. Service is unprofessional considering the cost.

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Thank chargil2017
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, warm staff and really top notch food. Breakfast available til 3PM. Outdoor seating available in nice weather. Highly recommend.

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Thank Greigk
Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just come off the ferry and was passing through Brentwood Bay on the way further south. Luckily, Zanzibar was still open 'cos we were hungry and looking for lunch places! There was ample parking in the lot and the restaurant was very quaint. Looks like someone bought a house and turned it into a restaurant. There is even... More 

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Thank Beng K
Mill Bay, Canada
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends there for lunch New Year's Eve, who had eaten here before on a couple of occasions. My husband had a breakfast, which was good, and I had a thick spicy lentil soup which was excellent. Went back a couple of days later for breakfast.

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Thank Sandie Y
Victoria BC
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here for our Anniversary lunch. Good: Breakfast is served until 3 on weekends minus any Eggs Benny Menu is varied but not too varied Atmosphere is lovely and bright Food is super fresh and quality Bad: My English breakfast platter was tiny. 6 potato cubes, 2 tablespoons of baked beans, 2 wee poached eggs, 4... More 

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Thank Victoriagurl
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a special spot, the food is always of a high level and Mohamed is a unique character who makes your experience even better, merry Christmas to all at Zanzibar!

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Thank Skye S
Sidney, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the food, and the actual physical place. Great in the summer, but also love to go in the winter. The food is wonderful and the prices just.

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Thank MarMSA
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular patrons of Zanzibar in Brentwood Bay. Toni, Mo and the rest of the staff have made this a weekly venture. The food is not only consistently delicious, it is presented in a way that is food art. Much care and consideration goes into the ingredient Best butter chicken out there, perfectly cooked seafood and complimentary tapenade with... More 

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Thank Mel I
Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is our neighbourhood wonder! We love going here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The service is always excellent and the food is delicious.

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Thank Kathryn-and-Rob
North Saanich, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I lunched with a couple of friends at Zanzibar. We sat in the chilly back area (formerly the porch; recently incorporated into the main restaurant.) We warmed up quickly by swatting the large flies that were buzzing round the window. Since we were eating early I thought I'd take advantage of the breakfast dishes, "served till 3pm" but was told... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475

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