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The Silk Route

Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
+255 682 613 537
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“kulfi” (25 reviews)
“curry” (45 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 643 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Silk Route Restaurant in Zanzibar’s Stone Town is an oasis by the Indian Ocean. From a balcony table, I relaxingly watched the dhows in full sail with a Ndovu beer one day and a mango lassi in my hand the next. The flame tree...More

Thank stardustdrive
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On arrival in Zanzibar needed something close to our hotel and they recommended the Silk Route. It was very clean, good service, and balanced menu. Food was great, try the onion seed naan & paneer masala!

Thank RBG-Halifax
Reviewed 6 days ago

it was our choice by sudden, it was a night ..was nice fresh food with a professional preparation with a real welcoming smile, its price was justice ..we had visited again lunch time was perfect .

Thank suliman a
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there after reading the great reviews in the inflight magazine. We ordered a butter chicken and a beef biryani. The waiter did ask us if we wanted it hot or not, I said no but my boyfriend was optimistic and said yes. Do...More

Thank Mette E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived quite late but the restaurant stayed open for us. The quality of the food was very good and good portion sizes. Would recommend it

Thank Lon2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of four. Ate here during our visit to Zanzibar. The food was very good. The drinks were too. The atmosphere was perfect

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a nice view but the food is not amazing. The waiter was lovely and the food service was fairly quick, not so much with the drinks. I ordered a cocktail before dinner and I'd finished my starter before it arrived. It was tasty though....More

Thank RachTheRage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a power cut and this happens here, which is fine, but owner was blaming the power cut to guests rather than placating and offering or exceeding expectations, free deserts? Food was fine, loads of nans kept coming....but certainly nothing was special... Just being...More

Thank slapsgaffa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read about this restaurant in a flight magazine and thought is sounded interesting. We had a fabulous meal, the staff were very nice, the owners really chatty and we just loved everything about the place. I would love to return and go through the...More

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The roof top setting of this restaurant is lovely, and some seats have a sea view. Unfortunately the food was pretty average and the service was slow and at times surly. We had calamari starter which claimed to have a house chili sauce that turned...More

Thank miniver
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Questions & Answers
8 August 2016|
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Response from Langsuan | Reviewed this property |
It is a Muslim town so I would expect they serve halal food but I can't be sure.
Craig B
4 June 2016|
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Response from George N | Reviewed this property |
You are better off paying using a visa credit card
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 682 613 537
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