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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (32 reviews)
“kulfi” (25 reviews)
“naan” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 657 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Read mixed reviews on this place but we decided to give it a go. The staff seemed to be in another place, bright lights meant there was little atmosphere. One of the meals came cold as did the nan. We complained and they did heat...More

Thank Will154943
Reviewed yesterday

Returning yearly to Zanzibar this Indian Restuarant in Stone Town is an absolute must ....their Nan breads are simply to die for,the staff are very friendly and the view over the harbour is exclusive, and to add to it all ....very good affordable prices

Thank martinjohnw2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Biggest testament to this restaurant was that we had 4 nights in Stone Town and ate here twice. Silk Route came highly recommended and we could see why. Favourites were the different curries.

Thank LeethalLeeM
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Zanzibar you have no option for indian food especially if you are vegetarian. So we went there two times. both time we are disappointment with there food and service. I am indian and i know how ihe indian food taste like. Even they are...More

Thank Apurva S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice location with a pleasant rooftop view. Menu is mostly Indian with a few fusion dishes. Food was very nice & larger portion size than many other restaurants. Service was slow, but this seems to be the norm in Zanzibar. I would go again.

Thank LeonisSurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, I loved the curries mostly they are very tasty, the service is good, the atmosphere is bright and vibrant. A good range of beverages and a great view to just sit and people watch. A nice breeze flows through if not there are...More

Thank Steph N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was of an extremely poor standard - it was cold when it reached the table and frankly quite tasteless - the chicken Kadai was tough bland and the meat dry and even the nan bread was extremely doughy and disappointing. I shall certainly...More

Thank Lieslkaren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Silk Route is normally a favorite place for indian curry when I am in Stone Town. But this time it failed, terribly. A very disapointing experience. Food was cold, curry was uninspiring - even the nan bread was a disaster. service was so-so. Will...More

Thank MetteBVM
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the Rogan Josh, Silk Route Rice and the Olive bread. Every dish was prepared with purpose. Fresh ingredients, just enough seasoning and the portion was perfect for dining alone. The view coupled with great service ensured an excellent experience.

Thank Karmalitajones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read about The Silk Route in a magazine on Precision Air flight from Arusha to Zanzibar, we visited this place and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of Indian food. Very tasty food which was not very spicey and one could taste all ingredients...More

Thank Sarvisman
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
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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