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The Silk Route

Shangani Street | Across from Forodhani park, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 9999, Tanzania
+255 786 879 696
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“kulfi” (25 reviews)
“vindaloo” (8 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 603 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here for lunch and to escape the rain. Nice semi-enclosed dining area. Lots of vegetarian options, dishes tasted okay but not amazing. Service was not fast, but we didn't mind having a relaxing long lunch. The masala chai was very good and came unsweetened...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We were not that impressed with the town and it's offerings. However this restaurant was excellent. Great food, good service, interesting selection, and fun atmosphere. Truly an oasis in a so so destination.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Went there for lunch, the place is located on a very amazing spot. The views are good, service was ok, we were attended very well. We ordered Indian Veg dishes and the experience was not as expected. We had a great time at the restaurant....More

Thank iprashd
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My husband and I ate here twice during our short stay in Zanzibar. To some degree, it was because many places were closed on Sunday, but to another degree, it was because our first meal was so good! We each had curries and a few...More

1  Thank A J
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I went here with some friends after reading good reviews on here. We ordered cocktails, an entree and dinner. The cocktails that came out were at best average, with one tasting like cough medicine. We were very disappointed in those. The samosas entree was very...More

Thank Gibbsy31
Reviewed 21 April 2017

i live in zanzibar for a year and today was my first time at this lovely place. the experience was so nice. just as we entered the restaurant we were welcomed by the friendly staff. then we were serviced so quickly and professionally which is...More

Thank Carmel A
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

After a fabulous week on THE Island we finally found the best food, ask the manager for his sugestion and signature dish, I guarantee you will have great food and already plan for the next meal. We had I fantastic meal 10 out of 10...More

Thank Corne H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The best phrase to describe SR is exactingly average. Everything about it is average, and appears to have been meticulously designed to that end. The drinks: average. The decor: average. The loitering, hovering manager: average. Not merely average in the sense of 'neither particularly good...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Silk route is a great restaurant to sit for longer time. It has a very comfortable cushioned chairs and sofa, great food and ambiance and very nice staff. The whole place looks very middle eastern and along with the middle eastern Arab music we had...More

Thank LevyShahar
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Every time I pass this restaurant, I always felt the urge to go in. The friendly team from downstairs will greet you and welcome you to a beautifully decorated rooftop restaurant. The ambiance makes you feel warm and comfortable. Their menu has a great variety...More

1  Thank NJM88
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.20 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve halal food ?
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
Do you accept credit cards?
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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: +255 786 879 696
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