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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” (35 reviews)
“kulfi” (27 reviews)
“naan” (31 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went twice while in Stone town Great choice on menu, cocktails so cheap recommend with dinner Food good Staff very friendly and service good The guy at entrance dressed in Costume very friendly and that's how we found the place as its up stairs As...More

Thank melbHeather
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommendable. Good location, friendly staff, tasty food, reasonable prices. Good with families too.

Thank 680BLK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch to the SR - good location, airy & nice, owner very courteous & friendly. Staff also keen, lunch was ok not bad abit pricey though but clean,safe and well cooked/presented. Waiting time wasn't too bad either. Overall I enjoyed the fish &...More

Thank H K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The diversity of the menu made this a great choice for everyone in the family! If you have bad knees may not be the place for you, as it's many stairs to the top. But once you get there - the food is great! Definitely...More

Thank Shereen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went twice to this delightful restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed both lunch and dinner. Friendly, efficient service under the watchful eye of the owner who was very friendly and happy to make recommendations. Food was tasty and well presented, both veg and non veg.

Thank Anil N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted a roof top restaurant and found this one on a corner near our hotel. The curries were good and so was the service. It was a nice place to escape the heat and enjoy a good view of the sea. They weren't the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Indian food I've ever had! We ordered chicken karai, chicken lollipops and garlic chicken kabab. Everything we had was fantastic. I would fly back just for the food. The decor and customer service were excellent. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank rupstravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals looking out of the open windows towards the stone gate and fortifications. All 4 meals were excellent but what we enjoyed the most on such a hot evening were the iced kulfi desserts - delicious! It is about 30 steps up...More

Thank CarolineSMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the food. Three of us ordered three different meals and none of us could eat more than a few mouthfuls. Very disappointing. When we complained the waiter didn’t do anything but the owner came and asked us how our meal was and...More

Thank vagabondadvice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Silk Route restaurant is on a rooftop with a fresh breeze. The staff were well-trained and know their menu. We enjoyed the Hakka Vegetable Noodles, Kathi Kebab, and the Chef's Lamb Curry. The Fish Curry was nice, but average. There were no fireworks, and...More

Thank Matt_Sa_12
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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 GrietWesternCape | Reviewed this property |
They did when we were there in April 2016. There is however an ATM just up the street from them should there be an issue for whichever reason.
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, 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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