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House of Spices

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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1264
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting authentic local food, well prepared, in a comfortable rooftop setting with a welcome breeze. Service can be a little slow, 1st to assure proper preparation of the food comma but also with limited wait staff for the number of tables served

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you for your review. House of Spices More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of all the roof top restaurants in Stonetown. When you get up you are in a dining rooftop hall that is a bit dark, but you are met by nice staff and get a menu with lots of choices. We first had difficulties to decide so got help and also got info about what was local. Eded up with... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer thank you so much for your review the whole team is looking forward to welcoem you soon again House of Spices More 

Moss, Norway
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good meal in a soft green atmosphere. We had good stew and could choose good vines from many different countries.

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Estimated Customer, thank you for your review We are looking forward to welcome you soon again in our terrace restaurant House of Spices More 

Moss, Ostfold, Norway
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent dinner! We chose a stew, well cooked beef and vegetables. Tandoori spices. Very nice! Friendly staff, smiling and willing in spite of aquite busy evening! A friendly atmosphere!

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you very much for the time spent in reviewing your experience in our terrace restaurant . We look forward to welcoem you soon again House of Spices More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice rooftop restaurant with a good variety of menu options. We had the deep fried calamari rings with rice (which was tasty) and the passion fruit cheesecake (which is more like an ice cream tart) was lovely and refreshing. However, the highlight of our visit was the very interesting spiced liquor tasting after dinner - a fitting end to our... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you very much for your review. We look forward to welcoem you soon again Kind regards House of Spices More 

Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and the best customer care with Rama! The cheese cake is fantastic but also the other food on the menu !

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you very much for having taken the time to review your experience. Next time we would you to try our truly original Italian icecream. Kind regards House of Spices More 

Athens, Greece
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice combination of seafood with spaggeti and spices. Try pizza with pineapple! It's amazing! The place was ok and the service was good and quick. House of spices is a safe choice for tourists who wants to try something different. The shop at the ground floor has very interesting gifts to buy (spices and soaps in nice packaging).

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for reviewing your experience on our terrace restaurant All the very best House of Spices More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the hot climate of Zanzibar you crave a nice cold drink. Sadly there is never any ICE at House of Spice. No ice, no apology, no visit to the local shop to buy some, just a tepid drink served with a smile. The food is interesting but not outstanding. The house is a lovely quirky Zanzibari house. Service is... More 

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for your comment. We are not sure about every time no ice nor no apology. House of Spices More 

Frederiksberg, Denmark
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there two times, one lunch and one dinner. The food was really good and the staff is nice. They have a stone oven there they make amazing bread and pizza. The restaurant is placed on an open terrasse.

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anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for your comment. House of Spices More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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204 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice place on the roof with outside dining Food is good and service the same. Only comment is dishes did not came in same time and pizza came 30 minutes after all where finished. Besides that a good choose.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 1264
Description
Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar

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