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Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1264
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best restaurant in Stonetown .... should I say anything more? Typical terrace of an ancient "arabian" building in the middle of Stonetown. Local products (fish, meat, veg, etc) cooked with experience and some fusion ideas. I suggest you to book at least for dinner since the restaurant is often fully booked.

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for having taken the time to share your experience. We all look forward to welcome you soon again Wishing you a Merry Christmas House of Spices More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, cozy restaurant with a wonderful terrace! Delicious food! We ate two different seafood pastas and both were great!

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for having taken time to review your experience We look forward to welcome you soon again Kind regards, House of Spices More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and i went here on our first night in Stone Town. No need to reserve. Menu is OK fairly Italian influenced with both wood open pizzas and a variety of pasta and grilled dishes from the main kitchen. Waiters are friendly if a little slow. Dinner and drinks came to 36 us dollars which felt about right.

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

Dear Customer, thank you for your time in reviewing your experience. We look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So lets start with the good: -Every plate was empty when the meal was over -The Skewers are amazing, don't order anything else -The staff were great and even got someone to walk us back to our hotel as they knew we got lost on the way -Prices are good for the quality and compared to competitor restaurants -Despite arriving... More 

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

Dear Customer, thank you for your review. There are many reasons why people go to a restaurant: The most common, is because of the quality of food served. About this matter, by using the exact words enclosed in your review you said: "our food it was amazing" Therefore, we are happy like that. Into details: To all major partial items... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant at the House of Spices is worth a visit. Good food in an interesting setting. Be prepared to climb narrow stairs to get to the place.

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for your review House of Spcies More 

Jarrahdale, W.A.
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled on this restaurant as we were weaving our way through the streets of Stone Town and later asked at our hotel for a recommendation. Having mentioned House of Spices we were told "Yes, this is very good". Our host was not wrong. It was excellent. You enter through the spice hope - very interesting in it self. And... More 

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

Dear Customer, all House members are enthusiastic after having read your comment; it encourages to push further Best wishes House of Spices More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the place for its ambience and the service we got. The food was cooked from scratch and hence fresh.

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

Dear Customer, thank you so much for the time taken to review your experience with us We look forward to welcome soon again House of Spices More 

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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ended up here by chance. But so glad I did. I even went back the next day before leaving Stone Town. I recommend the restaurant to others. The curries are freshly prepared and delicious. Definite stop for someone who wants to experience what the local spices taste like in local delicacies.

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

Thank you so much for your great review House of Spices More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very tasty sea food dishes, homemade pastas, good service, clean and nice restaurant. i would definitely go back:)

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

Dear Guest, thank you so mcuh for your great review House of Spices More 

mombasa
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good tasty sea food dishes. worth visiting to taste the traditional Zanzibar food. simple decor with good service.

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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?