We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

House of Spices

Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1264
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (92 reviews)
“seafood” (41 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
DETAILS
Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (500)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 500 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with friends for dinner to try something different in Stonetown. We ordered a range of dishes. I had a pasta which I found very enjoyable. I think the only place it loses points is that the service was a little difficult at...More

Thank Gibbsy31
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you for your review We look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed 3 nights in Stone Town and as we were staying in the House of Spices hotel we decided to eat in the restaurant on the last evening. This was a mistake as it ended up being the best meal we had during...More

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

Dear Valued Customer thank you very much for having taken the time to review your experience Looking forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing lunch here. Portions were a bit small, but maybe we were getting too accustomed to hotel portions that were a bit bigger :) The shop downstairs is also reasonably affordable and has some cute stuff. Would definitely go back and would...More

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

Dear Valued Customer thank you very much for having taken the time to review your experience Looking forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went through ally ways to get to this place at evening. It was great sitting in the roof top eating delicious pizza and drinking beer. Good and fast service with nice staff. Quiet place to sit with friends and also good for couples.

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

Dear Valued Customer, thank you so much for having taken the tome to review your experience We all look forward to welcoem you soon again House of Spices

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Gourmet food. Not very big plates and a little bit expensive. Located in the center of stone city with Italian food. However, delicious. Average overall

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

Dear Valued customer, thank you for your comment. Expensive compared to what? All the very best House of Spices

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Nice rooftop restaurant in a beautiful building. The food is above average and the service is quite efficient. Good location too: bang in the center of Stone Town but also very quick and easy to get out of the old town (less than 5 minute...More

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

Dear Valued customer, thank you. House of Spices

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Restaurant is on the roof top and offers an airy atmosphere with nice views. Small place with personal service. Owners are from Italy so the menu offers a nice mix of dishes. Good wine selection, also served by glass. Great place for dinner.

Thank Frogy007
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, thank you very much for having shared your experience Best regards House of Spices

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Meal: Delicious fresh food prepared in a timely manner. Grazie. By the way, I am very fussy about my cheesecakes. HoS's was divine <3 Atmosphere: Just how I like it - Swahili decor and Swahili restoration. Ahsanteni. Service: My waiter was the barista. Such a...More

Thank Mimmina1967
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you so much for your review House of Spices

Reviewed 23 February 2017 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

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

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

Reviewed 19 February 2017

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...More

Thank Almgren4711
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

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Tea House Restaurant
303 reviews
.26 km away
Emerson Spice
537 reviews
.08 km away
Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe
606 reviews
.07 km away
Lukmaan Restaurant
359 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Forodhani Park
1,046 reviews
.41 km away
Darajani Bazaar
148 reviews
.15 km away
Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)
331 reviews
.31 km away
Christ Church Cathedral
47 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
thuwein y
vp mademu wapo wakulala nao
25 April 2017|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Submit
Holly J
Do you do gluten free food? I am visiting Zanzibar next week Thanks
12 December 2016|
Answer
Response from anna m | Property representative |
Dear Holly, Our menu is plenty if dishes ranging from salad, fish crostaceouns, meat.
0
Votes
ArjS
How much are the crab claws ?
23 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Reemhemida | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for the delay, the crab Claw was a part of the family platter, frankly I can't remember how much it was, but it was reasonable prices in general, as 4 of us eat and had juice for $59.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
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, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
Description
Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar