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Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a magical time here - it has the most beautiful views, incredible food and really lovely staff. We learnt a lot about Swahili culture and the dining experience felt like such a treat with a delicious set menu and brilliant cocktails. If you...More

Thank 469IM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The colourfully traditional rooftop restaurant at this quaint hotel nestled amongst the back streets of stone town is top drawer. We dined for the 5 course seafood tasting menu and it was a culinary delight. The staff were excellent and the whole experience was amazing....More

Thank Walton_laura
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place where enjoy the food, the menu changes every day but always is a good selection of quality products. The views from the roof terrace are nice but not the best in the city. Decoration good and excellent service

Thank elisaledra
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate lunch a few months back, pouring with rain, we had an alcove out in the secret garden. Chilled relaxed, the menu was simple, but the flavors were so good. Best place for lunch in stone town.....I visit Stone town every few months for...More

Thank Marcus A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the set 5-course dinner menu on September 6th, 2017 for $40 USD per person, not inclusive of any beverages. The location and ambiance are wonderful in an open air terrace. We arrived at 630 to watch the sunset with cocktails before dinner service...More

Thank EEDonna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Secret Garden Restauant here. It was amazing. The venue is super cool. It's set up in am open air ruined building adjacent to the hotel. There are vines and trees and lovely lighting. The atmosphere was perfect. The food, wine and...More

Thank RachTheRage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting and service are good, however food was not spectacular and the tasting menu is overpriced (compared to the rest of the restaurants in Zanzibar). Overall I don't think it is worth the 40usd/pp + drinks.More

Thank Pedro P
Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Pedro Thank you for choosing to dine in our rooftop Tea House Restaurant on Saturday 26th August. Great to hear that you enjoyed the Setting, and Service. Disappointing that you didn’t enjoy our Daily Changing, Five Course, ‘Taste Safari’ menu, including Yellowfin Tuna Timbale,...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We ate at the secret garden on the recommendation of some locals - lovely food, good service .... well worth a visit :)

Thank havekidsandtravel437
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here to cap off our time in Zanzibar. 5 courses, all using fresh and seemingly local ingredients. The flavor combinations were spectacular - I especially liked the Oyster Cigar. The view was amazing. Two tips: 1) we were sandwiched between...More

Thank Kelsey G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This was such a special evening and these guys were key in pulling it off. We've traveled all over the world and few places have been as flexible and accommodating when it comes to making vegan meals, especially for a set menu. The staff were...More

Thank sam m
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Emerson Spice. Unfortunately I am unable to put an email address on Tripadvisor, but if you go to our Facebook page, you can book direct from there using the Book Now Button. Our Contact... More
Kay M
3 December 2016|
Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in dining at The Tea House at Emerson Spice. All our Reservations are done online. Click 'Email' on our Tripadvisor page, email us, and we will assist.
Coonoor B
8 September 2016|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thursday 8th September ‘16 Dear Coonoor, Thank you for your interest in The Emerson Collection. Here is an explanation: Emerson on Hurumzi, the old Emerson & Green, was opened in 1997. The seating is Swahili Style on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 775 046 395
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice have two Restaurants: The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant - The Seafood Based, Set Five Course 'Taste Safari' Degustation Menu is prepared daily by our Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, so Diners are encouraged to arrive at any time after 5.30p.m. to enjoy a 'Sundowner' before dinner, which is served at 7p.m. Reservations Recommended. The Secret Garden - set amidst lushly landscaped hidden 'Ruins', open to the skies, it has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
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