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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 4 days ago

First, you have the find the building! Its buried in the middle of the town and not easy to find! The location of the restaurant, if you are fit and healthy it up about 6 flights of stairs. The views were nice. But we found...More

Thank Kari837
Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Kari, Thank you for your valuable feedback, and for choosing to dine in The Tea House on Saturday 21st October. Being in the heart of the Old Town , with no vehicular access, we always send our own City Map to our Diners’ Hotel...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely food, Fabulous atmosphere. Great views. This place was fabulous place to have lunch and we tried all sorts of new flavour combinations that we would never have picked. Loved it.

Thank emiUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience the taste of Zanzibar food the Emerson deliver that, the food is good for those who love spice The place is good and beautiful

Thank Glory H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us booked for dinner a la carte in the secret garden. We emailed a few days before and got a reply fairly quickly. This is a beautifully decorated outdoor area which really uses the old and slightly crumbling walls to its advantage. The...More

Thank psandhu1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As all the buildings in Stonetown are very old, we had to climb up 5 floors of stairs. But, it was well worth the climb. A lovely open restaurant at the top of the building, with a great view over the top of the buildings...More

Thank ray c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five-course pre-fixe dinner while watching the sun set over Stone Town. Innovative seafood and vegetable menu that highlights the spices of Zanzibar. I recommend reserving online one week in advance. Menu varies daily. Absolutely delicious.

Thank MsWell-Traveled
Reviewed 11 October 2017

On the top floor terrace of a very authentic building.We had a 5 gang taste menu. All different staff with local taste. Mainly seafood. Perfect taste. Perfect service. Friendly and professional staff. Before serving each food they made a proper explanation of what will come....More

Thank Bulent U
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We absolutely loved our lunch at Emerson Spice. We at in the Secret Garden on a drizzly, rainy day. However, the food was colorful, fragrant and delicious. Go for the seafood curry!

Thank Evie F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Brave the many steps to the top of Emerson Spice and you will enter a world of culinary delight and sophistication. The entire building is effortlessly cool and chic, from the staff who greet you at reception through to every room, nook and cranny of...More

Thank Stirred_n0t_shaken
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We had the set dinner menu here which was $40 per person for a 5 course meal. It was all seafood, super fresh and very tasty. The views at sunset over Stone Town are the highlight and the dinner is in an amazing rooftop setting....More

Thank Bryce Y
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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