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Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 21 min
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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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd researched eating on the rooftop terrace at Emerson Spice back in the UK, and reserved a table before we arrived in Zanzibar. Probably recommended as there are only a dozen tables. Anyway, it's a set menu that starts with drinks at 6.15ish, watch the...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure who is writing these reviews, people who have never eaten before? maybe people who only eat McDonalds? Distinctly average in terms of food, you can definitely get a better meal for half the price in Zanzibar. Service was fine if just a little...More

Thank Tom B
Spice_management_1, Manager at Emerson Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tom, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Emerson Spice on Friday 14th July. Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback Our Five Course ‘Taste Safari’ Menu, is changed every day, based on what is available, so ensuring...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in the Emerson spice restaurant's secret garden in early Aug 2017. To give an idea of how great this place, consider that I have been patient enough to download the trip advisor app using very slow Tanzanian internet in order to write this...More

Thank Imran B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice lunch! View is beautiful and food is delicious (albeit portions are a little small for the price vs. other restaurants). The prawn was especially good. They were also really nice and allowed us to store our luggage while we walked around Stone Town...More

Thank kbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the five course prix fixe dinner for $40. It was amazing, incorporating the best concepts from local cuisine and European fare. Accompanying the food was a breathtaking view on the roof and top-notch service. Highly recommended.

Thank mopihpog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Emerson Spice hotel and were fortunate to have experienced two breakfasts and a dinner at this lovely rooftop restaurant with a 360 degree view overlooking Stonetown! We also had a second dinner at Emerson Spice's other restaurant which I will also review...More

Thank Jenabirdie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you have just one meal in Stonetown, there is a good argument to make it this place. A lower garden area or rooftop dining and lunch options exist, each with their own charms. Seating can be a challenge, so call ahead. Spectacular views, and...More

Thank JoelZ195
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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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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