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Saruche Restaurant

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Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
+255 774 266 266
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me, the best place to dinner in Nungwi. The food was absolutely amazing, I took a lobster tempura as starter and a lobster linguini as main! Both were very well cooked and tasting so well. The service is differentiated comparing with other restaurants in area. It is expensive compared with others but if we consider quality/price is very accessible!

Thank Joana B
Bruges, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Expensive restaurant in the area but the service is the best we ever had during the whole of our round trip,the food was good also. A group of 10 people we started at their rooftops bar and after the manager's recommendation we went to the fine dining restaurant. The waitress was very good and experienced the orders we never messed... More 

Thank sebamertens
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83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The best restaurant in Nungwi, if you want a special dinner on the beach this is the place. The service is perfect, the waiters speak a good English (not so common here) and the dishes are stunning, a different cuisine which match African and continental style. Price are higher than the other restaurants on the beach but this place really... More 

Thank petrella15
Muscat, Oman
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went for dinner at Saruche without having stayed at the hotel and without having made a table reservation and thus we were not sure about how we would be welcomed - but the evening turned out to be a wonderful dining experience in Zanzibar. Despite of not having had a table reservation, we were welcomed and seated in a... More 

Thank MTraveler1986
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant in the area. And we have tried a few. Good service, not taking too long, dishes tasteful. You can have a lovely diner on the beach by candle light. Prices are fair, not the cheapest, if that is what you are looking for. But still well below european prices.

Thank Deeuwis R
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Lovely place where you can eat on the beach. We ate there twice. Once for Christmas dinner which the staff went to a lot of effort with. It was a good night but the food was overcooked. Then we ate again a few days later and it was much better when ordering off the menu. Staff are very friendly and... More 

Thank Grenlickarno
Pamplona, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Really a nice restaurant in amazing beach specially recommended for dinner. Good food and nice staff in a safe place.

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Thank lorenzosanzg
New York, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

You are in for a culinary surprise at Saruche. The fusion of cultural history flavors provides an wonderful experience at dinner time. What a wonderful surprise to enjoy a candlelight dinner!!!!

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Thank H7205ZNdianer
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The place is great, there are tables on the balcony and on the sand. Candle lights create an idyllic atmosphere! The menu is adequate, it doesn't have so many dishes that you're gonna get confused! There are some options from international and African cuisine. I could dye for the lobster tempura!! Also loved the Senegalese dish. The wine menu has... More 

Thank Alice A
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed In the hotel Z and booked for dinner. Nice service and good food at a decent price. Would come back again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 30
Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nungwi, Nungwi 0001, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
  • Phone Number: +255 774 266 266
Z Hotel’s main restaurant, Saruche, offers a four course Table de Hote Menu of African-European fusion cuisine as well as a variety of fresh-from-the-ocean fish and seafood. We have created a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere where you can sample some of the finest cuisine Zanzibar has to offer and taste fine wines from our international wine selection.Other than sampling our delicious four course Table de Hote Menu, we do also offer themed buffet evenings on select nights. Ranging from the Seafood Fiesta to Traditional African style meals, all accompanied by live entertainment. With stunning views across the ocean, Saruche restaurant rests on the edge of a small cliff where you can eat al fresco on a deck over the ocean with only the rippling tide to keep you company.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?