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Starfish Restaurant and Bungalows

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Jambiani, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The staff was really friendly and the food was amazing on a great location close by the beach,we eat heare for3 evenings in a row. I recomend it!

Thank BogdanGym89
Bern, Switzerland
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Nicely located at the beach. After 1 hour the waiter came and said that Sansibar is super pole pole. Eventually, the food was good. Nothing to complain. Cheaper than restaurants in lodges.

Thank Torsten B
Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Atmosphere is so friendly and joyful, nice reggy music. Located in the middle of Jambiani, right on the beach. nice staff, we even became friends) The food was the best in Jambiani! try the prowns (they are really big!) and the calmari. we visited this restaurant 5 days! really good prices on the menu. and the owners can organise the... More 

Thank aristocrat2001
Trento, Italy
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We stayed there during our honeymoon..yes you read right! Because we decided to have an original one and we booked with an association based in Trento (Italy) called WHY Onlus. The bungalows are 5 meters from the sea in a sandy courtyard with shade trees, they are essential and a woman of the village clean up everyday. You have your... More 

Thank jacopo_virgili
Perth, Australia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay right on the amazing beach. Good price, for room have a look at ones behind restaurant. Hot water, fan, double and single bed, clean, comfortable. Fantastic breakfast upstairs in chill out room. Staff friendly and will organise anything for you. A Rasta hang out. VERY RELAXING.

Thank Kim M
Surrey, UK
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We visited here last night. I loved the atmosphere which was basic - an enjoyable change from larger establishments. Everyone here, pleasant and friendly and we were left wondering how such decent food was prepared without electricity. Portions are small but tasty and who can complain for under £20 for 4 of us with beers! Go with an open mind... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Basic little beach restaurant. The food was just.so so. My fish was a little dry and too small to find much meat on it. But the staff were friendly and we enjoyed our stay there drinking beer as the sun went down.

Thank cshalev
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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2014

small family business that has 4 bungalows and a restaurant right on the wight sandy beach of Jambiani. for the first night in Zanzibar we stayed at the next door hotel and payed 3 times more for exactly the same room. After a quick walk we found this place... they have new bungalows, with everything you need (hot water with... More 

Thank Linor L
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My friend and I had a very delicious meal here, the first time I've tried Octopus in coconut sauce. The restaurant was very small which wasn't in itself a problem but there was noone else around so there was little atmosphere and the floor was just sand. This is not too much of a problem during the day but at... More 

Thank Richard K
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2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2013

the food was very delicious and they can even bring it to your accommodation. The atmosphere at the restaurant is very cosy and local

Thank Tonyto76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jambiani, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani

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