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Forodhani Gardens

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (36 reviews)
“shawarma” (15 reviews)
“mussels” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Fast food
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go after sunset and go around the little market. You will see, that every table is almost the same, but price could be different if you do not make a good bargain. My favourite is Mr. Nutella's table, they make the best food on the...More

Thank Gyuricza O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crowd was nowhere near what I’d expected; actually, far less. I take it that early August is low travel season, relative to some other months. The scene is pretty much what you’d expect if prior to the visit, you’d watch the Anthony Bourdain episode...More

Thank IT-Expert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is soo busy at night! With a lot of varieties of BBQ both sea food and others. It is famous with the zanzibari dish "Urojo". When one gets in town, make sure you visit

Thank Elibramack J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have Asian look but have lived in Tanzania for 1.5 years. I know the price for most of street food in Dar es Salaam. Although in Dar, they don't serve seafood as street food, it is easy to pick up a popular samosa at...More

Thank Yen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park becomes night food market that starts at dust. You can find detailed here various street food like bbq of seefood and other. Zanzibar pizza, sugar can join email and more. The place is crowded, mainly by tourists and if you are sensitive for...More

Thank Raanan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here once or twice. Walk around look at all the stalls first. Do not get pressured into buying food you do not want. Avoid mussles, mine were horrible. I recommend the lobster on a stick 8000 tsh, tuna was 6000 tsh, zanzibar...More

Thank Dagmawi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood available here is superb. On the food side, have a browse of the various stalls, and sample a small bite at a few. The octopus was my personal favourite. If staying in Stone Town several nights, I would eat here every day!

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very much competition for your money, sea food tastes just average since it's not freshly prepared for you. All skewers, whether it's meat of seafood, have already been prepared and are waiting for tourists/people to buy. Without being used to bargaining they overcharge any tourist...More

Thank Rozemarijn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eating at Forodhani (pronounced Forazani by the local people) is an interesting experience. In the evening time the square is populated by a food market which offers everything from kebabs to the famous zanzibar pizza (sweet or savory). There is great seafood available, calimari, octopus,...More

Thank michelle k
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must for all babarqued sea food lovers. It's always my kind of thing to eat where locals eat so as to get to know their way of life. Forodhani is such a place here. It's important to choose the right place to...More

Thank Moffat C
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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
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