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Mercury's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood
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Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 413 081
09:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a place near the beach that the boats begin the tour for Prison Island. Reasonable prices but it smells awfully. Live music during the night. Overall average.

Thank Panagiotis P
Athens, Greece
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66 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just wanted a beer and happened to pass by on our way from a boat ride to prison island. We saw the F.Mercury tribute on the wall and it was indeed a surprise since we had no idea that he ever lived here, besides that "King photo of F.M" it is just a bar, with the occasional smell from... More 

Thank Stathis T
Leicester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has an extensive menu to suit most tastes, from snacks to full meals, and is averagely priced. A Zanzibari spiced curry is approx. TZS 20,000, with drinks between TZS 2500 and 500. Service is quick, the staff are efficient and friendly. I visited here a few times during a seven day stay in Stone Town.

Thank Andrew T
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an ordinary bar/restaurant. It isn't even in the very center, but close to ferry port and Old dispensary. It has a nice terrace by the sea with very uncomfortable chairs. The prices are average for Stone town at around 10$ for a main, and beers around 2$. There's a small beach in front, and few Freddy's pics.... More 

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Stone Town, Zanzibar Urban, Tanzania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is very busy because of its name. And I am sure they have not improved since my last visit. The location is quite nice, but the standard of the food is below average. Last time I ate there I had a grilled changu fish, which were not so fresh, the pizza was to oily... well, that was my... More 

Thank Jakob H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really excited to visit the bar this evening with my other half but the reality was very disappointing. Don't be fooled by all the photos pointing the other way, the view is dominated by the sight, sounds and smell of the huge ferry port next door. The drinks are bad and overpriced, the service slow and rude. They... More 

Thank Daveburke82
Manila, Philippines
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91 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant provides a very relaxing environment, good music and good food. Had taken my lunch here, ordered for their local bestseller, and enjoyed the sea views. Nice location too ~

Thank David Albert D
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in Mercury's with some friends of mine for relaxing to avoid the midday heat. After having spent 3 weeks on Zanzibar island, I now can tell that this I the most expensive bar & restaurant I've been to. The prices for simple dishes or also salads often reach up to 10 Euros. The soft drinks are a bit... More 

Thank EricBoe
Maribor, Slovenia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As all stars, they are still "sleepy" in the "morning". You cant get fresh juice at 11 AM. Otherwise nice place place to enjoy view on the ferry terminal in Zanzibar city.

Thank JurijBa
Fayetteville, Georgia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an exotic pineapple, basil, and cilantro pizza ( I know, some would say that's not pizza) near the harbor but overlooking the water. Pizza was around $9 US and, with a Kilimanjaro beer and tip, $15. After 3 weeks in Africa, needed some 'zah' and this was the place. Good service, fair price, decent pizza.

Thank p_rector

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 413 081
Mercury's Restaurant is situated right next to the sea port - PERFECT if you are entering Zanzibar by boat! Our menu offers a range of fresh fish, soups, seafood, club sandwich, pizza, fajitas & many vegetarian options. All our tables are situated on an open plan deck with a view of the indian ocean & the nearby islands. Come and enjoy a Zanzibar Ice spiced coffee or fresh juice at Mercury's....

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