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Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 462 311
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant 2 weeks ago. This restauruant was the BEST. Clean, from top to bottom, Servers were EXCELLENT. I ordered freshly grilled swordfish and freshly grilled vegetables. The portions were very generous, and the fish was the best I have ever had. I HIGHLY recommend this place which is also facing the ocean. A real find!!!

Thank njrd2016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had amazing swordfish and prawns there a few times. The portions are very generous and the price is right. The food is flavorful and not too salty. It may not have the views of the water that some places do, but you can still watch people coming and going from the beach and see some ocean. It is an... More 

Thank Angi S
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

On our stowntown tour we made a couple of stops, as the heat and the overflow of impressions in this buzzling little town with all its sometimes very narrow streets bring you to this point, where you have to stop for a while , to digest the impressions and be ready for the experiences, awaiting you. We chose the archipelago... More 

Thank Karl-Heinz H
Muscat, Oman
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236 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Archipelago is a great restaurant catering to both swahili and international food. The pizzas are excellent, and so are the local dishes. It has a great shaded area with constant cool sea breeze blowing in your faces! Check it out!

Thank Luby1986
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Prices reasonable (very), the portions were big, and pilau rice was tasty. I ordered the 'grilled swordfish with pilau rice and avocado salsa'. Must visit!

Thank Bernard W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We ate a vegetarian and a seafood pizza. Both were very good and there was a lot of seafood topping! It was surprisingly quiet and the service was quick. I thought it was good value.

Thank PaulIanLyons
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We ate here twice while and it was very good both times. Service was solid and food was prepared very well and tasty. Kitchen is clean and they take measures to make sure the tourist do not get sick.

Thank Bernard W
London, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Not quite sure why people are raving about this place. It's a nice restaurant, right near the beach. The service was attentive and friendly. I thought the food was nice, but not particularly impressive. It was about 30,000 Tanzanian shillings for two drinks, a squid starter to share and two mains, so not bad in terms of price.

Thank Amy B
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Archipelago is a nice quiet place known for it's sea foods. The setting is very nice with the sea breeze blowing on your face as you dine in there. I went for dinner around 8. I tried their calamari, and it was good. The service is wonderful.

Thank Minassie A
Rome, Italy
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Delicious food, and excellent service. Wide menu to choose from and good juices... And they have wifi that somehow works

Thank 3amer3amer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 462 311

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