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Monsoon Restaurant

Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“rock lobster” (7 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling solo, this place was great, the atmosphere with the live music and singing. The food flavor was delicious (I had beef stew, vegetables and rice) very tasty. I eat inside, I found the restaurant cozy with cushions on the floor and low tables. The...More

Thank Sherlock1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Zanzibar stopped nearby my hotel for dinner. Food was over cooked (never good for fish). I sat in the porch area and was hounded by touts and beggars waiting for the meal. Moved to a different table when the meal came and...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They offered a 5 coarse meal for $29.00 US....a deal. Food choices are inspired with local spices. Excellent food in a unique environment

Thank Berry112008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good, it's fresh, and the service is friendly and efficient, but you mainly come to hear the sublime live music, and that elevates the flavour of the food anyway. Well worth a visit.

Thank pabloManchester
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, we both felt that our fish was overcooked and dry. Pity for a restaurant that primarily sells seafood. However, the Swahili-style meal was nice enough; and there was a good sauce that went well with the fish.

Thank jamesrt_nz
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The authenticity of this restaurant is amazing: food, decor, experience & music. I went twice, the first time I enjoyed the Cigale de Mer, the second time the giant prawns. On both occasions the food was fresh and excellently prepared. One of my personal favorites.

Thank Karmalitajones
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Nice and central restaurant with friendly staff and...pretty European prices, but the food was fresh and good and they had a convenient complete menu which we enjoyed

Thank Deinos1
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

By far the best meal I have had in Tanzania/Zanzibar. Fish skewers for entree, Swahili vegetable curry for main and Banana fritters for dessert. Cannot even begin to describe the beautiful flavours. Everything was cooked to perfection! And very friendly staff plus a very peaceful...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I entered hungry and I came out exactly the same. After one main course for lunch I chose to be hungry instead of continuing to order terrible food in ridiculous portions. Worst tuna ate in all the island. Nice place. Change ALL the kitchen staff...More

Thank Mbste
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Booked in for dinner to see the live music on a weds night which was great, food was average and overpriced plus many items on the menu were unavailable which made a small selection smaller. Would recommend stopping by for a drink and enjoying the...More

Thank joshjkay
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26 October 2017|
Response from Jellyontheroad | Reviewed this property |
Sorry l have no idea
Georgiana T
17 February 2017|
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Response from Evan R | Reviewed this property |
I'd reach out to the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 410 410
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