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House of Spices

Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1264
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (95 reviews)
“seafood” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 393 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The most beautiful atmosphere and an amazing hidden gem! We all loved the service and food. Definitely recommend this, would love to go again.

Thank Sophia R
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Valued Clients, thank you so much for having taken the time to review your experience We would love to welcoem you again soon Kind regards House of Spices

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick (well, we tried to make it quick) lunch here. Husband had the green banana and beef curry, I had the red and yellow lentils. The waiter understood perfectly when I asked about ingredients and could respond in kind. The food was...More

Thank Kelsey G
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guests, Although is a good review, however, we are afraid this review has been wrongly posted First of all in our menu there is no trace of Green Banana, nor Beef Curry and same as for red and yellow lentil. On top, we do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here, the seafood curry was delicious, the calamari was pretty good and the octopus carpaccio isn't exactly what we expected but still fresh and good. 3 mains plus drinks was c£20 decent value. We tried to go for dinner there the next...More

Thank Tom B
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for you review Highly.appreciated We look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to have a real Stone Town experience, right from the moment you are walked from the car park, through the alleys to the hotel. You won't get amazing sea or city views, but you will get genuine warmth and hospitality...More

Thank ohopejoe70
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Customers? In deed it was our privilege to host you and we are all looking forward to welcome you soon again. Very best regards House of Spices

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch - seafood coconut curry. Not bad and it feels real coconut juice inside. Not extraordinary - shrimps smell a bit old. Quantity may be too small for some people. Service. I don't know why but the waiter looks like he doesn't like...More

Thank Jae_Kim_22
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Customer Thank you for your review. We shall investigate who has served your table and to operate the improvement you mention, if needed. Meanwhile, we would appreciate you refrain yourself while judging what others have reviewd before you. Best regards House of Spices

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience and the food was lovely and good value. The pizza was one of the best we've had and we also had a veggie curry which was excellent.

Thank evangelinemae
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Customer, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. At the House of Spices, we all look forward to welcoem you soon again House of Spices

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good pasta and pizza in an open air restaurant with great rooftop views. Friendly staff although service was a little slow. Enjoyed exploring their store on the ground floor and learning more about some of the spices we weren't as familiar with. Tip: They don't...More

Thank Trina B
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Customer, thank you for your kind review At the entrace of the House of Spices in the store on the ground floor, just on the receptionist desk, there is a board saying that credit cards are not accepted. Looking forward to welcome you soon...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

The food was really delicious here. Enjoyed the complimentary starter of crispy pizza bread with a pumpkin chutney. My favourite appetiser was the tuna/avocado/aubergine stack and favourite main was the seafood curry. Lots of yummy seafood to choose from on the menu (plus chicken/meat) and...More

Thank MareeBangkok
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Customer, thank you very much for having shared your experience. We look forward to welcoem you soon again Wishing you all the best, House of Spices

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stumbled upon this place when looking for a rooftop restaurant. Unfortunatly, it doesnt offer great views, but the food is good. We all opted to order pizzas, which are made on a wood burning stove right on the roof. We also happened to sit...More

Thank STACY S
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you very much for you review We look forward to welcome you soon again House of Spices

Reviewed 2 July 2017

The pizza was awesome :) would have gone back if it wasn't our last night Also amazing vanilla caramel ice cream!!!

Thank k987
anna m, Owner at House of Spices, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Valued Customer thank you very much for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoem you again soon House of Spices

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Holly J
12 December 2016|
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Response from anna m | Property representative |
Dear Holly, Our menu is plenty if dishes ranging from salad, fish crostaceouns, meat.
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ArjS
23 August 2016|
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Response from Reemhemida | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry for the delay, the crab Claw was a part of the family platter, frankly I can't remember how much it was, but it was reasonable prices in general, as 4 of us eat and had juice for $59.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kiponda street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1912, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 1264
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Description
Breezing terraces for both restaurant and bar, Mediterranean food, pizza, wine bar
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