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Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
+255 775 046 395
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very tasty, and spicey we all had something different and were all happy. The service was good and the shade of the venue was a welcome relief from the blazing heat in the surrounding streets.

Thank gillv63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a perfect lunch at the ground floor secret garden at Emerson spice a couple of days ago. And it is a perfect spot for a cooling off lunch in the heat of a stone town day. The chilled ginger tea was amazing -...More

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for pre fixe seafood 5 course meal. the meal was $40 which I felt was reasonably priced for amount and quality of food. in comparison to other restaurants in area maybe a little more pricey, but I felt it was worth it. we...More

Thank gizmogaga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch in the Secret Garden on the ground floor and it's a lovely, secluded spot with excellent service and great food. This is a sister establishment to the Tea House Restaurant, and the food is just as good. Small menu limited to a...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get a reservation at the Rooftop Tea Room, as it was fully booked. However, they recommended the Secret Garden - which was absolutely lovely! The ambiance is authentic and quite magical. The service and food (e.g., slow roasted goat and chicken) were excellent.

Thank Sharmila C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this rooftop restaurant with the best food in town! Their menu changes daily depending on the catch of the day. The lobster with vanilla was amazing!

Thank Joep K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation based on the menu posted outside, which was vegetarian friendly, and were pleasantly surprised to find we were the only diners at 6:00. The waiter was attentive and the candlelit garden setting with a fountain is great. The food came out...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Environment and Location are very internering and a "must see". I had heard (and read) a lot about this place. The food was Great, and the 5 course tasting meny, wa nicely done. The service though was a little humpy-dumpy. I had a feeling that...More

Thank Paal K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This was an amazing meal on the roof top. Very small and semi-private, watching the chefs prepare our meal. They do not rush you, and you can enjoy the sunset and food. Each course was outstanding and beautifully plated. I have a shellfish allergy and...More

Thank Ljar23
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We arrived in Zanzibar in the middle of Ramadan so very little was open for lunch. We stumbled across the Emerson Spice hotel and was offered lunch in the secret garden. A coconut fish curry and fish cakes was a great lunchtime choice and service...More

1  Thank Julie R
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Emerson Spice. Unfortunately I am unable to put an email address on Tripadvisor, but if you go to our Facebook page, you can book direct from there using the Book Now Button. Our Contact... More
Kay M
3 December 2016|
Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in dining at The Tea House at Emerson Spice. All our Reservations are done online. Click 'Email' on our Tripadvisor page, email us, and we will assist.
Coonoor B
8 September 2016|
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Response from Spice_management_1 | Property representative |
Thursday 8th September ‘16 Dear Coonoor, Thank you for your interest in The Emerson Collection. Here is an explanation: Emerson on Hurumzi, the old Emerson & Green, was opened in 1997. The seating is Swahili Style on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 775 046 395
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  • This restaurant is at Emerson Spice
Emerson Spice have two Restaurants: The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant - The Seafood Based, Set Five Course 'Taste Safari' Degustation Menu is prepared daily by our Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, so Diners are encouraged to arrive at any time after 5.30p.m. to enjoy a 'Sundowner' before dinner, which is served at 7p.m. Reservations Recommended. The Secret Garden - set amidst lushly landscaped hidden 'Ruins', open to the skies, it has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner.
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