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The Gemstone Grill

Kabompo Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 21 3324406
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“kebab” (8 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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Grill, Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Kabompo Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

When we visited this restaurant it had only recently opened. The staff were very welcoming and gave us the gold-star treatment. We had the selection of kebabs and then chose sides from a buffet. The food was excellent and the best I had whilst in...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Recently went to this establishment, nice atmosphere, staff reasonably attentive. We were a group of 12 , ordered our food, but had to wait 1 hour and 15 minutes before we could collect it. Food was good and tasty. We were the only people in...More

Thank 19alm49
Johannes S, Owner at The Gemstone Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your review. There are mosquitos all over Livingstone. Unfortunately there is not much we can do about that, unless we 'nuke' the whole place with chemicals... We do provide insect repellent, and that does keep the buggers at bay. We prepare our food...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

My daughter and I went here some of our evenings in our stay at Livingstone. First day we waited a hour for our burger despite there were not many guest. But my God it was worth waiting for!!! which also made us keep comming back...More

Thank tilbud2017
Reviewed 18 July 2017

IMO, this is the best food and service in Livingstone. The kebabs are tender and delicious and the service is impeccable. Location is perfect - right in the heart of Livingstone. A must-do if you're looking for great food.

Thank FunandFabulous
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I keep coming back to this amazing restaurant, the food is the bomb! The gemstone offers a big variety of kebabs and other grilled delicacies.

Thank Yvonnefoods
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and a great variety of dishes to choose from. We had kebabs, and all of them were really really good. The sides (that are unlimited) are also very good. Would very much recommend to anyone who likes food fresh of the grill!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had a delicious meal here after rafting this week. Great range of local cuisine and some home flavours. Outdoor seating and attentive staff.

Thank 455kiwitraveller
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Great dinner in a beautiful setting. Had some tasty kebabs of kudu, crocodile and chicken. Service was very friendly and efficient.

Thank Allan L
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A unique experience with really really good food, the service was great with a hint of humorous sarcasm and a menu that should read no pun intended and the end( or maybe thats just my imagination).The waiters do not carry an order pad, you tick...More

Thank IZizwani
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A group of 13 made the visit to the Gemstone Lounge and we had a great experience, very friendly staff good service and to say the least the food was out of this world. Pricing on such good food was surprisingly moderate and value for...More

Thank hendrik807
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kabompo Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Southern Province  >  Livingstone
  • Phone Number: +260 21 3324406
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The Gemstone is a gourmet grill restaurant. We offer steaks, Souvlaki (small kebabs), burgers, wraps, desert crepe and more. All prepared on our specially designed grill. Special items on the menu include crocodile (kebabs and wraps), freshwater crayfish, big steaks (600g), big burgers and various vegetarian grills. The theme of the Gemstone is agate stones, a semi-precious stone found in many parts of the world. The emphasis is on 'Zambezi Agates', a type of agate unique to Zambia. Zambezi Agates are black and white, and some of the largest agates are found in Zambia. We have a good selection of agates on display from all over the world (Morocco, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, China and USA), and we are expanding the selection continuously.
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