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Forodhani Gardens Restaurant

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“pizza” (47 reviews)
“shawarma” (13 reviews)
“mussels” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Fast food
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you arrive at the garden square your senses will start going crazy. The smell of all the spices and different meats is fabulous. From seafood to meat kebabs, Zanzibar pizzas that are amazing (vegetarian pizza highly recommended with a Nutella desert one...More

Thank Steph N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, super food, absolutelly amazing people and zanzibar pizza is delicious! If you will be on stone town, you must visit it'

Thank Petr G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is interesting to visit when in Stonetown. Nice atmosphere and feels relatively safe. One stall holder really had the gift of the gab and persuaded us to come and look at his stall of seafood skewers and the next thing we knew, we had...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

like the food but MUST BE SURE it is fresh. in many occasions it is NOT! choose places were you see many locals eating! DO NOT consider people that will try to direct you to a specific outlet.

Thank eytanin
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Is more that a street food . You can check locals and tourists mingle. Price need to be checked in advance not to have a surprise:D . Go after sunset around 9-10 PM when all the area became crowded.

Thank RazvanOana
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was a very good experience for us. During the day time it is just a garden but in the evening there is a lot of cooking. We are vegetarians and we had a good choice of delicious food.I recommend you visit Mr. Mango's stall.

Thank tiklam2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The night market on Forodhani Gardens is a must visit. Avoid the seafood, which are rather expensive and of dubious quality, and aim for Zanzibari pizza or meat sticks instead.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I put two stars because it's interesting to go there just to walk around and maybe get a fresh fruit juice (which are the only thing you can buy for a reasonable price over there). But DON'T eat there, the food is ok at best...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I don't think there is any type of sea food they don't have in this garden! I'm going back tomorrow evening!! 😃. Travelers tip: pay in shillings. They know 90% of people coming there are foreigners so they tends to take advantage of that and...More

Thank Afeluxury
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I love the Forodhani Gardens food market. It was every bit as vibrant, lively and friendly as I remember from my first visit ten years ago. It is a happy mix of tourists and locals, side by side, in a genuinely shared experience. Although there...More

1  Thank spangleddrongo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
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