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Forodhani Gardens

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sea food” (25 reviews)
“pizza” (40 reviews)
“shawarma” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 311 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

If you don't get harassed on the way there, you most certainly will when you get to the market. Local "cooks" will jump in your face to try to overcharge you on sometimes good but most times old fish.

1  Thank mcat3333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience. Food shacks selling amazing seafood. Friendly people. Excellent for some evening -people photography

Thank tri-eyes
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This is the place to eat for cheap in the evening. The zanzibar pizza isn't bad, it comes in different flavors, they even make it sweet like a desert. They can combine pretty much anything you want - for desert, I got a mango peanut...More

Thank Secil K
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Yes you can enjoy it, if you are able to deal with harrasment and cheating disguised with names like: Mr. Polite

1  Thank Daniela P
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing food from multiple stands and good prices. Recommend the sugar cane juice and Zanzibar pizza!

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Went there hoping for similar experiences of food markets in other parts of the world - cheap, extremly good and friendly. It only rated on the friendly one but other than that it was a rip off - we paid almost 20 Dollars on 3...More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

If you wanted to try a variety of local food all in one place, this is the place ! Garden on the seafront. Walk around, negotiate the prices (it is cultural...) order, walk around more... don’t order all in one place and come back the...More

Thank Jean-joseph H
Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was exciting to experience this food market with lots of seafood. Though the sellers were too pushy and it was difficult to choose as many of the booths were selling the same. We were followed by several enthusiastic sellers, but as we were not...More

Thank Sputnica
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great way to spoil all your senses. Check everything out and afterwards decide what you'll be eating. Dont forget to negociate. Food is fresh and delicious (one od the best I had on the island).

Thank Oana_dili
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We checked out the Forodhani gardens night markets last night and were happy with our visit. There was a selection of meat and seafood Shawarma, which we tried and were satisfied with. We also tried the pizza - both a beef and a snickers one,...More

Thank Alyce C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
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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