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Forodhani Gardens

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (50 reviews)
“shawarma” (15 reviews)
“juice” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

There isn't much of a nightlife in stone town so this is one of the only places to go. It's a nice relaxing open space with many food vendors selling the cultural/local foods. Definitely check it out if you have a few free hours.

Thank hadasawitty
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Was lovely walking down the street/ lawn with vendors tempting us to try their eats. A lot of options, including veggie foods.

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Walking through the market was a delight for all of our senses. It was marvelous to walk among the people and see the goods and foods that were being sold.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 7 January 2018

It is worth of visiting, but don't fall for hawkers chat. You will be hassled from the first step taken into this area. Ignore everyone approaching you. do two rounds around before you order, Give yourself time before you order and agree on prices, Some...More

Thank Iwona Z
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I visited a few times, gets going more from around 9pm onwards. Lots of locals as well as tourists. No pressure into buying. There are quite a few stalls but not much variety. Everyone is selling the Zanzibar ‘pizzas’ like a chewy pancake with sweet...More

Thank Rpickett18
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Near the see the gardens are bot only scenic but also have many food vendors where there are delicacies from crab claws to calamari steaks. Agree a price before have food cooked

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

If you’re visiting the nighttime food market at Forodhani Gardens, there’s a decent chance you (like me) saw the Anthony Bourdain episode and an even better chance you’re going to have the Zanzibar pizza, both of which are worth your time. And in addition to...More

Thank Kevin C
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Restaurant Details

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