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US$12 - US$47
Italian, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Cafe, Dining bars
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All reviews seafood chicken octopus our favourite the owner white sand african style excellent food nice restaurant beach hotel laura zanzibar guests view ocean
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, kind and polite staff. Would definitely come back to check out other items on the menu, and truly recommend this place. Menu is in euro’s but you can pay in local cash too.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back twice in a week for the Zanzibar Pilau. They also did a very good crispy chicken burger.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Papaya beach is amazing. Perfect place, perfect view and amazing sea food. Samson and Mariam was a very good staff and friends!! All the best👌🏻

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

This beautiful restaurant near the see is absolutely the best in the Kiwengwa area. The cuisine is one of the best of Zanzibar, really really good! They have african-italian cuisine and when i’m saying italian i mean italian (as I am)! You can ask to...have pasta italian style and it’s not overcooked, something amazing here ahah really kind also the waiters! If you are nearby (and also if you are not) you have to come in here!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2021

We were guests in the arya boutique hotel and had the pleasure to be spoiled every morning with the great a la carte breakfast of papaya restaurant- starting with fresh fruits and juice, and as much coffee we wanted! Unfortunately, all the other meals were...a bit disappointing. We had very great expectations of the sansibari-Italian fusion kitchen, but the food wasn't very creative nor very tasty. The stated prices are in euro, and completely overpriced. This disappointment was balanced by the most friendly and welcoming staff of papya restaurant!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

Very nice restaurant on the beach. Fresh and good food. People working there are also super nice. We recommend it !

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 19 February 2021

Beautifully designed place in african style with a very original tree inside that makes it unique. It attracted my attention from the beginning. Perfect place to relax daytime with chill music and even better for the evening with the delicate lights on that make the...atmosphere romantic. The owner Laura is very nice and is looking over every small detail there. Staff Maria, Samson and others are very helpful and joyful that makes you always feel like coming back. Perfect place for evening dinner or even to have a fresh juice and enjoy looking at the ocean and the day on the beach (and there is a lot happening, better than any movie). Everything is amazingly served like you would have a beautifull painting on your plate.I especially recommend the seafood with mango sauce- delicious! And od course the little lion Spugna, originally from Africa but with Italian heart makes the place even more unique;)More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

We staid in Kiwengwa for a month and this is the best place for tuna! Breakfast is also very good, stuff is nice and helpfull. They also can make sone things that are not in a menu, i. e. pancackes for children.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

Excellent seafood, shrimp with mango sauce and tuna steak were perfect. Ask Omar and Dallas (if I heard that right) - the two chefs that were cooking for us.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 18 January 2021 via mobile

Our best experience in Kiwengwa. After some disappointing restaurants (White Dreams, Pesce Birichino, ....) we could at last enjoy good food. The price is not cheap but we loved the spaghetti lobster and the octopus with mash potatoes. The waiters were very nice and efficient,...especially the waitress.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4