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“VALENTINE'S DINNER” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amanzi Restaurant

Amanzi Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 157 Restaurants in Harare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$35
Cuisines: International, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated in the heart of the Northern Suburbs of Harare, Amanzi Restaurant is set well back from the road in 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. An old farmhouse, architucturally converted to a stylish modern restaurant. Amanzi has the capacity to seat 100 people. Amanzi offers it customers "fusion" cuisine. The decor is a sophisticated blend of interior styles created to form a backdrop for unusual collections of African antiquities and contemporary art. The water feature is stocked with koi carp, and is floodlit at night. The property is noted for its collection of indigenous trees, predominately msasa, and colourful shrubs, which provide a cool, restful atmosphere.
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“VALENTINE'S DINNER”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had our Valentines dinner here. The setting was stunning and the food amazing however the service left a lot to be desired. We arrived at 7.30pm and placed our entire food order except for desert by 8.10pm. The pre starter arrived about 30 minutes later with sufficient time before the starter but our main took just over an hour - we received this at 10.10pm. We were offered pepper or mushroom sauce with our beef but when it arrived there was gravy - tasty but not the sauce we were offered. Our desert and coffee were served straight after the main. The Don Pedro was like an Amarula milkshake - not sure if it was milk or very melted ice cream.

If the service had've been good it would have been a perfect evening.

  • Visited February 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 reviews
“Not so great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food is not so great especialy considering the price... besides the taste portions are so small.. the environment is lovely tho

Visited June 2016
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“On the expensive side”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The food and ambience is great. Hoever it tends to be a bit overpriced. Try the qual and steaks which are great. Beautiful gardens.

Visited February 2017
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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167 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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“Lunch in the garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Location of this place makes it easy to access. Located on the main road to Nyamapanda. Lunch outside in the garden on a sunny day gives you unforgettable experience.

Visited February 2017
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New York City, New York, USA
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“Lovely dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We came here on a Thursday evening with 3 friends, 2 of which live in Harare & dine at Amanzi often & I can see why. We sat at a lovely table toward the back of the room which is decorated in a very eclectic style with African artwork. The waitstaff were very prompt & professional. There was also a live band playing in the other room by the bar towards the front of the house. The dinner came timely & was quite delicious. Our friends said it was one of the top restaurants in the area & I would have to agree. After dinner we went to the bar which was getting a much younger, hipper crowd with a DJ playing. Apparently post dinner time, the place becomes a cool lounge which was fun. If ever in Harare, I would definitely recommend dining here.

Visited January 2017
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