Are you looking for the best lunch restaurants in Zanzibar that will allow you to grasp the flavor of international cuisine with a twist of Zanzibar culture in it?
Zanzibar is a great place to visit if you’re looking for the best and most delicious seafood as well as Italian cuisine. So, here are the top 10 lunch restaurants in Zanzibar that you should definitely explore:
This world renowned and iconic restaurant is located on a rock in the sea, the Indian Ocean. A real destination restaurant. At low tide one walks out over the sand. At high tide, you’re poled out to the restaurant in a boat – or you can wade. It’s a quirky, cozy restaurant with excellent food, the best seafood cooked in traditional Zanzibar style to give a classical Zanzibar flavor. Featured in magazines and media worldwide, the menu features pasta, a huge variety of seafood, cocktails, drinks and a lot more! This restaurant is a bit on the expensive side, but it’s definitely worth the thrill of dining in a rock above the Indian Ocean! It’s located near the south-east coastline, about 10 minutes away from Paje and it’s open every day from 12 pm to 10 pm.
This restaurant has achieved an award from the Zanzibar Tourism Awards! It’s a restaurant for both locals and visitors and it’s not expensive either. They have a great variety of Indian dishes as well as the most refreshing smoothies made from fresh fruits. It’s located in Stone Town, alongside New Mkunazini Road and it’s open from 8 am to 11 pm.
This little restaurant has a great ambiance and it’s located in Stone Town, giving a scenic view of the Indian Ocean. The food consists of western food with a local twist to it to satisfy your taste buds. They serve a variety of the best cocktails in town! It’s open from 10 am to 12 am.
This is a cozy Italian Restaurant located towards the extreme north of Zanzibar, in Nungwi. The prices here are very reasonable and the menu has a lot to offer from seafood to the best Italian dishes. That’s right, if you’re craving some pasta and pizza, this is where you should head next!
This is another Italian Café where you can get the best wood-fired pizza. They also save some of the most amazing desserts to compliment your lunch. The café is located towards the east side of Zanzibar, near Kiwengwa.
This restaurant is your go-to place for sushi in Zanzibar. It has delicious Thai food along with a great ambiance and view. It’s located near Paje and it’s a tad bit expensive, but definitely worth it!
This local restaurant is located in Matemwe and it specializes in seafood with a Zanzibar twist. It’s very reasonably priced and it’s been given the shape and ambiance of a local hut. The restaurant is open every day from 11 am to 10 pm.
This wonderful restaurant located in Kendwa serves delicious Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine. The seafood is also exceptionally mouth-watering and the view of the restaurant is amazing. Coming to the cost, it’s neither too cheap nor too expensive.
If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves vegan and gluten-free food, this is the place you should head over to. Kijiji Restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes ranging from seafood to salads. It’s reasonably priced and has a great view. The restaurant is located in Paje and it’s open from 12 pm to 12 am every day.
The restaurant located inside the lavish Dongwe Club has a great interior and it serves a wide variety of food ranging from local to international cuisines. They offer a lunch buffet. The prices are a bit expensive but the ambiance and view are definitely worth it!
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to these top 10 restaurants in Zanzibar and let us know about your experience! You can also head here to know about the best excursions and day trips in Zanzibar!