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Cafe Zanzibar

1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
+1 250-544-1475
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (17 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 15:00All hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a friends birthday and we all had a great time. The place is an older home made into a restaurant it is very cute. We all enjoyed our meals and we found the prices very reasonable.I had the curry dish and...More

Thank CanadaPowell
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this place for little while , I've been dying to try the dinner menu we were 4 people Everyone ordered something different The Service was excellent , and the food it was outstanding , Flavor, presentation taste etc... This place should have Michelin...More

Thank 971brunof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the lamb burger during a recent visit...when it arrived it looked delicious and so was the first bite--BUT--it was fricking RARE and RAW inside. When we asked our server, she said "that's just the spices and seasonings", but she was absolutely wrong. I...More

Thank GordenRamsey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Victoria for the first time and staying at Brentwood Resort & Spa. While touring Butchart Gardens we took a short boat tour of the bay. Scott, our captain, a Victoria native highly recommended Cafe Zanzibar. The Cafe did not disapppoint. Just about the best...More

Thank EddieTrayler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped into Café Zanzibar because we were in the area and looking for a lunch that had a shady place to park our truck as our dog was with us. Completely unplanned we had finished a gardening job and were filthy and sweaty and looking...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped in at Zanzibar on the way back to Vancouver, on a friend's recommendation. The restaurant offers ample parking and is located in a vintage building decorated in shabby chic. I had the tandoori chicken, which was very flavourful, nicely spiced. The accompanying salad was...More

Thank ZipoDoug
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I went there for dinner with some friends last night. It was my first time, I really liked the place and the staffs were very friendly. I ordered "Coconut and prawns with rice" It was ok, it was not really tasty and the food was...More

Thank nctri2002vn
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We would like to dine in the Cafe Zanzibar more often, but as old pensioners, we don't have too much money. Last time we dined there just yesterday, After an excellent bowl of North African lentil soup I had a lamb shank and my wife...More

Thank AC_Patella
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We called in to Cafe Zanzibar for breakfast on our way back to Vancouver on the ferry. Hat a gem of a place. From the minute we walked through the door we were greeted by friendly staff. The menu was great and the food was...More

1  Thank Travelmad-uk
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The food here is amazing... always delicious. For starters, they bring you an amazing tapinade at dinner. It is perfect. Their soups, their entrees - nothing disappoints. On my last visit I had their butter chicken which looked very different from the traditional look of...More

Thank Georgia108
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Questions & Answers
29 May 2017|
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Response from Mel I | Reviewed this property |
Yes - reservations are recommended as they are usually pretty busy.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Kar590 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We always sit inside. It is not noisy, however the tables are close together. We nearly always get a window table - added privacy. True, you could hear people talking nearby, but I have never thought it was noisy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1164 Stelly's Cross Road | corner of West Saanich Road and Stelly's Cross Road, Central Saanich, British Columbia V8M 1C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
  • Phone Number: +1 250-544-1475
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