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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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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 2 weeks ago

This neighborhood restaurant in outer Brentwood continues to offer first class casual dining for both locals and travelers. The food is fresh, innovative, and served by a friendly staff who take pride in making one feel welcome and well-satisfied. Always check the internet to see...More

Thank Kennedy56
Reviewed 15 March 2018

From perfect local wines, to great cocktail and amazing food, to positive energy in the room, Zanzibar is the perfect place to enjoy a setting for two, or a party for many. They have a great menu selection and the service is friendly and warm....More

1  Thank Bohdan J
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We've always loved this venue - the ambience is funky and fun, the staff polite and a pleasure to do business with. A visit to Zanzibar has always left us feeling like we've been somewhere a bit special - that, apart from the fact that...More

2  Thank PenelopeW
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

What we like about Café Zanzibar is the quality of the food, the great menu selection, the good service, and the easy parking. Don’t be fooled by the exterior ‘non restaurant’ appearance, come on inside and enjoy!

3  Thank sgm2010
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Quite possibly the WORST service imaginable. Food was ok. but was definitely overshadowed by the clearly inadequate front of house staff. Don't waste your time or money.

6  Thank Ian N
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a bit of a surprise to me. I had heard many great things about it over the years and this was my first experience dining here. I will never go back. We had made a reservation as we were going to be...More

9  Thank Kevin_new2017
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

While out celebrating with friends our server accidentally scalded me while passing hot water across the table leaving me with a burn on my arm and leg. While I appreciate that accidents happen, I am simply aghast at how the management handled the situation. After...More

15  Thank dangerkay
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This lovely quaint restaurant / café Offers the best tasting meals in Central Saanich. The value is very reasonable. You should miss out on the experience that Zanzibar Café restaurant offers You will be back - guaranteed.

3  Thank smilewray
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A simple yet extremely comfortable restaurant no pretensions here just great food and fantastic hospitality Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner this place specializes in comfort and eating pleasure Affordable, full eclectic menu, great parking, dine alone or with the family or a romantic encounter this...More

2  Thank Albert R
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I went to Zanzibar for dinner for the first time recently. The food was good and the atmosphere was quite charming. We shared the panko fried brie, which was lovely and a nice touch is that they give you tapenade and bread to snack on...More

6  Thank 123gambotte
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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