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Upendo

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Michamvi, Tanzania
+255 777 244 492
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Africa
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On New Year's Day we arrived early, which meant that we got the best seats in the house... chunky, oversized, loafing beds, perfect for a day of lounging & sunbathing, and of course, overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean. With white beaches and shimmering turquoise waters in the background, the view is utterly spectacular. It's picture perfect and you definitely won't... More 

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Thank HappyTravelerAfrica
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and a nice view. Good food, but the portions were quite small with a pretty high price. After lunch we relaxed with a cold beer in the lounge area, wich was perfect!

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Thank Magnus H
Nagpur, India
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Upendo beach villa and restaurant, Amazing location, with turquoise clean sea and soft white sand, Lovely Place Decent food Good service Enjoy at the pool or at the soft white sand beach and turquoise clean sea Sit at the shak and enjoy the view of changing colours sea...

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Thank WandererKC
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Come here and enjoy a day at the pool. This place is magical. The food is great. The service excellent. I have come here so many times and every time the day was such a time out that I felt like being on holiday for a whole week. Upendo means love. And it is all done with a lot of... More 

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Thank Franziska M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to the rock but upon discovering upendo and seeing their menu and setting we chose to rather eat here. We ordered the crab and it was super delicious. A great spot to relax and have a good meal and then pop into the rock for a drink. The manager was also very helpful as we... More 

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Thank Sebastian K
Buzau, Romania
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

One amazing place,with a view excepțional to the rock,cuisine was a very good surprise!!! One DJ enjoy with His music this place! You can't swim in the swimmingpool ,make some great photos with the Rock!!!

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Thank George T
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
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147 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were shown to this restaurant by friends that have been living on Zanzibar for a while. It is a weekend hide out, with a cosy athmosphere, somewhat reminding me of a good beach restaurant in Thailand 20 years ago. They also have a few exclusive villas to rent. It is situated close to the famous The Rock. The sand... More 

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Thank Ulf Wike L
Paris, France
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The place is beautiful but we were disappointed by the food. The salad is really simple for the price and the Indian curry us good but not so much meat in the plate. Better to stick with the starters and the cocktails.

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Thank Magali S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I had a dinner at the restaurant and it's probably the best African food on the island. Located close to a beautiful beach it is perfect spot to spend time in leasure. Welcoming staff and very good servise.

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Thank dragonfly2884
Salina, Kansas
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322 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Since food quality at The Rock seemed to be questionable, after drinks at The Rock...we ate lunch here. Excellent choice. Four of us devoured three different seafood platters. Yummy! Wonderful staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, African, Bar, Seafood, International, Asian, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michamvi, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island
  • Phone Number: +255 777 244 492
Description
We are a bar , lounge & restaurant located on one of the most unique and beautiful spots in zanzibar. We serve all day every day an are known for good quality cuisine (international) cooked fresh to order. We take pride in our food & service as well as creating a special atmosphere. We have a wide selection of dishes to suit all pallets & budgets but we do not rush you! We have a main pool area and sun deck that are complimentary for those staying or dining with us. There is FREE wifi on site as well.We also offer accommodation in form of a luxury private villa & beach bands.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?