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Forodhani Gardens

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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must for all babarqued sea food lovers. It's always my kind of thing to eat where locals eat so as to get to know their way of life. Forodhani is such a place here. It's important to choose the right place to eat though. Hygiene is important. Overally, it's an experience I would recommend to anyone.

Thank Moffat C
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When I rate Forodhani Gardens as 'excellent' I'm rating the overall experience and it's entertainment value, not necessarily the food as such. Early in the evening the local young folks will dive off the wall into the waters of the port, which may be surprising and a bit unsafe at first, but they do it all the time and are... More 

Thank ZeeVenturer
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140 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

the place is perfect, many people offer you variety of foods, i tried pizza, kebab, and sugar can after those, it begin from 6 pm to 10pm.

Thank mohosman
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Although I do frequent Forodhani Gardens, it is important to note to be careful of which stall you dine in! This can be easy for one to be confused about since there are many "callers" who aim to steer you towards their stall. This review serves to hopefully help those who want to experience an authentic local dining experience be... More 

Thank NJM88
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5 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Night market every night 5-11pm roughly, we went on a Sunday so it was extra busy. Great atmosphere and choice of street foods. Not many tourists so great for a taste of local culture. Many traders will pull you in to talk to them but all friendly and not forceful

Thank Evie H
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very interesting place, with people who knows multi-Language. Every vendor would like the customer to hear about his products even if you won't buy.

Thank Shafii M
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I came here right after arriving from the airport. The forodhani gardens is a nice place to go in the day for pictures but so so for the food market at night. Food vendors start setting up at 6:30pm to 10ish. The food market is was apparently a place tourists should go and get a feel of the local cuisine.... More 

Thank Sherif S
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278 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you go before sunset when the tables just start setting up, you can avoid both a long urojo line and at least half of the BBQ guys. The urojo at Forodhani was my favorite meal on Zanzibar - and it only cost 2,000 TSH!!! I also had a beef skewer (delicious) and "falafel," which was basically a fried ball... More 

Thank Shannon S
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were hesitant to buy food but when we did I really enjoyed the fish and chicken on skewers. The second day I bought food there I had really bad stomach ache I suspect gastroenteritis . But my hubby did not catch the stomach bug. It sure is worth a try, you can bargain the prices because they always charge... More 

Thank StewnFafy K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Good place but the food is not fresh. A real place for tourist however. People are welcoming as well as the cats!

Thank FytheReal1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Seafood, Fast food
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?