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Monsoon Restaurant

Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 410 410
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“rock lobster” (7 reviews)
“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another restaurant where we only had a drink. Nice enough. Menu looked a bit spartan. They supposedly had a band playing but we could not hear them. Lacks ambience. Could do with a band outside to attract people in.

Thank Jellyontheroad
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Bad value for money. Cheap food but very expensive. We ate 2 vegan meals, 1 salad and 2 sodas and it was 30USD. We didn't mind to pay but it wasn't worth it...

Thank ReliY
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I think we had one of the best meal at This restaurant. Everything is so tasty, I had king prawns and it come with a lot of little side dishes ! Everything tastes really good, the sweet potatoes, the chappati, the veggies... it is nice...More

Thank Marou1504
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The restaurant inside is quite nice but the food is terrible. I ordered a fish fillet that was full of bones and overcooked. Complained to the unfriendly waitress which asked if I was sure there are bones although I showed her all the bones on...More

Thank YuviDov
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We reserved a table during Eastern weekend but we were the only customers (!). They did not want us to sit on terrace but we insisted. Service was bad and unfriendly. Sea platter was not fresh at all and overcooked. Side dish with vegetables was...More

Thank Kristof V
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We spent a delightful evening here listening to indigenous music performed by two musicians, one on the jembe and the other on the qanun. We sat cross-legged on mats before low tables where our three-course meal was served. A bonus (for us) was that alcohol...More

Thank Musicker
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Moonsoon . Nice setting Very disappointing seafood platter very over cooked and greasy.Service poor.

Thank hilary l
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and pretty efficient service. The setting's nice too and there are live shows (Taarab music) for tourists at the weekends. The food on the other hand is definitely not the best in Stone Town. It's average and overpriced. The price is in dollars...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Have the coconut friend shrimp and the shrimp curry, it is a very nice way to experience local food in the city

Thank TalalAlrashed
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant has 2 terraces, one for drinks and snaks and one for meals. We had lunchthere. The service was very friendly and the food was good. We really can recomend it.

Thank Joachim O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forodhani | Forodhani Gardens, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 410 410
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