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Ocean Restaurant

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Arabian Nights Annex, Paje 791, Tanzania
+255 777 144 804
10:00 - 22:00
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Ocean is the place you should definitely find time to experience. The location is so close to the beach depending on where you sit, you watch kite surfers do some pretty awesome things. We loved their happy hour, 5-7...delicious! Kaasim was a great waiter (we had one other). He was fast, engaging and informative when it came to our numerous... More 

Thank somuch2csolilx
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129 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Staying in Jambiani, our house keeper arranged for this diner in Paje including free of charge return taxi. Fresh seafood and good wines ( although the one I preferred was no longer available ). Acceptable price level and good spacious terrace ( your neighbour is at least at 3 or even 4 meters ). Some confusion at the end when... More 

Thank GilsBerlaar
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for drinks and food! And meeting fun and adventurous people! Definitely recommend it for happy hojr

Thank Anna R
Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great dining all day. The service is awesome, the food is excellent. The pan breakfast is filling and very tasty.

Thank benicha56
Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The food wasn't really that special for the high prices, but it attracts relaxed people and has an amazing location and view, directly at the beach.

Thank Weltensammlerin23
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Walk to the end of the pier for amazing views and a great spot for sun downers. Price is a bit more than other spots close by, but it is well worth it.

Thank Big_Red_C
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were staying a bit further down the road just outside Paje, and decided to go here for dinner one night. The staff was really lovely, and even though they did not have everything on the menu, the food was great. A bit expensive for Zanzibar standards, but nothing too crazy. Because it was dark we could not see the... More 

Thank sdj84
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This place had the best chips and mayonnaise of Zanzibar! Great service, good food. Only the cheesecake and tiramisu were two times sold out what was a disappointment. Nice place at the best. Prices are more to European standards.

Thank Chi110
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

the dinner was lovely. Fast enough compared to Zanzibar's speed of cooking. after dinner, i had drinks in the bar and it was very pleasant also.

Thank Nagwa H
Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I came to Paje on a strict backpackers budget. So my review is based on that. The prices here are a bit more expensive than most of the restaurants in the area that i have vised but the food and service was defiantly worth the extra shillings. Usually in zanzibar we would wait a good 25-30 mins for our food... More 

Thank Rayyan_Abdulwahed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
African, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arabian Nights Annex, Paje 791, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Paje
  • Phone Number: +255 777 144 804
Ocean Restaurant, on the beach in Paje, Zanzibar, serves fantastic seafood, grills and pastas, with desserts to die for! Come straight off the beach and enjoy a cold drink, a lazy lunch or laid back dinner. We also serve a cafe menu during the day.

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