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Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar

Mwendawima JAMBIANI | Mwendawima, Jambiani 1000, Tanzania
+255 774 440 792
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“juice” (2 reviews)
“banana trees” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Value
LOCATION
Mwendawima JAMBIANI | Mwendawima, Jambiani 1000, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very very good experience ! Tasty and not expensive , the place is amazing very beautiful ! I recommend this place ! (However it should be noted that the service can take a bit of time, which is not a big deal in vacation its...More

Thank MFel57
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comment and happy you have appreciated Zanzistar Restaurant, the atmosphere and the food :-) Thank you to understand that in Zanzibar, yes everything is "pole pole" :-) but sometimes time give quality. Welcome back anytime! Fleur

Reviewed 5 days ago

When we arrived at the Banana Garden Restaurant at 18:20 we were told that the restaurant wourl open at 19:00, so we had a drink at the beach bar. That the kitchen in the restaurant was still dark and no action going on, should have...More

Thank LeonieS692
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Leonie, First of all, sorry again for the waiting time that on this evening, really crowded restaurant it is true...was to long for sure. You were a big group of people and we should have asked you to pre order. As we normally do....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place could be great, but it is not. Superb food, but the worst service. I waited 30 minutes for a cocktail I waited another hour for any food - an appetizer. I complained about it being slow, and it still took another 30 minutes....More

Thank John C
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John, In order to clarify your post, if as you said "the service was pathetic and your evening ruined"...so why did you come back the next day? Maybe expecting free drinks this time ;-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

European expats living in Jambiani recommended this restaurant as one of their best, and we were not disappointed. First, the place: lovely and cosy atmosphere, we had “the chance” (not ironic) to arrive during a classic electricity issue, and the garden was full of candles...More

Thank clsuard
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, really happy you have appreciated Zanzistar Lodge Restaurant, the atmosphere, the good food and our friendly staff, and our home made ice cream with chocolate brownie :-) Welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

During our holiday on Zanzibar we loved relaxing at the Zanzistar Beach Bar, having lunch and enjoying the very tasty cocktails. During our 17 days on the island we went more than 10 times to the Zanzistar Restaurant for having dinner. We think this place...More

Thank Markus L
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you so much dear Markus, Manu and Tim for your lovely comment! Really happy you have appreciated the food and the cocktails! It was a real pleasure to have you at Zanzistar Lodge during your holidays, and was so nice to share moments with...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, wonderful food, very good mojito and the staff is lovely! Very recommended Assolutamente consigliato, sia per il cibo che per l’atmosfera

Thank angelalovat
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Grazie Mille for your lovely comment, very happy you have appreciated our atmosphere, the staff and the cocktails :-) Welcome back anytime, Fleur and Martin

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I’m sill feeling so angry and betrayed. How is it possible to get so many good reviews? Maybe they are laying back on the good work from the last years... But what I experienced tonight was the worst experience I had in my whole life...More

1  Thank akinomnaej
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear Akinomjean, First of all I will copy paste my answer to your partner who also wrote the same review about ZANZISTAR restaurant on the same evening. As you said it is the third time you come as our staff recognize both of you, remembering...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This was our third time in the Zansistar and definitely the last. We experienced the worst, most arrogant and bad attitude service ever in a restaurant tonight. The waitress seems not to have the word „sorry“ at all in her vocabulary. We’ve been here before...More

Thank trokadero1
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear Trokadero First of all I will copy paste my answer to your partner who also wrote the same review about ZANZISTAR restaurant on the same evening. As you said it is the third time you come as our staff recognize both of you, remembering...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

What a super restaurant, myself and my wife had a delicious meal here. The food is so tasty and fresh and menu is varied with local food and the old favourites. You have to come here! The cocktails are so fresh and there is happy...More

Thank HHIIGGOO
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much dear M for your lovely comments and so happy you have appreciated our restaurant, our "secret sauce", our cocktails at the beach bar and our staff. Always nice to have happy guests, always positive with a full smile on their faces...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice in our week long stay. The owner, Martin, is very friendly and helpful, as are all the staff. Martin introduced himself to us and gave us his suggestions from the menu. The restaurant is set in a ‘banana tree garden’...More

Thank AshleyF2386
Zanzistar, Owner at Zanzistar Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hello Ashley thank you so much for your lovely review and really happy you have appreciated our beach bar and restaurant. Welcome back anytime, Fleur and MArtin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mwendawima JAMBIANI | Mwendawima, Jambiani 1000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani
  • Phone Number: +255 774 440 792
  • E-mail
Description
Every day at lunch time, we organise BBQ at ZANZISTAR BEACH BAR. In the evening candlelight dinner in our BANANA GARDEN at the lodge with a menu a la carte. Fresh Fish, Sashimi, burgers, ceviche, tartare, seafood platter, Tuna Tataki... . ice-cream or brownie 100% home made by the best Chefs in Jambiani. Outside guest should pre order and reserve tables in advance.
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