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Kim's Restaurant

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Beachside, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Aveiro, Portugal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Go there and order the coconut crusted fish and mango chutney with vegetables and rice. You won't regret it =) You may want to pass by and order it in advance to avoid long waiting times ;)

Thank jmadailsilva
England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

There's no other way to put it - Kim's food was truly scrumptious! We had met Kim briefly before our visit as he was the manager of the villa we were staying in so he prepared us something special off the menu meaning I can unfortunately not recommend a particular dish. However, I do know the plate he served us... More 

Thank Issy R
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Just a short walk along the beach from the Blue Oyster Hotel there is a track into the village. We booked our table in the afternoon, finding no one around but someone came to take a message and we left our order. it was a quiet time of year and at the end of the season. On returning for our... More 

Thank cb1002014
Bochum, Germany
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We tried a few other restaurants before the Kim's and it was the best for sure! The food was hot, we had good portions and the staff was very nice (We took the fish with lemon and garlic and the baby octopus)! Also the Kim's has quite a nice atmosphere. Would recommend it to everybody who wants to eat traditional... More 

Thank GretaKLK
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Kim is a nice guy. The food he prepares tastes really good. It's a local place in Jambiani, where you feel welcome. Jamaica style.

Thank Corneel02
Oxford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Read about restaurant in Bradt guide so gave it a try. Very frienly family run it. Spotted coconut juice on drink menu so waiter was despatched straight up coconut palm outside restaurant and 2 coconuts cut and served straight from tree. Had lovely fish samosas to start and coconut crusted fish for main. Alright we waited a bit but it... More 

Thank marklucey
Rome, Italy
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

it is a good place maybe sometimes you will wait a bit longer then you think but the guys are very nice and good is good as well

Thank Marcin G
Kortrijk, Belgium
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Kims restaurant is really great. It is owned by a local chef who really puts his hart en soul into every dish he serves. The setting is really nice and a welcome change from the other hotels and restaurant owned by mostly europeans. Don't expect bottom prices though. Prices on zanzibar are not comparable with mainland Tanzania.

Thank Kenneth G
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Inspired by the recommendation in the Rough Guide (ed. 2010) and by positive reviews on TripAdvisor - though cautioned by the warnings on waiting times - we decided to give Kim's a try. How disappointing! First of all, we had to wait an hour and forty minutes between ordering and being served, which was worse than we had prepared ourselves... More 

Thank Arjan v
Trento, Italy
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

I went to this restaurant having read good reviews and also to support local restaurants. In the afternoon I booked the dinner by ordering dishes from the menu. When we arrived at 7pm there was none and the lights were off. We asked to house near and after 30 minutes of waiting came the boy with whom I had booked,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachside, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani
listed in many tourist books.

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