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The Stone Culture Restaurant

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Po Box 18, Jambiani, Tanzania
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Poznan, Poland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Me and gf have been there for lunch about 17:00 as only guests. We've got a fish in coconut sauce and spaghetti with tomato/fish sauce. Both dishes were tasteless and we haven't finished it.Prices are reasonable, but from my experience there's better places around where you can get tasty food for similar price. Won't came back. Xoxo

Thank Pawel K
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Excellent fish, they also serve wine (by the bottle). If you don't want to wait, come early, order your menu and come back one hour later !

1 Thank stephanieMparis
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food. I was not so much for the spicy. So they make without it. the juice was amazing, der was alot of sauce was we like very much to the rice! very nice little place to the ocean.

1 Thank maria p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant with good value for money and as in many other places in Jambiani the staff was really nice. On the other hand as in all the other restaurants in Zanzibar, it may take a while to get your food. Although it is the lifestyle in the island 👌🏼

1 Thank Lauri K
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

When traveling I always enjoy a good local restaurant. This place was great! The food had a nice flavorful sauce! Great selection of seafood and we didn't have to wait for too long. We would definitely go back. If you search on google maps for Vanilla House it is a 1-2 minute walk north from there.

Thank Mandy S
Szczecin, Poland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in this area of Zanzibar. Highly recommended! Food very fresh. Recommended to step into an hour or two earlier to order food. They need to collect ingredients from the village (in another restaurants the same way). Waiter/ owner helped us with trip to snorkel with dolphins (with the best price we checked in few places). Very... More 

1 Thank Daniel K
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice people, simple but delicious food, and inexpensive. If you tell them you are coming they will have everything ready when you arrive.

1 Thank Philip B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch twice. The first time was great the second time the chef disappeared so we had to leave hence the two star rating. This is a cool place if you like laid back. The clue is in the name! It's a bit ramshackle but with the African sun in the sky and reggae in the background... More 

1 Thank vonireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We've visited Stone Culture during holidays at Zanzibar. We've been at many places and eat at many restaurants, but Stone Culture is the best of them. Everyone should try "Fat Fat Fisherman", a dish thanks to which we'll definitely visit that place again.

Thank Lukasz S
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112 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my family for dinner. Vegetable curry and pilau was excellent. Beef was also good. Very relaxed casual atmosphere. Situated on the beach. Friendly host who is also a tour operator in the area. Coconut cake made from fresh coconut and cardomam is a must with spice chaai.

Thank fs30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Po Box 18, Jambiani, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Jambiani

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