Top 10 restaurants in Matemwe, Tanzania

December 8, 2017 Misti Hsu

Discover the best restaurant in Matemwe, Tanzania including Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe, Seles Beach Bar and Restaurant, Emerson Spice, Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant, Tamu Italian Ice Cream, Mr Kahawa, Tea House Restaurant, Puzzle Coffee Shop, Seconda Stella a Destra italian restaurant, Taarab Restaurant
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1. Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe

1563/64 Mkunazini Street | Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +255 24 223 9319
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 776 reviews

Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe

Reviewed By Niobe B - Annecy, France

What a wonderful place to escape the heat and craze of the markets in Stone Town! The Zanzibar women who work here were friendly, colorful and smiling....and one was a great barista. Served with a nice selection of daily baked goods and other snacks, you can while away an hour or two easily here. Management was kind and attentive to be sure all our expectations were met. I suggested they find paper straws to replace the plastic ones served, like Emerson Spice and some of the other cafes who have started to be more eco friendly, and she immediately went online to find some to order. I hope they get them soon....every little way that plastic can be eliminated is good for this beautiful island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Thank you Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe!

2. Seles Beach Bar and Restaurant

Matemwe Beach, Matemwe, Tanzania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks +255 777 413 449
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Seles Beach Bar and Restaurant

Reviewed By Harriet D - Perth

After a truly mediocre experience at Villa Kiva, we walked up the beach to Seles Bungalows for a late breakfast / early lunch.
We were welcomed warmly and told that the kitchen wasn't yet open but that we were welcome to make ourselves comfortable and use the facilities.
The bar / restaurant area is very well done - the old dhow bar, shady tables, attention to details with the decoration and the upper deck with its lovely views make for a great place to pass the time.
Our food was outstanding - my partner had the barbecued calamari and I had the fish of the day (King Fish). Both were absolutely fantastic. The calamari spicey seasoning was delicious and it was cooked to perfection - not rubbery or chewy at all. My King Fish was fabulous. The portion sizes were very generous and we ended up not eating dinner that day because we were so full.
We would absolutely recommend a meal or drinks at Seles Bungalows.

3. Emerson Spice

Tharia Street, Kiponda, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 0000, Tanzania Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards African, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$353 +255 775 046 395
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 637 reviews

Emerson Spice

Emerson Spice have two Restaurants: The Rooftop Tea House Restaurant - The Seafood Based, Set Five Course 'Taste Safari' Degustation Menu is prepared daily by our Zanzibari Chefs. The Sunset Hour is an integral part of the experience, so Diners are encouraged to arrive at any time after 5.30p.m. to enjoy a 'Sundowner' before dinner, which is served at 7p.m. Reservations Recommended. The Secret Garden - set amidst lushly landscaped hidden 'Ruins', open to the skies, it has a Zanzibari inspired A La Carte Menu. Look out for live music performed by The Dhow Countires Music Academy. Open for Lunch and Dinner.

Reviewed By Claudia O - Sao Paulo, SP

It’s on the Terrace of Emerson Spice hotel, on the 4th floor. The place it’s not exactly special but the 5 course dinner was really really good. Very interesting combinations, the menu changes every day.
The service is very good as well.
Reservation is required as it’s a small place.
I just don’t recommend for people that have issues to climb a lot of steps.

4. Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant

Uroa Rd | Palumbo Reef, Uroa 3508, Tanzania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Seafood, European, Italian, African, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks +255 776 676 782
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Kambakocho Bar & Beach Restaurant

Reviewed By ilike1972 - Bratislava, Slovakia

we had a chance to try the romantic dinner in Kambakocho restaurant .the view to the indian ocean is amazing It s a nice, clean and friendly place. We had a seefood menu .IT WAS DELICIOUSE, fresh and fantastic. carpachio was great ,the seaurchins spagetti ,then the lobster and the crab WAS THE BEST IN MY LIFE. Also the dessert and the fruit plate. great value of money..the service was very good ,and kind.The manager Jack is a great very lovely and helpfull.
I recomend this special place to everyone who visit wonderfull Zanzibar.

5. Tamu Italian Ice Cream

Kenyatta Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 4242, Tanzania Takeout, Seating Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks +255 772 459 286
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Tamu Italian Ice Cream

Reviewed By Robert O

Ignore the pedestrian interior and workaday decor. This place has some of the best gelato I've had outside Italy. The pizza was surprisingly good too! We were lucky in that we were staying at the DoubleTree Hilton right next door, so we'd visit two or...MoreAsante sana!!! Grazie!!

6. Mr Kahawa

Paje Beach | Next to KiteCentre Zanzibar, Paje, Tanzania Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, International, European, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$102 +255 628 240 863
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Mr Kahawa

Nestled into the silky white sands of Paje Beach, Mr Kahawa serves Tanzanian coffee, fresh healthy juices, house-baked cakes and an exciting menu bursting with flavour - perfect fuel for a day on the lagoon. Proud stockists of JENGA, Mr Kahawa has a range of beautiful handicrafts from assorted community groups and co-operatives from around Zanzibar and Tanzania available for purchase. Free wifi, docking stations and plenty of lounge space inside and out make this an ideal place to wile away the hours, sampling the daily specials and getting some great local tips from the friendly staff.

Reviewed By chantalve - Antwerp, Belgium

We had a great diner in kahawa. BBQ and buffet as much as you can eat! It was delicious, there was a great choice...the people were really nice and enthousiastic! No alcoholic beverage but you can get it at another place and drink it there!
We had diner inside because it was too windy, the place is charming ...
Marvelous coffee after diner! Thank you we will come back .
The manager was also very helpful, like calling you a taxi after diner...
Continue like this.... and thx for the nice evening!

7. Tea House Restaurant

236 Hurumzi Street | Emerson on Hurumzi, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards African, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$235 +255 24 223 2784
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 407 reviews

Tea House Restaurant

The highest "tea house" restaurant in Zanzibar town is located in Emerson on Hurumzi and has breathtaking 360* views of Stone Town and the Indian Ocean. There is only one sitting for dinner and service begins promptly at 19.00, but we welcome guests from 18.00 to enjoy the spectacular sunset views of sea and city. Dinner in the Tea House restaurant at Emerson on Hurumzi is by reservation only and, as there is only limited Seating, a deposit is required for the booking's confirmation. The Cuisine in the Tea House restaurant is designed to marry the culture and style of the building with the distinct culinary heritage of the era, our menu celebrates the pleasure of oriental Persian and Omani dishes. Musicians from Dhow Country Music Academy play during dinner Saturdays and on pre-booking for groups.

Reviewed By Tom N - Krakow, Poland

You need to make a dinner reservation a few days in advance or have luck at the last minute if someone cancels. Very good food and at reasonable set price of $30/person. If possible ask for the "pillow seating" - it adds to the experience.

8. Puzzle Coffee Shop

74, Suicide Alley, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3471, Tanzania Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Brazilian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Drinks HK$78 +255 715 781 000
Excellent
97%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 117 reviews

Puzzle Coffee Shop

The Puzzle Coffee Shop will be a one of a kind coffee house located in Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar. We just love coffee and we will brew the awesome Tanzanian Coffee with a “Brazilian Style”. The Puzzle Coffee Shop aptly named for the place that people can connect with others and make relationship. A good place where people can talk, socialize with others and enjoy an awesome coffee, juices and pastries. Our service will be focused on providing the products on time.

Reviewed By TogoYovo - Geneva, Switzerland

Tucked away in an alley off the main touristy area (and next to the crumbling house of one of the most famous spice merchants in East African history) is a very hip and relaxing cafe.
“Don’t Answer Me” by Alan Parsons Project was playing when I walked in. How cool is that?
Nice coffee, great service. Super hip.

9. Seconda Stella a Destra italian restaurant

Jambiani | Kikadini, Jambiani 2701, Tanzania Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, African, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast HK$24 - HK$196 +255 779 004 369
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 127 reviews

Seconda Stella a Destra italian restaurant

A lovely informal atmosphere where you can choose from grilled fish pizza and local cuisine , great place to relax between a swim in the pool and a drink . Romantic dinners by candlelight poolside . Book your private party , your birthday cake

Reviewed By TheTravelSpark S - Wailea, Hawaii

We love this place. We eat there quite often. They have the best pizza in Jambiani and also great soups and sandwiches. The atmosphere is always welcoming, the staff friendly, and the prices are reasonable. It is located right on the main road for easy access and parking. They also have a lovely pool and guest house, for reasonable prices, if you are looking for a nice place away from the beach.

10. Taarab Restaurant

90 / 90A Shanghani St | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, African, International, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks +255 24 223 4062
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Taarab Restaurant

Roof top restaurant overlooking the old city of Stone Town and the indian ocean. The Taarab, offers scrumptious breakfasts by day and transforms into a romantic, atmospheric a la carte restaurant by sun-down offering outside Terrace and indoor sittings.

Reviewed By GSertic - Zagreb, Croatia

On the way to the restaurant we meet chef Alex in the elevator and he was very professional and extremely polite. The food was excellent and I have to say praise to our waitress Kalista. She had a smile the whole time and had the best recommendations. Continue with the great work!

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