Fodor's Expert Review Emerson Spice Rooftop Teahouse

$$$$ Stone Town Intimate

One of those dining experiences that seems to be a rite of passage for visitors to Stone Town, guests ascend a mammoth series of stairs that leads to the rooftop dining area and an expansive view over Stone Town. A seasonal five-course degustation menu of tasty Swahili-inspired seafood cuisine ranges from prawns and grilled fish to slivers of seared beef in traditional spices. While the famous owner Mr. Emerson himself is no longer alive, his spirit lives on. Reservations are for a single seating at 7 pm sharp and must be prebooked. You are encouraged to arrive early for a wondrous sundowner to the sound of evening call to prayer across the rooftops.

Intimate Dinner Seafood $$$$

Quick Facts

Tharia St.
Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West  Tanzania


Known For:
  • Upmarket dining with popular rooftop views
  • Dietary adjustments possible
  • A downstairs secret garden filled with atmosphere that is well worth the visit for lunch
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Thurs., Reservations essential

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