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The Rock Restaurant

Written by 29 September 2011 7 Comments

Ladies, this post is not going to be about Rock’n’Roll. There’s Rock bars, Rock restaurants, Rock Hotels, Rock Museums and a boat that rocked. But have you ever heard of a restaurant on a rock? Well, I at least know of one. The Rock Restaurant was built on a tiny rock in the ocean in Zanzibar, Tanzania. This lovely place is situated near the shore of the Michanwi Pingwe beach with a spectacular view at the Indian Ocean.

(Image via reallifeiselsewhere)

(Image via agq-d-zines)

Depending on the tides, you can either wade, swim or take advantage of the restaurant’s own boat shuttle servive from the beach taking you to the steps at the bottom of the rock. From here it’s just a few steps until you get to take a seat on the lovely terrace or one of the ten indoor tables.

(All images by The Rock Restaurant)

With the owner being a local fisherman, the restaurant dishes up a wide variety of seafood with a distinctly Zanzibari twist to it. House specialty is grilled lobster. Getting hungry yet?

(Image by Ali)

There are a ton of reasons why a visit to Tanzania would be an incredible experience, but to kick things off with a full plate of fresh lobster at Rock Restaurant while overseeing the bay, certainly wouldn’t hurt. All in the spirit of Hakuna Matata!

This post was written by Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk, who has a funny name even for Germans; she is a wicked go-getter and creative freelance designer, photographer and blogger.

She has an eye for beauty and even finds it in ugly apartment blogs. Her weekly photo chronicle “My week in pictures” has already become a classic among urban Berliners. Find out more at smaracuja.de.


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  • kathrine said:

    this rocks! i want a whisky on the rocks after my meal.. ;) hihi

  • Annette | Bucket List Journey said:

    WOW! That looks amazing! My mouth is watering from the lobster photo.

  • Reena @ Wanderplex said:

    Wow! This restaurant looks so cool, what a great idea! I love Zanzibar, some of the most amazing beaches in the world…

  • vibeke said:

    What a gorgeous place! I can’t believe I am just back from Zanzibar and missed this spot… I suppose it’s good enough reason to return:)


  • Jennifer Avventura said:

    I must go here! Fantastic spot!

  • Persis Sturges said:

    We will be there in October –
    I hope the tide is low!

  • Justin said:

    Zanzibar Beach is nice place for holiday,last year i was there with my friend,we visit the stone town and prison island and south east Jambian village,was fantastic moment, thank you Borderlesstours & Safaris for your good arrangement of this holiday

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