VISITING THE ROCK RESTURANT – ZANZIBAR
The Rock Restaurant is one of the most fascinating sites in Zanzibar and one most instagrammable restaurants on the island, this beautiful restaurant is located on a unique position on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean, South East of the island on the Michamwi Pingwe Peninsula in Zanzibar.
The Rock Restaurant is about 10 minutes car drive from Paje Village, I hour from Stone Town Zanzibar and 1.5 hours drive from the extreme north tip of Zanzibar Island, Nungwi.
The Rock Restaurant offers a fascinating and memorable dining experience as you visitors get to enjoy delicious meals in the middle of the Ocean, the restaurant is perched on a Zanzibar Rock boasting breathtaking views of Indian Ocean.
The Restaurant accommodates 45 diners at a time and it is 7 meters high allowing the water around it to rise 4.5 meters up the rock, there are 2 ways to access the restaurant. If the tide is low, you can simply walk along the rock paths that takes you to the stairs of the restaurant. In case the tired is high, there is a small wooden boat that takes you directly to the stairs and its service is offered by the restaurant.
Note: In case of high tide, all the diners are provided with boats back to the shore.
The Rock Restaurant offers both indoor dining and outdoor seating over the sea, breathtaking views and fresh sea air which are one of the reasons to why it is frequented by a lot of travelers visiting Zanzibar for a holiday.
The restaurant serves a wide variety of seafood which is always served as fresh as the nature’s beauty surrounding the restaurant, diners are served fresh fish caught from the Indian Ocean. All the food served has a distinct twist of the Zanzibar Cuisine which include delicacies like Fish Carpaccio, Calamari prepared with prawns and Zucchini or familiar treats like Lobster Spaghetti and much more.
Drinks such as wine, bear and soft drinks are served at the restaurant.
To get a place at the rock restaurant, you need to book for your table in advance and be there in advance as well.
MENU AT THE ROCK RESTURANT ZANZIBAR
The Menu at The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar is largely European – inspired, highlights local seafood and house made pasta, a selection of globally recognized options are offered at the restaurant. The meals at the restaurant aims to impart the flavors of Zanzibar and the surrounding region in every dish, the fish carpaccio is served with coconut, lime and chili paper.
Most of the desserts at the restaurant range from chocolate salami to pineapple flambe which is topped with Zanzibar spices – ice cream. The beef, spices and vegetables served at the Restaurant are all farmed nearby.
|FISH FINGERS & TARTAR SAUCE||From $20|
|FISH CARPACCIO SERVED WITH COCONUT SAUCE||From $21|
|SWEET AND SOUR BEEF SALAD||From $20|
|“YOU SPIN ME ROUND”||From $21|
|PRAWN, SQUID AND VEGETABLES TEMPURA||From $20|
|PASTA & GNOCCHI|
|HOME MADE TAGLIATELLE SERVED WITH SMALL LOBSTER||From $24|
|“COCOA BUTTER KISSES”||From $22|
|KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR||From $20|
|HOME MADE RAVIOLI FILLED WITH AUBERGINES||From $20|
|BLUE MONDAY||From $20|
|CHICKEN SKEWERS SWAHILI STYLE||From $25.00|
|STEWED ROCK LOBSTER AND COUS-COUS||From $27.00|
|THE ROCK SPECIAL||From $75.00|
|GRILLED LOBSTER (650GR.)||From $39.00|
|BREADED SQUID SKEWERS||From $26.00|
|PASSION FRUIT CHEESE CAKE||From $9.00|
|CHOCOLATE SALAMI SERVED WITH ZANZIBAR VANILLA ICE CREAM||From $10.00|
|ZANZIBAR VANILLA ICE CREAM||From $9.00|
|THE ROCK COCONUT TIRAMISÙ||From $10.00|
|FRESH FRUIT WITH ZANZIBAR VANILLA ICE CREAM||From $9.00|
|NATURAL MINERAL WATER 1,5 LT||From $3.00|
|SAN PELLEGRINO (500 ML) SPARKLING WATER||From $5.00|
|FRESH JUICE||From $5.00|
|COFFEE AND TEA|
|BLACK COFFEE, TEA & CAMOMILLA||From $3.00|
|HOT SPICE ZANZIBAR TEA||From $3.00|
|ICE TEA & ICE COFFEE||From $4.00|
|ESPRESSO COFFEE||From $3.00|
Frequently asked questions about The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar
How Long From Stone Town To The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar?
From the Stone Town, it takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to the Rock Restaurant.
How Long From Nungwi To The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar?
From Nungwi to the Rock Restaurant is a taxi journey of 1 hours and 43 minutes.
What Is The Distance From Paje To The Rock Restaurant?
The distance from Paje to the Rock Restaurant 15 minutes.
Is the food good?
There are multiple meals to try out at The Rock Restaurant from the seafood platter, pastas and mishkaki (meat kebabs), the sea food is excellently prepared and all the accompaniments are delicious.
Note: the food is as twice as expensive as any other restaurant on the island
Can I just come for drinks? https://www.jewelsafaris.com/6-days-zanzibar-tour/
It is possible to visit The Rock Restaurant just for drinks, the outdoor patio is fantastic for chilling out and having a drink. From the patio, you can enjoy stunning views and see the nearby sandbank that is if the tide is low. During the high tide, the colors of the beautiful water are on full display.
When you visit the restaurant just for drinks, you can go straight to the deck to enjoy drinks. Early afternoon is the best time to see the beautiful sea colors.