Restaurants and Bars
At the east end of Shangani Rd, between the Tembo Hotel and Forodhani Gardens, this is a cool, relaxed and trendy retreat.
Usually called Two Tables, this place is particularly worthy of mention, because it's good and because for a long time there was nothing else quite like it on Zanzibar.
The Pagoda, just off Kenyatta Rd near the Africa House Hotel, is run by Mr Chung, who has lived on Zanzibar for many years and used to run a diving outfit with his son George and other members of the family.
Named after Zanzibar's most famous son Freddie Mercury, this place has a fine setting on the seafront, overlooking a small beach, the bay, and part of the new port.
La Fenice claims to have the best gelato in Zanzibar, but you'll have a hard time saving room for it amid the menu's litany of rich Italian dishes.
Stone Town's hottest hangout is the perfect marriage of style and substance. Livingstone combines creative spins on Zanzibari cuisine with breezy beachside real estate and an attractive dining room decked ..
With its bright tapestries, faux-crystal chandelier, and animal-print banquettes, the Silk Route is more gaudy than Goa, but the delicious tandoori dishes and spicy curries certainly make up for it.
The number of bars in Zanzibar Town grows steadily each year as visitors continue to come in ever-increasing numbers.
The rooftop restaurant of the 236 Hurumzi Hotel is a popular setting for marriage proposals, and it's easy to see why. It boasts a sultan's-eye view of the Indian Ocean and the town's minarets and spires.
This restaurant and entertainment venue is located inside the Old Arab Fort. Open everyday between 8am and 10pm, they have a large menu serving local and international food.