In its unique position in/on the waters of the Indian Ocean. The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar Tanzania is a charming, exclusive restaurant that in a very short time has become one of the icons of this Awesome Island of Zanzibar. “It’ll never happen”. “It is just not possible”, they said. And the rest is history.

the rock restaurant in island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa
Home on the rock on high tide in sea water on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, east Africa

From an outpost for subsistence fishermen from the local village of Michamvi. The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar Tanzania is now a different, valuable part of their lives directly benefiting their community.

Such a simple idea, but with incredible logistical challenges to overcome; electricity, gas, fresh water, sanitation, WIFI, communications, storage, refuse removal, and all while keeping to a minimal environmental impact commitment.

Lovingly planned and put together over many months, and decorated in a simple, unfussy local island style. The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar Tanzania specializes in seafood and local tastes. Focusing on respecting the beauty of the location, and ensuring an uncomplicated, unfussy, unpretentious dining environment complemented with a menu and food of international standard.

The Rock is not for everyone; it is too small to cater to fast food tastes and budgets.

Located in front of Michamvi Pingwe beach on the southeast coast of the island. The Rock Restaurant has sometimes been referred to as the floating restaurant. It is a dining experience with nature and passionately prepared food.


We accommodate couples and groups of up to 20 given enough warning and of course a booking. The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar Tanzania is available for special occasions and can be reserved for private events.

An open-air terrace, offering that romantic evening under the African stars by night, skies by day, with panoramic seascapes is available for pre-and post-meal drinks.

The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar is reached off the beach on foot at low tide or by boat at high tide. Guests can if they wish wade out. The boat service is offered with compliments. Read more on Top Zanzibar Hotels for your Holidays

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