A world-famous restaurant, known not only for its extraordinary location, but also its fabulous food inspired by the natural resources, a twist of Zanzibar, and Italian love.
The south-east coastline of Zanzibar is recognized as amongst the most beautiful in all the world. Here you’ll find 3 gems: The Rock restaurant and close by our Kichanga Lodge and Dongwe Ocean View hotel.


It takes just one look to understand that no pencil nor brush could draw such beauty – only Mother Nature could reach such heights and present one of the world’s most unique and beautiful locations for a restaurant.
The challenge to create and present a menu, delivered with superb, relaxed and unobtrusive service to compliment the location, drives us. Add in our years of local and international hospitality experience, our love for cooking and it’s no wonder we’ve become sought after.
One of Zanzibar’s top attractions, our team combines local spices, flavors and foods from the sea and / or land, to present sometime familiar dishes with a twist, a new preparation, a local taste.

Depending on the tide, you’ll have either a 360-degree ocean view, or half ocean and half white sand beach with swaying palms. Wade out, boat out, walk out – we’re waiting.
Book right here on our website, your meal as well as your transport to our magical place..


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Is always essential to avoid disappointment. Make both your meal reservation and secure your transport to and from The Rock on this website. (Please note: due to its popularity and limited size, we are not able to take reservations only for drinks).

Our Menu: Inspired, imaginative, comfortable.

A cosmopolitan, international menu. Caters for all tastes including vegetarian. We feature several local seafood specialties.

The rock restaurant grilled lobster
The Rock Restaurant pasta al carpacio


A mere 5 minutes from The Rock, we have a choice of 2 very different, private, award winning resorts. Introducing Dongwe Ocean View Hotel and Kichanga Lodge.

On Zanzibar’s most beautiful beach with panoramic views. Sun and service. Get away from it all. Modern, air-conditioned, luxurious and stylish comforts for a great, private escape. Lose, or find yourself. Visit Dongwe

Let nature dictate the pace, as it does at Kichanga Lodge. Feel the breeze, the sand under your feet. The moon above at night, listening, mindful. Set amongst swaying palms on a beach against a hillside, your private bungalow awaits Book your stay!