Chwaka is a fishing village located on the east coast of Unguja Island. The village is known for its traditional fishing practices and its lively local fish market where fishermen sell their catch of the day.
If you are a traveler looking for real life experiences, this is a must visit village.
The village is situated near the Jozani Forest, a protected area that is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the endangered Zanzibar red colobus monkey. You can take guided tours of the park to see the monkeys and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
This guide is for you only if you are looking for the best restaurants in Chwaka beach village.
Antonio Beach Hotel Restaurant
If you happen to be in Chwaka beach, and looking for a nice place to have your lunch, then Antonio Beach Tree House Hotel is a place where you can visit. This is a little bit of a famous hotel brand in Zanzibar with another branch Hotel in Stone Town too, known as Antonio Garden Hotel’.
Visiting their restaurant would be the best decision if you stay or just visit Chwaka village. The restaurant at Antonio is open for lunch and dinner and specializes in African and Zanzibar cuisines.
Filao Beach Restaurant
Filao Beach Resort is another Hotel which offers the restaurant inside. The restaurant specializes in seafood, with a menu featuring a wide variety of freshly caught fish, prawns, lobster, and other shellfish. They also offer a range of vegetarian and meat dishes because they receive many guests from different places around the world who visit Zanzibar.
Not only a restaurant, Filao beach is located at the perfect seaview beach which is near to Uroa Beach, one of the best beaches in Zanzibar.
FAQ about Restaurants in Chwaka
What types of cuisine can I order in Chwaka restaurants?
Restaurants in Chwaka offer a variety of cuisines, including seafood, African, Indian, Italian, and local Zanzibar foods.
Are there vegetarian restaurants in Chwaka Beach?
Yes, if you are vegan in Chwaka beach, we recommend you try a restaurant called Filao Beach Restaurant.
What is the average cost of a meal in Chwaka Beach?
The cost of a meal in restaurants at Chwaka is relatively cheaper compared to other beaches. Around $8 – $25.
Do I need to make reservations before visiting Restaurants in Chwaka?
There is no need to make a reservation, Chwaka beach is not busy like other Zanzibar beaches.
What are some of the must-try dishes in Chwaka?
Some of the must-try dishes in Chwaka Beach and Zanzibar as whole are seafood platters, grilled lobster, and coconut curries. If you are a food lover, book our snorkeling tour which includes Seafoods lunch.
Do restaurants in Chwaka accept credit cards?
It’s a good idea to carry cash when visiting Zanzibar. Because there are many places that don’t accept cards.
Check our guide For Travelers about Currency in Zanzibar.