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“Pick of the Restaurants in Zanzibar”
Review of LOULOU Restaurant - CLOSED

LOULOU Restaurant
Price range: US$5 - US$26
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Fine Belgian Cuisine in a refreshing, stylish and modern setting with romantic lighting, cool air-conditioning & gorgeous upscale cuisine. Using fresh seasonal ingredients combined with the finest of imported Belgian flabours. Loulou is a completely unique experience in Stone Town & cnsidered one of its best restaurants at very affordable prices. CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We were in Zanzibar for 3 nights and had chosen another venue with a rooftop restaurant and sunset views for dinner tonight. However, on checking on TripAdvisor this morning, frankly, the reviews were less than glowing, so we just went there for happy hour drinks. Good enough.
Conversely, Lou Lou Restaurant had uniformly positive reviews on TripAdvisor, so we decided we'd give it a look. Are we glad we did!
It's without doubt the pick of the restaurants we tried in Stone Town. It's not by the ocean, but is pretty easy to find on a fairly major thoroughfare. It's only 3 or so years old, so it is all fresh and clean, with a nice ambiance.
Marion (not the owner, but the managing director and swayed by the Belgian owner to manage the restaurant) came around to visit all tables and we had a nice chat. She was lovely; an asset to the enterprise. Our waitress was sweet too, with a ready laugh and a smile.
They don't take credit cards, but do take US$ as well as Tanzanian shillings. Still, the price was pretty reasonable compared to what we'd pay for a 3 course meal and a bottle of South African Chenin Blanc in Australia.
The food was delish, and included a gratuitous taster. We had seafood croquettes, crab pasta, and chocolate mousse and panna cotta. Sensational!
I would go back there without hesitation. The culinary highlight of Stone Town in Zanzibar!

3  Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Lou Lou's was excellent. The owner was incredibly lovely and very accommodating. We got there just on opening time and her staff had not arrived yet, but she was so lovely, still let us inside and served us herself! The food was absolutely delicious, the fish was amazing. The restaurant was so lovely set out and had a very lovely feel to it. I would definitely recommend going there. The only thing I regret was not having enough cash on me to order the Belgian chocolate dishes!! They sounded to die for!

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1  Thank Breanna092
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We walked in and were greeted by Marian Hart, the manager. She was so friendly and made us feel at home. I ordered the chicken croquettes, they were amazing. The frites were some of the best I have ever tasted! This was our last day in Zanzibar, what a way to end our vacation!

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1  Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Our lunch was outstanding, best French fries ever.Surprised with a side of deep fried parsley. We asked them to turn on the air conditioning, so it was very comfortable. Marjorie

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1  Thank Marjorie C
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We found this restaurant after walking around in the heat. Marian loaned us a menu, that we did return, so that the rest of our group could have a look. We had a wonderful meal that night and also went back the next day for lunch. The menu was wonderful with a good selection of wine. George was welcoming as was Marian. The food was great. There was enough in one serve for two people. We made pigs of ourselves. Our thanks to the chef Muharami. Would recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting a change in their food.
Des and Pat

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1  Thank Des and Pat G
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