Pemba restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Pemba

Locanda Italiana

Something of a vision in the quiet, well-worn streets of the baixa, this Italian-run restaurant serves up al dente pasta (the ragú is excellent) and wood-fired-oven pizzas in the flower-embellished courtyard of a re…
Seafood in Pemba

Clube Naval

The default expat hang-out, the good ole naval club enjoys a prime waterside setting just off the western curve of Wimbi Beach. Sundowners are practically obligatory here, but the restaurant also has a large menu fe…
Steak in Pemba


A good old South African–style steakhouse, 556 sits on the hill overlooking the port and bay. It serves up barbecued meats, plus chicken grills, pizzas, hamburgers, grilled prawns, squid, pub food and ice cream – al…
International in Pemba


The restaurant at Kauri Resort overlooks the Indian Ocean in more ways than one. Parts of the menu also look to India for inspiration and there are Chinese dishes too. It's the local seafood, however, that tops the …
Seafood in Pemba

Wilson’s Wharf

Burgers, seafood and meat grills, and hearty breakfasts are offered at this place in the baixa (old town), with views over Pemba Bay and one of the world's deepest natural harbours.
Deli in Pemba


The pricey but well-stocked Procongel is attached to Wilson’s Wharf in the baixa, with produce, imported cheeses and gourmet items.
Cafe in Pemba

Pastelaria Flor d’Avenida

It doesn't look much from the outside, but this long-standing, informal eatery with mainly outdoor tables delivers the goods when it comes to coffee and pastries.
Seafood in Pemba

Pemba Dolphin

Directly on Wimbi Beach, the very relaxed Dolphin has a beach-bar ambience, seafood grills and pizzas, and live music from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
African in Pemba

Restaurante Rema

This scruffy little Wimbi Beach joint is on the non-beach side of the road. It's a good spot if you want to escape the expats and go for a local vibe.