Dining at Xanadu

Social foraging in our restaurant, nestled away in your private villa, embracing the romantic beach or carried away to a remote island; the story is yours to be told. Special requests for dietary requirements and celebrations will be discussed and catered for – flexibility, individuality, and exclusivity is a part of Xanadu’s cuisine. Selected non-and alcoholic drinks, local beers and a range of house wines are included, while cocktails, premium wines and spirits are available at an extra charge.

Our restaurant & bar

Our restaurant and bar is a central focal point of the property. Surrounding our main pool guests can enjoy a shady lunch or romantic candle lit dinner under our giant Makuti roof

Our dining concept

Local cuisine in your private villa

Xanadu follows the philosophy of clean, fresh, and healthy cuisine that incorporates the best flavors that Zanzibar has to offer. Our skilled kitchen team delivers world-class du jour menus, freshly prepared, combining skills and well-established culinary practices to the freshest produce available.


Our multinational team of international and local chefs combine their skill-sets and international influences with the freshest, locally sources ingredient for a tailor-made dining experience. Our current team consists of Tanzanian, South African, and Kenyan nationals, creating a fusion of skills and flavors.

Food & ingredient philosophy

Homegrown, organic, and fresh ingredients for you

With our philosophy comes the promise of good, fresh and healthy meals. How better to ensure this than by growing our own produce, ensuring no insecticides are introduced, and using local skills and love of the land to produce tomatoes, basil, rocket, pumpkin, mint, and parsley to name but a few.

Sustainably sourced, organic, healthy and fresh. These are key concepts in the cuisine we offer.

Special moments tailored for you

Our offers for your indulgence

Dining in your villa

Enjoy your meals in the privacy of your villa and be delighted with the delicious dishes, prepared specially for you.

Candle light dinner

Enjoy candle light dinner in a selection of romantic settings. Feel the essence of the exotic with fresh seafood, delicious vegetables and other delicacies combined in modern international cuisine. We prepare your evening under the stars individually according to your wishes.

Detox yourself

Freshly picked coconut, madafu (water from a young coconut) or homemade ginger and spice tea are all available to invigorate body and mind

Romantic picnick

On the beach or as part of an excursion to a beautiful sandbank, the choice is yours

8 chefs. Local and international. Perfect team.

Our heroes for your bespoke cuisine.

Plan your experience


We want to create your perfect stay in Xanadu. Feel free to tell us of any dietary requirements you have or dining experience you wish for, and our culinary team will tailor-make your experience.

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