Tanzania Restaurants

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Tanzania Restaurants

  • Beautiful outdoor deck! Amazing Italian...

    There is a very large outdoor deck that is so lovely to sit outside and dine at. You can hear bullfrogs in the distance and there's a garden next to the restaurant so I also saw a large fruit bat off in the distance flying about. The service is so great the staff were all very friendly and polite and the food is just amazingly delicious. I had the...

  • Tumaini Restaurant - Lushoto

    Locals frequent Tumaini restaurant because the food is tasty, clean and very affordable. The best dish for my taste was spaghetti with aubergine and vegetables ($4 / 3.2 e)Pizza is not good. Main dishes cost $4 – 3 e to $3.7 – 4.7 e, soups and salads are at $2.2 – 1.7 e. Breakfast is free if you stay there..

  • eat all kinds of pizza here

    THE GREEK CLUBThis restaurant is in the heart of Arusha town in TanzaniaLocation is perfect safe and next are taxis.The staff are cool orders are done like immediately.its a member club but tourists are well come.Watch any game from soccer/rugby/cricket all they have a dstv and a projectorfor big games.The restaurant settings are realy amazing...

  • European Service

    I found out about this restaurant on www.africa-beat.com. It's not for backpackers, we are talking good food and good service. Many choose thise place for romantic dinners or for business. antipasto or carpaccio

  • General food tips

    Two of our camps had on site bars where you could purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, which was really nice. Having visited East Africa on several previous occasions, we were aware of the South African Savannah Cider which is imported to many sub-Saharan countries, so we made a point of stopping to get some provisions before leaving the...

  • Lodge food

    If you are staying at lodges, they generally provide full board on a buffet basis. Usually the food is western style with the occasional local dish or curry thrown in for good measure. At the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the dinner was in fact a la carte. This was great news to both of us as, as neither of us is...

  • General food tips

    If you are a vegetarian, vegan, celiac or have any other dietary requirements, be sure to tell the operators when booking the safari. Most diets can be catered for, but if you are on a camping safari, the cook usually buys most of the food before the safari starts so as not to waste time on the trip. You may also wish to inform them if you do not...

  • Camping food

    Being on a camping safari, we carried all our food and water (which was included in the basic cost of the trip – another consideration as it may be difficult (and/or expensive) to purchase water en route) with us, as well as a cook. All our camps we had separate cooking facilities available for the cook to prepare our dinner. Be clear with the...

  • General food tips

    If your safari is lodge based, staying in the same lodge the entire time, you may find that the driver takes you back to the lodge for an extended lunch in the middle of the day. They may do an early morning game drive, coming back for a late breakfast around 10am, with the rest of the day free until an afternoon game drive around 3pm. Many lodges...

  • General food tips

    Most people don’t go on a safari for a gourmet experience, but you might as well have food you enjoy. Most safari companies provide you will full board: that is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch is often taken as a picnic whilst on a safari drive. You should also be able to arrange with your driver to take breakfast this way too, so that you can...

  • Zanzibar

    quite decent with fabulous location on second floor terrace overlooking the sea. Buy beers (BYOB) down alley across the street in ground floor bar of Coco de Mer. Pelli-Pelli Perch, fresh and spicy

  • Kempinski Hotel in Dar es Salaam

    the food, wine (South African) and service was excellent, particularly the lobster or prawns.nice atmosphere with Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine on offer. grilled giant prawns in spicy Thai sauce

  • The Dodoma Hotel is a good...

    The Dodoma Hotel is a good place to get a good meal and very comfotable accomodation at a very keen price. It is situated across the road from the train station. There are other places as well, There is Nam Hotel, Tiger Motel, and lots of new hotels on the north road out of Dodoma, and we can't leave out the Aladdin's Cave Ice cream parlour. Where...

  • Home cooked

    Of all the meals I ate around the world this meal can only be compared to two others: The one in Wandie's Place in Soweto and the one served in a private home on Tarawa, Kiribati! It was prepared by my friend Margaret and her maid, following our shopping in the local market in Arusha.The kitchen wasn't finished (pic 5) and the power supply failed...

  • Good Food in Arusha

    The restaurants at the impala hotel are amazing - especially the Chinese and Indian ones. I will never forget the Indian restaurant - probably the best foor I have eaten in my entire life (maybe because I was ultra hungry - but I still long for that chicken masala!). The chinese food was pretty good as well, and the portions were enormous. Chicken...

  • Dining in somebody's house!

    It is called 'Two Tables' and is in Stone Town on Zanzibar. Not so suprisingly it only has two tables, but the fun part is that it is in somebody's house.During or after the meal the Lady of the house and the children perform a traditional dance, and if you are lucky 'dad' joins in too!Aside from the food being fantastic, the fact that you are in...

  • Gathering at sunset time

    In Zanzibar town everybody is gathering at the big terrace of Africa House in the late afternoon to enjoy the wonderful sunsets of Africa. It's a good place for drinks, longdrinks and cocktails.Nowadays the building and terrace are restored and rather fancy. But it was allready for decades the favourite place to be for expats, tourists and...

  • ''Queens'' Restaurant

    Mercury's in Stone town is named after Freddy Mercury, the flamboyant singer of the rock-group Queen. He was born in Stone Town as Farok Bulsara. In Mercury's you can find pictures of him and Queen and buy T-shirts.Mercury's is a lovely place at the beach of Stone Town. Several times we spent our lunchbreak here, because of the cool seabreeze in...

  • Wow!

    The food was divine. Different tastes every night and the staff were great. The barbecue on the balcony was great as when we went out to get our food the views over the crater were stunning. Wild Boar, gazelle, and everything else you would expect along with ostrich.Oh and the fruit was probably the best i have ever tasted.PLEASE try the red...

  • wonderful with ears and tongue on the...

    we were very tempted to try this BBQ goat, but when we took a close look and saw the head the ears and the tong on the grill as well we said "give that a miss thanks"

  • Go bananas on the road

    While on the road, on the way to the beach, or simply in need of a stack of food, buy bananas.In Tanzania they come in nearly all shapes and sizes. For eating as they are, for cooking and for frying. The small, stubby, yellow ones are the sweetest and the best to eat as they come as a snack.I love bananas!

  • A break from it all

    The Slipway is mainly catering to wealthy locals from this northern coastal side of town, the expat community and people travelling over to Bungoyo Island.It is a delightful place with good food, mood and drinks. A tired traveller, a beached-out Bungoyo visitor and a thirsty Slipway centre shopper will all find relief here.The actual slipway is...

  • Eating at safaris

    One of the best experiences I have about safaris in Tanzania was the lunch time. The safari staff was usually a driver/guide and a cooker. As we hadn't much to do at lunch time but wait for the food I used to observe the cooker. I have never seen do so much with so little. With a few meat pieces, some rice, water and some herbs, they were able to...

  • Bus Drive-Through

    One thing that still sticks in my mind is the bus trip from the Zambian border to Dar Es Salaam - it took about 20 hours by bus. As we rolled into the major Tanzanian towns, one did not even have to get off the bus. The locals would come rushing up to the windows offering various 'eats' for sale and that was that!

  • Mama Pierina's Restaurant

    Next to the restaurant is a motel where you can spend the night. Unfortunately, we did not get a good night's sleep there: the African disco did not close until 2 am, and at 3 am the muezzin started calling for Muslim prayers. Pizza

  • Lots of food

    This is not about a restaurant but the tent camp in the Serengeti. How the chef and his crew managed to come up with some of the dishes they cooked with the equipment they had, I don't know. My favorite food that they fixed was the African food. There was a spiced chicken dish that was wonderful. They also served beef stew, spiced rice, a kind of...

  • A TEA SHOP and Naaz,about 3...

    A TEA SHOP and Naaz,about 3 blocks apart,A Tea Shop was on morogoro road can't recall the cross street.Alway's busy and cheap good tasty food. Tea and Kabab's at A Tea Shop and Bhel(a mixture of lentils,spices,patatoes and tamarind juice) was Naaz resturant's speciality,I wonder if either resturant's are still there.

  • Street BBQ's at Forodhani...

    Street BBQ's at Forodhani GardensI could eat all I am able (quite a lot) for less than US$3, and the atmosphere is fantastic with a real mix of tourists and locals. Sitting on the harbour wall eating and watching the cooks in action is a great memory of Tanzania. Fresh tuna kebab wrapped in naan bread, with a couple of potato patties on the side....

  • For the restrants visit the...

    For the restrants visit the Food Juction for a variety of English/Indian/Swahili food. Also there is the NVTC which is 2KM from town but with a good environment and good delicios food. There are other hotels like Naam, Dodoma Hotel, Furaha Hostel and not forgting the CCT. After having a meal don't miss out the famous ALADDIN'S CAVE ICE CREAM...

  • Zanzibar - any of the...

    Zanzibar - any of the restaurants on the beach. Really cheap and simple, sit on the beach eating as the sun goes down!

  • The restaurant of the hotel...

    The restaurant of the hotel impala in Arusha.During a safari, the restaurant will be the one of the lodge you have choosen. African cooking.......

  • Emerson & Green's roof...

    Emerson & Green's roof restaurantThere's no other place like this.. Have you ever felt like eating on a flying carpet? And I don't mean any Disneyland kind.. It's REAL stuff! There's no menu. they serve you all the same thing.. But it was good!

  • If you’ve already been...

    If you’ve already been in Africa for some time, Dar es Salaam can be really exciting, for onesimple reason: it has some excellent ice cream! If you want something a little bit upscale, go toThe Slipway, a restaurant and shopping square by the ocean. Even if you don’t want to spendlots of money on food, it’s worth going there and just doing...

  • The best food you can find in...

    The best food you can find in the Irish, Australian, Chinese, indian,... restaurants. The local food is different...and the hygienic standards aren't very high.

  • Sambusa Two Tables in...

    Sambusa Two Tables in Stonetown, Zanzibar. You have to let them know a few hours in advance that you're coming, but it's worth it. You get plied with six or seven courses of ecstatic Swahili/Indian/Arabic food and homemade juice. The sambusas, of course.

  • In Arusha, my favorite...

    In Arusha, my favorite restaurant is Redds. A meat eaters paradise. This restaurant is on the pricy side. For a real adventure, try Zubeda. It is a 'side walk' restaurant where the grill the meat in the open air. For a lot of people, hygienic issues come to mind but I have no complain, so far, and when I am there, I eat there at least once a week....

  • Home-made restaurants

    The fishermen families cook every evening the shellfish they brought that day. It's delicius and really cheap! Shellfish

  • the locals: helping out...

    my wife, assisting in making chapatis. not only are these marvelously yummy, but they were fun to make. although we took copious notes, we can't seem to recreate them at home. guess we will just have to go back!

  • 'the locals'

    you can get an enormous meal very cheap...even at many of the restaurants, your order will actually get 'sent' to one of the local houses where somebody will prepare it

  • In dar es salaam:La Trattoria...

    In dar es salaam:La Trattoria Jan, I don't remember the name of the street (near msasani shopping center), but the taxi driver will know it, and I really enjoyed the food at the New Africa Hotel near the sheraton hotel, city centre of Dar es salaam. I also enjoyed chicken kebab at the Bar es salaam, which is located in the same street as trattoria...

  • Blue Sea Restaurant, Nungwi -...

    Blue Sea Restaurant, Nungwi - ZanzibarThe pizza is definitely the best reason to come here, both for lunch and dinner, if you want. But also the atmosphere is a good reason. The waiters are really friendly, and become your friends easily, even if you don't leave them any tip! Just take your time and talk to them, practice a little Swahili, and...

  • kettravels's Restaurant Tip

    I created a whole breakfast ritual after discovering that the very BEST, STRONGEST (and cheapest) coffee was sold by the wandering vendor. I would watch from my window and when I saw him approach I would make a dash for the street and chase him down with my mug. The only other item he sold was a sugary, caramel type sweet - highly addictive. I...


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