Tanzania Restaurants

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  • 1. Addis in Dar

    $$ | Ethiopian

    Located only ten minutes west of central Dar es Salaam, and near the U.S. Embassy, this popular Ethiopian restaurant has been a long standing...Read More

  • 2. Emerson Spice Rooftop Restaurant

    $$$ | Kiponda | African

    Be sure to book ahead at this charming but small rooftop restaurant, because there's just one seating for dinner at 7pm. Arrive early to enjoy...Read More

  • 3. 305 Karafuu Restaurant

    $$ | Kinondoni | Contemporary

    Tucked away in a small neighborhood this is a favorite with people who have been coming to Dar es Salaam for a while. Unpretentious, family...Read More

  • 4. 6 Degrees South Grill and Wine Bar

    $$ | Contemporary

    If you are looking for a sunset cocktail in white loungers overlooking the Zanzibar ocean, then head on over to 6 Degrees on Shangani street...Read More

  • 5. Angithi

    $ | Indian

    It may not look like much from the busy main street corner, but this is some of the best Indian food hidden away in Dar es Salaam. Their curries...Read More

  • 6. Archipelago

    $ | Stone Town | Seafood

    The breezy, open layout of this BYOB restaurant adds to the casual feel. Check out the dry-erase board for the daily seafood specials, such...Read More

  • 7. George and the Dragon

    $ | Kinondoni | American

    What do you do when you are in Africa and you need a quick fix of your local sports and a burger and chips? You head to the good old English...Read More

  • 8. House of Spices

    $$ | Mediterranean

    As usual, you'll have to climb a few steep flights of stairs before arriving at this breezy, open-air terrace restaurant, but the effort is...Read More

  • 9. Karambezi Cafe

    $$$ | Contemporary

    This popular open-air restaurant in the Sea Cliff Hotel is right next to the sea, providing the best views in town. The menu has something to...Read More

  • 10. Mamboz Corner BBQ

    $ | Kinondoni | Indian

    Nearly every major African city has a local joint where you can mingle, chat, eat hearty street food, and absorb the city life as the day cools...Read More

  • 11. Mashariki Palace

    $$$ | Contemporary

    Nothing beats a sunset dinner overlooking Stone Town, and it's even more special on the rooftop of a 200-year-old restored sultans palace. Mashariki...Read More

  • 12. Mercury's

    $$ | Stone Town | Eclectic

    As you might expect, this trendy waterside hangout, named after Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury born just a couple of blocks away, is one...Read More

  • 13. Monsoon Restaurant

    $$ | Stone Town | African

    The outside terrace, which has views of the ocean and Fordhani Gardens, provides a romantic setting. There's also seating inside at low tables...Read More

  • 14. Sawasdee

    $$ | Asian

    With a name that means "welcome" in Thai, Sawasdee has a peaceful atmosphere. Tanzania's first Thai restaurant, Sawasdee serves authentic dishes...Read More

  • 15. Sitare Rooftop Bar

    $ | Contemporary

    See Dar es Salaam city from a new perspective at the very top of the Hotel Sapphire. Their Sitar Rooftop sheesha bar boasts some wonderful big...Read More

  • 16. Thai Kani

    $$$ | Asian

    Currently the best Thai cuisine in Dar es Salaam is at Thai Kani. Don't be to put off by the prices because the portion sizes are massive and...Read More

  • 17. The Post

    $$ | Stone Town | Asian

    Sit on the terrace overlooking the colorful and lively streets and enjoy great views, good wine, and very decent tapas. At the Post you'll find...Read More

  • 18. The Silk Route

    $$ | Indian

    The Silk Route is Zanzibar's long-standing Indian restaurant that overlooks the main street of Stone Town. You can expect solid, traditional...Read More

  • 19. Zanzibar Coffee House

    $$ | Stone Town | Café

    This little spot is a coffee lover's paradise. Head along the shopping streets amid the houses toward the Old Fort and you will start to find...Read More

  • 20. Stiggy's

    $$ | Asian

    Long one of Arusha's most popular dining spots, this authentic Thai restaurant is run by a husband-and-wife team from Australia and Thailand...Read More

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