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Chez Madame Chabaud

Chez Madame Chabaud (off Ave. du Général de Gaulle, Mahajanga) – located in a small town on the north coast of the island, this restaurant has been highly recommended by visiting foreigners. Dishes are prepared with care and the restaurant is especially well-regarded for its seafood dishes. The restaurant is tucked away in a little […]

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The Fig and Olive

The Fig and Olive (Haile Selassie Road, Arusha) – this restaurant offers various Mediterranean dishes (including Greek, Lebanese, and Italian). Lamb minced kebabs, hummus and falafel (fast food in the Middle East) are also served there. Its “off the beaten path” location also gives diners a quiet setting, which is another plus. Live entertainment offered […]

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Story Lounge

Story Lounge (Kibo Road, Moshi) — this two parted space: restaurant and Moshi’s first ever lounge bar is a great hang out. Air-conditioned with a classic collection of long drinks, Story Lounge attracts a more urban middle & upper class crowd. They also have specials, like “buy one cocktail, get one free” on Tuesdays & […]

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Picasso Café

Picasso Café (Kjenge Supermarket, Simeon Road, Arusha) – this restaurant services mainly Indian and Italian dishes. There’s also sushi. Diners have given this place high ratings, in part, because of the large portions that is typically served here. Live music is provided on Friday evenings.

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Le Patio

Le Patio (near corner of Halle Selassie Road, Arusha) – as per its French name, many of the items served here are French. There are also salads, grilled food, sandwiches and pizzas. Like other popular restaurants in Arusha, this one also offers large garden dining areas. Le Patio turns into a trendy lounge on Saturday […]

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The Blue Heron

The Blue Heron (Plot 50, Haile Selassie Rd, Arusha) – this is another Arusha restaurant with garden dining space. This restaurant leans toward Italian dishes (like lasagna and pasta meals) along with wood fire pizzas. Also, pork ribs, chicken curry and fish & chips. It also offers local & imported beers, along with South African, […]

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The Baobab Restaurant

The Baobab Restaurant (44/1 Serengeti Road, Arusha) – this restaurant serves a variety of European, African & Indian cuisine options (all buffet style). There are also vegetarian meals. Travelers on TripAdvisor.com gave the Indian food (such as prawn masala and chicken tikka) the best ratings. They also gave the restaurant’s breakfast buffet high marks.

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Rivertrees Restaurant

Rivertrees Restaurant (Himo Road, Arusha) – this restaurant (housed in a roomy estate-like space) offers a decent western-style menu with daily specials (ranging from pizzas to hamburgers) that are stomach-pleasing. Along with the meals, there are also Tanzanian beers, and wines from South Africa and elsewhere to please the most discriminate palate.

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Onsea House Arusha

Onsea House Arusha (Onsea Moivaro Road, Moshono Village, Arusha) – this restaurant (located in a exclusive boutique hotel) mixes local influences with classic French cuisine, and only provides best and freshest products. Every bite and every sip will be an experience for your senses. Everyone who eats here walks away feeling like a VIP.

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Maembe Café

Maembe Café (Bustani Alley, corner Kibatijani Street, Moshi) — Maembe means “Mango” in Kiswahili and in the garden of this lush restaurant you find many of the mighty mango trees. The cuisine is international from paninis, wraps to seafood dishes.