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Club D

Club D (Nelson Mandela Road, Arusha) – this venue of frequented mainly by locals looking to party to Afropop, Highlife, and Reggae music. There’s a “Ladies Night” on Wednesdays, and “Comedy Night” is occasionally held on Thursday nights.

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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, … Continue reading The Blue Heron

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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.

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Khan’s BBQ

Khan’s BBQ (Mosque Street, Arusha) – this restaurant attracts a cult following for its “Chicken on the Bonnet” street food and plates piled high with Indian style chutneys, naans and salads. Even the BBQ sauce here is highly rated. The tandoori chicken is also another favored item at Khan’s. Despite the restaurant’s modest décor and … Continue reading Khan’s BBQ

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Hot Tandoor Village

Hot Tandoor Village (Serengeti Road, next to Barclay’s Bank, Arusha) – located in an outdoor garden, this Indian & Chinese restaurant offers diners a variety of dishes. Between the two, diners say the Indian specialties are better (such as Sharabi Kababi, butter chicken, Hakka noodles, and fried fish curry with garlic naan and rice).

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Green Bamboo Restaurant

Green Bamboo Restaurant (Kilimanjaro Road, Moshi) – for those passing through the town of Moshi, this is a BBQ restaurant (within a spacious outdoor garden area) that’s best suited to serve groups. For those who show up as a group, they can do an “all you can eat” option, which includes different cuts of meats … Continue reading Green Bamboo Restaurant

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Flame Tree Restaurant

Flame Tree Restaurant (Kenyatta Road, corner of Haile Selassie Road, Arusha) – this restaurant serves mainly Chinese food (which is hard to find in Arusha). There are also non-Chinese dishes. In terms of the restaurant’s space, the upper and lower terrace overlook a lush tropical garden andcan seat up to 80 guests. A further 50 … Continue reading Flame Tree Restaurant