Arusha restaurants

Top Choice International in Arusha

Blue Heron

The pick of the garden restaurants that are a recurring theme in Arusha's east, the Blue Heron gets the tricky combination of lounge bar and family restaurant just right. Sit on the leafy verandah or out on the lawn…
Top Choice Barbecue in Arusha

Khan's Barbecue

This Arusha institution is an auto-spares shop by day (look for the Zubeda Auto Spares sign) and the best known of many earthy roadside barbecues around the market area by night. It lays out a heaped spread of grill…
Top Choice Indian in Arusha

Hot Plate

Delicious Indian food – including southern Indian specialities, plus some Punjabi and other dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian – is on offer here in a shady, streetside setting. It's off Sokoine Rd, down the…
Top Choice International in Arusha


Good for breakfast or a quiet afternoon coffee as well as for a more substantial meal, this chic bakery also serves up exciting dishes such as beef fillet with blue-cheese sauce or Swahili beef stew. Free wi-fi.
Asian in Arusha

Chinese Whispers

Consistently ranked among Arusha's best restaurants, this place is beloved by the local expat community for its extensive, predominantly Chinese menu with dim sum and all the staples you'd expect, but cooked better …
Cafe in Arusha

Via Via

Cultured and laid-back, with the best soundtrack of any restaurant in Arusha, this place along the river behind the Natural History Museum is a popular meeting spot. It serves coffee, salads and sandwiches, plus mor…
Ethiopian in Arusha

Spices & Herbs

Unpretentious al fresco spot serving two menus: Ethiopian and Continental – ignore the latter and order injera (Ethiopian bread) soaked in beef, chicken or lamb sauce, or yegbeg tibs (fried lamb with Ethiopian butte…
European in Arusha


Arusha’s poshest menu features fresh ingredients and creative dishes such as slow-cooked West Kili lamb shanks. Seating is in the quiet dining room or in the shaded, walled garden. It also offers a great wine list (…
French in Arusha

Le Patio

Le Patio follows a tried-and-tested eastern-Arusha template: a large garden beneath shady trees, an open fire at its heart, a lounge bar and outdoor tables, all a world away from the clamour of the city centre. The …
Seafood in Arusha


With a semi-outdoor setting, this restaurant and wine bar ticks many boxes. There are snacks, grills, pizza and pasta, but the real stars are the Spanish tapas and extensive list of South African wines. Sundays are …