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Top Choice Ethiopian in Dar es Salaam

Addis in Dar

Addis in Dar is decorated with embroidered umbrella lampshades, hand-carved seats and woven tables where food is served communally. Try a combination meal to sample a range of flavours. Everything is served on a lar…
Top Choice Asian in Dar es Salaam

Oriental

From the high sheen of the marble-tiled floors to the elegant Asian-inspired furnishings, gloved waiters and immaculate sushi bar, the Hyatt's gourmet Asian restaurant aims to seduce and impress. Fortunately the exp…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Wonder Workshop

At this excellent workshop, artists with disabilities create world-class jewellery, sculptures, candles, stationery and other crafts from old glass, metal, car parts and other recycled materials. There’s a small sho…
Top Choice Indian in Dar es Salaam

Chapan Bhog

Chapan Bhog’s Gujurati dhoklas (savoury steamed chickpea cakes), South Indian dosas (fermented crêpes) and thalis are a vegetarian nirvana in a sea of nyama choma (roasted meat). The all-vegetarian menu is extensive…
Italian in Dar es Salaam

Zuane Trattoria & Pizzeria

With its luxuriant garden setting this Italian trattoria housed in an old colonial villa is one of Dar's most atmospheric dining options. The menu features classics such as wood-fired pizzas, melanzana parmigiana (a…
Gallery in Dar es Salaam

Nafasi Art Space

Aiming to be the leading contemporary art centre in Tanzania, Nafasi is a complex of studios housed in an old industrial warehouse in Mikocheni. Many local member artists work there alongside regional and internatio…
Barbecue in Dar es Salaam

Mamboz Corner BBQ

This streetside place is home to what many claim is Dar’s best grilled chicken, including spicy gujarr chicken, lemon chicken and chicken sekela (with tamarind sauce), as well as dry fried fish and bowls of urojo (Z…
Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Tingatinga Centre

This excellent centre is at the spot where Edward Saidi Tingatinga originally marketed his designs, and it’s still one of the best places to buy Tingatinga paintings and to watch the artists at work.
Dance in Dar es Salaam

Alliance Française

Traditional and modern dance, live music and more at the monthly Barazani multicultural nights. It’s held on the second or third Wednesday of the month; the schedule is on its website.
Marine Reserve in Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve

Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve System

The uninhabited islands of Bongoyo, Mbudya, Pangavini and Fungu Yasini, just off the coastline north of Dar es Salaam, form this marine reserve system. Bongoyo and Mbudya – the two most visited islands, and the only…