Northern Tanzania 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 Cafe in Moshi

Kilimanjaro Coffee Lounge

This cafe's semi-garden setting is back a bit from the road, bringing a semblance of peace, and the food ranges from pizza and Mexican dishes to salads, sandwiches, burgers and steaks, alongside excellent milkshakes…
Top Choice Indian in Moshi


Changes of ownership and name (it used to be called the Sikh Club) have done this place the world of good. It's part restaurant serving excellent Indian food (which gets the nod from the local Indian community) and …
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 …
Tanzanian in Moshi

Pamoja Cafe

Following a time-honoured tradition of budget-traveller hang-outs the world over, basic Pamoja Cafe gives the punters what they want with free wi-fi, a funky soundtrack, Western snacks (burgers, sandwiches) and chea…
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…