Restaurants

Top Choice International in Arusha

Blue Heron

Our pick of the garden restaurants that are a recurring theme out in Arusha's east, the Blue Heron gets the tricky combination of lounge bar and family restaurant just right. Sit under the leafy verandah or out on t…
Top Choice Indian in Dar es Salaam

Chapan Bhog

Chapan’s Gujurati dhoklas (savoury steamed chickpea cakes), south Indian dosas (fermented crepes) and thalis are a vegetarian nirvana in a sea of nyama choma (roasted meat). The all-vegetarian menu is extensive, and…
Top Choice Indian in Arusha

Hot Plate

Delicious Indian food – including southern Indian dishes plus some Punjabi and other dishes, both veg and non-veg – in a shady, street-side setting. It's down the small side street just next to Manji's petrol statio…
Top Choice Zanzibari in Zanzibar Town

Lukmaan Restaurant

Probably the best local restaurant for quality Zanzibari food. There's no menu, just make your way inside to the 1950s counter and see what's on offer. Servings are enormous and include various biryanis, fried fish,…
Top Choice Barbecue in Arusha

Khan's Barbecue

This Arusha institution is an auto-spares store 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 heaping spread of gri…
Top Choice Fusion in Zanzibar Town

Emerson Spice Rooftop Tea House

Perched on top of a Swahili mansion in an intricately carved wooden gazebo, Emerson's Tea House screams 'date night'. Enjoy expertly made cocktails with 360-degree views over Stone Town. Mojitos are followed by mult…
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 with a …
Top Choice Ethiopian in Dar es Salaam

Addis in Dar

Addis is decked out with embroidered umbrella lampshades, hand-carved seats and woven tables where food is served communally. Go for one of the combination meals to sample a range of flavours. Everything is served o…
Top Choice Cafe in Moshi

Kilimanjaro Coffee Lounge

A recent move opposite the Nakumatt Supermarket has done this place the world of good. The semi-garden setting is set back from the road bringing a semblance of peace, and the food ranges from pizza and Mexican dish…
Top Choice International in Arusha

River House

An offshoot of the inspiring Shanga project, diners at River House are greeted with champagne and then served a huge and delicious four-course lunch in gorgeous gardens – it's part buffet, although soup and the dess…