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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Wonder Workshop

At this excellent workshop, disabled artists create world-class jewellery, sculptures, candles, stationery and other crafts from old glass, metal, car parts and other recycled materials. There’s a small shop on the …
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 Pan-Asian in Dar es Salaam


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 Barbecue in Dar es Salaam

Mamboz Corner BBQ

Makers of Dar’s best grilled chicken, including spicy gujarr chicken, lemon chicken, chicken sekela (with tamarind sauce), dry fried fish and bowls of Zanzibar mix.
Top Choice Indian in Dar es Salaam

Chapan Bhog

Chapan’s Gujurati dhoklas (savory 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 t…
Top Choice Zanzibari in Zanzibar Town

Luukman 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 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…
Lebanese in Dar es Salaam

Al Basha

Dar's best Lebanese restaurant serves a good selection of hot and cold meze dishes, shish kebabs and salads. No alcohol is served but there's a wide selection of fresh juices.
Tanzanian in Dar es Salaam

Chef’s Pride

This long-standing and popular local eatery serves roasted chicken, biriyani and coconut-crusted fish. In addition, the large menu features fast-food favourites such as pizza, Indian and vegetarian dishes, popular w…
Bar in Dar es Salaam

Level 8 Bar

The Hyatt's sexy rooftop bar has the best views over the harbour, lounge seating and live music some evenings.