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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 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 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 Cafe in Moshi

Union Café

The Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union, which represents tens of thousands of small-holding coffee farmers, runs this stylish shop. Although it also serves good pizzas, pastas and burgers (meals Tsh7000 to Tsh15,0…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Arusha

Shanga

What started out as a small enterprise making beaded necklaces has branched into furniture, paper, clothing and many other products, mostly using recycled materials and made by disabled workers. Their products are s…
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 …