In East Africa, more exactly in the South-East of the continent, we find Tanzania. An earthly paradise, which boasts km and km of coasts of incomparable beauty, bathed by the Indian Ocean. Many destinations are known and besieged by tourists from all over the world, first of all, Zanzibar, with its crystalline sea and its white beaches. Together, also Kendwa, Matemwa, Jambiani and Michamvi Pingwe, are all seaside resorts that offer beach villages and multiple seaside activities. Being a tourist place, Tanzania offers numerous restaurants of local and also multi-ethnic cuisine, primarily Italian, Asian and international cuisine. Many of these are close to the sea and many others are in the city.
Below we leave you a list of the best 15 restaurants that you can find in Tanzania.
- Hamu Restaurant – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
“Hamu” in Kiswahili means “appetite” and “desire”. Hamu is a restaurant and cocktail bar in Dar es Salaam. An easy-going location where you can enjoy international standards drinks and food made with the freshest ingredients available in the region. Elegant ambient and friendly atmosphere.
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2. 305 Karafuu – Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
305 Karafuu is not built so much on a dream as on the building blocks of a million tiny details. It’s not just about finding the best cuts of meat, the freshest fish and the best vegetables, cooked to perfection by one of Dar’s best chefs. The cuisine is typically African, with typical traditional dishes, with off-menus overlooking Italian food.
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3. The Alcove Restaurant, Seacliff Hotel – Masasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Our restaurant serves traditional Indian delicacies from all corners of India, which are prepared with passion. From Tandoor delicacies to succulent curries and from basmati biryanis to Indian bread, we offer a style and taste of food to suit every palate.
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4. Levant – Masasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The speciality of our restaurant is inspired by the Levant, a region in the Eastern Mediterranean that hosted a vast variety of cultures throughout history, creating what is now known as Levantine cuisine. Experience the diverse and authentic flavours of our food, which combine traditional dishes with a modern twist.
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5. Zenji Food Lovers Joint – Hurumzi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zenji Food Lovers joint was established to cater to both local and international clients who travel around the globe to get a taste of different cultures. We prepare American, French, Italian, African, and Indian cuisine as well as our local Tanzanian cuisine.
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6. 6 Degrees South – Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
6 Degrees South is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Stone Town. Specializing in exceptional quality meat and fish dishes, the typical African cuisine of the place offers delicious dishes of the Middle Eastern tradition. A traditional cuisine but revisited, modern and simple.
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7. La Taverna | Restaurant – Mediterranean Signature Cuisine – Zanzibar, Tanzania
La Taverna is a story of passion. The restaurant offers the best of recipes from various regions of Italy: Tuscany, Milan, Rome and Naples. It features traditional homemade pasta, pizza, bread and desserts, serving a wide variety of imported Italian cold cuts, cheeses and coffee drinks. Much of the pasta is made in-house using a combination of recipes handed down from three generations of chefs.
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8. Kendwa Rocks Restaurant – Zanzibar, Tanzania
Kendwa rocks Restaurant in Zanzibar, is great, has good food with on-time service, and the bar is lively and full of the travelling crowd. The kitchen specializes in Indian Ocean cuisine (Zanzibari, Indian, Arabic, Thai, and Indonesian). As Zanzibar is a spice island, presenting food in the full scope of flavours but haven’t forgotten those with milder tastes.
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9. Masa Japanese Restaurant – Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
MASA is the only Japanese restaurant in Zanzibar. Zanzibar seafood and fresh ingredients are used to provide the best meals. To ensure that your private time is as comfortable as possible and to make your trip a more memorable experience, the staff ensures the fastest possible service and hospitality that sets Zanzibar apart.
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10. Badolina Secret Garden Restaurant – Nungwi, Tanzania
The restaurant is located 25m from the beach. Badolina is more than just a restaurant, it is a place where fellow travellers can meet, chill and enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes with a glass of wine in our lounge area. Just the place to eat if you are looking for fresh, comfort food made with love.
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11. Mama Mia – Nungwi, Tanzania
The main feature of the restaurant is a terrace overlooking the sea and you can also have your meals directly on the beach. The dishes that are offered combine the high quality and freshness of Italian products with the talent of chef Alfonso and his brigade entirely made up of local chefs. Mama mia also has a wood-burning oven to offer its guests genuine Italian pizza. Recently, an artisanal ice cream parlour inside the restaurant has further expanded the gastronomic offer.
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12. Bahari Pizza Restaurant – Jambiani, Tanzania
Bahari Pizza Restaurant Bungalows is located on Jambiani Beach. Eating a delicious Italian pizza directly on the beach, surrounded by the sound of the waves and the scent of the sea. The restaurant offers a variety of first courses based on land and sea but not only. Thanks to the stone oven, crispy pizzas with a unique taste are assiduously baked.
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13. Essence Restaurant – Kendwa, Tanzania
With the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and the white sands of Kendwa Beach on the doorstep, guests are offered an unforgettable Zanzibar experience. Continental, Indian, Asian and Italian cuisines are served. Enjoy dinner under the stars. Sunset cocktails and more. The goal at Essence Restaurant remains the same as ever: to offer guests amazing food and excellent service on the best beach in Zanzibar.
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14. Mzee Husa Restaurant – Matemwa, Tanzania
Mzee Husa is one of the few options for a truly refined gourmet experience on the island, at fair prices. The Executive Swedish Chef Jussi Husa has created over the past 20 years a unique fusion of the Nordic and Swahili cuisines. Reserve a romantic dinner on the rooftop, under the stars, or share with your friends Chef Jussi’s unique Small Bites.
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15. The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar – Michamvi Pingwe, Zanzibar
Located in front of Michamvi Pingwe beach on the southeast coast of the island, it has been dubbed “the floating restaurant”. It is a unique culinary experience, in contact with nature and food prepared with passion. Traditional African dishes are served close to the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. An open terrace, offering that romantic evening under African stars by night, skies by day, with panoramic seascapes is available for pre and post-meal aperitifs.
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If you are looking for new emotions to experience in Tanzania, by trying out new restaurants or enjoying delicious cocktails by the beach, come and discover our guide of the best restaurants in Tanzania.