Bagamoyo Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bagamoyo

August 8, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Bagamoyo, Tanzania, is a town founded at the end of the 18th century, though it is an extension of a much older (8th century) settlement, Kaole. It was the capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast. Now, the town has about 30,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the Bagamoyo District, which was recently considered as a World Heritage Site.

1. Bagamoyo Country Club Pizzeria and Grill

30 Kaole Road, Bagamoyo 64, Tanzania Reservations Pizza, Seafood, Grill +255 748 472 999
Excellent
25%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Bagamoyo Country Club Pizzeria and Grill

The one and only Restaurant in Bagamoyo with a wood burning pizza oven.At the Bagamoyo Country Club you can enjoy your seafood kebabs prepared in the neapolitan oven whilst overlooking nothing but the Indian Ocean.

Reviewed By 2_Unlimited - London, United Kingdom

I love the country club, the staff there are so nice, it's a relaxed setting, when the internet works, it works well and since they built a new pizza oven, I am totally won over! Definitely recommend eating there (have never stayed there).

2. Poa Poa Restaurant

198 Bagamoyo, Bagamoyo, Tanzania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night +255 623 924 751
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Poa Poa Restaurant

Located in the heart of Bagamoyo stone town, Poa Poa Restaurant is a trusted place for African and continental cuisine.

Reviewed By Kawthar K

The food is so delicious and they have variety. We had to wait long for the food and we were almost giving up but at the end we did not regret for our patience. Its a place to be.

3. Terrace RESORT RESTAURANT & BAR

35 Kaole Road, Magambani, Bagamoyo, Bagamoyo 344, Tanzania Indian, African, International, Asian +255 658 317 818
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 1 reviews

Terrace RESORT RESTAURANT & BAR

Reviewed By malaika m - Dar es salaam

Been to different hotels around Tanzania, i rate this hotel my number 1 bcoz of the following.1. The natural breeze from the ocean.2.the food was so delicious. 3.wel trained staffs and proper service offered. Thank you so much the entire staff.if u haven't been there then your missing something great.quick rush n try it out

4. Good Morning beach cafe

Bagamoyo Beach Near Custom Old Port Building, Bagamoyo 255, Tanzania Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +255 714 039 403
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Good Morning beach cafe

Reviewed By Gabinus M

The environment, services and food are great. I think it is a perfect place to have your meal when you are in Bagamoyo.

5. The Dz Restaurant

Bagamoyo Near Daladala Stand, Bagamoyo 255, Tanzania +255 655 369 913
Excellent
45%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

The Dz Restaurant

Reviewed By Ward T - Juba, South Sudan

We ordered grilled fish with ugali. The bill we got was 8500 per plate, whilst the menu says 5000. Apart ftom that, the fish was dry and tasteless. The octopus soup was half cooked and just as tasteless. Some of the dishes on the other tables looked nice, but ours was a big dissapointment.

6. The Funky Squids beach bar & grill

Bagamoyo, Tanzania Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations African, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +255 755 047 802
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

The Funky Squids beach bar & grill

Reviewed By 2_i - Michigan

A good soup highlights the flavors of its ingredients, has a flavor competition and texture. The vegetable soup at Funky Squids had texture, with chunks of vegetables and potatoes. However, the base was a murky gray paste saturated with pepper, that did nothing to highlight the taste of the vegetables and lacked any taste of its own other than the spice. To make things worse, on the way back from Funky Squids I had to speed up and run for the bathroom. I recovered lying down and stuffing myself with pills. Since I have not eating anything for hours prior to the stop at Funky Squids, there is hardly any possibly of a culprit other than the stop there. To add, this is my second extended stay in Tanzania, with Rwanda in-between, and I cannot recall any other time of getting sick in the stomach.
The ambiance of Funky Squids is pleasant. The waitress was well-mannered. The soup preparation took ages, presumably close to 40 min – I was wondering whether they were growing the vegetables. The place seems to be popular with beach-goers who stop by for a refreshment. They do not take CC.

7. Papaa Msofe

Dunda Street, Bagamoyo, Tanzania African +255 713 003 217
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Papaa Msofe

Reviewed By Scott H - Paris, France

We stayed in Bagamoyo for over three weeks and after eating at Papaa Msofe's it became our everyday choice for lunch. The food was excellent value, and the choices and prices are prominently displayed on a menu board so you don't feel like you're being overcharged as a foreigner. The service was very attentive and speedy. The owner, William, is also the server and he was professionally trained in the restaurant business - and it really shows. The food is local variety e.g. beans, meat, fish served with ugali or rice with a side of vegetables. We appreciated the choice of okra and cabbage in addition to sauteed greens. The juice is fantastic, freshly prepared and chilled until its almost a 'slushy'. In the morning you can get beans and chapattis, mandazi and chai for a great price. Importantly, the quality of the food was consistently high and the place was always clean. The clientele included women and families, something not common in Tanzania, and it is a testament to the overall quality of the restaurant. Papaa Msofe's has only been open a few months, and we noticed more and more customers were coming everyday over our time in Bagamoyo. If you're a foreign tourist, a Tanzanian, or a local this is one of the best places for a meal in town.

8. Pizza Fresh

Bagamoyo, Tanzania Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner HK$71 +255 766 440 962
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Pizza Fresh

Reviewed By Tifll - Nairobi, Kenya

With little notice 25 of us turned up for pizza. The staff were great and the food was gorgeous. One of our members exclaimed that it was the best pizza he has ever had in his life!

9. Kobil Restaurant

Chalinze, Bagamoyo, Tanzania African
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 2 reviews

Kobil Restaurant

Reviewed By AtlanticTyger - New York City, New York

Our driver pulled into the Kobil restaurant for a quick "on-the-road" lunch while en route to Dar-es-Salaam. The buffet offered an enormous variety of vegetable dishes, plus chicken, fish, beef stew, curries, etc. There were many people in the restaurant, but we six were the only tourists. The owner greeted us warmly and remembered us from our previous stop on the way north. We were very comfortable. A waiter offered and brought us soft drinks which were À la carte. Two visits here were both nice. A note, the restaurant is open air and while clean, especially by local standards, there are flies which are going to turn some western tourists off. But, reality check, this is Africa and not a tourist hotel.

10. Nashe's Cafe'

Mwambao school street Plot 3/6, Bagamoyo 0023, Tanzania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television African, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +255 23 244 0171
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Nashe's Cafe'

Nashe's is a Restored 18th Century RUIN/GOFU. Located right in the center of the old stone town.Gives you choice of having Swahili or Western Cuisine in in the breakfast lunch and dinner menu.Its Near the town Fish Market which gives it credit for serving deliciously,freshly caught fish dishes.Hot,cold and Iced beverages are served,soft and Hard Drinks available as well as snacks and bites.

Reviewed By schoberhubert - Parkstein, Germany

The most beautiful lady in town runs the most unique and most beautiful restaurant. It´s like paradise. All this nice details, starting from tiny little things to the wonderful garden in the shadow or the sunny roof on top. And even the toilets are as...MoreThank you very much.Was a pleassure having you here.Hope to see you again.

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