Dar es Salaam Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Dar es Salaam

February 13, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Nestled along a natural harbor on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is a multicultural city, home to African Tanzanians, Arabic and South Asian communities, British and German expatriates, Catholics, Lutherans and Muslims. This diversity in people is reflected in the culture: the city boasts international cuisine ranging from traditional Tanzanian barbecue and Zanzibari food to Thai, Chinese and American restaurants. Its vibrant music scene has witnessed a rise in Bongo Flava, a form of hip hop.
Things to do in Dar es Salaam

1. Addis in Dar

35 Ursino St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +255 713 266 299
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

Addis in Dar

Reviewed By SURAJSMILE - Ernakulam, India

You will love to have awesome dinner in this place. Really good taste to experience.Even the location is also good. The main thing is you can taste the Ethiopian dishes.We had Business dinner and we all enjoyed a lot. This place is closed on Sunday.

2. Epi d'or

520 Haile Selassie Road | Masaki Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Lebanese, Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$118 +255 786 669 889
Excellent
33%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 322 reviews

Epi d'or

We are located at Haile Selassie road in Masaki. Epidor has been 17 years of serving freshly bake bread and pastries. We also serve sumptuous Lebanese and Continental dishes. Excellent place for all kinds of functions.

Reviewed By Nikita N

During my business trip to Dar Es Salaam, the manager of the apart-hotel The Green Of Oyster Bay recommended Epi d'Or as to go for dinner and especially for desserts. I have to agree 100%, they have the best desserts in the whole Tanzania. Very...MoreGreetings Nikita, We would like to thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. It is always a pleasure to hear positive feedback from our guests. Hoping to see you again very soon. Warm Regards

3. Sea Cliff Village

Toure Dr., Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
29%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 191 reviews

Sea Cliff Village

Reviewed By Sweta D

this place is not that great,as we expected. As we went there ina team,might be these people were not able to manage themselve well and everything was messed, from food till drink service, everything was slow and not up to the mark

4. Terrace Restaurant

Msasani Slipway | Msasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Delivery, Buffet, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch HK$78 - HK$235 +255 755 706 838
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Terrace Restaurant

Welcome to a spectacular restaurant at the Slipway. Upmarket French/contemporary cuisine, seated at the pool and enjoying a scenic view with a great wine selection. Also capable to host functions seated up to 350 pax.

Reviewed By TheoDoris - Tzaneen, South Africa

I had a great beef fillet perfectly cooked after a week of chicken made various ways. A great setting with live music on the roof and a vibrant array of international people enjoying the view over the pay. Great service and a place I would gladly visit again.

5. Zuane

Mzingaway Road | Off Haile Selassie Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$39 - HK$157 +255 22 260 0118
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 374 reviews

Zuane

Reviewed By Lincolnintheuk

The three of us are here on a couple of occasions. Both times we were greeted by friendly staff. Service was quick and attentive. The food is tasty, pretty much as described on the menu. There is also an Italian on site which I guess serves to ensure the authenticity of the offerings, although the menu is extensive and not exclusively Italian. Certainly worth a go if you are in Dar for a few days. Tsh 140,000 for the three of us with drinks.

6. Mamboz Restaurant

Corner Morogoro Rd & Libya ST, Dar es Salaam 5983, Tanzania Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, African, Barbecue, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$31 - HK$102 +255 784 243 735
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 467 reviews

Mamboz Restaurant

Local BBQ & Chinese Fusion Locally Owned and Full Family Operated Business. Relatively New* Come Check it out and ask for our Fav. Specials.

Reviewed By mtdsm - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Awesome Barbeque food. Ambience not so great. No alcohol served. Value for money food. It is not a place for a romantic dinner date but definitely a place for a quick bite. Make sure you specify how spicy hot you like your food. You could...MoreDear patron We thank you for taking your time to review our eatery on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to host you again very soon for your WOW EXPERIENCE at mamboz Thanks

7. The Waterfront Sunset Restaurant & Beach Bar

The Slipway | Hotel Slipway, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$63 - HK$196 +255 762 883 321
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 628 reviews

The Waterfront Sunset Restaurant & Beach Bar

Reviewed By Bratfourie - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

This restaurant is in an excellent location with beautiful ocean views. The staff members are very attentive and helpful and the food is well priced, great quality. My colleagues had an amazing seafood platter which was simply too big to finish - good value for money. A big thanks to our friendly lady waiter - Amina, you are a star and it was such a great experience :)

8. Karambezi Cafe

Sea Cliff Hotel | Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$392 +255 752 201 745
Excellent
42%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 594 reviews

Karambezi Cafe

For more than 15 years the Karambezi Cafe has been serving the East African coast with fine seafood and continental dishes. Travel to Dar es Salaam and one of our thousands of friends will say "You have to go to the Karambezi". Our restaurant evolves and changes daily and through time. Come for a luxurious buffet breakfast from 6 am daily to a cocktail served whilst you overlook the Indian Ocean and dine on an Admirals Platter. Karambezi Cafe....Come Home....

Reviewed By NGAMILO - Swindon, United Kingdom

A brilliant restaurant and bar, best sea food in Dar Es Salaam. Perfect outdoor location and great ambiance. The service is excellent. I will definitely visit again.

9. Ristorante Bella Napoli

530 Haile Selassie, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +255 778 497 776
Excellent
39%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Ristorante Bella Napoli

Reviewed By Helen L - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

really good food. pleasant ambience, friendly staff, extremely keen to please, very considerate and the chef is doing an excellent job. friendly for kids, nice ambience, expansive outdoor patio space and indoor is attractive where you can escape cigarette smoke entirely. very impressive desserts.
rushed back after eating excellent linguine with clams and freshly chopped tomatoes. second time tried another pasta dish that was not to my taste -- too much salt for me, nothing wrong i just preferred the linguine with clams, without a word the waiter whisked away the napolli special spaghetti dish and after awhile brought my linguine and clams favorite. Nothing reflected this consideration on the bill !!!! Truly high class and first rate management and food first, customer consideration. I'm hooked. Creative desserts.

10. Akemi

Ohio St | 21st Floor, Golden Jubilee Towers, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards International, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$235 +255 753 360 360
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 230 reviews

Akemi

Tanzania's first and only Revolving Restaurant. Enjoy Multicuisine with amazing views of Dar es Salaam city, the harbour and the Indian Ocean.

Reviewed By ride_and_dive_1965 - Philippines

1st of all the view. The moving platform and the 21st floor make it worth the visit.
Service was excellent, very nice waiters.
Lunch time is buffet. Food is ok, as you can expect from a buffet.
Good choice, soup, salad, main course, desert.
Excellent smoothies.
Definitely recommended, good buffet for reasonable price, very good service and amazing view

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