Iringa Food Guide: 8 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Iringa

January 7, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Iringa is a region in Tanzania with a population of 112,900 (as of 2004). It is situated at a latitude of 7.77°S and longitude of 35.69°E. The name is derived from the Hehe word lilinga, meaning fort.
Things to do in Iringa

1. Greek Club Iringa

Lumumba Street, Gangilonga, Iringa, Tanzania Seating, Waitstaff Greek, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$157 +255 786 491 039
Excellent
49%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Greek Club Iringa

Restaurant - Bar for breakfast and lunch, open to organize ceremonies and parties, Playground, Church.

Reviewed By Shannon S - Wisconsin

The Greek Club is a bit pricey compared to nearby restaurants, but it's nice to have something different while traveling (especially fresh veggies). Friendly staff; there are also fantastic yoga classes held here three times a week. Classes can be viewed at iringayoga.com. To get there, pass the seventh day adventist church, take the first dirt road past the church on your right, and walk about a block; the club is through a gate on the left, next to another church. There's no sign, but it's a one-story white building.

2. Neema Crafts Restaurant

Turn off the Main Road At the Clock Tower Round About, Iringa, Tanzania Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Neema Crafts Restaurant

European and african food available at a great price in a beautiful restaurant. Won best Restaurant in the world in a recent competition run by the UK telegrpah newspaper. entirely staffed by deaf chefs, gets highly recommended in all the guide books. Serves amazing cake and coffee and great meals. Servis great too

Reviewed By triciab1945 - Portland, Oregon

This restaurant has great food, open M-Sat with a staff It is located above Neema Crafts, a non profit that trains, employs and empowers Tanzanians with disabilities. The staff is eager to serve you. We ate lunch here almost every other day in the two weeks we were in Iringa. Their baked goods are yummy and they have really good coffee drinks.

3. Neema Crafts

Next To Diocesen Offices, Iringa, Tanzania Reservations, Seating British Breakfast
Excellent
74%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

This has won an award this year for 'Best British-run Restaurant Overseas in the World' in the Telegraph Newspaper's international 'Best of British' Competition!! Fantastic paninis/cakes/soup/chicken etc...and all run by deaf and disabled people.

Reviewed By Globalgran - North Wales

Beautiful items made by disabled people. Take the workshop tour and talk to the craftspeople. There are few opportunities for disabled people in Tanzania and this one is of high quality. There is an onsite Physio facility for the staff and local people.

4. Mama Iringa

Iringa | Near Don Bosco - Frelimo, Iringa, Tanzania Delivery, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Dinner, Lunch +255 753 757 007
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Mama Iringa

Reviewed By triciab1945 - Portland, Oregon

Three of us visited Mama Iringa and each of us ordered different pasta dishes and shared a bruschetta. We were all pleased with our meals. The service was great and the atmosphere was terrific. I didn't finish my meal and the owner noticed and came to the table to make sure my meal was okay. I told her the gnocchi was delicious but I couldn't finish it. They have a wonderful gift shop that helps to support orphans. I thought the items were among the best I have seen here. It requires taking a taxi to get there but it is well worth it. We will be in Iringa for another week so plan to return.

5. Hasty Tasty Too

Uhuru Avenue, Iringa, Tanzania Takeout, Seating African, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
30%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Hasty Tasty Too

Reviewed By Shannon S - Wisconsin

The curries at this place are outstanding - plus you get two vegetables and a staple (rice or naan) with them. They're reasonably priced and you can take leftovers to go! The place doesn't have much ambience, but it's hearty, mouth-watering food and frequented by locals. The staff are very kind as well.

6. SaiVilla

Off Kenyatta Drive, Gangilonga Ave | P. O. Box 333, Iringa, Tanzania Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Chinese, African, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +255 26 270 1183
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

SaiVilla

Come alone or bring your family with you, stay here for a night or for weeks, stay here while on business trip or at some kind of conference - either way our hotel is the best possible variant. A beautiful hotel located in Iringa Town built on a hill with a wonderful panoramic view of the Iringa Town gives you all the reasons to feel at home. You are most welcome at SAIVILLA for quality affordable services.

Reviewed By Red23UK - Weymouth, United Kingdom

We visited in August 2013 and the place had lovely food and good service. It's not the cheapest place to eat in Iringa but it had very friendly staff and a great atmosphere. The service was very good and we didn't have to wait long for our meals. There's also a nice area at the rear of the building where you can star gaze after enjoying your food.

7. Shooter's

Jamat Street, Iringa, Tanzania Chinese, Indian, Pizza +255 754 786 781
Excellent
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Satisfactory
50%
Poor
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Terrible
50%
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2 based on 2 reviews

Shooter's

Reviewed By stefanella986 - Iringa, Tanzania

Locale al centro di Iringa, ritrovo di volontari ed espatriati principalmente, offre pasti mediocri ma vita notturna discreta. Si può anche giocare a biliardo oltre che ballare.

8. The BBQ Hut and Restaurant

Bendera St, Iringa Town | Next to Tigo offices Building, Iringa 2216, Tanzania Chinese, Indian, African, Fast Food, Barbecue HK$16 - HK$78 +255 743 155 619
Excellent
20%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 5 reviews

Our restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes from various cultures. Its the first restaurant in Iringa with an outdoor shawarma and charcoal grill. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner and can accommodate large parties as well. We also take catering orders. Our in house Bakery offers a wide range of breads, savories and cakes.

Reviewed By opentechgirl - Iringa, Tanzania

I went with some friends who had been taking dinner at this restaurant for a few nights, however not much has changed since my first visit after their opening.
First, though the menu is extensive, many items are not available. So you must make 3-4 choices before hitting one.
Second, after all else was not available, I chose the tandoori chicken which I thought was a safe bet, unfortunately it was undercooked (still raw on leg) and then it came back reheated & dry. The chips were not freshly cooked which overall made for a forgettable experience.
I would not dine in this restaurant again.....

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