Top 5 restaurants in Dodoma, Tanzania

December 25, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Dodoma (literally "It has sunk" in Gogo), officially Dodoma Urban District, is the national capital of The United Republic Of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956. The city hosts the Jamhuri Stadium, The Dodoma Cathedral, The Muammer Gaddafi Mosque and the House of Parliament of Tanzania

1. Pizzeria Leone L'Africano

Arusha Road | Area C, Dodoma 2526, Tanzania Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch HK$71 - HK$94 +255 754 073 573
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Pizzeria Leone L'Africano

Leone l'Africano Pizzeria, is the only real Italian Pizzeria in Dodoma.We also served home made pasta, dry pasta, mishkaki and others delicious meals. Come to visit us and enjoy our place and our food. Karibuni!

Reviewed By TravelTembo - Minnesota

Based on positive reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to stop for pizza enroute between Iringa and Arusha. We were not disappointed! Food was excellent - we tried the pizza, spaghetti, gnocchi. Who would have guessed you could get such good Italian in Dodoma?
Service was quite good too - the owner was not around on the Saturday lunch when we visited, but the waitress was very competent and capable. We were surprised how quickly our food arrived for a larger group of 7.
The ambience is a bit run-down, which made the good food all the more unexpected.
Great stop for a break in Dodoma during a road trip!

2. Sipe Cafeteria

Corner of Tabora Avenue And Mtendeni Street, Dodoma, Tanzania Italian
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Sipe Cafeteria

Reviewed By Martin N - Auburn, California

Sipe has now moved to the New Dodoma Hotel, and is called Cesare's. They make their own pasta, bring in Parmesan from Italy, use local vegetables. Also great espresso. Mama mia!

3. China Garden

Opposite Railway Station | Railway Street, Dodoma, Tanzania Waitstaff, Takeout Chinese, Asian Dinner
Excellent
35%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

China Garden

Reviewed By TravelTembo - Minnesota

We most enjoyed the convenience of this restaurant being attached to the New Dodoma Hotel, where we spent the night. The menu was extensive and food was reasonable, but portions were a bit small and dishes were expensive, especially for this part of Tanzania. The only other patrons during our dinner were Chinese, so I suppose that's a good sign. The Chinese manager was not particularly friendly and she was easily overheard Barking orders at the Tanzania staff, which was very off-putting. The staff, however, were very attentive and competent.

4. Rose Garden

Area C, Dodoma, Tanzania African
Excellent
25%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Rose Garden

Reviewed By MenyeNaserian - Arusha

You are met by friendly servers, and the grilled chicken is great! They have many other things as well. The goat and beef are also good. They have very cold drinks!! I enjoy every time that I go there.

5. Rose's Cafe

Eighth Street, Dodoma, Tanzania
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Rose's Cafe

Reviewed By IT-Expert - Albany, NY

Had lunch here several times in an 8 day span. Food consistently good. Other expats or foreigners regularly eat here, if that’s any indication about the food. Excellent value. Owner attentive and speaks good English. Obviously this is not a Michelin rated spot, however as a picky eater I definitely felt Rose’s safe enough for all the cooked items they served. It is right on the street albeit thankfully it is not a busy thoroughfare so the dust factor was minimal. And if you are concerned about dust, Africa is not exactly the continent to visit.
Ask for the pili pili, they make an excellent version!

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