A Taste for the Continental

If you love food, Dar is a place where you will be spoilt for choice. What is fast becoming a melting pot of cultures from all over the world, there is no shortage of gourmet and european restaurants. Whether it's seafood or steakhouse houses, new restaurants are opening up all the time, from the opulent to the simply delightful. We list the must visit places you should consider for your continental dining adventure in the haven of peace, tucked away in dubious, shady streets or alongside breathtaking scenic views.


305 karafuu, karafuu street, kinondoni **** $$

charming hospitality and fantastic cuisine is what will draw you to 305 karafuu, a gem of a restaurant tucked in the midst of a kinondoni side street. part of the dining adventure is finding this new treasure!

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akemi, golden jubilee towers, ohio street **** $$$

akemi emerges as the city's first revolving restaurant catering to the sophisticated foodie. dar's answer to fine dining, its decor and 360 view will leave you speechless. open only a couple of months, akemi is on its way to achieving great expectations.

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arizona grill, kimweri rd, msasani village ** $$

recently opened on the msasani peninsular strip, arizona grills offers affordable, hearty, tasty meals in bright, open setting. be it burgers or grilled steaks, there is something to tantalizing even the most fussy of taste buds.

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baraza grill, southern sun hotel, city centre *** $$$

bright and airy, with an option to dine pool side, baraza grill offers an extensive selection of continental dishes to tantalize your taste buds. the grilled chicken is a favorite of many, though seafood and meat dishes also fair as excellent choices.

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bella napoli, haile selassie rd, oysterbay *** $$$

one of dar's best authentic italian restaurants. on a cool breezy night, choose the outdoor seating area that is reminiscent of a mediterranean outdoor cafe. savor each course that provides a selection of simple, superbly prepared dishes.

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cape town fish market, msasani village, msasani *** $$$

dar's newest addition to the dining scene is the fresh, hip franchise, cape town fish market. This bright, contemporary setting serves up seafood and sushi dishes, refreshing cocktails with breathtaking views of the peninsular bay.

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dulce cafe, atlantis hotel, haile selassie rd, oysterbay *** $$$

in the ground floor of the newly launched atlantis hotel, is dulce cafe. more restaurant than cafe, dulce offers a great sunday brunch and dinner menu. currently popular amongst the business community destination, dulce cafe continues to expand its customer base.

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fishmonger, sea cliff village, masaki *** $$$

located on the terrace of sea cliff village, fishmonger is dar's first seafood restaurant. its simple decor, and pleasant service is a perfect accompaniment to the mouth watering, generous portions of seafood you will sample.

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gourmet, beach street, mbezi beach **** $$$

a welcome addition to dar's suburbian emerging food scene is gourmet, an outdoor mediterranean influenced restaurant tucked away in the residential area of mbezi beach. the hostess meticulously takes each order, ensuring it is made to your liking.

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harry's, old bagamoyo rd, mikocheni *** $$$

perfectly located in the heart of mikocheni, harry's is dar's newest sportsbar with a great selection of pub food to boot. whether to catch an exciting football match, or escape the crazy mbezi bound traffic, harry's will serve as a great escape for a cold drink and a hearty, tasty meal.

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havana cafe, sea cliff apartments, masaki *** $$$

masaki's new kid on the block, havana's decor is an unexpected, bold change to the usual. black and white motif accented with pink velvet chairs to transport you to a far away cuba. an impressive menu featuring new and exciting dishes matched by exceptional service.

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karambezi, sea cliff hotel, masaki *** $$$

the place to see and be seen. an menu is extensive from cocktails to snack, main meals to dessert unmatched only by the stunning sea cliff and ocean views. very popular eatery for the young and restless, bold and beautiful!

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le bistrot, alliance francaise, upanga **** $$$

a refreshing, cozy retreat in the city offering french cuisine. only open a few weeks, it has already set a precedence for dining in dar. charming hospitality, fresh, flavoursome dishes matched only by the superb selection of french wines. a welcome change to the norm!

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mediterraneo, old bagamoyo rd, kawe beach *** $$$

apart from stunning ocean views, mediterraneo serves up the best pizza on the other side of town, as well as an impressive selection of italian food. perfect for sundowners, the newly refurbished dining area is a bright, airy oasis popular amongst families and couples.

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the bay, msasani rd, oysterbay **** $$$

a stone throw away from the french school, the bay is a bright and modern dining space with a patio overlooking lush landscaping. fine dining with a selection of succulent starters, hearty mains and delectable desserts as well as delightful, light fares for lunch.

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rodizio, off rose garden rd, mikocheni *** $$$

the brazilian meat invasion has come to dar! located in a hidden, quiet street in mikocheni, rodizio is a meat lover's paradise. for a flat fee, endless selection of meat, chicken, seafood and fish is brought out until your stomach cannot take anymore.

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saverio's, old bagamoyo rd, mikocheni *** $$$

mikocheni's answer to italian dining. located in the heart of mikocheni, saverio's has long been a fixture in this bustling part of dar. a popular lunch and dinner time destination for families, saverio's is also known for serving up the best pizzas in miko.

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serengeti, serena hotel, ohio street **** $$$$

located at the back of the lobby of serena hotel , serengeti boasts a legendary brunch every sunday from 11am to 3pm. a buffet selection unmatched by any other in the city, you will be spoilt by salads and cold cuts, seafood and roast meats, desserts and fruit a plenty.

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suedes, haile selassie rd, masaki **** $$$$

exquisite yet understated decor greets you while soothing tunes gently fill the intimate setting. you are treated to an impressive selection of wines and six course set menu. each course, a stimulation of the senses. dining at suedes is an experience to be savored.

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waterfront, slipway, masaki ** $$$

located on the water's edge, this is the nearest competitor to karambezi. offering an extensive menu of seafood and meat dishes, the waterfront is a perfect for family gatherings or friends meeting up. the service however can be disappointing, especially during peak times. the host and waiting staff have been known to favor expat guests to locals.

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zuane, mzinga way, oysterbay *** $$$

oysterbay's most popular eating spot, zuane is italian dining at its best. located on a quiet, residential street, it boasts a generous outdoor eating area in a beautiful garden for children to play. arguably the best pizza in dar is served here.

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$ = under tshs 15,000 | $$ = tshs 15,000 - 30,000 | $$$= tshs 30,000 - 45,000 | $$$$= over 45,000


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