Your Ultimate Guide To Dar es Salaam Best Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes

Are you looking for a quick snack, a refreshing drink or a romantic three-course dinner? See My Dar es Salaam's pick of the best places in the city...

(Photo: High-Spirit Lounge Bar)

Dar es Salaam offers a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. From the local restaurants, to a number of international restaurants, to some great places where you can just sit and enjoy your drink.

To help you navigate Dar es Salaam's ever-changing food joints and drink hangouts, we share some of the must try restaurants, bars and cafes in the city.

Cape Town Fish Market: Cape Town Fish Market, South Africa's premier seafood restaurant, brings a fresh taste of South Africa to Tanzania.

The menu offers a wonderful combination of both South African and Japanese dishes. There's the old favourite fish and chips, grilled prawns, the delectable salmon teriyaki and a wide variety of sushi to choose from. The seafood platters come highly recommended... More

Mamboz Restaurants: BBQ Specialist offering wide range of meats and chicken specially home marinated with the best of the spices. Mamboz Corner BBQ is a very informal setup where plastic chairs and tables surround the whole place. Grill set out on the side of the road and various food items arranged for you to choose... More

The Waterfront: Dar es Salaam's most popular seafront restaurant offers stunning sunsets over the Indian ocean. The menu includes fresh seafood, grilled meats and a variety of Pizza from the wood-fired oven. At the Waterfront, the name says it all! Here you enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the Indian Ocean. The menu is heavily centered around fresh fish & seafood, complimented by a wide selection of pizzas from the wood-fired oven... More

Zuane Trattoria & Pizzeria

Zuane Trattoria & Pizzeria is an authentic Italian Restaurant located in Msasani Peninsula. Set on a Villa with balcony surrounded by a beautifull garden with Kids playground.

Zuane Restaurant  Menu offer home style and genuine food, Pizza and a good variety of Italian Wine & Drinks... More

Mamboz Sizgrill: Extension of Mamboz Corner BBQ in City Centre of Dar-es-Salaam. Brand new Menu from Indian Chefs ranging from Indian Cuisines to Indo-Chinease and all time favorite Mamboz Classic Menu. BIggest Branch of MAMBOZ, In heart of residential Upanga area, Serving, Steaks, Fish, Pizza, Chines, BBQ, Everything you want in one roof... More

News Cafe: News Cafe are the cocktail experts! Winning COCKTAIL BAR of the year award in SA. News Cafe Dar es Salaam facilitates a premium entertainment experience by efficiently serving world class food offerings and award winning cocktails in an atmosphere that is contemporary, vibrant and relevant. Specializes in continental & Italian food, with an in-house DJ & 2 international COCKTAIL bar... More

Samaki Samaki: Samaki Samaki “Fish & More…” is a chain of restaurants established since 2007 with three branches located at: Mlimani City, City Center Diamond Plaza and Masaki Dar-es-salaam. 

Specializes in serving sea food and beverages with an entertainment twist added to the experience. Having a corner call “Maasai Maasai” in each one of their branches serving beef related meals including burgers, kebabs, 'mishkaki’... More

Karambezi Cafe: Right on the ocean cliff, in the 5-star Sea Cliff Hotel in Dar es Salaam, the restaurant Karambezi Café is situated. Surrounded by a panoramic 180 degree view of the majestic Indian Ocean, this restaurant has an exclusive setting for a truly special dining experience. The grandeur of the endless sea combined with the warm, comfortable atmosphere and excellent cooking, makes for a no better way, and nowhere better, to enjoy a meal... More

Epi d'or Cafe: It all started back in 2000, when epidor a family company created a small bakery shop at the Arcade in Mikocheni. In 2002, an opportunity led to the conversion of the bakery into a coffee shop and snacks in the city center, Samora avenue. In 2008 epidor decided to expand further and cater for the growing demand in Masaki area. Today, epidor is one of the most popular breakfast and lunch destinations in Dar with its coffee shop featuring a French bakery, Lebanese specialties alongside freshly made juices and specialty coffee... More

Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant: It is the perfect place to enjoy your relaxing dinner. Imagine sitting in an open-air restaurant with the Indian Ocean on one side, and candlelit gardens on the other, whilst enjoying one of a wide choice of Italian/Mediterranean dishes including pizza cooked in a wooden oven, homemade pasta and a wide range of seafood dishes... More

Ristorante Bella Napoli: The restaurant believes in providing excellent service while offering fresh, simple yet delicious Italian cuisine . The Ristorante Bella Napoli insures to deliver this through the use of the freshest local ingredients, a menu of unique dishes and the use of traditional Italian cooking methods; executed by restaurant own Italian Chef... More

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro: Offering a range of delicious international cuisines Including Asian, Indian, Italian and Swahili have quickly become both popular and acclaimed. Attractive contemporary surroundings, attentive service and excellent food freshly-prepared by a team of international chefs ensure that the hotel restaurants counted as amongst the best in Dar es Salaam... More

Chapan Bhog: Full Desi Food/Snacks. Bright, Cheerful ambience. Tasty and Healthful mix of traditional and new-age Desi food, prepared with the freshest and best ingredients from India. 100% Veg. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee... More

Akemi Dinning: Akemi is Tanzania's only revolving restaurant. Located in one of the most tallest buildings in Dar es Salaam, Akemi offers the most breathtaking views of the city in a magnificent and elegant interior and ambiance.

Akemi's menu offers a variety of dishes designed by the restaurant Executive Chef to cater for every taste using only the best quality produce... More

Sno-Cream: Est. 1961. The Oldest Ice Cream Parlour In Town. Specialists in Sundaes, Splits, Shakes & More!

Located in the heart of Dar es Salaam (Mansfield Street - Behind St. Joseph's Church).

Sno-Cream is Tanzania's first ice cream parlour, established just a month before independence in 1961.

Sno-Cream makes all ice cream and sauces from scratch using raw materials following the same recipes set 55 years ago... More

High Spirit Lounge Bar: High spirit is a Restaurant and Lounge Bar in the Heart of the city centre.

Marvel at the panoramic city and sea views and the endless ceiling of sky and stars at High Spirit Tanzania, the highest rooftop with a selection of three Bars and a Restaurant. Covering the entire roof of The IT plaza, this 11th and 12th floor open-air lounge creates an atmosphere of chic relaxation high above the bustling streets of Dar... More

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