Dar es Salaam food
As well as beautiful beaches and national parks, Tanzania and especially Dar Es Salaam boasts a robust dining scene, with everything from swanky seafood restaurants to hole-in-the-wall stalls selling local delicacies – welcome to our review of Dar es Salaam food.
Traditional Dar es Salaam food can be found throughout the city; on almost every street corner there is someone selling grilled meat kebabs (mishkaki), BBQ meat (nyama choma) and chip omelette (chips mayai). Dar es Salaam also has a large native South Asian population meaning the Indian food is amazing restaurants featuring a lot of fresh seafood, Indian spices, and barbecue.
At Kipepeo in our beach restaurant we offer a mix of cuisines from local traditional food to more western food including burgers and pizza. We also offer snacks and light meals for those not looking for a large meal. Really the best of Dar es Salaam food
If you are spending the day away from the hotel you may consider some of our recommendations for the best restaurants in Dar es Salaam.
Chef’s Pride – city centre
Chef’s Pride is a great spot with a relaxed atmosphere offering a mix of Asian and European dishes at good prices. It is always busy and has become a popular hangout joint. The restaurant also serves local delicacies such as Ugali, mtori and ndizi nyama. Don’t leave the restaurant without having a taste of its well-marinated kebabs.
305 Karafuu – kinondoni
305 Karafu is located in Kinondoni a simple district and transformed home offers a great restaurant, with walls adorned with artworks for sale, rustic furniture and open kitchen. The restaurant competes with the best restaurants in Dar Es Salaam
Mamboz Corner BBQ – city centre
Mamboz Corner BBQ is streetfood at the next level; when the shops close this restaurant takes over the pavements – flavours and aromas of grilled meat hit your nostrils as you get closer. Some of the best Tanzanian street dishes are served like the Firigisi (gizzards), Maini (livers) and chicken mishkaki (Zanzibar-style shish kebabs).
ChappanBhog- city centre
The Indian influence can be felt in the traditional dishes, and ChappanBhog did not disappoint with its Indian cuisine. The restaurant is located in Kisutu, a colonial area perfect for an exotic and authentic dining experience. The menu is dominated by vegetarian choice with meals like thali, dosa, delectable panipuri and pav bhaji..
The Waterfront Sunset Restaurant
Enjoy tasty meals at sunset when you dine at this restaurant, which overlooks the Indian Ocean. Special dishes like seafood, pizzas, and meat off the grill are served with a cold drink in a stunning environment. The Waterfront Sunset Restaurant is located on Msasani Peninsula and it features a tranquil ambience with its unpretentious surrounds and stunning views.
Check out this video on how to Make Dar Es Salaam Food – Chips Mayai