What are you in the mood for?

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, Dar is expanding its food base from the african infused with arab and indian influence, to include chinese, thai, lebanese, italian, jamaican as well as gourmet european. New restaurants are opening up all the time, from the opulent to the simply delightful. All you need to decide is "what are you in the mood for?"


addis in dar, migombani st, morocco junction *** $ $

one of dar's best restaurants, addis in dar is a favorite eatery for those with taste of a spicy african, authentic ethiopian cuisine. tucked away in a quiet side street off morrocco junction, the njera is true to its roots and never fails to impress.

Rate This

chef's pride, chagga street, city centre *** $

from its humble beginnings, chef's pride has catered to those with a taste for tasty swahili food in a modern setting. nestled in the heart of the city centre, lunch time features an extensive buffet.for tea, a selection of maandazis, vitumbuas and cakes.

Rate This

city garden, corner of garden st & pamba rd, city centre *** $

conveniently located in the centre of the commercial hub of dar es salaam, city garden provides a breezy, quiet oasis in the middle of the bustling dar madness. specializing in local swahili food, city garden is a popular lunch destination for those working or mingling.

Rate This

hot box, ally hassan mwinyi rd, morocco junction **** $

one of dar's best known "hot trucks". providing a menu of burgers and fries. correction, one of the best burgers and fries in town, hot box is a red container box located at total station in morocco, catering to the lunch crowd in and around the morocco junction.

Rate This

jackies, haile selassie rd, oysterbay *** $

one of oysterbay's most popular spots, this non-assuming open air bar / restaurant offers sumptious inexpensive swahili pub food. from the legendary mishkakis to grilled samaki, you will not leave jackie's on an empty stomach. it is a very popular after work bar hang out.

Rate This

kawe fishing club, off kawe roundabout, kawe *** $

tucked away on the shoreline towards mediterraneo after the kawe round about is the kawe fishing club. known for serving the best fresh grilled fish in the area, this simple establishment is one of dar's best kept secrets known only to those who live in its midst.

Rate This

peacock hotel, bibi titi road, city centre *** $

peacock hotel is famous for its wednesday swahili buffet nights complete with local jazz band and dancers. the food is undeniably swahili, and delicious and the entertainment is a great way to top off the swahili meal and burn some serious calories after over indulging.

Rate This

rose garden, garden rd, mikocheni *** $

mikocheni's answer to open air bar / restaurant. rose garden is famed for its kuku choma (roast chicken). a string of cars parked along the road adjacent to rose garden tell the story of the popularity of this humble establishment that prides in providing good swahili pub food.

Rate This

samaki samaki, samora avenue, city centre and mlimani city **** $

what started out as a bar catering to the university student crowd has now become a chain of popular restaurants scattered around the city. providing pub food, with an emphasis on fish dishes, samaki samaki is becoming a recognizable brand.

Rate This

velisa old bagamoyo rd, kawe *** $$

dar's first authentic jamaican restaurant is hidden on a quiet street off of kawe round about on the way to ambience, pure bliss as you dine with the ocean out beyond with a gentle sea breeze. jerk chicken, goat curry and rice and peas form what is classically jamaican fare.

Rate This


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


  • African African cuisine is a generalized term collectively referring to the cuisines of Africa.
  • Asian Asian cuisine styles can be broken down into several tiny regional styles
  • Western This is a generalised term collectively referring to the cuisines of Europe and other Western countries...
  • Middle Eastern This is the cuisine of the various countries and peoples of the Middle East and Western Asia..

advertise with us