Do your trip to Dar es Salaam the right way by exploring with your taste buds. Luckily, this Tanzanian city has plenty of fabulous places to eat with cuisine served fresh by spectacular views of the ocean. Start marking your calendar to dine out at some of these highly-rated restaurants. Here are some of the best places to eat in Dar es Salaam on your next visit.
Akemi Revolving Restaurant
Get a bird’s eye view as you eat at Akemi Revolving Restaurant in one of the tallest buildings in Dar es Salaam. The restaurant has a versatile menu ranging from Sunday brunch, to a lunch buffet, to a nightclub with a fully-stocked bar. Expect to find a menu featuring mouthwatering items like Prawn Tom Yum Soup, Tandoori Chicken, Smoked Salmon Linguine and Beef Carpaccio. As night falls, the restaurant turns into a trendy nightclub with neon lights, modern white furnishing, and exciting drink orders that can be served on fire (literally). Keep in mind, Dar es Salaam is right by the ocean so the restaurant will overlooks both the skyline and the sea.
Take your dining experience to the water at Hotel Slipway’s The Waterfront. You don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to dine at this breathtaking establishment where diners eat under thatched umbrellas, swaying palm trees and enjoy a view of the Indian Ocean. Whether you’re looking for a place to take a romantic date or bring the kids, this restaurant will be the perfect recipe as they serve both seafood and pizzas cooked in wood-fired ovens. The best time to dine at The Waterfront is on a weekend right before sunset. That way, you can watch the sun kiss the Indian Ocean as live music plays.
Cape Town Fish Market
Make your seafood dream turn into a reality by paying a visit to Cape Town Fish Market. This restaurant has it all from an incredibly large seafood menu, to a waterfront view of the Indian Ocean, to a stunning outdoor dining deck, to live music and mixed drinks. The menu is so large that you could come everyday for a month, order something different and still not have had everything. In addition to the seafood dishes, expect to find meat dishes as well as vegetarian fare to accommodate everyone. Save room for dessert, you’ll want to try out the Lime & Rosewater Cheesecake (or if you’re feeling extra indulgent, the Deep-fried Oreos).
Mediterraneo is a hotel that has its own restaurant of the same name just a few miles from the city’s center and is nestled right by the water. Guests will go out of the way to dine at this establishment for its exotic and bohemian setting. Not only does the restaurant serve Mediterranean food, there’s also authentic Swahili Zanzibarian food. Items on the menu range from pizzas made from wood ovens, homemade Italian pastas, seafood and much more. Make plans to linger around for awhile after your meal and take it to the the bar where you can have a mixed cocktail made for you on the spot or a glass of South African wine.
The Two O’ Six
Another fantastic destination to get your Mediterranean fix is at The Two O’ Six, where guests are delighted at the fine cuts of steaks, tasty burgers, savory salads, grilled prawns and wood-fired pizzas. The restaurant operates as a wine bar too, so expect a large menu of bottles where you can order Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Rosé. The Two O’ Clock takes pride in its upscale atmosphere with white tablecloths, stone walls, and rows of wine on display. If you’re looking for a night out with a group, this is the perfect place to crack open a bottle and share tapas like Stuffed Chicken Fingers, Salmon Tartar and Calamari. For those who’d rather dine out for breakfast instead of staying in their hotels, you can come here for its breakfast menu featuring waffles and omelettes. That way, you can start your day right before exploring even more restaurants throughout the city.
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