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Samaki samaki

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Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 782 119 340
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Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

From the moment you walk in the front entrance, the atmosphere is perfectly recreated as if you're walking through the streets of Stone Town until you get to the restaurant - amazing atmosphere, excellent Dawa Cocktails, just like in Zanzibar and fabulous food! I was transformed to my favorite island...a definite recommendation to anyone visiting Dar Es Salaam who is... More 

Thank LVanZyl
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

When i was in dar on business i would always insist i meet my associates here because i didnt know a better place with better food and drinks quite honestly. keep up the spirit.

Thank Suleiman S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I don't remember to have eaten such a nice fish in a restaurant save from my baby's... Will recommend for 'bruce lee' best fish for a dish...price r reasonable. .the place z the best for an outgoing occasion but not for a date.. lol..

Thank Enock K
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was very near to Samaki Samaki in Diamond Plaza so we ate all of our meals there (we only stayed in Dar 2 days). The service is the most notable point. All of the servers are excellent. They are quick and attentive. The food is so tasty and well prepared. We had the burgers one day ands tried... More 

Thank LaceyDeborah
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you are looking for a place to hang out and party with your friends, this is the best place to do so in Dar. Most places in Dar are either shebeen types or very Western. Samaki Samaki is the only place in Dar i have been to that gives you an appropriate merger of the West meets East Africa.... More 

Thank tamanda2015
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I wouldn't really call Samaki Samaki a restaurant, more a lively bar that serves food, but maybe that was just the evening we were there. We had time to kill before a late flight, and ended up here on a recommendation of a friend. The vibe was busy, but friendly and judging by the cars that pulled up, it's definitely... More 

Thank JoCharnock
Durban, South Africa
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is a fantstic viby pub and restaurant. We sat the hihh tables and although lots of music and sounds we could still continue our business discussion. The rustic design is modern and yet gives a rural feel with lots of matural wood. Food quality good with reasonable size portions. Tasty garlic prawns for me

Thank Jeff B
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This place was recommended to me as having the best fish in town. Well, if you like faux rustic interior, badly overcooked fish, and a rather dark and dingy atmosphere, come here. It may be a good evening spot, but unless the chef perks up during the afternoon I wouldn't come here for the food.

2 Thank Volker H
Los Angeles, California, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Samaki Samaki is a very cool authentic restaurant in Dar el Salaam. The atmosphere is cool & laid back, the food is tasty and authentic, the service is good but most importantly the price is very reasonable. You can go there after a hard day at work, just unwind and watch the premier league on T.V :-) I recommend easting... More 

1 Thank PierreDescoteaux
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Well priced fresh fish with local flair, more popular with locals than any of the other restaurants on the peninsula, and the live music and night makes it a fun night out

1 Thank Kate W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 782 119 340

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?