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Impala Hotel

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Corner of Moshi & Old Moshi Roads | Kijenge, Arusha, Tanzania
250 8448
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This indian restaurant is inside the Impala Hotel. There are 3 restaurants at this hotel (Chinese, Italian and Indian). The Indian food was pretty genuine indian as the hotel is managed by indians. So again this is a good option for a break from Tanzanian / African food. Only order one dish and one rice as it is copious. Very... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes 1 hour just to prepare Chilli chicken. When we told the waiter to get Chilli chicken for stater they got the whole meal together don't no why?, when it's only 1 table in the whole restaurant ??? Chilli chicken tasted like fried chicken with chilli ketchup What is Turbo Naan Only Chiili ??? U need to teach the... More 

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Thank Allandsilvamail
Florida
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I love to eat pizzas whereever I go in the world, every country / city has their own unique take on this classic food. We went to the hotel resturant 2x we like it so much, the pizza was excellent and they had some interesting topping options.

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Thank Rob O
Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We ate here twice. It was close to our lodge and the food was excellent. The best part is that they have Indian, Italian and Chinese food so we could all have what we wanted. The food took awhile to get but was worth the wait.

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Thank Sandi C
Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be taken here by residents of Arusha who have business ties in the U.K. Very grateful for their hospitality to strangers linked only by my business association with their brother in England. Always enjoy the opportunity to talk to locals and even better to be looked after so well by our hosts and the restaurant.... More 

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Thank Ian G
queensland
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

very happy with the meal at the indian restaurant, which is on the ground floor of the hotel towards the back. Good selection, good naan. good service. no complaints at all

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Thank ruthj74
Poole, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Went here often when staying in arusha to use internet and the swiming pool. Food was good and service good. Needed up dating the changing facilities for the pool. But all in all a good hotel.

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Thank catherinegV7523DC
Dar es Salaam
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at the Impala A LOT over the years going back as far as 1996 and especially since 2009. The staff is always super friendly and helpful. Most of the rooms are spacious, and when I've requested a specific room they've always been willing to oblige if it was available. The decor is comfortable rather than elegant. The mattresses... More 

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Thank Fikirius
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The Impala is one of the largest hotels in Arusha, I've never stayed there but I've eaten in their restaurants. They're not the most atmospheric places and they're not what I would call well decorated (think tiled walls and floors and plastic garden chairs) definitely not fine dining. However, the curry they serve is really good, by far the best... More 

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Thank James P
British Columbia
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541 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you enjoy outstanding Indian food, I highly recommend you go the the Indian part of the ground floor restaurant area. As everything is made to order from scratch, be prepared to wait a while for your dinner. However, the wait is well worth it and the prices are quite inexpensive for what you get. Of great disappointment though is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Moshi & Old Moshi Roads | Kijenge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: 250 8448

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