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Via Via Caltural cafe - Arusha

Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 655 664 533
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (5 reviews)
“cover charge” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
African, Bar, International
$$ - $$$
Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not great place, just for a change you can visit this place to have juice and light food. They got Live Band which is quite a good thing.

Reviewed March 6, 2018

Live band on the Thursday, plenty of good music and dancing. 10,000 cover charge but well worth it. they show films once a week.

Thank planbee2016
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We've been to Via Via several times. Generally we go for a quiet dinner but we took some friends there once for the Saturday night African buffet and show. Both types of experiences are excellent. When we're on our own, we've ended up gravitating toward...More

Thank rlbierb
Reviewed October 10, 2017

A tourist spot but for me I felt it was a bit too touristy in the sense that there were too many tourist and not a lot of locals. The food was sub-par at best (not very good) - Do not order the pizza. It's...More

Thank M V
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Would come here weekly on Tuesdays for movie nights, drinks and decent pizza. Setting all outdoors so prepare for mosquitoes appropriately, especially after dark.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Then you find it and it is a nice place to hang out. I can guess evenings are fun but also a calm afternoon on the shadows and around woods are nice.

Thank ballesterer13
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Very friendly owner, nice brunch options, good barbeque (but a bit expensive), great location in a very quiet area

Thank Sima K
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Via via is best place to jump music every Thursday also our clients if they want music we send them there so via via is enjoyable place in arusha

Thank Masengotasafaris
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Some years before I went to a Via Via in Kathmandu and in Buenos Aires (and offcourse in Belgium). We arrived in the late afternoon but there was no atmosphere. And.. no belgium beer.. so a bit a downer for me and my two international...More

Thank Ludwig S
Reviewed June 12, 2017

The cafe is located next to the museum, 10 min walk from the clock tower. The location is beautiful. We had quick snacks one evening. The chips mayai we had was so unique and we instantly loved it. The juices are freshly made and reasonably...More

Thank Bharatheeraj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 655 664 533
  • E-mail
A lively cultural cafe in the centre of Arusha, Tanzania. Beautifully situated in the Garden of the National Natural History Museum. Via Via is among the 16 Via Via Cafes worldwide. Locally embedded and involved in local daily life, they give an extra dimension to your discovery of the country, the culture and the people. Food, drinks, music, art, culture events, trips and tours, cultural and social projects, all bring people and cultures together in an open-minded spirit. Via Via inspires to travel, to discover and to broaden your horizon. Our tropical garden, bar and restaurant are wonderful places to have a rest, meet people, enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner and have a refreshing drink in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
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