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Spices & Herbs

Simeon Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 754 313 162
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“injera” (16 reviews)
“stews” (2 reviews)
“spicy lentil” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Simeon Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was okay, not more. Had a vegetarian platter - inflexible when asked to make small adjustments. Didn't even have everything on the menu available. Service was okay but I had to find the staff myself to get seated and given a menu. Food arrived...More

Thank emma f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for the opportunity to have the Ethiopian cuisine. The service was very personal and attentive. We had four different dishes, and they were all very unique an delicious. Being new to this kind of food, the staff explained all the options...More

Thank Stacy r
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We have to waited for more then 2 hours and ended with non veg in veg platter. Worst ever Ethiopian food

Thank VirenderSh
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Visited for dinner and had a great meal. I enjoyed my meal of spiced split peas with injera, and my friends enjoyed an Ethiopian meat dish and a basic noodle dish. Prices were reasonable and the location was easy to find from the clock tower....More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed February 26, 2018

We stayed 2 nights at Spices and Herbs. The first night our room was one of the upstairs rooms and the shower water heater did not work (in fact when my husband touched it he got an electrical shock). Otherwise the room was dated but...More

Thank Dawn O
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Welcoming staff and attentive service in the Ethiopian Restaurant serving a good selection of meals complemented by outdoor Pizza Oven. At the back of the restaurant a small 'courtyard' of functional (basic) rooms . Chosen function was sleep - after a 700km road trip from...More

Thank Guilfybear
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Hi. The ladies in this hotel are, at first sight, paying attention (then they forgot what work means). The first room looked luxirious but the smells coming from the kitchen arrived directly to the room and the shower wasn't working. So we changed. Then the...More

Thank maudclavier
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Just eat lunce there , this time... Was there with a few friends to get a good chicken... Nice food and always smiling staff

Thank Lemmies61
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Walked ~30 minutes to Spices & Herbs from our hotel with lots of typical harassing from locals to purchase a Safari and one person that request a tip for "guiding" us to the restaurant. There was only one other party eating at the restaurant. Service...More

Thank Jacquelyn M. S
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Spices and Herbs served us a great dinner that was definitely outside the normal travel hotel food. We sat outside under an awning with candles in the pitch dark African night. Candles were a good thing as grid power failed multiple times while we were...More

Thank Jonathan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Simeon Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 754 313 162
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