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Onsea House Arusha

) #8 of 97 Restaurants in Arusha $$$$ French, , African
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
+255 787 112 498
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
“set menu” (8 reviews)
“fine dining” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Belgian, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can not explain the adrenaline excitement that i got at the first I was at Onsea... the way it's built and the view you get it's worth your time n experience.... adventure awaits and it starts here

Thank Jescy E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful. 70 USD per person (which might be a bit pricy for the locals), but it is totally worth it. We were served South-african wines that were wonderful and the food was extraordinary.

Thank Rira0677
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this dining experience was excellent. I had a prawn dish that was very fresh & well-seasoned.

Thank otez95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as a celebratory dinner post-kili climb. The setting is lovely, and cant be faulted. We sat outside and blankets were provided for folks who got cold, and also there were braziers with hot coals next to us. It was a set menu...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We ate (and stayed) here on our first night in Africa, and what a great welcome that was. We stayed in the guest cottages across the road, which were comfortable and clean. Our dinner was exceptional, a tasting menu effectively with wines matching, and very...More

Thank yorkshirepug
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear yorkshirepug, Many thanks for your nice review of your stay at the Onsea House guest cottage and dinner at our Machweo fine dining restaurant. We are very pleased to read that the dinner and wine pairing was exceptional and very good value. The original...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

In both my visits to Tanzania, I've been fortunate enough to eat at Onsea House, or Machweo, their other sister location, for dinner. Both times it was hands down the best meal I had during the whole trip. The food is excellent, service is wonderful...More

1  Thank Allston K
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Allston K. Many thanks for your visit of our restaurant at Onsea House and Machweo. Great to read that it was in both cases the best meal you had during your whole trip. Also nice that you appreciate the reasonable cost. This review comes...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best gourmet food I've had in Tanzania. Good food, good service and good environment A little pricey but worth every penny, especially if you'd wish to have a romantic dinner with your partner. Would definitely spend a night here some day...soon!

Thank Ahmed S
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Ahmed S. Many thanks for the nice review and appreciation of the good food, good service and good environment. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We last came here 2 years ago and this time was just as great. We only came for dinner this time but it's still wonderful. The addition of some organic wines is an absolute bonus. The little entree of a date stuffed with cheese is...More

Thank rsti025
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your dinner with us at Onsea House in our Machweo Fine Dining restaurant. I'm pleased that you like our addition of some organic wines on our wine menu. These wines have been especially imported for us after the visit and tasting at...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stayed here several years ago and was thoroughly satisfied. The views are amazing! Staff is friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent. The location is convenient to get into town or have a pre/post safari respite.

Thank Michy62
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. A little bit pricey. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. My friends enjoyed the spa facility and we all enjoyed sitting by the pool after climbing Kilimanjaro.

Thank Carine R
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FabianHuron
10 March 2017|
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Response from Olivertz | Reviewed this property |
Deliveries to Germany could pose an issue. Overnight via KLM to Amsterdam then on to Koln might work......
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Diana R
20 January 2016|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so, although the selection of vegetarian dishes is modest. You can pay by credit card.
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Cathy P
17 September 2015|
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Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Many thanks for your request. We do accept both VISA and MasterCard payments for payment at Onsea House, Machweo and Siringit. We do not charge extra fees for that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$55
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 787 112 498
Description
Onsea House is a recognized centre of culinary excellence. Taste the freshly made brasserie dishes accompanied by the finest specially selected wines. Their Michelin experienced Belgian chef prepares a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. Just call or email to book a table for brunch, lunch, evening with friends or that special candlelight dinner occasion. Since September 2011 Machweo Fine Dining offers the guests an extra beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelightdinner.
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