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Red Onion

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Pugu Road, Near Dtb, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Red Onion restaurant located on the top floor (food court) at the City Mall in Daressalaam city centre. The restaurant is quite big with nice sitting arrangement, it is very clean and their services are good. I ordered chicken sizzler which was served in about 20 minutes time and it was very delicious.

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Thank KHATRI_TANZANIA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good place if you are looking for Pakistani, Indian and desi food. Ask to make it spicy as you want. Service is good.

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Thank Rehanasghar
Jersey, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I went here as it was near my hotel (Ramada Encore). Literally five minutes walk away. It's in a small shopping mall, on the top floor and is now called The Alcove. I was the first person in the restaurant as it was quite early evening, but quite a lot more people turned up soon afterwards. I was greeted warmly... More 

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Thank Russell N
Allahabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Good food I didnt eat dinner at the hotel so can't comment on the quality. Breakfast was a standard buffet, quality was good. Not sure what else to say.

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Thank Amina k
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Excellent Food and service. reasonable pricing and can specify how you want things cooked or if you want a special dish made to your needs they will give you. I Recommend this to eat as a well presented restaurant that delivers great food.

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Thank dd1153
Stavanger, Norway
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160 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Good Indian food at this place. A bit noisy close to the road, but the food makes up for that :-) Inside a small shopping mall. Good location.

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Thank HeliSven
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

Great tasting Indian food but unfortunately had an upset stomach thanks to this place for the rest of my trip in Dar Es Salaam.

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Thank Dub_Biz_Traveller
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Just to inform it has been shifted to Nyerere Road, adjoining DTB and CRDB, and Quality Plaza. Alcove has taken its place in town area. The food quality of Red Onion is as good as it was earlier, no change.

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Thank 21av
Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

That´s the trick. We were four people dining, each of us ordering 2 dishes, and the poor waiter thought we wanted double portions of everything. Be sure to take it slow, repeat it, make sure they understand. We muzongos tend to rush, you know.

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Thank Cee F
Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I haven`t eaten at this place, this review is just to inform you guys that: RED ONION is now renamed THE ALCOVE. Nice to know before you get lost in downtown Dar searching for it! :-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pugu Road, Near Dtb, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam

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