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Balis Food Centre

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Alykhan Road | Kibasila, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 748 609 800
18:30 - 23:30
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest and best Indo-Pak restaurant in DAR. Nice ambience, good taste and service. Open kitchen - you can see your food being prepared. The chef gave us personnel advice on dishes. My favorite Bihari boti and Chole Chicken BBQ. Kadai chicken was ok ok

Thank Mirza A
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

As the title suggest, this place is ideal for certain specialised dishes on certain days. The cook from Bangladesh knows his job well and ensures the uniformity in taste throughout the 15 years i have known him and the restaurant. There main starter dish is 'Bihari Kebab'. Whenever i go their for dinner i without fail order this dish. Its... More 

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
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156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The restaurant has all outdoor seating. The menu is impressive with everything from BBQ, Chinese, Indian flavors. We went for dinner and ordered Malai Chicken Kabab as appetizers, Bhuna Gosht and Chicken Fried rice with Parathas. The appetizer was extremely good with chicken pieces melting in your mouth. Bhuna gosht was very flavorful but the meat was not very tender.... More 

Thank Yusuf M
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have been eating here since my childhood, but the place looks like its 100 years old. Their food is quite good but place needs a changeover to be honest. The environment inside is so dull as soon as you enter you feel you have aged.

Thank SajidK552
Mwanza, Tanzania
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

There was a time i used to eat at Balis almost every 2 weeks. but since i have moved from Dar, I have only been there occasionally. In my last visit I observed that the place is in need of some renovation (furniture, wash basin). But on the bright side, the atmosphere hasn't changed a bit. Still the same old... More 

1 Thank Abbas N
United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

They have very good food but they need to re-furbish the place with new tables and atleast put clean table cloth. . They seriously need to change the wash basin also.

Thank 786zeenat
Karachi, Pakistan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The food there is very tasty especially the Bar BQ items and bihari boti. These were yummilicious I must say. One should try that out. Highly recommended.

Thank FSalman1614
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

This Indian restaurant has lovely food, which is nice, However the service is on great stake, the waiters are confused and do not know sometimes what to answer the client, as they are having lots of tables to cater and finally the service is poor. The restaurant is some how not client oriented as the food is nice so maybe....... More 

Thank Swisssharks
Dar es salaam
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Again very good BBQ dishes esp Bihari Kabab,Nundu masal and their orange juice. But the service is shakey ! Always check your bill and have patience.

1 Thank Bongohuz
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

Love the Food there! Must try the Chicken Tikka Boti, Crispy Prawns & Masala Nundu (fat) with Parathas just amazing to have those as Starters. The Food is great, Lovely Taste, You'll never go wrong on choosing any Dish

1 Thank SalmanKhan786

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Restaurant Details

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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alykhan Road | Kibasila, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 748 609 800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?