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Samaki samaki

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Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 782 119 340
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant located at the Diamond Plaza at the city centre to have my lunch and ordered their newly introduced menu called "Van Damme" fish. The food served was so delicious. Their services were good, they have used Tanzanian style wooden furniture which really makes the restaurant look attractive (especially for tourists). What I disliked there was extremely loud... More 

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Nagpur, India
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Samaki Samaki lounge/ restaurant is a must go typical African Ambiance you'll always find people here, never a dull place Food is good Service is good No much options for vegetarian..but a great place of non vegetarians Would definitely recommend this joint for a fun night out in Dar!

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Thank WandererKC
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Samaki Samaki at the CBD has excellent food, friendly staff and even though music is a bit too loud at night...they lower the volume a little bit when requested. They never disappoint in terms of food quality.

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Thank Ndinda2016
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, it was good experiance. Food was good, nice music too but a bit loud. Lots of locals and lots of expats too. Service was good yet a bit slow coz its crowded! One of the best here in dar.

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Thank ahmed a
Arusha, Tanzania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The music was great, the sitting is great and near a shopping complex so you can pass by to rest, relax while having a cold beer. The mishkakis and the kalamri were to die for. the staff were quite friendly and helpful. If you mind an outdoor, smaller hangout place, then they have another branch which is more spacious and... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The place looks more like drinks place and yes, many people come here for 5k beer in nice place. But theit seafood is very good too. I took a very tasty octopus in coconut sauce, but the killer was octopus soup that I was served to taste. Excellent So don't waste money in your hotel - just go to Samaki

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Thank JakubWarszawa
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We just drinks here after a long flight to Dar. Service was fast and friendly. Music was "lit" and got us in the mood to party! Unfortunately though, our 30-something year old bodies failed us miserably and we left before the party really got started! Would definitely recommend this joint for a fun night out in Dar!

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Thank Cynthia O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The fish here is above average, though prices are a bit on the higher end. You will definitely not regret it.

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Thank Ken M
nairobi
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place lovely atmosphere, however seems to have been designed as a sports bar so not very comfortable for a sit down lunch or dinner. More the kind of place to hang out after work

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Thank Ravi V
nyc
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359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

When in Dar this is a reasonable option. Cold beer. Predictable pub style food. Comfortable outdoor atmosphere. Trendy. Busy.

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Moh M, Manager at Samaki samaki, responded to this review

Your welcome once again... we are honored to host you.. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 782 119 340

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