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Samaki samaki

Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 673 020 000
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (26 reviews)
“calamary” (2 reviews)
“octopus” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Samaki Samaki, Mlimani City is on the edge of a modern, soulless shopping mall, but once you step inside, you’re transported away from the city, with rustic furniture made from recycled dhow wood, good music and a good seafood menu. It’s very popular with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tropicopter
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

One of the best place in DAR to party.. Also very popular among locals.. The entrance is mindblowing..you are taken through a tribal gateway.. with wooden gateways and everything. The whole place is kinda wooden traditional jungle themed, which is pretty cool ! Special mention...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vivek P
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We had the mixed platter offering prawns, calamari and fish with the home made fries. Food was very good and the chili sauce is hot- really. Wonderful service, great value for money

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank meckioi
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Samaki Samaki Mlimani City is a lovely place to dine. The food is fresh and very good, lovely ambience but the service is wanting. We had a late lunch with colleagues and it took forever to get served even though the lunch time crowd had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wan_Jha
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Tourist and business / government types frequent this restaurant. The entrance is easily visible from the street. This is where you go recover from the fast pace of Dar es Salaam. My wife had the prawns and I the chicken fingers. The sauces (“tomato” which...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 212tawanp
Reviewed 28 September 2018

They have this amazing Bruce Lee fish- spices just right. Have it with the plantain! Lovely local dishes and flavours.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kipepeo254
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

One of the best places to turn up while in Dar, enjoyed the music, the ambience was amazing and service was good

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judy K
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I went on a Saturday afternoon to watch EPL. Upon my visit they do not have sound to listen to commentary of sporting events!! I ordered a beer and the glass they brought me was a high ball glass. It was dirty and started to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SeanS3631
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Good service, fast and diverse menus. Staff are polite and trying to make sure you get what you want. Don't forget to try their Oktapus soup it's sooooooo yummy! Decent price. Nice and cozy decoration.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Narc77
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Ha ha you know whatttt.... yesterday I had good times with my friends big 5 to dj and waitres nice place and good music we party and drinks. Safi sana management.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sillasj2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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: +255 673 020 000
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Samaki Samaki “Fish & More…” is a chain of seafood restaurants established since 2007 with three branches located at Mlimani City, City Center Diamond Plaza and Masaki Dar-es-salaam (+ Arusha & Mwanza opening soon). We are specialized in serving sea food and beverages with an entertainment twist added to the experience and we cater to a wide range of clientele of different demographics to include race, gender, income and sex. Our clientele includes many regular visitors who enjoy the fresh made sea food and the quality services offered by our trained wait staff. We also entail a unique entity in each one of our branches were by we have a corner that we call “Maasai Maasai” specialized in serving beef related meals including burgers, kebabs/‘mishkaki’, etc; and is named after the Northern Tanzanian tribe, Maasai.
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