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Sokoinei Rd | Sports Ground Area, Arusha, Tanzania
10:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

A landlord of the restaurant sold the land and the restaurant was forced to go out in 2014. The restaurant was recently opened in western Arusha. New location is on Morogoro street toward the Arusha airport. You can tell a taxi driver next to "Arusha Raha" (pronounce "ar-sha-raa"). Location is a kind of local area where few tourists stay and... More 

Thank AfricaBee2015
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

For a long time, I was skeptical of Japanese food in Arusha, far from any water bodies or fresh fish. I recently traveled to Japan and had high expectations of authentic Japanese food, so this was a surprising treat! Don't expect much in the way of fresh fish, but the rolls with smoked salmon are quite nice. The udon and... More 

Thank Salama_Tu24
Arusha, Tanzania
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

very nice japanese restaurant in town. the setting does not look promising but the food is delicious, kitchen is clean and waiters and kitchen attendants very well trained. possible to eat different dishes and not just sushi and they are all very good. tofu is homemade daily. great place at great value!

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Los Angeles, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Best sushi I have had in Arusha! They also have a delicious tofu dish!! There isn't many options for vegetarians. Their drinks menu is pretty short as well. They have nice outdoor and indoor seating. Also there is a cute local cat!

Thank AlexisDorn
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

My wife and I stumbled upon this charming Sushi/Japanese restaurant near the Clock Tower. Could not have been more pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sushi, charm of the decor, as well as sushi chefs and waitresses. Would eat here again and again, and wish it was located in our Los Angeles neighborhood.

Thank MikeSantaMonica
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

We were initially a bit skeptical about eating sushi in Arusha, however decided to give it a go at Sazan Restaurant anyway. And I’m glad we did. The sushi was very good, all fresh ingredients. We had both prawn and salmon sushi which was tasty and well made. The Gyoza were ok, not the best we’ve had but good considering... More 

Thank Lauren O
Dar es Salaam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

I remembered this place from visiting a year ago and had decided to head back asap (whenever in Arusha). It's brilliant to have Japanese food, including the 'home-cooking' noodle dishes and not only posh sushi, available in this medium-sized TZ town. Yesterday I had the seafood butter noodle soup which was indeed comforting and tasty as expected. 'Seafood' means calamari... More 

Thank LinTinTin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

We have been here three times in the last few weeks and we have been constantly impressed, having ordered the miso soup, beef donburi bowl, Kenyan beef with rice, marlin sushi, pork ramen, port katsu bowl, vegetable tempura udon, and the beef/vegetable box over the course of our meals here. Prices are extremely reasonable, at approximately 4,500-6000 Tsh per entree... More 

Thank Irene L
Arusha, Tanzania
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2011

Sazan has a great range of sushi and hot dishes, and almost all if it is great. At first it seems a bit suspicious to be serving sashimi this far from the coast, but they get it in regularly straight from Tanga, and in two years it's always been fresh! The marlin is particularly good (sashimi, rolls, nigiri) .

Thank Sonorafari
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2009

Being a Japanese myself am usually sceptical about restaurants in tourist destinations claiming to be Japanese but as soon as I spotted the Japanese owner my hopes were raised and I wasn't dissapointed! It had a good selection and a great escape from bland local food. He also gets fresh fish from Dar es Salaam delieved to the restaurant and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Japanese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sokoinei Rd | Sports Ground Area, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha

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