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Via Via Cafe - Arusha

Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 767 562 651
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
African, Bar, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Food
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 17 March 2017

I'm sure at night the place is hopping, but during the early afternoon, the decrepit doors and ripped upholstry, along with a very large underemployed/bored staff give the place a seedy feel. The location is great, looks like a great performance venue but, clean it...More

1  Thank CM J
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Via via is a nice place in Arusha where you can have a relaxed drink in between a green and cosy area. The food is good, the stuff very friendly. Furthermore there are a lot of offers as weekly cinema, cooking or painting classes or...More

1  Thank Si90na
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Quite popular with local expatriates. Funky, cool outdoor environment by the regional museum which is also definitely worth a trip. Traditional dancing on many weekends.

1  Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 30 August 2016

we had a great time at via via Cafe. Thank You. Great drinks, great meals, low price. We love it and the staff are very hospitality.

Thank 341hubs
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was one of our best experiences. Mama Caroline came to our hotel and took us on a local bus to the main market in the city. We bought spices, fruit, beef, and rice. Then she took us to her home where we cooked ugali,...More

1  Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A nice place to eat during the day, but also it aparently doubles as a night club... I don't know how, but it does. Never been at night but the day time ambiance is very nice.

1  Thank iloveholidays2015
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Via via has always offered good value for money and good entertainment. Well prepared food, not spectacular - Youthful crowd... a good weekend evening destination.

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 21 April 2016

So close, but still not there is probably the best way to summarize Via Via. With a decent atmosphere, ok food and not too bad club nights it's worth your time if you're in Arusha for a while, but not if you only have a...More

Thank Johan S
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A place to party in Arusha town on a thursday. Only one adress: via via. Go total loss on music that is running behind. Locals, expats, professional dancers, some less professional dancers. Everything is possible over here. When they run out of baridi (cold) beers...More

1  Thank Wim V
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I had the Swahili lunch it was very nice and very cheap at $3 USD suits vegetarians. Rest of the menu looked very good too a wide choice of meals.. Wandered through the artists market afterwards and picked up some artwork that was much nicer...More

Thank Michelle V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 22:00
Thursday
09:30 - 22:00
Friday
09:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 767 562 651
  • E-mail
Description
A lively cultural cafe in the centre of Arusha, Tanzania. Beautifully situated in the Garden of the National Natural History Museum. Via Via is among the 16 Via Via Cafes worldwide. Locally embedded and involved in local daily life, they give an extra dimension to your discovery of the country, the culture and the people.

Food, drinks, music, art, culture events, trips and tours, cultural and social projects, all bring people and cultures together in an open-minded spirit. Via Via inspires to travel, to discover and to broaden your horizon.

Our tropical garden, bar and restaurant are wonderful places to have a rest, meet people, enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner and have a refreshing drink in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.