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Spices & Herbs

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Nyerere Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Melbourne, Australia
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I came to Spices & Herbs with a large group and was most impressed. The setting is lovely and well appointed. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious - a variety curries and dishes were presented on a platter and you ate these with Ethiopian pancakes. I would highly recommend a visit if you are staying in... More 

Thank LeethalLeeM
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The injera here is mostly rice with a modicum of teff. Another place in town (Abyssinia) looked good but their injera contains wheat there. We haven't found 100% teff injera in Arusha yet. Anyway, Herbs is GF friendly and the food is easily done vegan. Amazing taste!

Thank dylanyo
Madrid, Spain
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a lovely restaurant with real Ethiopean food, customs and decoration at a fair price. It is very clean and the atmosphere is wonderful, totally recommend it!

Thank Pani A
Gresham, Oregon
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch prior to leaving the country at this Ethiopian restaurant. There were tremendous options for any palate. The food was excellent and the service matched it. Would eat there again and recommend it to anyone who enjoys ethnic foods from Ethiopia and/or Africa. Warning, you'll have to use your fingers. You can manage the amount of spice... More 

Thank skldhnz
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I read reviews about places on TA where to eat in Arusha. This was a MUST do on my list and it did NOT disappoint! After returning from 8 days on Safari eating buffet meals and lunch boxes catered for western tourist, I was looking forward to a meal at Spices & Herbs! I met the owner Ephraim who along... More 

Thank AussieSophia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

really enjoyed our visit to Spices and herbs. Food was super tasty and served with injera perfectly done. Service was great. Definitely worth a visit

Thank ruthj74
El Dorado Hills, California
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186 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Service is very slow but the food is amazing. I tried Ethiopian food for the first time and loved it.

Thank somak958
Arusha, Tanzania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Although there is also a continental menu, for us this it THE place we come for Ethiopian food. Never taste anything else here as the Ethiopian food is do good, nothing else can be better!

Thank Nicole V
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

All in all it was good, not exceptional. The food is nice, the atmosphere is nice. Everything is just nice, but not beyond. The waitress had poor English and had a hard time explaining the dishes but she managed some how. The food is delicious though.

Thank avihay h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Spices & Herbs had some of the best food we ate during our time in Tanzania and Kenya! Delicious Ethiopian food as well as great wood-fired pizza (that was quite a pleasant surprise). Their masala chai was my favorite of the trip. Efrain and his staff were wonderful. The lodging was simple yet did the trick. The restaurant and central... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyerere Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha

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