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Red Onion

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Pugu Road, Near Dtb, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

I had been to the rooftop restaurant with my friend.Their main food is Indian cuisine and they make it well. Only concern is the service too slow and our plates had stains in it. This place could do better as their food is fabulous..We had good time there .

1 Thank vmn1893
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Their food is very good, service may be slow at times, but still good place for dining and parties. However, some what expensive than near ones.

Thank 21av
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We wanted somewhere not far from the hotel that we could walk too & eat outside for our last day in Tanzania. This place was perfect. We were able to relax outside for dinner, it was great to see the place busy even though it was early (5pm), they were setting up for a buffet but we went a la... More 

Thank blueesmrs
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Best value for money in Dar. Don't miss out on trying some of the stakes that come on a stone plate sizzling hot. Nice breeze on the rooftop ads up to the entire atmosphere.

Thank BelgradeHedonist
at sea
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188 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

the dowtown part of Dar Es Salaam, is full of restaurants that serve local food, indian and chinese. the Red Onion is a rooftop restaurant that features indian food and is one of the better options in the city. the food in not spectacular, but is good and good value for money. Sharing the rooftop with friends can be a... More 

Thank Footsac
Dar es Salam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

The Best restaurent for Barbeque and recently they have started Swahili Menu. Awesome. Except Ramadan they have buffet on Sunday will live Indian Music for only 14,000 ($9). The management is very friendly and will make sure to give you the best food. service is okish. Also very very reasonable for parties and outdoor catering. Must Try: Chicken Boti Chicken... More 

1 Thank YOGESH B
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I have to say that the food at the Red Onion is fantastic! After walking around Dar-Es-Salaam for days looking for somewhere other than the new Africa Hotel, to eat , we found the Red Onion and what a surprise we had. There was Live Music, cheap but pleasantly good beer and the service was pretty good. We spent the... More 

Thank PHIL A A
Dar es Salaam
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Red Onion has the benefit of being a relaxed outdoor restaurant in the centre of town. (It's on the 2nd floor mezzanine terrace of the posh highrise behind the petrol station opposite Posta.) If you've just spent a few hours watching out for potholes and walking around in the crowds of the city centre, it's brilliant to get out on... More 

Thank LinTinTin
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Good indian food, terrible atmosphere & decor. Average service.

Thank DLH90
Dar es Salaam
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Simply good indian food. Prawns and lemon rice are good. A bit strange walk up and sterile setting but you're not going for a romantic sit down dinner there.

Thank IJMatthews

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pugu Road, Near Dtb, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam

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