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Samaki samaki

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Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Masaki & Diamond Plaza City Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 782 119 340
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I visited this place several times and their seafood is outstanding. The ambiance cant WOW but its clean and the seafood taste is yummy yummy. will go back again. The service is also good as soon as you seat someone is already there for you.

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Thank W1271BCdobtz
Moh M, Manager at Samaki samaki, responded to this review

Your welcome once again... we are honored to host you.. More 

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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely Fish, Prawns, Octopus and etc, Beautifully Served, Has a Lovely atmosphere, Nice place to have your meal! Must visit and Try their fresh fish!

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Thank SalmanKhan786
Moh M, Manager at Samaki samaki, responded to this review

thank you for your wonderful review... we would love to host you again.. Karibu sana (your welcome) More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Samaki samaki has a fun interior with a cosy touch. The food is mostly pub food, deep fried or grilled fish. The food was okay, but nothing special. Staff is very friendly and accomodating. The fun part about samaki samaki is wednesday night's karaoke night. Just request your song, have some drinks and enjoy a good night! Especially fun with... More 

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Moh M, Manager at Samaki samaki, responded to this review

Your welcome once again... we would love to host you... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Had lunch here while i was in Tanzania enjoyed Tanzania local cuisine with a few friends. Try the meatballs and the fish, i dont remember their name s but i will never forget the taste. i love the way the place i designed to look like a boat

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Thank Somet K
Moh M, Manager at Samaki samaki, responded to this review

We are honored to host and serve you the Bruce Lee (fishmeatball).. your welcome More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Visited these premises with business associates. Called on these premises twice during stay. As per usual, service good, staff friendly and fish was fresh.

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Thank Muzungu007
Cape Town, South Africa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

From the moment you walk in the front entrance, the atmosphere is perfectly recreated as if you're walking through the streets of Stone Town until you get to the restaurant - amazing atmosphere, excellent Dawa Cocktails, just like in Zanzibar and fabulous food! I was transformed to my favorite island...a definite recommendation to anyone visiting Dar Es Salaam who is... More 

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Thank LVanZyl
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

When i was in dar on business i would always insist i meet my associates here because i didnt know a better place with better food and drinks quite honestly. keep up the spirit.

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Thank Suleiman S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I don't remember to have eaten such a nice fish in a restaurant save from my baby's... Will recommend for 'bruce lee' best fish for a dish...price r reasonable. .the place z the best for an outgoing occasion but not for a date.. lol..

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Thank Enock K
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Our hotel was very near to Samaki Samaki in Diamond Plaza so we ate all of our meals there (we only stayed in Dar 2 days). The service is the most notable point. All of the servers are excellent. They are quick and attentive. The food is so tasty and well prepared. We had the burgers one day ands tried... More 

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Thank LaceyDeborah
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you are looking for a place to hang out and party with your friends, this is the best place to do so in Dar. Most places in Dar are either shebeen types or very Western. Samaki Samaki is the only place in Dar i have been to that gives you an appropriate merger of the West meets East Africa.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
African, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: +255 782 119 340

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