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The Bay Restaurant

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Msasani Road, Plot No 40 Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam 0000, Tanzania
+255 783 539 090
12:00 - 23:00
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Bergen, Norway
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The Bay was my favourite restaurant in Dar last year. I had heard rumours that things had changed, but I was nor prepared for what my 2 colleagues and I experienced: lamb shank obviously out of date with vegs more fit for salmon than meat. A drunken chef - or at least that is what we perceived. All of us... More 

Thank Odd2010
Tashniqa H, Owner at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi sir/madam, On behalf of our team, we do apologize for your experience, as much as We apologize profusely for this our team would like to do so in person. I know your experience would have left a bitter taste and given the chance we would like to right the wrong. Look forward to hearing from you my email address... More 

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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It has great ambience and is very quiet place for couples. It's very spacious with large outdoor seating area and lawn. Can also be used for parties. Very nice setting. The food is good and wine list is also nice. Mostly Mediterranean / Continental cuisine. Good service. Recommended.

Thank Rahul S
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Brilliant service and the food is up there with the best. Atmosphere is relaxed and ideal for special occasions or just a nice dinner out.

Thank Roger B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It really does get worse every time I visit. Unless you have a friend who knows the owner, you can't get good food, decent yes, but definitely not value for money, or something to recommend. I went there in July with a partner. Over half the dishes in the menu weren't available- no steak for example. We ended up having... More 

1 Thank ReenuVerma
Tashniqa H, Owner at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanking you for the positive feedback and On behalf of the team I would like to apologise, weather there is a direct link to the owner or NOT service and standards should always comply. I would like to personally take this opportunity to invite you The Bay. Again thanking you for the positive criticism and look forward to hearing you.... More 

Dar Es Salaam
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Let's keep this short and simple, the starters were fantastic and I hoped it would go from there, unfortunately that's where the good news ended. The manager had suggested a bottle of Cabernet and it was served at the same temperature as a cup of black tea.... and it was well a $3 bottle of wine, cheap and nasty. Then... More 

1 Thank 14bigdave
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I had a chance to meet friends for dinner at The Bay, a restaurant on the Peninsula in Dar es Salaam. They took a reservation for a party of eight. The decor was tasteful and the atmosphere seemed to me like it could serve a number of purposes, intimate, quiet conversation, reserved celebration of business. The menu was varied with... More 

Thank jpandn
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Chef Mark and his team make the best burger I've had in a long time with the crispiest bacon. The waiters are all friendly and look after you. It is also a nice restaurant set in its own garden. The soup was also good. It seems to be very popular on Friday nights.

Thank Theodora-x
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I was not aware of the existence of this place until a friend of mine from Italy who was staying here invited for a business lunch meeting. Checking through the google, i located this place which was situated in one of the lanes parallel to Toure drive and Hallei Selasie Road. The place has both an indoor and outdoor sitting... More 

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Johannesburg, South Africa
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359 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant excellent quality and great tasty food. Certainly recommend had a very pleasant evening and will certainly visit again

Thank William G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I loved this place before because my husband proposed to me here. But the waiter and the local manager who work there are dishonest. They gave us a fake receipt as to get more payment from us several times!! At the last time we went there, they did the same thing again, and I cannot tolerant it anymore. Then I... More 

1 Thank 980nans
Tashniqa H, Owner at The Bay Restaurant, responded to this review

As per managmet I am concerned that you have revived severald under the table deals ?? So how do I undress ur suitiation at hand??? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Msasani Road, Plot No 40 Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam 0000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 783 539 090
For the Love of Great Food, Music and a Seductive Atmosphere. The Bay is a great Lunch & Evening venue.

Tucked away in Oysterbay - The Bay is an exceptional restaurant specializing in continental cuisine. Our team would like to welcome you our clients to a culinary experience like no other. Every day we strive to improve. Welcome to The Bay

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