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Onsea House Arusha

££££French, ,
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
+255 689 103 552
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Belgian, Wine Bar, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Stunning setting with unique view on mount meru from the restaurant terrace. Comfortable and very large rooms with top quality bedding a spacious bathrooms. World class spa and sauna. Our highlight was the tailor made tasting dinner with wine paring that the manager-chef prepared for...More

Thank redmonkeylodge
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The location, view and atmosphere make this the perfect location to enjoy great food and a nice glass of wine. For lunch they have a nice menu to choose from but why not be adventurous and try the specials. From the home-made bread to the...More

Thank Mattie_71
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We called Onsea in the morning asking if we could celebrate my birthday there that same night for 18 people and the staff immediately were happy to set it up. The owner created a special menu for the evening and set up a beautiful table...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Axel at Onsea House is an exquisite chef . . . this must be your destination if you want a really fine meal in the Arusha area . . . something that is hard to find in Tanzania.

Thank Gil W
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Onsea House is a real "find" in Arusha. It sits on a hilltop with lovely views of Arusha and the surrounding hills. Do not be put off by the rutted dirt road that approaches the restaurant from the highway. The restaurant is worth the bumps...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had a wonderful anniversary meal there a few days ago the food was wonderful. The view is stunning as there are so few places in Arusha that you can have a view that you can see Mt. Meru and the neighbouring hills . This...More

Thank Coffeebeantz
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We arrived late and first had dinner. The food was good but it took very long to be served. We had a room in the main house which was not very pleasant because it was very noisy due to the kitchen being close and the...More

Thank Pim1010
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Our friends took us there for dinner, and at first driving the dark roads of the back skirt of Arusha I was thinking "where is he taking us?" I was completely surprised. This place sits up on a top of a small mountain overlooking Arusha....More

Thank ShayN
Reviewed 29 October 2013

An amazing experience everytime I go there. The quality of the food is superb, presented professional and tasting delicious. As an extra the location has a very good view and is in a quiet place.

Thank Molen61
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Me and my (now) wife stayed here for Christmas and got engaged here. As a Belgian getting engaged to an English girl, I thought this hotel + restaurant would do the trick. Couldn't have chosen a better place! The beautiful setting, the superb view and...More

Thank Wouter T
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Questions & Answers
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ahmed S | Reviewed this property |
It will cost you between $45 and $60 per person. But i strongly recommend you call directly and get confirmation (and possibly menu)
27 August 2017|
Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Hi Nessmaron, Many thanks for your request. Our daily changing signature dinner 'tasting' menu consists of 3 'amuses-bouche' (bites), a small soup, starter (choice), main dish (choice), dessert, coffee or tea with... More
10 March 2017|
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Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Dear all, I'm afraid we have overlooked this request. Onsea House and Machweo are easily reachable via the main road (highway) to Moshi (and Kilimanjaro Airport) at 10-15 minutes from Arusha centre. We recommend to eat at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$55
French, Belgian, Wine Bar, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 689 103 552
  • E-mail
Onsea House is a recognized centre of culinary excellence. Taste the freshly made brasserie dishes accompanied by the finest specially selected wines. Their Michelin experienced Belgian chef prepares a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. Just call or email to book a table for brunch, lunch, evening with friends or that special candlelight dinner occasion. Since September 2011 Machweo Fine Dining offers the guests an extra beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelightdinner.
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