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“Always Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Tilapia

Hotel Tilapia
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Mwanza
Cuisines: African, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Mwanza, Tanzania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Always Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

My husband and I have been to Hotel Tilapia twice for meals. The views are absolutely lovely, especially at night, as all of the lights in the hills start to come on. I would recommend sitting up near the bar and pool, both for a great view and to stay away from the mosquitoes that come out at dusk. (I'm not sure what the price would be, but I believe you can pay a small fee to use the pool during the day as well.)

Like all Tanzanian restaurants, there is a substantial wait between ordering your food and receiving it, so plan accordingly. We've tried plenty of the Indian dishes along with the pizza and have never been displeased with the quality of the food.

Unfortunately, our friends were accused of not paying their bill in full so always ask your waiter to count your cash in front of you before you leave, just to ensure there is no misunderstanding.

  • Visited June 2014
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Newton, Wisconsin
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169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Had a great dinner at Tilapia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We did not stay at Tilapia, but our group of 6 really enjoyed all the dinners we had at Tilapia. Very good food, and they even let us sit and play cards when it wasn't busy in the evenings. Excellent service and nice washrooms besides.

Visited May 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lake view restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Although its a hotel, i just went to have lunch. With a generous helping and top service i just loved it. The lake facing table that i got was awesome...

  • Visited July 2013
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Chilliwack, Canada
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We didn't happen to stay here during our visit, however we ate a few meals here. Great view from the dining room, and the breeze was fantastic, coming through the dining room. The food was good and good value.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very nice location and ambiente”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The location right at the lake with the possibility to dine outside is wonderful. The kitchen provides a great variety of food. However, it is not advised to eat sea food, unless fresh water sea food from lake Victoria (the Nile perch is excellent). Despite the variety of cuisines, don't expect the great taste you are used to in specialized restaurants.

Visited April 2014
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