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Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Looking for a drink? This is the place!

Great place for a drink in central Dar. They also have decent selection of food and snacks. Nice decor and atmosphere. Recommend it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I visited the place in February with friends. I liked the interior very much, it is done with taste. I didn't try the food, we had some drinks. But tbe service for very fast and polite. I recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great place for a drink in central Dar. They also have decent selection of food and snacks. Nice decor and atmosphere. Recommend it!

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Samaki samaki is a lovely restaurant serving fish and sea food.The branch i visited was new with lovely rocky finish and tables set on dhow wood. The lighting gave a great ambiance. Music was also good. The branch at Milimani also serves the same exact menu but is however smaller in space. Bruce Lee is the best thing I have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Its a nice place but there's one problem! The security guard annoying some customers when they enter like ooh stop you can't enter for some no reasons really pissed off situation! Carlos work out on that otherwise pple will stop enjoying the good victory of samaki samaki..in masaki

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Dar es Salam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is the newest branch on Haile Selassie road. It has a rustic look made of stone and dhow wood (distressed timber). Service was prompt but the food came cold which was surprising. The restaurant specialises in seafood only (hence the name) but some chicken dishes were also advertises. Oh and if you are a vegetarian, don't bother going as... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

if you need to eat while in Dar, make sure you check out Samaki Samaki. Absolutely amazing fresh sea food. The soup is and always be my favourite! The service is excellent and the music great! Now there are three branches, so no excuse!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On my last night in Dar es Salaam, my friend and I stopped by the newest branch of Samaki Samaki (Fish Fish). Since it was a Sunday, and because this location had only recently opened, the place was quieter than usual which meant we got to enjoy the full scope of the venue. As you walk in you go through... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is what everyone wants, good place with good food and a good service. Definetly a must for a seafood lover.

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Dodoma, Tanzania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The best fish we had in Africa, at half the price of some other places. Also, a fun, somewhat raucous atmosphere. Go there a lot, and they will name a corner for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've visited this place more than I can remember, the most thing i love about this place is music and drinks. The place is located at the mall where you can get other staff you want from supermarket and there is cinema near by. The place is lovely for party with friends.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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