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Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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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
Great place for a drink

Hard to believe it is near a parking lot! When you're the you fell like you're in a bar on sandy beach by the ocean Good food also (specially the grill fish filet)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Guillermo L
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Washington, United States
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Mara Region, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Referring to Samaki Samaki outlet at Mlimani City Shopping Mall - though I found other food outlets there better and quieter with better quality food, still this rustic place has its ambiance and charm. Been there a couple times - always to meet friends for short business issues over a beer and snacks, that's it. It is popular with tourist,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went to the restaurant in downtown Dar and had a great experience. Lots of locals, lovely cosy indoor setting, very friendly staff and fantastic seafood and drinks! Totally recommend this place for a lunch/dinner when in Dar!

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Stone Town, Tanzania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have been a few times to Samaki Samaki, the food is grate, specially the grilled seafood skewers ,,,,but the service is soooooooo slow,,,,and on one occasion a very rood waiter,,,she didnt listen to the order (she was busy talking to a fellow waiter) then got us something we didnt order and refused to take it back....finally the manager fixed... More 

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Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hard to believe it is near a parking lot! When you're the you fell like you're in a bar on sandy beach by the ocean Good food also (specially the grill fish filet)

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I loved the whole food basket! Calamari, potatoes and all! I also loved the mocktail...watermelon, lime...and mint...mmm!! I'm back here in Ghana and the first thing I missed was 'fish-fish'!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I real loved the place, it's the coolest place to drink and dance ..I selected as my favorite place and I always spend my weekend at samaki samaki ..The service is very interesting.

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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: Mlimani Shopping Centre | Mlimani City, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
Cuisine: Seafood

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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