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Spices & Herbs

Nyerere Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #34 of 71 restaurants in Arusha
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very decent Ethiopian food at a good price. I wasn't wowed by their dishes, but it was tasty enough. The restaurant is clean and wait staff were friendly. One lady looks like uncannily like Wanda Sykes.

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Moshi, Tanzania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I are currently stationed in Moshi (1.5 hours from Arusha) but have managed to eat at this restaurant 3 times in our 3 visits to Arusha over the last month. Once, we made a day trip just to see a movie and eat at this restaurant. I first came here 3 years ago on a trip to... More

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Zurich
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed one night in room no. 11. Basic and clean. BUT: No towels. No hangers in small wardrobe and thus useless. For 50 USD a night this should be standard. Service at reception and restaurant is not friendly at the time of writing. Bathroom door is missing its handle, unable to close from the outside. Mosquito net had no... More

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Erlangen, Deutschland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stayed in the Kibo palace and went for lunch at about 4 in the afternoon. It was empty but got more crowded while we were eating. Menue choice is limited but suffficient. We had beef and mutton. It was a great choice. The food was delicious. There was an excellent service of washing your hands at the table with... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My friend and I ate here several times, and it's very tasty Ethiopian food. The spinach and lentils are especially good, as is the Yedoro Ti (stir-friend chicken). Has nice outdoor seating that lets you enjoy Arusha's warm nights. The rooms are really reasonable, comfortable, and well located with a grocery store a few doors down, and downtown a short... More

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East Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had lunch at Spices & Herbs for the 2nd time in a month today and checked out the rooms this time. Reading other reviews, not all diners are accustomed to Ethiopian food and not all those who stayed at the lodge have much experience of inexpensive hotels in East Africa. We have. The cheerful polite and friendly service on... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This place has the ambiance and is in a great location.Good service.The food is real Ethiopian and they have best service and quality.Very clean and greenish place.

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Puerto Varas, Chile
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

we satayed here before and after going to the parks. great rooms for cheap price, the private bathroom in each room are to simple, need some fixing but everything else, locatio, rooms, service, and the Ethiopian food are great. Agnes was the best person there.

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Como
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We went here for dinner while in Arusha as we wanted some African food. The staff was friendly, good service including the hand-washing at the table! Very good food although small portions. Nice atmosphere with some interesting pictures but nothing too special.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

been there several times and enjyed the food very much! the atmosphere is very nice full of Ethiopian pieces of handicraft, waiters are very kind (even with small children) and the food has always been tasty!

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