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“Best Ethiopian in Dar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rohobot

Rohobot
Tunisia Road | In Front of Leaders Workout Place, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Ranked #21 of 186 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Description: http://pernille.typepad.com/louderthanswahili/2009/09/rohobot-ethiopian-restaurant.html
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Ethiopian in Dar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Food is good and fresh, service is decent, it is the best Ethiopian restaurant in Dar, went there regularly. Opened all week long and also quite late at night.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Authentic Ethiopian food high quality. Value 4 money. Local ambiance.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Real good Ethiopian food prepared with care and love. Decent prices. Local ambiance and setting. Hidden food gem.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kiabakari
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Feeling at home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Since a friend of mine tipped me to this little family restaurant operating in an unassuming neighborhood around Namanga area of Dar es Salaam, I feel in love with it. It is not about the prices which are lower than in Addis in Dar or the ambiance or anything else. It is just it feels at home here and the food is very good. The owners are very friendly, helpful and smiling and no matter if I go alone or in a group, we get a very good service. I do not wish to go into the comparison mode with the Addis in Dar, because these two ethiopian restaurants are different, though the food is the same. One of my best places to go to eat in a casual mode with friends who appreciate this kind of establishments. Next time I am in Dar, surely my destination for a dinner with friends will be Rohobot. Keep it up, guys!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kampala, Uganda
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161 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 120 cities Reviews in 120 cities
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
“Excellent food at a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Excellent Ethiopian food in this little restaurant on a back road on the peninsula. Try going with a few friends so that you can sample as many dishes as possible.
If you are alone, make sure you get one of the combo dishes.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dar es Salaam
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Pretty good but not as good as Addis”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This restaurant is considered the rebel underdog of Ethiopian food in Dar es Salaam, with the story that it was opened by a chef who went rogue from Addis in Dar. Sadly, the food isn't quite as good as over at Addis... the flavours are 'muddier' somehow.
Both establishments belong in the category of restaurants that charge over $5 for a small dish of lentils, which shows that someone has lost perspective somewhere - and it's probably we, the customers.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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