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“One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vama Indian Restaurant

Vama Indian Restaurant
End of Haile Selassie Road | Just before intersection with Kanisa Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #18 of 82 Restaurants in Arusha
Cuisines: Indian
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Vama seems relatively very expensive for Africa, with a generous meal for two costing $40US. The portions are huge, however! The food quality is excellent, with an extensive menu that had me wondering what on earth to try. I wanted to order most things on the menu, and this was the only problem with the restaurant :-)

I loved the sweetcorn and paneer fritter, with green chutney.

Wait staff were fine, and it was one of the better meals I've had.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Arusha, Tanzania
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“One of the best Indian restaurants in Arusha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Given the number of Indian eateries in Arusha this one must be one of the best. The food is always of a high standard. The outdoor area is pleasant enough and the wait staff are consistent.

Visited June 2014
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Arusha, Tanzania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Best Indian in Africa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You must try the shrimp popcorn starter, it's a house specialty rightly so as it's extremely moreish!
The restaurant has a very extensive menu and I've yet to see a dish badly prepaid, it's all made to perfection!
The traditional decor of the restaurant is also pleasing on the eye.

Visited April 2014
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“All out Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Step through the door and you think you are in India. Waiters dressed in Indian traditional clothes. Indian decor and friendly excellent service. Food delicious.

Visited October 2013
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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“So good, you want more for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Lovely terrace under a low roof makes your outdoor dining very cozy. If you want more light just sit inside to enjoy the wide variety of intense Indian flavors. Excellent food that makes you want to take more home and have it again for breakfast!

Visited August 2013
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