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“A Wonderful Surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Station Tanzania

The Station Tanzania
#141 Block a Njiro | Behind Njiro Shopping Complex, Near Sunpark Housing Estate and Ujama Hostel, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 764 091 202
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Ranked #1 of 82 Restaurants in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Fusion, Bistro, Family Fare, Diner, Portuguese, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Relocated to Njiro - Same family styled dining, sale of second hand books, coffee shop, dog grooming and sale of dog treats! Karibu!
Durham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I were in Arusha recently (after safari) and found The Station serendipitously as we were walking back to our lodging. What a great find! Gloria and Serena (mother and daughter) were so friendly, fun, and hospitable! We felt as though we were with old friends. Gloria cooked the most delicious foods for us...things we had never had before. It is a very cozy place with wonderful hospitality and food! There is a room for rent in their house (via AIRBNB) that we wish we had known about. They also have a huge library of paperback books. If ever in Arusha, please visit The Station! You will not be disappointed!
Thank you, Gloria and Serena!
--Mickey

Visited February 2014
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TheStationTz, Owner at The Station Tanzania, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Mickey you are so kind! Thank you so much for your review - we did have a fun evening with you lovely gals! Mum is chuffed to be remembered as Gloria - she says its because you had such a glorious time with her ;) Its actually Joyce and she does remember you both fondly too!

We were sad that we didnt have more time together but we look forward to the day when our paths cross again!

Stay Happy!
Serena.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal, cozy atmosphere and inviting hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We lucked into The Station, just by following the signs (we were staying at a local Airbnb home).

Joyce, the mom, was very welcoming and made my friend and me some delicious samosas to go with our beers. Later we asked her to make us whatever she felt like, and we had a fabulous meal - see pic.

Daughter Serena is a hoot! When she got home, she and her mother visited with us for a while, and we felt like we were just visiting some friends.

They also have a used bookstore there, and have rooms available (on Airbnb), but I didn't see them.

The place could use a few minor repairs, but it is clean and the food and service is great! I don't think you could go wrong here, and highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheStationTz, Owner at The Station Tanzania, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Hahaha Yes I remember that evening! It was fun wasnt it? It did really feel like friends visiting!!

Thank you so much for making the time to review The Station! We loved your suggestions and cant thank you enough for caring enough to make them! We hope that your travel group brings you by our way again!

Warm regards,
Serena.
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Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Perfect Home Away from Home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The first time I ever visited the Station, I knew immediately that it would be a perfect place for me and friends. I lived in Arusha for a short time but brought every single one of my friends and visitors there. Such elicious food served by some wonderful ladies who quickly became dear friends! I did everything at the station from bringing my doggy for a play date to holding parties and events. At the station, I've had serene back massages on rainy days, fun pedicures in the sun, celebrated all kind of holidays, and made countless memories. Not a place to miss!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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TheStationTz, Owner at The Station Tanzania, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Dani you are such a bright spark! Whether to shine a light or to light a fire you know just how to do it! We are so grateful for your love, friendship and support! From introducing us to new people, to rallying up people when we got robbed, to celebrating Mothers Day for mum, to being a friend that had our backs - we cant thank you enough!

We will always remember.

Thank you for everything Dani.

Love,
Serena.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A really fun night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at The Station last night. The hosts, Serena and her Mum Joyce cooked up a really tasty 3 course meal and served it in their garden while we sat chatting away to the other really fun and friendly diners over a few drinks. We had the option to sit on a "romantic table for 2" or join in with other diners who were all expat residents and we were really pleased we chose the latter. Great stories, great ambience and the hosts were a blast. Quite simply you've got to go here!

Visited January 2014
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TheStationTz, Owner at The Station Tanzania, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Yah for western night!! Mum and I were so delighted that you included a visit to the Station in your trip to Tanzania. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so glad you had a nice time and made new friends! Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Station - I am sure you guys had your hands full with the big move!

All the very best in KL to you and M. We look forward to seeing pics of your new adventures!

Good Luck!
Serena.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Cute spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Out of view and original little place, close to center but hidden away. Opening hours are a bit strange but Serena is lovely and the food though limited in choice is great. Also the best book shop in town.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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TheStationTz, Owner at The Station Tanzania, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Juza you are kind with your compliments! Truth be told we did enjoy your company!

Thank you for taking the time to review the Station - it was kind of you - we are so glad you enjoyed your meal!

Hope we see you the next time you are in town!

Best Regards,
Serena.
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