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“great cheap takeaway” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Big Bite

Big Bite
Swahili Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255754311474
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Ranked #5 of 71 restaurants in Arusha
Price range: $5 - $7
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Arusha T
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18 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“great cheap takeaway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Not a place for ambience, just a great curry in a hurry place. Best thing is they do home delivery! Portions are huge and price is great.

Visited November 2012
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Rahoul J, Manager at Big Bite, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank You for your feedback. We are working on improving our interior. Thank u.
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“If I could give it 6 stars...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

An awesome little restaurant serving really nice Indian cuisine. A great mix of vegetarian and meat dishes. It reminds me of some classic 'hole in the wall' restaurants, and it certainly lives up to the hype. My friends and I went there 3 times in the space of just over a week. One has been to India before and was quite impressed with their vegetarian dishes, another friend was impressed with the Chicken Tikka Masala dish. Me? Chicken Kadai, Mutton Dopiaza, and Mutton Curry was pretty damn good!

Portions were also generous, we were suitable stuffed after having a plain rice, butter nan, and our curry. All in all, each visit cost us around 20,000 Tz shillings, around 8 GBP, including a drink. Couldn't recommend it more. The guy who runs it was kind enough to enquire about local football matches and is really friendly. I kinda hope they'd expand so they could fit more people, but I guess that may lose some of its charm! If you're in Arusha, and you like Indian food, you'd be mad not to come here!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rahoul J, Manager at Big Bite, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank You! Thank you soo much
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Arusha, Tanzania
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious, authentic Indian with lame interior”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

One of the many wonderful things about Tanzania is the quality of the Indian food. Big Bite is one of the better joints, even if the interior decor doesn't quite line up. Expect to pay about 10,000 a person.

Service was incredibly friendly, albeit slow (they make most things to order and tell you in advance). We recommend the Chicken Tikka and any of the various curries, but especially the saag.

Visited January 2013
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Rahoul J, Manager at Big Bite, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write about us on Trip Advisor. I am happy you mentioned the interior, there is always room for improvwment and we promise to do something about the interior. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Calgary, Canada
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“excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My husband and I dined here twice on our recent trip to Arusha. The first time it was just the 2 of us and we had such a great meal there that we went again with our Kilimanjaro group of 8 and shared several dishes. There wasn't one dish that I wouldn't recommend. The service is excellent. The owner also has a delivery service to any hotel in Arusha. Highly recommend! The dishes are about $5-7 each.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rahoul J, Manager at Big Bite, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for recommending us on Trip Advisor. It was a wonderul experience for us too! Cheers
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“lovely resturant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We are on a trip to a conference, found about this restaurant from tripadvisor. Were hungry as we were vegetarians. Found this restaurant with Delicious food, reasonable price and great service.

Thanks a lot

Ranjan

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rahoul J, Owner at Big Bite, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you for the next conference. We have had some innovation in our delivery system, I am sure you will enjoy it.
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