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Variety of fish with very smart fishermen

Best time to go is early morning by 7 to get fresh fish. Personally i go on Sunday early. If you... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Great local flavor

We went to the fish market in the morning and we able to see a wide variety of fish. We were able... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Best time to go is early morning by 7 to get fresh fish. Personally i go on Sunday early. If you need fillet do not take the ready cut pieces instead ask to cut the fresh fish in fillet infront of you. Be careful when...More

Thank tahera123
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We went to the fish market in the morning and we able to see a wide variety of fish. We were able to buy a small amount to taste some calamari, octupus , and prawns. One vendor even gave us a little chili powder and...More

Thank GMA1203
Reviewed December 22, 2016

I like a good fish market. It's no Fishport in GenSan Philippines, but you got your guys hauling fish in from boats offshore, crooked officials who don't want you to take pictures of them, auctions, scales everywhere and people who pretty much leave you alone...More

1  Thank Carpetblogger
Reviewed November 19, 2016

I visited this fish market. The locals were quite busy there, as it is indeed a big fish market. Bigger than Newlyn, anyway.

3  Thank Melachi-ibn-Amillar
Reviewed November 18, 2016

This fish market is located in the city center of Dar Es Salaam. It is walking distance from my hotel Harbour View Suites. It is very interesting to watch the fisherman coming with their boats and selling their catches. I came in the morning, but...More

1  Thank Darnel-HDI
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Situated: Kivukoni is at obama road street formerly known as ocean road near the White House. Just a walking distance from st. Joseph. This place is a great place to buy fresh catch of the day. Dress code-Go there with very simple clothes cos it's...More

3  Thank sinande j
Reviewed September 9, 2016

I wonderful cultural experience. Within walking distance of the city center of Dar es Salaam. I advise you to get there early in the morning to witness the many boats arriving with their catch and to see the vendors selling their products.

1  Thank David W
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Not your typical smelly fish market! Haha.. This place has a beautiful beach view of the fishermen and their boats, plus fresh seafood for sale, and best of all you can order and have lunch there. Plan to stay and take it all in :)

2  Thank Raina Z
Reviewed July 25, 2016

After about 9.30/10am (in my experience) the fish market goes dramatically downhill in enjoyment with most of the stock having been sold leaving for a less than exciting experience. Despite this, if visited in the morning, the fish market is well worth a visit if...More

2  Thank James A
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Belonged to costal area Dar has a great provision for sea food lovers. Having kept this in mind, i thought to visit the market during my morning walk. So after walking for about 20 minutes from Jamhuri street along the costal road i have reached...More

4  Thank Premsy A
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