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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're looking for amazing, fresh authentic food with a spectacular sea view, then Thai Kani is the place for you! Consistent food, ALWAYS! Many restaurants especially in Dar, will give you decent food one day, then awful food the next. But this is not...the case at Thai Kani! Favourite dishes: Thai Green Curry ALL Salmon sushi dishes Pad Thai Pad See Ew (flat noodles) Stir FriesMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice View, Average Food. I had the chicken wings In a good dipping sauce. The wings were ok, could have been crispy on the outside, had separate fries which were ok. My dinner companion had the Sushi which looked ok. Expensive for what you are...getting. This would have been 4 stars - price and service let you down.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022

No staff service , the owner don't know how to smile no wonder they don't have manager who knows how to handle.cpstumer properly . Sushi was not good at all I've been to lot of sushi restaurant this was not good at all, their papaya...salad omg I don't know no flavor and fish sushi their using was not good something strange in flavors. Will not recommend this place . Owner itself has no costumer appreciation the only good with them is the location Period. Food and service not good .Sorry but not sorryMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022

Me and my friends enjoy the beautiful sunset as usual with this place and we're intended to have a SUSHI and some Japanese or Thai foods why we came to this place. But as a result SUSHI was not really good ,not as I expected.... Service was very poor even the manager itself don't have the costumer satisfaction to her costumer . For the rats issue even no one is concerned with.even their chicken stir fry was not totally crispy. Cannot recommend to all of my friends .Bad SUSHI and Thai foodsMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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miriam g, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2022

I am surprised to hear that you did not Enjoy our food and Service. We are extremely careful with the standard of food we produce. I will inquire what happened that day with your food. As for any Rats, they sometimes come up from the...More

Reviewed September 11, 2022

we have dinner with friends and firstly the athmosphere was very romantic it was good place nice drinks but sorry the food was not that we expected their papaya salad was not that weve expected before even thwir sushi. the only we enjoy is the...place itself.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

The place was really good the atmosphere relaxing but the food was not that totally as I expected. But service bit ok Will come back because of the place atmosphereMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Thai Kani R, General Manager at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2022

Hello, please elaborate on what exactly the issue was with the food. Sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with us, this is not our usual response, sorry for your dissatisfaction. Welcome back again for a better experience next time. We are about...More

Reviewed August 16, 2022 via mobile

So , we were there on 14th august to celebrate my daughter’s bday .. and I ordered for a bottle of red wine ( pinotage ) which was priced at 80,000 tzs which was listed on their menu card . After a while , I...asked for the check , and to my surprise the price of the wine on the bill copy was 140,000 tzs !!! So I asked for the menu copy just to be sure , and the waitress knew very well why and cleverly gives me the menu which had the original price covered by a sticker with 140,000 tzs . I did not want to create a scene since we were there to have a good time , but this kind of practice definitely leaves a bad taste ( quite literally! ) . I could have very easily asked for all menu copies , which basically meant they forgot to update the price on all their menu cards , but instead decided to show me only the one which had the revised pricing . Very disappointed that this happened at Thai Kani which I used to visit quite frequently, but definitely not anymore !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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miriam g, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

Dear Bharat, Sorry to hear your dissatisfaction, I did follow up on the incident and discovered that it was the Spier Pinotage 2l1 Gabbles that you ordered, it is our most expensive wine on the Menu and that is the price. I am sorry for...More

Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

It's okay, considered that Tanzania is not the birthplace of Sushi. I think it is too expensive. But nice views and nice staff.

Date of visit: August 2022
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thaikani, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2022

We are proud to be serving Sushi in Tanzania as Tanzania has the best Fish straight from our Indian Ocean , Need I say anymore ?

Reviewed July 24, 2022

Wonderful place with amazing sushi food. I had a dinner few days ago I loved it so much. The view is amazing and the service is perfect. I loved it!

Date of visit: July 2022
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miriam g, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Thank you and always a pleasure to host our customers. Karibu tena. 🙏

Reviewed July 17, 2022

It looks nice. I was really disappointed with the taste of the sushi and the attitude of the lady who I was told was the owner. Just a really bad, overpriced experience in general. If you don't know how to be nice to people of...all races, hire someone else that does and stay home. Watching that lady schmooze the light-skinned people and turn up her nose at the dark-skinned people (I wasn't sure of their races but her aversion was clear) at the SAME TABLE turned my stomach before the food even came. The fish seemed ok but the sushi rice was really weird. I guess they import ingredients like wasabi but maybe use local sugar, rice, and vinegar which make for a weird combination with the fish.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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miriam g, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience, we try to please everyone, regardless of colour, and I don’t know who you are referring to as the owner, but I wasn’t even there, and one thing I am not is Racist ! You don’t even...More

Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

Lovely spot, lovely view, good prices and lots of rats between tables (size of a cat) Unbelievable!! And shocking part was, no body showed reaction except me and my pal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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miriam g, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Sometimes when it’s high tide they come up from the coral caves off the small cliff. A Bit of wild life I guess 😊

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

I arrived on a Sunday with no reservation but nothing was a problem. Francis looked after me , with 6 years experience loyalty is important here . I was apprehensive as I am not a lover of sushi but I was convinced. Simple menu but...delicious food . I will be back . Thanks Andy Hardcastle for the introduction.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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miriam g, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2022

Thank you for the nice review, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Karibu tena. 🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

The service is very impeccable! The waiters were so alert and helped up with our 8 month baby. Even when we asked for avocado for the baby they brought it in an instant . Keep it up !

Date of visit: June 2022
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thaikani, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2022

Great to hear that you were taken care of 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed April 26, 2022 via mobile

Had a delightful dinner at the establishment. Great food, music and service. I opted for the whole baked fish, and it hit the spot perfectly. Washed it down with a cocktail and a couple brown frothies. Humphrey (the manager) the is an absolute gentleman, and...remembered us the 3 different times we came back. Live music on a Friday, can’t go wrong. Even had the experience of a drunk Irish lady throw her drink at her husband. With entertainment on tap, you gotta know I’ll be back! Copper DonkeyMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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thaikani, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2022

Haha,😂😂 I think she was South African, I saw it too. Thanks for your good review. 🙏🙏🙏

Reviewed January 14, 2022 via mobile

Great location and the amazing sushi and curry! Enjoy beautiful sunsets and friendly staff. Nice vibe with live music on Friday nights!

Date of visit: January 2022
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miriam g, Owner at Thai Kani, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2022

Thank you Joel for the good review, Karibu tena 🙏🙏

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Thai Kani is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4