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Kawe, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 763 391 456
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Luanda
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154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Very nice location, although the beaches south of Dar aren't clean at all. Food is superb, service isn't great unfortunately and they don't have proper coffee which is a big miss out, as people go often in the morning like we did.

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Thank Elisa U
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Delicious meal at Velisa's. Betty, the owner, used to run a wonderful Velisa's in Kingston Jamaica. She has transferred her excellent food quality, menu selection to Dar. BUT, this location on the beach is 1,000 times better than her Kingston location. Lovely lovely ambiance and equally delicious meal (snapper) served by genteel Tanzanians.

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Thank Marguerite O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Velisa's isn't only situated in a beautiful setting, right by the sea, but also serves excellent food. I went there with three friends, and we had dinner at one of the 4 tables directly on the beach. Added bonus: You don't have to ask for vegan dishes, they are clearly labeled as such on the menu. We had Tempeh with... More 

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Thank cybergabi
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I loved the restaurant: The food was so good, especially the seafood, and it is directly located at Kawe Beach. The atmosphere in the evening is very nice as they put up candles everywhere. The service was very attentive and the prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mirjam Z
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Never knew this place existed, the Jamaican owner happens to be very modest in marketing this place. One of the best foods ive had in Dar for sure. A must visit

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Thank Mo K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Why is this rating # 54 on trip advisor??? It is amongst the top 3 restaurant we ate in Dar, if not the best. Great food, excellent location on the beach, Only restaurant we could literally sit on the beach and dine!!!!! The food took a while but it was well worth the wait; you can tell everything was freshly... More 

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Thank Yolan Z
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A beach-front family-owned and run bar and restaurant. The food is so great and the drinks are nicely priced. It's a great night out or afternoon with family and friends. They open at 12noon

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Thank IamKuko
Ernakulam, India
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207 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Its a great place a nice sea view & nice food. Fish will be fresh. You will love to spend time in this place by seeing good sea view

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Thank KALATHINGAL
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Ever wanted to sit on the beach during dinner? Here you can. Location is very nice, food is good, but not excellent. Vegetarians will appreciate this restaurant though - it has quite a wide choice of non-meat dishes on the menu. Authentic Jamaican food? I don't know, I've never had Jamaican food other than here. Salads are delicious, but much... More 

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Thank Mark270376
bethesda, md
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A friend and I decided to go to Velista's tonight, and after we found it, we were a bit perplexed as to how to enter. Never mind, we found the right path to follow and were quite pleased with the results...a very nice open-air restaurant on the beach. I had the Lobster Mac 'n cheese, which was the best presentation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kawe, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 763 391 456

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?