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Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife and I stopped by Shanga to tour the arts and crafts facility and decided to take advantage of their restaurant. What a great surprise! They offer a very good buffet style meal. BBQ fish and chicken, hot pastas and lots of fruit and...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank DJMHamilton
Reviewed August 27, 2015

While the River House is by no means cheap, it is a lovely place to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Arusha. We were in the middle of a 2 month trip in Africa and decided to spend a day...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Mangy54321
Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped here for a tour of the art and craft operation, followed by a leisurely lunch. The food was good with a nice variety of fresh fruits and veggies. A highlight for me was the well bbq'd fish, chicken, and beef. Nice attentive staff...More

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Hal72
Reviewed May 7, 2015

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Also enjoyed shopping and touring the glass making and weaving facilities. They are doing a great service.

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped for lunch on our way to Lake Manyara. We were treated to a buffet of salads, breads and vegetables plus a selection of barbecued meats. On the advice of our guide we skipped the fresh salads and took only the cooked vegetables and meats....More

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank JustLurking
Reviewed February 23, 2015

The atmosphere here is one of the best in Arusha and hard to beat. Set on green lawns under sprawling river trees on the edge of town, it was the perfect location for a relaxed Sunday lunch. Or so we thought. Sadly, the tranquility of...More

Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank SerenaB242
Reviewed February 7, 2015

Beautiful scenery, amazing food, wonderful smiling staff. Take the tour and see how they make stuff out of glass. This place is a must on your list!

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank SakrStory
Reviewed February 7, 2015

We happened on this restaurant and were extremely pleasantly surprised. It is in a beautiful setting and feel very removed from the hustle and bustle of Arusha. They start the meal by offering complimentary champagne and the food is definetely upscale African. The setting is...More

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank mkobrin
Reviewed February 4, 2015

The restaurant and grounds are beautiful. I felt as though I was dining under a Chihuly creation, with the impressive chandelier overhead. Table setting was beautiful and food was great. Dessert was very creatively served. It is a perfect end to any safari.

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank MARHuntsville
Reviewed February 3, 2015

Chicken, beef and fish barbeque style with fresh side dishes. We had a fixed menu as we were a group so we didn't have the champagne starter that others talk about. The grounds are very pretty. This was a lovely way to say goodbye to...More

Date of visit: January 2015
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