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The River House - CLOSED

Dodoma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 689 759 067
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 5, 2016
“Beautiful setting, good food.”
Aug 27, 2015
“Beautiful place to relax and unwind”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Dodoma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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51 - 60 of 79 reviews

Reviewed June 24, 2013

Wonderful lunch in a very clean location. You can have your chai while lounging on the beautiful park-like fields. crafts can be purchased and you can also take their informative tour of the workshops.

Thank ultratica
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The River House is well worth a visit. A warm welcome with a glass of champagne in the garden followed by a delicious 4 course lunch is easily worth the $18 price tag. Following the meal take a look around the workshop where disabled tanzanians...More

1  Thank Alex O
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great food in a lovely setting on the edge of Arusha. Great way to start a safari. After lunch, there is great shopping in the shop supporting disabled Tanzanians.

1  Thank sallyern
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We finished our tour of Arusha with lunch here. It is was worth it the food was delicious, atmosphere welcoming, nice grounds and relaxing. We felt bad that we were going back the same day otherwise after the nice meal could have relaxed in their...More

Thank Mary N
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I have been here maybe 6 or 7 times now and am always sad to leave. The lunch is delicious and then you can retire to the outdoor couches on the green manicured lawns and relaxing gardens until you are able to move again after...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed March 16, 2013

worth making the reservations and sitting in traffic to get there. The surroundings are green, grassy and huge trees with a little stream - perfect. The restaurant is a gorgeous banda that is airy and tastefully decorated for all special lunch occassions. You can enjoy...More

Thank gypsy_traveller2012
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Six of us had lunch at this restaurant. It was combined with a tour of the Shanga workshop. We were welcomed warmly by one of the staff members. We were led to a seating area in middle of a lovely garden-an oasis of peace and...More

Thank curiousrover
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The buffet is ample and appetizing, and the restaurant is adjacent to a remarkable collection of craft workshops, all staffed by people with various disabilities. Their work is sold in an adjacent shop, and some of the quality is good.

Thank WLG37
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our meal at River House was the best we had during our three week stay in Tanzania. The location is serene, and we ended up staying for several hours enjoying the grounds. Following our lunch, we explored Shanga, a workshop that employs disabled artisans. The...More

Thank CharlieBlue20
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We came here at the end of our Thomson Safari and ate so, so well. They start with a soup (ours was either spinach or carrot-ginger) along with some mildly spicy vegetarian samosas with some dipping sauce (those were maybe the highlight of the lunch!)...More

2  Thank ajhorse21
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dodoma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 689 759 067
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