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Past Motel 2000 | Sakina, Arusha 00000, Tanzania
+255 782 372 273
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Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We always order chicken wings, chicken wrap, hummus, pita breads, tomato chilli jam, and koftas. Have been stuck on this for 4 years now. We just love it.

Thank Adele B
Stockholm County, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Amazing food, amazing green garden, cold refreshing pool and really friendly owners and staff and I will go back.

Thank Karin C
Arusha, Tanzania
1 review
Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I always order their wraps and dips:). Super nice...and you can even order take away! They deliver! And they are super helpful with advice:)

Thank TATESafrica
Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed May 24, 2015

The restaurant is in a nice garden setting, with a good view of Mount Meru. There's a pool, so don't forget your swimsuit. A great place to relax on a weekend.

Thank benagirl83
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Damascus is the restaurant linked to Bed'Ou'Inn (bed and breakfast, recommeded!) where we stayed during our time in Arusha. It is a bit hidden but worth taking a walk or taxi to if your staying in the citycentre. The atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly, decorations are middle eastern style (low seating, loungelike) but there are regular tables too. The... More 

Thank szonjee
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

We come frequently to arusha and discovered damascus by chance. In 5 days we ate 3 times here - so much about the food. An amazing array of freshly prepared lebanese delicacies. Very friendly owners/managers and great evenings spent around fireplace (we visited in june which is winter over there…). Having stayed a couple of nights in their guesthouse bedou-inn... More 

Thank redmonkeylodge
1 review
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

I had just had an awesome stop at Damascus where I stayed with some old good friends Boris & Linda very chilled couple . Nice accommodation and very clean , nice bar & amazing food! If you in Arusha it's a place to go and chill!!

Thank Elton F
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We dined here on our last night in Arusha. There was a light breeze in the air and they provided blankets. The food was delicious, but nothing special. Just really solid Mediterranean dips and pita. We were pleased with the service.

Thank Josef N
cork ireland
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We ate here after our Safari. Our guide brought us there and we taught the restaraunt was dismal. It started off well the setting is lovely and the gave us all a Masai blanket to keep warm as it was a little late and windy. They took our order and we then waited and waited for nearly an hour and... More 

Thank kevin30041976
Linda J, Owner at Damascus, responded to this review

Hi Kevin, Thanks for coming by Damascus and we are truly sorry that your experience did not compare to your expectations. We are taking your comments serious and are working to improve our service in hopes that this will not happen in the future. We do recommend ordering in advance for bigger groups eating together to easy the pressure on... More 

Arusha, Tanzania
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136 reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I feel the location difficult to find and the outdoor seating areas are a bit average. The old location was much better. The food is great even though the service is a bit slow. Reasonable pricing for Arusha.

Thank Rocketeer2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Past Motel 2000 | Sakina, Arusha 00000, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 782 372 273
Damascus is a great meeting place with tasty food in Tapas & Meze style, great cocktails and relaxing shisha. Chill out in our shisha lounge with your fiends, bring a book to our book exchange and enjoy our garden while reading or come to start your night out with a colorful and delicious cocktail. We also cater for bigger groups and parties, do deliveries/catering and organize lunchboxes for your safari or day out. Contact us for more information or visit or website! Karibu Sana!

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