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Onsea House Arusha

Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
+255 787 112 498
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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French, Belgian, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
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Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Chef Axel and his staff know how to pamper your senses. Michelin star menu with adapted whines are not what you would expect in Arusha, but Chef Axel achieved bringing European standards to the heart of Africa. He knows all local farmers in his ten...More

Thank ludo001
Reviewed August 31, 2015

We were invited to go dining at this place by friends who live in Arusha, and it has been a wonderful experience. The food is prepared by a Belgian chef, and is absolutely delicious, the accompanying wines were very well selected. We sat on the...More

1  Thank Maxime V
Reviewed August 9, 2015

The sunset is great whilst sipping on a cocktail. The food is fine dining but needs a bit more work. The portions were small and some of the dishes need more finesse. The buildings look new and well maintained. The staff great. Overall a place...More

Thank Geckoland
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times now and the food is always excellent The restaurant is beautiful positioned with great views of Mount Meru as the sun sets I highly recommend Axels food and menu !

Thank rsti025
Reviewed May 21, 2015

the place is best all things is good and more affordable, everyone is equal there, helpful customer first

1  Thank Gabby E
Reviewed April 9, 2015

Axel, the chef, creates wonderful meals with the European panache and local African sourcing. That plus the view makes the dining experience unforgettable. The marvelous service only adds to seamless quality of the place.

1  Thank zHojo
Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you get in to Kilimanjaro airport and are looking for a convenient bolt hole to have a comfortable night, a cooling dip and pleasant dinner with a lovely view this is the place. We felt fully refreshed and ready for this bumpy roads after...More

Thank melissa m
Reviewed January 8, 2015

Living in Arusha can be hard if you are used to the European cuisine and dining experience. Luckily there is Onsea House to delight our culinary taste buds. So after reading the 8-course dinner menu me and my partner decided to go to Onsea House...More

Thank Jolien_Opsomer
Reviewed January 2, 2015

I enjoyed a meal at Onsea on my visit last year and this time on my first Opportunity to "host" a meal in Arusha I chose to do at the Onsea House. Only to be quite disappointed. The waiter does not speak proper English, Does...More

2  Thank Kovit S
Reviewed November 30, 2014

Definitely the best restaurant in Arusha, even if it costs 5 times more as some other less fancy nice places. But the food is amazing and service is top notch.

Thank Ferenc S
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Questions & Answers
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Ahmed S | Reviewed this property |
It will cost you between $45 and $60 per person. But i strongly recommend you call directly and get confirmation (and possibly menu)
August 27, 2017|
Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Hi Nessmaron, Many thanks for your request. Our daily changing signature dinner 'tasting' menu consists of 3 'amuses-bouche' (bites), a small soup, starter (choice), main dish (choice), dessert, coffee or tea with... More
March 10, 2017|
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Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Dear all, I'm afraid we have overlooked this request. Onsea House and Machweo are easily reachable via the main road (highway) to Moshi (and Kilimanjaro Airport) at 10-15 minutes from Arusha centre. We recommend to eat at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $55
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 787 112 498
Onsea House is a recognized centre of culinary excellence. Taste the freshly made brasserie dishes accompanied by the finest specially selected wines. Their Michelin experienced Belgian chef prepares a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. Just call or email to book a table for brunch, lunch, evening with friends or that special candlelight dinner occasion. Since September 2011 Machweo Fine Dining offers the guests an extra beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelightdinner.
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