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Onsea House Arusha

Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
+255 787 112 498
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“set menu” (7 reviews)
“fine dining” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Belgian, African, European
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

A bit hard to get to, but the view is great in the daylight. The food was excellent and the meal is from a set menu. For Arusha it is a bit pricey. If you are on vacation and you want a good meal in...More

Thank dandeja
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stunning setting with unique view on mount meru from the restaurant terrace. Comfortable and very large rooms with top quality bedding a spacious bathrooms. World class spa and sauna. Our highlight was the tailor made tasting dinner with wine paring that the manager-chef prepared for...More

Thank redmonkeylodge
Reviewed June 8, 2014

The location, view and atmosphere make this the perfect location to enjoy great food and a nice glass of wine. For lunch they have a nice menu to choose from but why not be adventurous and try the specials. From the home-made bread to the...More

Thank Mattie_71
Reviewed May 23, 2014

We called Onsea in the morning asking if we could celebrate my birthday there that same night for 18 people and the staff immediately were happy to set it up. The owner created a special menu for the evening and set up a beautiful table...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Axel at Onsea House is an exquisite chef . . . this must be your destination if you want a really fine meal in the Arusha area . . . something that is hard to find in Tanzania.

Thank Gil W
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Onsea House is a real "find" in Arusha. It sits on a hilltop with lovely views of Arusha and the surrounding hills. Do not be put off by the rutted dirt road that approaches the restaurant from the highway. The restaurant is worth the bumps...More

Thank James W
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had a wonderful anniversary meal there a few days ago the food was wonderful. The view is stunning as there are so few places in Arusha that you can have a view that you can see Mt. Meru and the neighbouring hills . This...More

Thank Coffeebeantz
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We arrived late and first had dinner. The food was good but it took very long to be served. We had a room in the main house which was not very pleasant because it was very noisy due to the kitchen being close and the...More

Thank Pim1010
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Our friends took us there for dinner, and at first driving the dark roads of the back skirt of Arusha I was thinking "where is he taking us?" I was completely surprised. This place sits up on a top of a small mountain overlooking Arusha....More

Thank ShayN
Reviewed October 29, 2013

An amazing experience everytime I go there. The quality of the food is superb, presented professional and tasting delicious. As an extra the location has a very good view and is in a quiet place.

Thank Molen61
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do u deliver food? :)
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Olivertz | Reviewed this property |
Deliveries to Germany could pose an issue. Overnight via KLM to Amsterdam then on to Koln might work......
Diana R
Does the restaurant offer any vegetarian or vegan options?
January 20, 2016|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so, although the selection of vegetarian dishes is modest. You can pay by credit card.
Cathy P
Can you pay by credit card?
September 17, 2015|
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Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Many thanks for your request. We do accept both VISA and MasterCard payments for payment at Onsea House, Machweo and Siringit. We do not charge extra fees for that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $55
French, Belgian, African, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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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.