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Mwanza, Tanzania
250 0517
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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went two times for diner at Tilapia. The restaurant on first floor offers a nice view on the lake and city. I had great Indian food the first night and pizza the second day. The pizza wasn't as good as the Indian food. The crust and toppings were not the best. My colleagues ate a big grilled tilapia which... More 

Thank Marc M
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. Loved the place, location and hospitality. Food and breakfast were yummy. They offer WiFi too which is very useful When the phone signals are weak. Overall would love to visit again and more.

Thank AshwinJoshi
Pretoria, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Stunning views over Lake Victoria. The restaurant serves delicious food from both local and international cuisines.

Thank Tamara123319
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Quaint little hotel, excellent views of lake Victoria. Rooms are good, value for money. Some is them offer lake view. Food is good but not excellent, service decent. Don't miss the vintage cars collection parked in the hotel. Beware of the kites while eating in the lawns as they tend to snatch food.

Thank Rahul S
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Hotel Tilapia is another great location in Mwanza for stay & food. They have two main restaurants, one on the deck and another one by the lake. Both restaurants have their own bars with good collection. Lake view from both the locations are great. Food choice plenty, the only issue is their serving time. Sometimes it takes forever. This issue... More 

Thank Raj S
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The setting is good, average food, but the people do make up for the flaws. Don't expect allot of vegetables, there are barely any present. Rather enjoy a nice Tilapia and go there during the weekends for the pool.

Thank Jim S
Mwanza, Tanzania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The view is nice and the indian curry is great served at perfect temperature. The Naan bread is super.

Thank Djawadi82
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

centrally located hotel with a superb view. decent rooms with all the basic amenities available. beautiful location of the bar. small but nice pool. breakfast spread is ok nothing much to choose. food quality is good but prices are a little steep. overall an good place to stay for couple of nights

Thank rajeevbathija
Kampala, Uganda
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, small restaurant right by the lake shore. Excellent view of the port and surrounding hillside with quaint houses built among the rocks. The views alone make a visit worthwhile (see pics). The food was great and did not take too long

Thank wasolosnipes
Greenwich, Connecticut
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Every time I come in from the bush, we always stop here for a ham and pineapple pizza and some ice cold beer. We like to sit on the lawn under cover, as we frequently have small children with us who can run around. The service is unprofessional. The waiters usually get the order wrong. Or forget something. But the... More 

Thank MarthaHay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
African, Indian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Mwanza Region  >  Mwanza
  • Phone Number: 250 0517

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