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Boodles
Ranked #253 of 324 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

As part of the Harbor View Suite Hotl one is tempted to go to their restaurant. Easy and convenient, right. View on the ahrbor is good.
When it comes to the food I can say: we are in Tanzania and we should measure with European standards but there stiil things that aren't tolerable.
I ahd dinner their 3 times. Especially the last dinner was disappointing. Char grilled filet. Well first remark is: is this a filet? Second: this is not tender. Half of it was sent backbecause I couldn't even cut it with my knife/ The pepper sauce was, taste wise, not too bad. However getting 4 pieces of bone in my mouth eating it is simple not okay.
Not to be recommended.
The people are friendly and did apologize but still you leave you with a annoying feeling.

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Reviewed September 26, 2011

This restaurant was meant to be a Creole and Cajun themed affair. The menu that was posted online bore no resemblance to that which we were met with on arrival.

We were given two menus for eight people. When we enquired, we were told that two menus was the absolute limit of what was available. The first wine we ordered was not in stock, the second wine we ordered - only one bottle was in stock. We eventually moved to the third wine. The bottled water had already been opened prior to us getting it; we had a stand-off while we requested sealed bottles which was only resolved when we threatened to leave - we should have just left at that stage.

The appetizers were not as described on the menu - e.g. tempura with sweet chilli sauce without the sweet chilli sauce (they were out of it), and prawns with sesame seed, without the sesame seeds - all small stuff but all added up to an unpleasant experience. The main courses brought similar disappointment; steaks that obviously weren't fillet or sirloin and weren't cooked as ordered. Cold vegetables and food just generally thrown on the plate.

The only reason we went here was the fact that a junior colleague recommended it to us. We should have paid attention to the Tripadvisor recommendation. I have never written a bad review on trip advisor but feel compelled to discourage anyone from eating here.

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Reviewed July 22, 2011
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