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“Mediocre food, same service”

Alexander's Restaurant
Ranked #118 of 324 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Visited the restaurant twice. They are supposed to have specials, but only to those who ask. The wait staff is not able to explain the food and it was almost impossible to understand them. We settled on the lobster special of the nigh (they were prepared two ways but we could not understand either the waiter or the chef so we decided on the simple grilled option). The lobster was mediocre at best it was hard and overcooked. Pretty difficult to mess it up as it was fresh and still in the ocean that morning.

Brought the observation to the owner and suggested to print the nightly specials. He replied that he didn't want to print them every evening. He seemed to be concerned about printing 5 pages of paper when they charge $45 for a lobster. We would not have ordered it if we had known.

Needless to say, this was the last visit to the restaurant and we will not recommend it to our friends either.

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Very good food and good service. A fun wine cellar with a glass roof that you can walk over.
Dinner 'on the roof' is great so that you can get the breeze and few, if any mosquitoes. There is an inside dining room as well.

Thank Sean_BL
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Gourmet experience but limited menu. Everything we had was excellent with amazing sauces.

Wine is very pricey and reservations are a must!

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Thank bjcameron11
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Great food, nice decor but can be slow service at times. Make a reservation.

Thank DLH90
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

If you can get a reservation and if you can find it, its just simply fantastic. Not an over full menu, just what is there is great. Personalised service, great wine selection! But like I said "if you can get a reservation"

Thank IJMatthews
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