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“Gem in Dar”
Review of 305 Karafuu

305 Karafuu
Ranked #5 of 305 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: African, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Gem in Dar”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

305 is one of our favorite spots. Nestled outside the expat area of Dar, Gaspar has brought this restaurant to life. The handmade tables, bar, local artists on the wall, are all fabulous touches, but the food is supreme. We go weekly and have always left delighted. The fisherman's soup is to die for, the seafood is always divine, and the steak is hands down the best I've had in Tanzania. Gaspar, the owner, has created a hot spot a bit off the beaten path, which makes it all the more cool. Where can you have a delicious steak & prawns over a yummy glass of good wine with beautiful local art & Johnny Cash playing in the background. Amazing!

  • Visited February 2014
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A place where excellent food meets class and over the top customer service!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat out in Dar period! Great ambiance, awesome service, and delicious dishes to keep your fingers, mouth and taste buds occupied throughout the night. Without forgetting the jazz playing in the background.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank itstonysb
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Falun, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A VERY nice resturant- find it- it´s well hidden”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

The food is excellent and the atmosphere very cosy.
The most of it handmade by the owner- so you can enjoy the food as well as the interior design!
Don´t miss it- you will come ajgain.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Jobtodo
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Authentic cuisine of highest quality”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent experience! Welcoming attention by owner, waiter and chef. Wonderful food, ambience and value.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Boeremeisie2207
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Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Simplicity at its best”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Tucked away in Kinondoni, this hidden treasure is the absolute proof that you don't need to be fancy to serve delicious food. Cozy atmosphere and dishes that you don't find anywhere else in any of Dar's restaurants. A bit of fusion, soul food made with the freshest ingridients. UNIQUE!!
The owener, Gasper, understands every detail of hospitality and makes you come back to this endearing place againa and again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Dirk M
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