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“Best Chinese rest I have been too and could compete even in USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl
Ranked #66 of 107 Restaurants in Arusha
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Chinese rest I have been too and could compete even in USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Clean food and place. Louie the owner who is Chinese makes great food. Excellent service. I try to go here often. Tell Louie hi. Yes, the Chinese are even in Africa. Place would hold its own even in the USA with the food quality.

Visited February 2012
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English first
New Westminster, Canada
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“Reasonable food at a reasonable price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

We spent our last night in Tanzania at the Dragon Pearl restaurant, with our friends, safari drivers and Kilimanjaro guide. We had recently eaten at the Chinese restaurant in the New Dodoma Hotel in Dodoma. The Dragon Pearl was good, but not as good as the restaurant in Dodoma.

Food was served fast and hot, but the sauces were a bit overpowering and the flavor was not as good. For a Chinese restaurant in Africa, however, it was quite good. Our favorite items on the menu: Schezuan beef and prawns in soy sauce and lemon.

Total cost for 8 of us was under 90,000 Tsh, so about $7 US per person.

  • Visited February 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Louis has the best Chinese retaurant, possibly in the world!?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

I think consistency is one of the hardest things when trying to operate a restaurant and Dragon Pearl has been really consistent for the last 10 years that I've been eating there. The food comes out fast, and I mean really fast and it's always super tasty. The location moved up next to gymkhana club on Hailie Salasse Road and next door is Vama which is an Indian Restaurant, so great to have great choices in Arusha. Getting there from Arusha town hotel is easy enough as most taxis will know the place but if in doubt just ask for Gymkhana on Haile Salasse and it should be easy enough.

  • Visited July 2011
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“Below average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2011

When this place first opened, food used to be very good. Steady decline ever since. Chickens wondering in the car park. All the meat tastes like chicken! Rubbery. No take away boxes, all dumped in plastic bag sauces included. Last but not least a couple of food poisoning incidents.

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“It was alright”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

Being a big fan of Asian food, I found the dishes just okay at Dragon Pearl. However, it may be the best Asian food that is available in Arusha? The entree pork spare ribs were tasty.

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