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“Excellent food and venue”
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The River House
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Arusha
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent food and venue”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

One of the best lunches you can get in Arusha - not just because they greet you with a glass of champagne in a glass made on the premises. Food was great, homely, tasty and very reasonable. Beautiful setting, lovely garden ,very relaxed. This a great place to go for treat and take your time. Stop at the shop too where they sell many craft products made from recycled goods by Tanzanians with disabilities. And delicious coffee.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Karen H
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Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“An Arusha MUST”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is an amazing place!! The dinner was marvelous. My taste buds were thanking me after the numerous rice and chips over the past few weeks. It was not only the dinner that was spectacular it was the philosophy and aura of Shanga River House. Shanga is incredible on multiple levels. First, they use recycled materials for their handcrafts. And second, and most importantly, they hire physically and mentally disabled people. Being a special needs teacher, this place puts the lives of our students into prospective. Yes, there is a bright future for our special needs children.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank LaurTret
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Skierniewice, Poland
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158 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Shanga”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Great setting to the West side of Arusha in the Burka Coffee estate. food is good quality and plentiful. Attached is the Shanga craft workshop a worthwhile visit. The grounds are perfect for kids but there is a small stream running along the edge of the gardens so small kids beware.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Paul J
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South Sioux City, Nebraska
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The most beautiful place to have lunch in all of Arusha”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Located west of Arusha toward the Arusha airport, River House Restaurant is not to be missed. It is a part of the Shanga Shanga, Ltd, which is an employer of disabled adults who recycle items into beautiful objects of art.

You are greeted with a glass of champagne poured into a beautiful glass made at Shanga Shanga. Everything from the soup, to the samosas, to the main course, and finally dessert was pleasing to the palate.

You need to make a reservation... I made ours on the internet from the states. Simply google Shanga Shanga. The phone number is also listed.

You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank MarilynAK
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“love it”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Amazing place to relax and have a beautiful lunch, with excelent service close to arsuha town. Is my favorite pleace to have a lunch with my friends.

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1 Thank giles A
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