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“Friendly, central, delicious”
Review of Big Bite - CLOSED

Big Bite
Price range: $5 - $7
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 23, 2012

After arriving back in Arusha after safari, we really appreciated the good food and friendly chat with the proprietor. A very safe bet for travelers, we considered trying something a bit different for about 30sec the next evening but decided we'd already struck gold and returned.

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Thank Dave M
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Rahoul J, Owner at Big Bite, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2012

Than You.

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Reviewed April 20, 2012

A good family restaurant - right in the middle of Arusha, where you can sit inside for privacy or out on the quiet side walk and have good Indian food, a beer and a chat. Well worth the money and the experiance

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Thank Chris G
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Rahoul J, Manager at Big Bite, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2012

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We look forward to meeting you again.

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Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is the best food we had in Arusha, and in fact, the best Indian food we've ever had! (And we've sampled a lot of it ...). Delicious and generous portions, low key atmosphere, and attentive service. Additionally, the fellow who owns the place speaks perfect English and friendly and helpful (re: taxi fares, safari companies, etc.).

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1  Thank Susan M
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Rahoul J, Owner at Big Bite, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2012

Thank You for your excellent review. It was a pleasure to meet you and yor friend. Please do let me know if you need any information from here. have an excellent time! Thank You.

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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Big Bite is another well rated Indian restaurant on tripadvisor. However, if this is supposed to be authentic Indian then something is terribly wrong. Butter chicken was served up in a tomato puree (tomato paste) sauce. Fish tikka was four large pieces of crumbed fish, not tikka. All in all not as cheap as tripadvisor has suggested. There are far better, authentic Indian restaurants around. If you want authentic India try the Baobab Restaurant at The African Tulip Hotel. Superb!

The Big Bite is a local restaurant and therefore the atmosphere is not so good. The waiter hovers over you waiting for your order and then stands behind you while you eat (even though we were the only people in the place). All in all not a good experience.

Thank frankvassallo
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Rahoul J, Owner at Big Bite, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2012

Thank you.

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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Have eaten there several times since 03. The father who owned the place now has passed away and the son manages the place with his mom. The food is outstanding Indian cuisine and is representative of the large Indian population in Arusha. The place is very small and is in an older area of Arusha and unfortunately suffers from the Tanesco power outages that Tanzania has. But frankly, it adds to the charm of the place and the food is great and I never got sick there. The service is good too and despite the location, I have never had any security issues.

Thank Cynthia C
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Rahoul J, Owner at Big Bite, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2012

Thank you! I look forward to seeing you soon. Have a wonderful time. Rahoul

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