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“Jambo jambo bwana!”

Jambos Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in Paje
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Jambo jambo bwana!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

The most excellent little beach bar becomes the maddest party place on Friday night. Ate the BBQ once, don't recommend it at all but have drank to excess and danced like a mad man here so many times I lost count. Always a guaranteed winning Friday night! Over the past year the prices have increased but it's worth it still.

Visited March 2013
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 reviews
“For the young at heart”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It rocked! In real Isaland style! Rasta invited me and I was doubtful to go but it was really fun to be there.

Visited February 2013
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Vancouver
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2 reviews
“Jambo Bar - a gem”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Contrary to the previous post, I must comment that we loved Jambo Bar and its people. Yes, the food took a while, but they went out and brought everything fresh that you ordered, then had it prepared in another hut. We went everyday for the 10 days we were on Paje. Perfect place,cool hosts, loved Biali, Fire and everyone. It made our visit special because we were with locals. It was different and special ... not the norm.

  • Visited September 2012
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Karachi Pakistan
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highly over-rated”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

After researching extensively we discovered this bar/restaraunt which had the highest rating in almost every category. Unfortunately, the reality was quite the opposite. We ordered the chicken burger and a plate of calamri with fries - the chicken burger was actually a chicken breast piece forced between two pieces of bread, no garnish, no mayo no nothing. the calamari was slightly better, but only marginally so. the service was deplorable - these two dishes arrived one hour twenty minutes after ordering them and our requests for the food were met with, 'Okay...ill check with the kitchen' but no one would get back to us.
The only thing lovely about this bar/restaurant was the beach - but then you can get that anywhere along the entire stretch! But the prices are relatively cheaper....so...if you are looking for a warm drink/coke/beer, with poor service, poor quality food you will enjoy this place.

  • Visited January 2013
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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dancing and Drinking”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Jambo bar is the place to be every Friday night. Here the locals come to dance, Jambo style and you can dance the night away or simply sit down and enjoy the atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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