Best Casual Dining Restaurants in Tanzania

Kendwa Rocks Restaurant

$$$ 67XQ+345, Kendwa, , Zanzibar
African Casual Dining
Kendwa rocks Restaurant in Zanzibar, is great, has good food with on-time service, the bar is lively and full of the traveling crowd. The kitchen specializes in Indian Ocean cuisine (Zanzibari, Indian, Arabic, Thai, and Indonesian). As Zanzibar is a spice island, presenting food in the full scope of flavors but haven’t forgotten those with milder tastes.

Malaika Beach Resort

$$$$ Tunza Road, , Mwanza
African International Casual Dining Family Style
Lakeside sunsets, fine dining, an infinity pool blending with the blue horizon, and unforgettable events, weddings, and get-togethers for thousands of invitees. The premier resort on the Tanzanian shores of Lake Victoria welcomes you home. Malaika Beach Resort is built on one of the massive rock formations typical of this area. Recently renovated, this upscale resort sports a bohemian Afro-Dutch style inside, unbridled natural beauty, and a vibrant, modernizing city a stone’s throw away. An immersion into an all-African blend of luxury endowed with world-class comfort. All rooms feature unrivalled views, spacious bathrooms, and all the little things that make ‘home’ worth the name.

Rohobot Ethiopian Restaurant

$$ Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, , Dar es Salaam
Ethiopian Casual Dining Family Style
Rohobot Ethiopian Restaurant is located in Dar es Salaam, offering sumptuous Ethiopian dishes.

Mystic India - Restaurant

$$ Plot 68, HAILE SELASSIE ROAD DAR ES SALAAM TZ, 20626, Dar es Salaam
Chinese Indian Casual Dining
Mystic India is a Multi-Cuisine Restaurant with a kid's play area, that also caters to indoor and outdoor party doors.

The Sunset Bar - Africa House Hotel

$$ R5PP+6RH, Shangani St, , Zanzibar
African International Casual Dining Ethnic
Nestled in the historic setting of the Africa House Hotel, the Sunset Bar & Restaurant provides a culinary experience steeped in heritage and authenticity. Famed for its unrivalled views of the sun melting into the Indian Ocean, it offers a menu that beautifully blends local and international cuisine, providing a gastronomic treat in a setting imbued with colonial charm. The Sunset Bar & Restaurant at Africa House presents a thoughtfully curated menu that celebrates Zanzibar's rich culinary tradition while incorporating international influences. Utilizing the island's abundant fresh produce and seafood, the dishes here are a gastronomic representation of the cultural mosaic that Zanzibar embodies. Standout dishes include the "Zanzibari Seafood Platter", offering a selection of the freshest catch of the day, and the "Spice Island Curry," a word that pays homage to Zanzibar's moniker, 'The Spice Island.' Desserts like the "Cardamom Infused Crème Brûlée" add a unique local twist to international favourites. The open terrace setting of the restaurant ensures guests enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Stone Town's historic Forodhani Gardens. The sight of the sun setting over the ocean, painting the sky with hues of orange and red, provides a spectacular end to the day.

The Jetty Bar & Restaurant

$$ Essque Zalu Zanzibar, 3151, Nungwi
African International European Mediterranean Casual Dining
Positioned beautifully on a wooden pier jutting out into the crystal-clear Indian Ocean, The Jetty Bar & Restaurant in Nungwi is an absolute paradise for food lovers and those seeking a unique dining experience. Known for its stunning ocean views, relaxed atmosphere, and exceptional blend of local and international cuisines, The Jetty Bar & Restaurant has become a must-visit culinary destination in Nungwi. Highlights from the menu include the "Zanzibar Seafood Platter," an abundant offering of the day's freshest catch, including prawns, lobster, calamari and line fish, and the "Swahili Spiced Chicken," a hearty dish prepared with local spices. Vegetarian options are plentiful, with words like "Vegetable Curry" and "Chapati Wraps" filled with fresh, local produce. The atmosphere at The Jetty Bar & Restaurant is nothing short of magical. The restaurant's unique location on the pier provides guests with unobstructed ocean views, providing the perfect backdrop for any meal. The open-air setting allows guests to enjoy the ocean breeze, the sound of the waves lapping against the pier, and the stunning Nungwi sunset.

Opera Restaurant

$$ Banda Kuu, 73107, Nungwi
Italian Mediterranean Casual Dining Premium Casual
Opera Hotel is in Nungwi, a fishing village in the north of the island of Zanzibar. In just 5 minutes on foot, you can reach the wonderful beach of fine white sand and dive into a sea full of turquoise shades. You will also be able to see the shows, typical sailing boats and watch the fiery sun disappear beyond the Indian Ocean. Opera Hotel is about 55 km from the airport and Stone Town. Inside, the Opera restaurant is large and bright; the restaurant offers a variety of traditional local and Italian dishes that you can choose from our a la carte menu. Inside the restaurant, you will find a bar to enjoy juice cocktails and milkshakes made with fresh, exotic fruit and American coffee, Italian espresso, cappuccino, mochaccino, and refreshing spice teas.

Kibanda Restaurant

$$$$ Nungwi Beach Road, 2651, Nungwi
Italian International Casual Dining Family Style
Kibanda Lodge and Restaurant is the latest creature born from the passion of three (ex) young people who left over 35 years ago in search of adventure, in love with the sea, nature and, of course, the tropics! There's a reason why Zanzibar's beaches are so famous. Imagine a landscape of turquoise waters bathing white sand, a sea breeze blowing through the palm fronds and on the horizon, an elderberry sailing towards dawn with a thousand pastel shades, and we offer all our customers an aperitif at sea at sunset, 3 hours of the sailing dhow with friends, aperitifs and live music.

Fisherman's Seafood & Grill

$$$$ Nungwi Beach Resort By Turaco, 2651, Nungwi
Mediterranean Casual Dining
Fisherman's Seafood & Grill will likely have a nautical or beach-inspired theme. The decor may feature marine elements, possibly with an open-air setting to take advantage of Nungwi's beautiful beachfront location. The focus would probably be on seafood and grilled dishes. You could expect a variety of fresh, locally caught fish and shellfish, prepared in traditional Zanzibari style or with international influences. The menu might include grilled fish, seafood pasta, calamari, lobsters, and other oceanic delicacies. The atmosphere at Fisherman's Seafood & Grill might be relaxed and casual, reflecting the laid-back beach vibe of Nungwi. If it's located near the beach, you might also find that it captures the rhythm of the local life, with the ebb and flow of the tide and the daily catch influencing the pace and energy of the restaurant.

Mo & Pragz Kitchen

$$$$ Capri Point, , Mwanza
International Casual Dining Family Style
Mo & Pragz Kitchen, a casual dining restaurant, might have a warm, welcoming environment. The decor could blend traditional Tanzanian elements with a contemporary aesthetic. Outdoor seating might be available, possibly offering views of Lake Victoria, given Mwanza's lakeside location. The Mo & Pragz Kitchen menu combines traditional Tanzanian dishes and international cuisine. This could include local favourites such as ugali (a type of cornmeal porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), and various fish dishes, given Mwanza's location on Lake Victoria. There may also be a selection of international or fusion dishes to cater to a diverse crowd. Depending on its specific focus, Mo & Pragz Kitchen have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Live music is a feature, with local Tanzanian music adding to the lively feel.

Mamboz Masaki

$$ 1271 Haile Salassie Road Oysterbay, 5938, Masasani, Dar es Salaam
International Casual Dining Family Style
Welcome to Mambo Masizike Restaurant, the perfect spot offering Famous Sekela's, Seafood, Moroccans Kababs, BBQ Steaks, and local favorites.

Istanbul Restaurant & Bar

$$ Nungwi Beach, 2226, Nungwi
Mediterranean Casual Dining
Our restaurant which is in the most attractive area of the Zanzibar island; the Nungwi Beach, is situated on a rock at the most extreme point where you will feel like you are in the sea. With its menu consisting of Turkish, Italian, Greek, and Mediterranean appetizers, pastries, and seafood, it is the ‘must go’ atmosphere to have a delicious, hygienic, and romantic dinner or a quick tasty lunch. We have an open kitchen, where our guests who wish to visit can do so or watch it from the screens located in different parts of the restaurant.

Mama Mia

$$ Nungwi Zanzibar TZ, 73107, Nungwi
Italian Mediterranean Casual Dining Family Style Pizzeria
The restaurant's main feature is a terrace overlooking the sea and you can also have your meals right on the beach. The dishes we offer combine the high quality and freshness of local products with the talent of chef Alfonso and his brigade entirely made up of local chefs. Mama mia has also had a wood-fired oven to offer its guests genuine Italian pizza. Recently a homemade gelato shop inside the restaurant has further widened our gastronomic offer.

Badolina Secret Garden Restaurant

$$ Zanzibar Nungwi, 09255, Nungwi
International Mediterranean Middle Eastern Casual Dining
Our restaurant is located 25m from the beach. Badolina is more than just a restaurant, is it a place where fellow travelers can meet, chill and enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes with a glass of wine in our lounge area. Just the place to eat if you are looking for fresh, comfort food made with love.

Cape Town Fish Market Dar Es Salaam

$$$$ 180 Msasani Bay, , Masasani, Dar es Salaam
International Casual Dining
Cape Town Fish Market is the perfect destination for a meal with family or friends. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick sushi lunch, a romantic lobster dinner, or drinks with the crew. It is located on Msasani Beach on the Peninsula., the best sunsets you will ever see. Modern Restaurant & Sushi Bar with a wide variety of Fresh Seafood and Sushi.

The Rock Restaurant Zanzibar

$$$ Pingwe, Michamvi, , Michamvi Pingwe
African Casual Dining
Located in front of Michamvi Pingwe beach on the southeast coast of the island, it has sometimes been referred to as the floating restaurant. It is a dining experience with nature and passionately prepared food. An open-air terrace, offering that romantic evening under the African stars by night, skies by day, with panoramic seascapes is available for pre-and post-meal drinks.


$$ Msasani Rd, , Masasani, Dar es Salaam
Indian Casual Dining
Flames Restaurant is located in the heart of Dar es Saalam. The restaurant offers a variety is sumptuous Indian cuisine dishes.

Bella Napoli Ristorante & Pizzeria

$$ Hailie Salasie Rd , Dar Es Salaam, 530 Haile Selassie Rd, , Masasani, Dar es Salaam
Italian Casual Dining Pizzeria
Ristorante Bella Napoli brings the true taste of Southern Italian Cooking, delivering this through the use of the freshest local ingredients, a menu of unique dishes, and the use of traditional Italian cooking methods; executed by our very own Italian Chef.

305 Karafuu

$$ Karafuu St, , Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam
African Casual Dining
305 Karafuu is not built on a dream so much as the bricks of a million tiny details. It’s not just about finding the choicest cuts of meat, the freshest fish, and finest vegetables—cooked to perfection by one of the best chefs in Dar.

Essence Restaurant

$$$ Amaan Kendwa Beach Resort, , Kendwa
Italian Indian International Casual Dining
With the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the white sands of Kendwa Beach at our doorstep, we wanted to give our guests an unforgettable Zanzibari experience. We serve Continental, Indian, Asian and Italian cuisine. Enjoy dinner under the stars. Sunset cocktails and much more. Our goal at Essence Restaurant remains the same as always – to provide our guests with amazing food and excellent service on the best beach in Zanzibar.
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