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Baobab Restaurant & Lounge

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Gate 4, Baobab Village Rd | Mwaya Street, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 689 886 421
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Food is outstanding. I tried the whole menu several times and can't decide what is more attractive - chicken soup with coconut milk, Mediterranean ceviche, oxtail or chicken stuffed with prawns. Yammi. Very romantic atmosphere and setting. Good wine list and hand picked cocktail menu. Love this place

1 Thank Galina_Molchanova
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Excellent food served in a fantastic atmosphere, and the prices of the food is very good value for the money Great place to eat, highly recommended

2 Thank Jeff M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Well, being a prominent resident of Dar and a citizen of Tz; i must admit, if you a food lover and want value for money !! then its Baobab..... Beside the above title which says it all about the food, this place is one of its kind..... Be it service, comfort, respect, atmosphere and yes delish food - its worth... More 

1 Thank Ally P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

As a newcomer to Dar es Salaam, I became aware of the Baobab Restaurant because my living accommodation was nearby. I'd no clue about what to expect on my first visit, I just took a chance to see what was on offer and was pleasantly surprised. I've been so impressed that I've been back quite a few times since. This... More 

2 Thank RingwayRambler
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

The food came an hour late, and was undercooked. We ordered the lobster, prawn and crab dish and the farmer's chicken breast stuffed with tiger prawns Finally when the food came. the crab was stone cold, the prawns hadn't been deveined. The chicken wasn't cooked through: the insiders were still slimy and raw. When we complained about the delay and... More 

3 Thank Reenu V
Kampala, Uganda
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We really liked it. In the beginning we were not sure what to think of the place, but in the end we did not want to leave anymore as food, drinks, setting and atmosphere were all too nice. We were welocmed by the manager who told us about their no-children policy, which we found weird, but as we saw the... More 

3 Thank Nathan L
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Nothing to add about the place itself. Quite and romantic. The menu is short, a bit overpriced but different of other restaurants in town.

2 Thank Pavel_in_Dar
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Baobab Restaurant is an exciting newcomer among the Dar eateries. The place is beatiful and evocative around a nicely illuminated pool. But although candles add on to the nice setting it is difficult to see what you are eating. We tried different starters and main courses without creating any load enthusiastic exclamations. The raviolies where uniteresting and the pork... More 

2 Thank Nordstrand
elassooy, Owner at Baobab Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your constructive feedback which is highly appreciated. We are working on a solution to create more light allowing our guests to actually read the menu without the aid of a mobile phone and to enjoy the presentation of our dishes without influencing the ambiance. Your comments regarding the food have been well received and... More 

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97 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Baobab restaurant is one of the hidden gems. Ambiance and services are great. Great wines and excellent starters. Mains however lack behind starters. Prices are reasonable and menus change regularly. Excellent place to have either dinner with friends or businesses.

1 Thank Ets10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This restaurant is owned by personal friends, the chef is my absolute favorite chef in the world, if you want to eat there with small kids, bring a Nanny, it is not the rstaurants job to take care of your kids, they promise to serve you great food in a pleasant atmosphere. So all the Morons complaining about the "no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gate 4, Baobab Village Rd | Mwaya Street, Masaki, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 689 886 421

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?