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The Blue Heron

Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 785 555 127
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (54 reviews)
“pizza” (89 reviews)
“salads” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with delicious salads and pizza (wood oven). A little bit pricey, but considering the international food, quite alright. The garden is beautiful.

Thank Tobias R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sat in the garden of this 1950s colonial style house next to a huge wood fire and enjoyed a generous plate of beef ribs for about $US11. Drinks are also very reasonable, especially during happy hour so get there early.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's an amazing place.... quiet.... calm... and very refreshing I was there with my siblings and they really had fun I enjoyed it's a lovely place and the pizza there is so delicious 😋

Thank Jescy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always my first stop when coming to Arusha. The juices are to die for, the salads are amazing and remind me of home. The pizza is delicious and the staff is so kind. I could spend hours sitting at the Blue Heron relaxing!

Thank Karlie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us rocked up to have lunch at the Blue Heron and all the good things we had heard about this restaurant proved true! The ambience was fabulous and very laid back. The food was great and the staff were very courteous. Definitely will...More

Thank dalewhite62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely time at The Blue Heron. I had to do some work, and the staff kindly directed me to a table that would have access to the electrical outlets. I ordered the Mediterranean pizza, a tequila/passion fruit mixed drink, and the chocolate...More

Thank christineewilkinson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Heron was our stop for lunch on two occasions, the range was good and my wife and I enjoyed a fresh salad and good coffee. Definitely a safe choice cafe, if you know what i mean.

Thank Francis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful garden setting, nice furniture, tranquil, good ambiance, good pizza (albeit not very big), and not overly expensive. They charge 5% extra if you pay by credit card.

Thank Sakari K
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Nice gardens, tasty pizza and chocolate brownie. I sat there for a few hours as had some time to kill. Theres a shop there too with some interesting pieces. Prices aren't too bad.

Thank Macca582
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Great wood fired pizza, very strong cocktails and a chiminea to keep you warm, what more would you need on a lovely June evening? Very friendly staff and the best pizza in Tanzania so far.

Thank Julie R
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Rachel H
29 June 2016|
Response from norwegian30 |
I cannot give you a definite answer, as I am not related to the Blue Heron, however, I can testify that they have a very professional management, very likely to be able to comply with your needs. Their garden is big, and a... More
Linda B
31 May 2016|
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Response from Ajay G | Reviewed this property |
Blue Heron Does not open on sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 785 555 127
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