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Onsea House Arusha

) #8 of 97 Restaurants in Arusha $$$$ French, , African
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
+255 787 112 498
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
“set menu” (7 reviews)
“fine dining” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Belgian, African, European
Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate (and stayed) here on our first night in Africa, and what a great welcome that was. We stayed in the guest cottages across the road, which were comfortable and clean. Our dinner was exceptional, a tasting menu effectively with wines matching, and very...More

Thank yorkshirepug
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear yorkshirepug, Many thanks for your nice review of your stay at the Onsea House guest cottage and dinner at our Machweo fine dining restaurant. We are very pleased to read that the dinner and wine pairing was exceptional and very good value. The original...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In both my visits to Tanzania, I've been fortunate enough to eat at Onsea House, or Machweo, their other sister location, for dinner. Both times it was hands down the best meal I had during the whole trip. The food is excellent, service is wonderful...More

Thank Allston K
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Allston K. Many thanks for your visit of our restaurant at Onsea House and Machweo. Great to read that it was in both cases the best meal you had during your whole trip. Also nice that you appreciate the reasonable cost. This review comes...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best gourmet food I've had in Tanzania. Good food, good service and good environment A little pricey but worth every penny, especially if you'd wish to have a romantic dinner with your partner. Would definitely spend a night here some day...soon!

Thank Ahmed S
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Ahmed S. Many thanks for the nice review and appreciation of the good food, good service and good environment. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We last came here 2 years ago and this time was just as great. We only came for dinner this time but it's still wonderful. The addition of some organic wines is an absolute bonus. The little entree of a date stuffed with cheese is...More

Thank rsti025
OnseaHouse, Owner at Onsea House Arusha, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your dinner with us at Onsea House in our Machweo Fine Dining restaurant. I'm pleased that you like our addition of some organic wines on our wine menu. These wines have been especially imported for us after the visit and tasting at...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Stayed here several years ago and was thoroughly satisfied. The views are amazing! Staff is friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent. The location is convenient to get into town or have a pre/post safari respite.

Thank Michy62
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. A little bit pricey. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. My friends enjoyed the spa facility and we all enjoyed sitting by the pool after climbing Kilimanjaro.

Thank Carine R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

we visited Arusha because we climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and then followed that experience with a safari. we were at the hotel on 3 occasions - before and after the climb and then after the safari. we basically used the place as a springboard to the...More

Thank al g
Reviewed 15 February 2017

When we want to have a special celebration (an evening out) this is our first choice. The food is prepared to European standards and is never disappointing.

Thank GIL W
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Lovely setting and food. You get a selection based on the daily fresh produce and no issues whatsoever being vegetarian either. Great views to enjoy during dinner.

Thank SMehta79
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a set menu meat $75 and vegetarian $55. The service, the setting and the food was amazing. Each course came with a recommended wine. The portions were small, delicious, very original and beautifully presented.

Thank _Mags_NL
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Questions & Answers
11 March 2017|
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Response from Olivertz | Reviewed this property |
Deliveries to Germany could pose an issue. Overnight via KLM to Amsterdam then on to Koln might work......
Diana R
21 January 2016|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so, although the selection of vegetarian dishes is modest. You can pay by credit card.
Cathy P
17 September 2015|
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Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Many thanks for your request. We do accept both VISA and MasterCard payments for payment at Onsea House, Machweo and Siringit. We do not charge extra fees for that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$55
French, Belgian, African, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baraa Road, Moshono Village, Moivaro Area, Arusha 1259, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 787 112 498
Onsea House is a recognized centre of culinary excellence. Taste the freshly made brasserie dishes accompanied by the finest specially selected wines. Their Michelin experienced Belgian chef prepares a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. Just call or email to book a table for brunch, lunch, evening with friends or that special candlelight dinner occasion. Since September 2011 Machweo Fine Dining offers the guests an extra beautiful patio terrace to enjoy a tasty lunch or a candlelightdinner.
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