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Mwanza, Tanzania
250 0517
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Comfortable place to have lunch and enjoy the views of the lake and surrounding are. Varied menu and drinks list.

Thank Fred G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

One of the best places to eat in Mwanza - maybe even the best. The food is fantastic and the location near the lake shore is perfect for a Valentine's Dinner.

1 Thank HansKristoffersen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Amazing views of Lake Victoria from nearly anywhere on the property with a lovely, open atmosphere. The menu has a wide variety of food selections including Indian, Thai, Teppanyaki. and more. You can have a peaceful meal by the lake, or you can enjoy drinks in the lively bar!

1 Thank Nehal P
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Tilapia hotel is a great place to have lunch or dinner. It sits on the shore of Lake Victoria and has awesome views. Contrary to other more luxury restaurants in Mwanza, it has a very cosy and warm feeling to it. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended.

1 Thank 55hansm
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

this is where i had a chance to enjoy smoke fish from the lake victoria, the place is very clean and their food is always fresh.

1 Thank stevetight
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good food , we had local Tilapia fish as a Main and fried Mogo as starter . Excellent service good views of lake Victoria , go at sunset it's great for the Photographers .

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mwanza, Tanzania
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The view at Talapia is great, and the food is good, while unexceptional. I would recommend the coconut chicken with rice. Fabulous every time.

2 Thank Time_Tr2veling
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Poor client relationship, "straight face" staff everywhere from reception, restaurant even grounds men. Had planned for a 3days stay but opted out due to poor quality of room, right above reception at the gate, opposite the kitchen. The room wasn't sound proof, you can imagine all the noise coming in from all ends including a nearby disco. Improve on your... More 

1 Thank charity k
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Last night, December 17th, being in Mwanza to get my car repaired, I had dinner on my own at the Tilapia Restaurant where l have been eating already several times. I like the place for its warm atmosphere and the, in general, good food and service. For a Saturday night there were only about 15 people in the restaurant itself... More 

1 Thank Georges N
Arusha, Tanzania
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you're looking for a place in the city that is right on the water and with a beautiful view, both day and night, this is the place to go. Spacious rooms, well kept gardens, a selection of kitchens (try the Tapanyaki!) and other amenities, all withing a few strides.

2 Thank nhm120

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Mwanza Region  >  Mwanza
  • Phone Number: 250 0517

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