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The Alcove Restaurant

1.Samora Avenue, City Centre 2. Sea Cliff Hotel, Toure Drive, Msasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 22 213 7444
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic naan” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1.Samora Avenue, City Centre 2. Sea Cliff Hotel, Toure Drive, Msasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviews (43)
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Good food and always gets crowded fast as the group bookings and parties happen there.better to book a table in advance.try prawns there.

Thank antony143
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It's been almost a year since I last ate here, but the food is still amazing. I've tried Indian lamb dishes twice this trip and it was delicious both times. Watch out for the chili and garlic naan because it has a bit of a...More

Thank Julian N
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Our Indian friend took us to the Alcove. He knows DSM very well and his choice was spot on. Nice menu with a lot of choice verg or meat, Indian or other food. We stuck to Indian and it was very good. Kind and friendly...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, as we have seen everywhere. Don't be fooled by the ambience and the setting. I was slightly apprehensive with both. But food was very flavourful. The fried rice was the winner! All other food was great too. They even cooked jain food for...More

Thank puchki2208
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I recommend and will always recommend Alcove restaurant , i love their food and ambiance . Best Indian restaurant in Dar es salaam.

Thank ashk515
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The ambience is lovely - the portions very good - service with a smile definitely appreciated and the choices on the menu also very satisfying .... was a little disappointed with the lack of salads at the beginning of an indian meal - but then...More

Thank Bhavna K
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating.Its menu has Chinese, Indian and seafood options that diners can choose from. We ordered from the Indian menu. We ordered chicken tava, chicken BBQ, daal makhni ( black lentil with butter), garlic naan ( sort of freshly...More

Thank Nadia E
Reviewed 16 May 2013

The service was good the menu had lots of unquie dishes to choose from. The price was a little to steep for the quailty of the food. The atmosphere was lacking not many people around very much geared to western tourists.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We stumbled upon Alcove whilst attempting to find a place that served lunch on a Monday. After visiting Great Wall and Addis in Dar (both of which were closed), we returned to Seacliff having eaten at Karambezi before. Instead, we decided to try Alcove. The...More

1  Thank SBhatt87
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We decided to visit Alcove at the Seacliff A) because we had a good meal at the sister restaurant in town and B) lots of people told me how good it was. Decor is OK but bland, one of those places with bright lights and...More

1  Thank NikBTanzania
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1.Samora Avenue, City Centre 2. Sea Cliff Hotel, Toure Drive, Msasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 22 213 7444
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