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Spices & Herbs

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Nyerere Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Gresham, Oregon
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch prior to leaving the country at this Ethiopian restaurant. There were tremendous options for any palate. The food was excellent and the service matched it. Would eat there again and recommend it to anyone who enjoys ethnic foods from Ethiopia and/or Africa. Warning, you'll have to use your fingers. You can manage the amount of spice... More 

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Melbourne
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I read reviews about places on TA where to eat in Arusha. This was a MUST do on my list and it did NOT disappoint! After returning from 8 days on Safari eating buffet meals and lunch boxes catered for western tourist, I was looking forward to a meal at Spices & Herbs! I met the owner Ephraim who along... More 

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Thank Sophia Q
queensland
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

really enjoyed our visit to Spices and herbs. Food was super tasty and served with injera perfectly done. Service was great. Definitely worth a visit

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El Dorado Hills, California
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159 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Service is very slow but the food is amazing. I tried Ethiopian food for the first time and loved it.

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Thank Soma K
Arusha, Tanzania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Although there is also a continental menu, for us this it THE place we come for Ethiopian food. Never taste anything else here as the Ethiopian food is do good, nothing else can be better!

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Thank Nicole V
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

All in all it was good, not exceptional. The food is nice, the atmosphere is nice. Everything is just nice, but not beyond. The waitress had poor English and had a hard time explaining the dishes but she managed some how. The food is delicious though.

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Thank avihay h
Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Spices & Herbs had some of the best food we ate during our time in Tanzania and Kenya! Delicious Ethiopian food as well as great wood-fired pizza (that was quite a pleasant surprise). Their masala chai was my favorite of the trip. Efrain and his staff were wonderful. The lodging was simple yet did the trick. The restaurant and central... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We were lucky to eat at Spices and Herbs. The Ethiopian food is delicious and appealingly presented. The injera is sweet and perfectly textured. We thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing and attractive ambiance in and outdoor patio. Good service, wine, beer and reasonable prices too. A gem in Arusha!

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Thank Nancy K
Kenya
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I was in Arusha last week and stayed at Spices and Herbs for two nights. They have clean and comfortable rooms at affordable prices and I enjoy staying there. But it is the food that I want to talk about here. They serve Ethiopian as well as Continental dishes which are really good. I have to say the lamb wet... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

My wife and I ate dinner here twice while we were in Arusha. Excellent injera (a naturally gluten free flat bread) and curries/stews: we had one spinach and one spicy lentil (they also have non-spicy options). I am celiac and had no reaction eating here. The server brings you hot water and soap to wash your hands at the table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyerere Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha

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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?