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Kawe, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 763 391 456
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“curry goat” (2 reviews)
“oxtail” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:00All hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kawe, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had best food that will last in my memories for years, cant wait to go back therefore,really recommends the jamaican jerk chicken, rice and beans

Thank Thabit G
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The food was less of what we expected.. cold, and yet late to arrive.. the ambience is amazing though... especially the sunset view

Thank Newton N
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The small restaurant is located right at the beach. Very simple beach restaurant with a great food menu and we'll prepared cocktails. It's a nice quite place to enjoy your meal, cocktails or glass of wine and unwind. I had a great time at Velisa....More

1  Thank Hellen1986
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The food is amazing, very tasty and the price is very reasonable. The restaurant is located by the beach side so you can enjoy the breeze while having your dinner. The customer service is very poor but the rest of it is amazing. I would...More

Thank Gerald K
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This restaurant is on the beach - though on windy nights they retreat to their patio. It's connected to a private house and this provides a quirky first impression. The reggae vibe around and the fact that the waiter(s) is(are) not always around adds to...More

Thank ewenlb
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! what a beauty in Dar Es Salaam by the Indian Ocean the only Jamaica resturant in Dar and if you are a Jamaican or love Jamaican food this is a must do home away from home Rice and Peas, Oxtail, Curry Goat...More

Thank shanbrown123
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I went to Velisa's to try out Jamaican cuisine for a late lunch as I have never eaten Jamaican food before. It's located along Kawe Beach and was quite empty at the time we went for lunch(16:00) on a Saturday. This is a plus as...More

Thank Ndinda2016
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited Velisa to celebrate the new year. We made a booking prior going there. Upon arrival, we went to the open air dining area. The drinks were ordered and we were set. The tables were dressed and it seemed that it would be a...More

Thank _pietersronnie
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I went there a few times. Lovely beach. If you're a quiet kind of person this is definitely one of the better options. Their food isn't disappointing as well. Velisa has left me with some memories to compare.😋😋

Thank mwozoe
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

A great fusion of Caribbean and African fare. Local ingredients blended to make an authentic Jamaican evening. Smooth jazz, sizzling regarding and the rhythm of the Indian Ocean tranquilize you as wafts of seafood, assorted curries and exotic beverages tantalize your sensibilities. The gardens are...More

Thank Midwifetraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kawe, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 763 391 456
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