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Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 250 1580
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

After staying in some quite budget accommodation, and a grueling schedule it was nice to find the Flame tree and its nice quiet atmosphere and lovely garden surroundings. The rooms were clean and spacious, we had our own suite with all the creature comforts, including a great shower. The Chinese lady whom owned the restaurant became quite friendly with us... More 

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ARUSHA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Hi I have been here with customers for Lunch. Very good place if you love your customers. We had Pizza

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Thank ADVENTUREARUSHA
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Five for dinner. Pretty garden but open restaurant not well frequented. Many local Chinese enjoying TV at the busy bar. Large helpings of rather mediocre food, limited wine but drinkable.

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Thank asquill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

Hard to believe we went for Chinese in Arusha but this was a great find. Mapo tofu with Szechuan peppercorns, yellow bean sauce with shredded beef and steamed rice was served in very generous portions and very tasty. I'd come again though service was halting.

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Thank PenguinRock
london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

But not amazing. The Chinese food that we had was pretty good in parts. Standard large round tables that the Chinese seem to like, and pleasant open setting surrounded by green foliage.

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Thank david h
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Flame Tree was a godsend for a Chinese person travelling in a country where it's impossible to find tofu or vermicelli in any stores. The food is cheap, the servings are generous (I recommend sharing one of their delicious soups with friends) and the service is exceptionally fast. Hotpot night at Flame Tree was my favourite meal during my two... More 

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Thank Meaghan L
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

We had a dinner after sunset in FlameTree. I hardly can remember any so relaxing and peaceful dinner in my life. Atmosphere there is awesome, food is very good, staff is polite and tries not to disturb you much. For romantic dinner would be just perfect.

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Thank Kirill M
Houston, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

overpriced and service and food quality went down after prior owners left. Have been going there off and on since 03. Won't be going back

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2010

They have 2 menus...one for Chinese food and one for continental. I have to admit that I have not tried their Chinese food but their continental food is AMAZING!!!!! I am in Arusha for 2 months and have already been to flame tree 4 times! My fav appetizer is their mushroom 'kiev'...their potato and leek soup is also quite good.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2008

If you want to experience a restaurant that is different from the rest, this the one. Tucked away off the main road in its own grounds, you have rooms to stay if you need to and get a great welcome at the bar from the hosts Tazim and Amin. You can enjoy a whole selection of beers and spirits (cold... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 27 250 1580

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