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Dragon Pearl

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Old Moshi Rd, Kijenge, Arusha, Tanzania
254 4107
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Pottsville, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great food. Great staff. We went with a group and were served really quickly. The food and drinks were excellent.

Thank Nicola F
Moshi, Tanzania
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years and its fantastic. Food doesn't take long, its very tasty.

Thank MariaChauh
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

an all time favorite!! i've been there a lot of times.. very good food and quick service!! only one thing is they need to add new dishes!

Thank fatema H
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Always good food at Dragon Pearl. Will always visit that place if I am in Arusha. Very good food......

1 Thank Lemmies61
Arusha T
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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Lets get this straight - it's nicknames "dirty chinese" for a reason. The food is always soaked in oil - excessive- and it's dirty oil. I hear the word consistency used here - consistently oily, consistently slow service and consistently scratching my head wondering have you not eaten real chinese food before? I say if your desperate for chinese come... More 

1 Thank gypsy_traveller2012
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

The host, the food, especially the Hot & Sour Chicken, and tasty chicken wings, does the Restaurant proud!

Thank ImtiB
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Very fast service, great tasting chinese cuisine with good portions. Very reasonable. We went out with colleagues from our conference on our penultimate night in Arusha, the bill was a fraction of what we would pay in the UK!

Thank Nicola S
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Clean food and place. Louie the owner who is Chinese makes great food. Excellent service. I try to go here often. Tell Louie hi. Yes, the Chinese are even in Africa. Place would hold its own even in the USA with the food quality.

Thank Cynthia C
New Westminster, Canada
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

We spent our last night in Tanzania at the Dragon Pearl restaurant, with our friends, safari drivers and Kilimanjaro guide. We had recently eaten at the Chinese restaurant in the New Dodoma Hotel in Dodoma. The Dragon Pearl was good, but not as good as the restaurant in Dodoma. Food was served fast and hot, but the sauces were a... More 

Thank Skyrider_West
Arusha, Tanzania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

I think consistency is one of the hardest things when trying to operate a restaurant and Dragon Pearl has been really consistent for the last 10 years that I've been eating there. The food comes out fast, and I mean really fast and it's always super tasty. The location moved up next to gymkhana club on Hailie Salasse Road and... More 

1 Thank ilovealtitude

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Moshi Rd, Kijenge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: 254 4107

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