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Kijenge Supermarket | Simone Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 756 448 585
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picasso is definitely a restaurant to visit while in Arusha. Rama the Manager and other staff are very hospitable. They have Raha Spot so you can browse as you wait for your meal. Their shawarma is top of the range. See you soon Picasso Cafe-Arusha.

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Thank Margaret W
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad that the staff looked after u well. And you enjoyed the food. Karibu again More 

North Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Just do not get all of the high reviews for this place. On the positive side it is decorated and a nice and trendy manner. However, the prices are way over the top for the quality of food that you receive. At least to me, it appeared to be a normal tourist trap type of restaurant. Definitely not a place... More 

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Thank NatchezBlues
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to what you are saying but not one person has ever complained about our prices being high . We certainly hope to sastisfy you when you visit us again . Thank you More 

London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went to this on one occasion and found the food to be quite acceptable, especially their Pizza - they are just wonderful and I promise you, chances are you will want another one! There is a variety of other items on the menu, but we only had the pizza.

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Thank malnit56
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our pizza n next time try our other dishes which are as good as pizza . Thank you and karibu again More 

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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Every time I have been there, I have enjoyed it. For some odd reason, seems like the quality of food and service was not as good as usual. Think again about going.

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Thank Katymitt
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We shall keep our standards high and make sure that we improve on the service. I apologize for both not being as usual. More 

1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

To find a fantastic pizza oven is not unique, but the Picasso pizzas are original, thin but generous & delicious. However, Picasso is unique with the sushi & fish dishes, amazing how good they can be at such a distance from the sea! Good people, great staff, positive vibes...well done, Picasso!

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Thank Oscar P
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed all the different food you enjoyed at Picasso. My staff will keep up the good work and make everyone happy. Thank you so much again More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I recently traveled through Arusha and was so glad to discover this restaurant within walking distance of my hotel. I visited 2 days in a row. Had an excellent butternut squash and homemade feta salad one day and great pizza/salad the next day. The ham on the salad I had was SO GOOD. Also the fresh juices were great too!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed our food . I hope you pass this on to all your friends. Karibu again More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Was a great place, loved the pizza and service definitely a place worth visiting when in Arusha. The waiters were friendly and quick in response

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Thank Afia M
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm happy you enjoyed the food and service. Karibu again More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

its small nice place close to impala round about but indeed lively though food and bevrage offerings are average. been there couple of times in past and recently also with my friend and found still its cool place especialy the outdoor seating area . i had foccacia and pizza with coffee in my last visit and it was okey if... More 

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Thank ashish s
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sure we will make the extra effort to make you feel welcomed. Thank you again and karibu tena. More 

Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We happened upon Picasso Cafe whilst wandering around on our first day in Arusha, and got a very warm welcome. The owner took particular care to make sure we were well looked after and gave us some very useful advice on things we needed during our stay here. He has recently refurbished the place and it's looking very nice with... More 

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Thank menia73478
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad you found Picasso and enjoyed our hospitality n our food. I hope the info I gave you helped you n hope to see u soon again. Karibu tena More 

1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Picasso Cafe is a great dining experiencing with its incredible variety of pasta, seafood, pizza, steaks, and local Tanzanian cuisine. The outdoor area is pleasant with plenty of seating, an airy and cool environment to sit and relax with a glass a wine with. The dessert options are the highlight, with an amazing selection of cakes and sweets to meet... More 

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Thank Serena A
haku123, Owner at Picasso, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you had a wounderful experience at Picasso. We will keep up our standards and am glad all the staff were helpful. Thank you n karibu again. 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Sushi, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kijenge Supermarket | Simone Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 756 448 585

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