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The Blue Heron

Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 785 555 127
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (61 reviews)
“pizza” (105 reviews)
“bruschetta” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner and lunch several times. We kept coming back because the food is really good. Authentic wooden oven for pizza - best in Arusha. At lunch they have a beautiful saladbar. Prices are good too.

Thank Jannika K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by with my Tanzanian friends for dinner one evening and really felt out of place. All the people are so young and white; no diversity in this place whatsoever! If you want to feel like you are in white suburbia USA then go here,...More

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most relaxing lunch spot I have ever been to. Super friendly staff and great food in a beautiful garden. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy.

Thank Louise L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing the staff is friendly but they aren't equipped to handle big groups we went twice with 10 and 12 of us and it took 40 mins just for our drinks to come. The shop is full of beautiful things so don't...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t worry You will be happy being there, they have the best and fresh food always, it one of the best restaurants in Arusha.

Thank henrykap0l0nd0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love love this place, so cozy and chill..perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner or just a cup of coffee with a slice of their delicious Carrot cake. The Salad bar is also a great addition not to mention all the healthy drinks..Service is top...More

Thank Nova8413
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Impressive menu with food from most parts och the world. Located in a green, cool garden with friendly staff. Highly recommended after a dusty day in Arusha!

Thank Jorgen W
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This place takes me back in time in a good way! In the middle of town yet you get the previlage of having the greenery and lushness and ample space. Just makes you want to sit and have your lunch or coffee or dinner for...More

Thank arushan73
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The food and service were excellent at the Blue Heron - the special treat was the great gift store onsite which sold high quality local crafts at great prices. We had a wonderful, relaxing evening dining under the stars.

Thank Syd B
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We had their wood fired pizzas - which were delicious! Then shopped in the store filled with quality, wonderful Tanzanian crafts.

Thank spartacat24
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Questions & Answers
16 December 2017|
Response from Karlie C | Reviewed this property |
Rachel H
29 June 2016|
Response from norwegian30 |
I cannot give you a definite answer, as I am not related to the Blue Heron, however, I can testify that they have a very professional management, very likely to be able to comply with your needs. Their garden is big, and a... More
Linda B
31 May 2016|
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Response from Ajay G | Reviewed this property |
Blue Heron Does not open on sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 785 555 127
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