Mwanza is a pretty port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria. Encircled by green hills and famed for its unique rock formations, this Tanzanian city is filled with colonial buildings, bustling shops and a host of great restaurants too!
#1 DomoDomo, Hotel Tilapia
This terrace restaurant is the main one out of three eateries at Hotel Tilapia. It serves a selection of delicious continental dishes, from Indian, Thai and African cuisines.
Enjoy a meal out on the terrace, overlooking the beautiful Mwanza harbour, or order room service up until 11:00pm.
Contact: (255) 28 2500617
Address: DomoDomo, Hotel Tilapia, Capri Point Road, Mwanza, Tanzania
#2 Ryan’s Bay Hotel Restaurant
Found in the heart of the city, this airy, yet elegant restaurant is a relatively new addition to Mwanza. It offers a spacious eating area, with superb views of the lake.
In particular, hotel guests and visitors can enjoy hearty breakfasts, although the restaurant is happily also open till late so you can enjoy delicious meals any time of day (or night…).
Contact: (255) 28 254 2347
Address: Ryan’s Bay Hotel, Station Road, Mwanza, Tanzania
#3 Kuleana Pizzeria
If you’re looking for a relaxed eatery, with snack-style food and tasty pizzas, then head to Kuleana Pizzeria. It’s a cosy, basically decorated outdoor spot, frequented by locals and tourists, with a good feel of the city.
Contact: (255) 765 002 025
Address: Kuleana Pizzeria, Post Street, Mwanza, Tanzania
#4 Malaika Beach Resort Restaurant
This hotel restaurant lies on the edge of Lake Victoria. It’s blessed with absolutely stunning views and offers a host of different meal options for guests to choose from, like samosas, chicken and lentil dishes and more.
It’s recommendable for lunch or dinner, for couples, friends or business travellers.
Contact: (255) 28 256 1111
Address: Malaika Beach Resort, Mwanza, Tanzania
#5 The Cask Bar & Grill
This is a good spot for food and fun. The Cask Bar & Grill is quite a new addition to Mwanza’s foodie scene but it’s already a popular local restaurant, with some hailing it as the best place in town for a good time.
Here you can enjoy good food, drinks and music, along with pleasant company and service.
Contact: (255) 719 760 210
Address: Rock City Mall, Mwanza, Tanzania
#6 Yun Long Chinese Restaurant
This oriental restaurant, found on the water’s edge and overlooking Bismarck Rock, is a great place to enjoy a relaxed, yet flavoursome meal.
It can get pretty busy indoors, so opt for an outside table if possible. Especially as it’s a prime location for watching the sun set.
Address: Yun Long Chinese Restaurant, Nasser Road, Mwanza, Tanzania
#7 Tunza Lodge Restaurant
With a varied menu and well-stocked bar, Tunza Lodge Restaurant is a patch of paradise alongside Lake Victoria. It’s a particularly good place to head for a drink and a meal after a long day.
Contact: (255) 689 305 051
Address: Tunza Lodge Restaurant, Tunza Lodge, Mwanza, Tanzania
#8 Salma Cone
This barbeque restaurant offers a few delights, like ice-cream and juices, but it’s the slow-cooked meals that will have you coming back for more. It’s a value-for-money eatery without any of the fuss.
So while it’s not a fancy restaurant by any means, it offers a cool vibe, incorporating the spirit of Mwanza.
Address: Salma Cone, Bantu Street, Mwanza, Tanzania
#9 Wag Hill Restaurant & Cafeteria
Found atop a building in the city centre, this restaurant provides guests with cool views, good food and a pleasant dining ambiance too.
Enjoy the likes of fish and chips or chicken biriyani, as you soak up the city views in this peaceful setting.
Contact: (255) 768 110 052
Address: Wag Hill Restaurant & Cafeteria, Nyanguge Road, Mwanza, Tanzania
#10 New Mwanza Hotel Restaurant
With a 24-hour coffee shop and a multi-cuisine restaurant, New Mwanza Hotel is well-equipped to cater to all your food needs. The restaurant serves everything from continental to Swahili and Indian or Chinese dishes, so you’re not lacking when it comes to options.
The focus is on quality presentation, taste and healthiness and the food is complemented by a well-stocked bar.
Contact: (255) 282 521 070
Address: New Mwanza Hotel, Mwanza, Tanzania
This restaurant is the Mwanza Yacht Club’s restaurant. It serves a nice selection of BBQ and seafood cuisine, with sit-down or takeaway options available.
If you’re a non-member, you might need to pay a guest entrance fee but you’re most welcome to use the restaurant area’s facilities once you’ve done so.
Contact: (255) 787 497 109
Address: Mwanza Yacht Club, Mwanza, Tanzania
#12 Hally’s Food
Serving as the first online bakery and restaurant in Tanzania, Hally’s Food is certainly a pioneering restaurant venture. It’s a multi-cuisine restaurant, which sources its goods from local, fresh organic suppliers at the Tanzanian Market.
They also deliver a range of fresh bites, including white and brown bread, buns, cakes and more.
Contact: (255) 785 389 393
Address: Mwanza, Tanzania
These are just some good restaurants you can enjoy in Mwanza during 2017.