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The Blue Heron

Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 785 555 127
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (62 reviews)
“pizza” (102 reviews)
“gelato” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed today

The Blue Heron is one of the best restaurants in Arusha. It is situated a little outside of the main city centre (10 mins walking) so is quite quiet and peaceful compared with other parts. I went for lunch with my family. We all ordered...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed today via mobile

Really nice setting especially for lunch. The pizza is top notch with a few in our group claiming their best ever!

Thank jdcraft
Reviewed 6 days ago

Minutes from our hotel, our group enjoyed getting out to the Blue Heron to meander the garden and gift shop before enjoying a nice meal. It has lots of charm and appeal due to the outdoor setting. The food is good but pricey. Overall, it...More

Thank Bent4161
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's garden setting with the beautiful flowers and plant fence makes the fountain area look even more beautiful. It's quite a relaxing place. Perfect afternoon relaxing restaurant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on our second night in town and were super happy with our choice! Pizzas were great. Loved the outside garden seating - super relaxed. Definitely more on the upscale side of Arusha, but if you’re wanting western food, this was great.

Thank Aisling B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great setting and wonderful restaurant that make you forget you’re in loud and buzzy Arusha. Very western style restaurant and therefore attracting expats & tourists. Beautiful setting in a very well-maintained garden. Great friendly service and good western style food. Expensive for Tanzania, but very...More

Thank LukeFields
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very nice setting, which you'll share with what appeared to be mostly tourist traffic. Food was mediocre, overpriced and with pretentious menu/service.

Thank moabdad2018
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Lunch here was arranged by our lodge, Dashir. Shared a small seafood pizza that was really delicious and a small salad...plenty for two. With 2 glasses of wine, about US $20. The setting is very pretty and staff pleasant

Thank hesstemp
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Great hidden gem of a restaurant and economically priced or a family. We ate here at the recommendation of someone who had been staying in Arusha for a month. Great atmosphere and great food! They offer pizza, pastas and burgers. We all had pizzas and...More

Thank Californiamama145
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Open-air restaurant with a nice garden and a small playground. The food was average and expensive for the quality and portion, especially for Arusha.

Thank Bernieclown
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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, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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