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Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Healthy, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Live Music, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant can still be a great reference for the city of Arusha and for foreigners traveling to Safari Parks. I'm a big visitor. Great place and atmosphere for the whole family, the food is good, good seasoning, the pizza dough is good...I'm a great...regular but on March 30th I returned from my trip and went for lunch, there was Alakart (menu) and self-service, the waiters told me that I could only order from the menu and the self-service could only serve me if there was food left over because the priority was for the two Safari cars... well, I'm not a dog to eat leftover food, they could be more polite and value it more the customer who visits the house very frequently.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Great food and cocktails and a relaxed outdoor setting with lovely views of Mount Meru. We have spent a lovely evening here.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

If you're craving the best pizza in Arusha, look no further than Blue Heron Restaurant. This place has truly mastered the art of crafting mouthwatering and unforgettable pizzas that will have you coming back for more! From the moment I stepped into the charming, cozy...atmosphere of Blue Heron Restaurant, I knew I was in for a treat. The staff greeted me with genuine warmth and provided excellent service throughout my visit. Their attentiveness and knowledge of the menu made the entire dining experience a delight. Now, let's talk about the real star of the show: the pizzas! Blue Heron Restaurant takes pride in using only the freshest ingredients to create their culinary masterpieces. Each pizza is expertly crafted and baked to perfection, resulting in a crispy yet chewy crust that is simply divine. Highly recommended to EveryoneMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Once I touched the land of Tanzania I have tried different restaurants to get some local dishes hence I'm food lover 😋 but this place has been blowing my mind. I will definitely come again

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

The restaurant is amazing, nice decor and a great view of Mount Meru. We had pizza , it was so delicious. I would recommend the place for people visiting Arusha

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

We had a great dinner in the yard. Candle light, authentic ambiance and local menu items. I try to eat here whenever I visit Arusha.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

The pizza was excellent and the on site workshop and boutique had many unique clothes and accessories!. It is in a lovely garden under an open patio. The beautiful hand made chandeliers were very special

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2022

When you want to sit for a while in a nice surrounding, enjoying the view of mount Meru, but also away from hectic life of Arusha, go to this place.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 20 October 2021 via mobile

We recently enjoyed our second visit to Blue Heron Restaurant/Schwari where we had a delicious wood-fired pizza and an exceptionally fresh salad which included grilled vegetables and a tasty Balsamic vinegar, olive oil and herb dressing. Both times we have visited we have enjoyed a...friendly chat with the owner, who is hands on and passionate about Tanzania, hospitality and design. There is a beautiful decor and gift shop just off the restaurant that is definitely worth a pop-in to see some beautiful locally made shoes, clothing, throws and accessories, as well as a workshop where many of these goods are crafted by hand. All set in relaxing and well-maintained surroundings (a beautiful, colourful manicured garden) with a magnificent view of Mount Meru. Our children enjoyed the jungle gym and swings and did not want to leave. Overall, a wonderful afternoon spent enjoying the sunshine, the great quality food and well presented dishes, and the interesting and attractive decor all around. We also noticed how there is lots of attention to small details and special touches: for example, the menus are presented in a handbeaded leather binder and are very attractive. We left feeling happy and inspired, and will most definitely be back soon!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021

Blue Heron offers the best pizza in Arusha, coupled with a glorious environment and quirky cafe in which to enjoy your meal. The staff were also delightful. Visit well worth it.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 July 2021

The place was so attractive. I hope one time I will come with my family members to visit the place lice and having a funs together.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

We have enjoyed to be here with my girlfriend and the service are beyond my expectations, the stuff are also awesome

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

Blue Heron has to be the most beautiful restaurant in Arusha. The restaurant is so tastefully designed and decorated and the setting is tranquil and lovely! We knew before coming that the Blue Heron is known for its pizzas but we were still impressed with...its many creative pizzas on the menu. The service is excellent and the food was prepared fresh and fast. We highly recommend the restaurant and would come back again!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

I had a lunch at the Blue Heron restaurant in Arusha. The food is great with very good home made pizza. The view on the Mont Meru is amazing and the place is very nice in a green atmosphere. I recommend this place. There is...also an artisanat shop with local people creating nice thing. Just be careful the adress has recently changed it is now located near the Arusha airport.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2021

Amazing view of Mt Meru and we were lucky enough to see the snowy scopes of the Kilimanjaro too! The food is delicious and the craft Twiga draught beer is a plus! Staff is nice and efficient and there's a craft shop in the premises...with many beautiful local things. Totally recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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The Blue Heron is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5