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HK$16 - HK$70
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Indian, Street Food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in for dinner. We were looking for an authentic Indian restaurant and I must say it did. It disappoint. Restaurant is small but cozy. Service was fast and the food was amazing. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is pretty good. Unfortunately it doesn’t make up for the frankly abysmal customer service or the sheer lack of organisation. Choices are limited in Arusha and I do believe in second chances but at some point it gets a little bit ridiculous. We...passed that point a little while ago. To begin with, there’s always an issue with spice levels. As someone who eats Indian food fairly often, please trust that I’m not unfamiliar with the cuisine. However, their ‘MILD’ feels a bit like someone got confused and poured the food into the cabinet where the chillies are stored. (For anyone else with acid reflux, you might want to sit this one out. Or just order the yoghurt for dinner.) Here’s what pushed me to write this review - the consistently poor service every time I’ve ordered a delivery. Ordering two portions of Zanzibar Mix yet getting them packaged as one giant portion is annoying. But when you specifically asked for it to be packaged as 2 separate portions for separate people - it’s frustrating at best. This has happened TWICE. But here’s the thing - both times my instructions were ignored yet somehow I was charged extra for packaging on both occasions. Moreover, when messaging the restaurant about this - I was told ‘oh but you can just separate it into two portions’. Other mishaps with delivery involve forgetting to deliver the requested portions of bread in a dish categorised by its inclusion of bread. As always, I know it’s easy to forget instructions so I do always specify in writing when I place the order. As of today, where my order was yet again probably more chilling than anything else, all I received was a ‘Sorry Madam’ What a shame that all the potential in the kitchen gets overshadowed by nothing more than a simple inability to follow instructions or to even extend common courtesy after issuing the bill. What a shame.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. 100% go here. I spent 2 months in India and this is the best Indian food I’ve eaten! Really reasonably priced, fresh ingredients and lovely staff!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024 via mobile

Very good food and very good chai. The place was nice and the staff was very polite. We are most certinly comming back here☺️

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Amazing Indian food and the entire menu is veggie. Dosas and puris were both excellent. Not expensive and nice service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent Indian vegetarian snacks in the heart of Arusha in Tanzania. Good attention to details and quite authentic Indian tastes. The Masala Dosa was quite good and the Idlis were soft. Decent Service

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed wonderful South Indian food at this hard to find diner. The starters were tangy, zingy and crunchy, the mains warm and satisfying. Service is good. Why not move to bigger premises? The food deserves a higher profile in the town.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024 via mobile

We walked through the Central Market and stumbled upon 5Chutneys. It was on the radar, but we would have missed it. Thrilled to see there was a clientele of Indian locals. We had 4 different dishes and my wife and daughter who had lived in...India were thrilled. Masala Dosa and Mysore Dosa were delicious.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We were a large group and ordered several meals from this place before heading off for the safari. We loved each meal. Each item was prepared with so much care. We just loved it. Our favourites were samosas, grilled sandwich, stuffed parothas. They were packed...so carefully, which made it easy for us. Can't thank the owners enough. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Everything we ordered was great - especially the pav bhaji and samosas! Very friendly and hospitable owners too!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

Five Chutneys is located in a busy part of Arusha and reminded us of the small restaurant that occupies an inconspicuous place alongside the main streets of small town India. It is a hidden gem indeed. If you want to savor unpretentious, home made delicacies,...this is indeed the place. We were there for lunch while passing through town and were delighted to a treat that included dosa and idls. As a native born South Indian, I commend the owner/chef for her prowess and ability to recreate these foundational south Indian foods in a far away land. The coconut chutney was perfect and so too the steaming idlis and crispy masala dosa. Unfortunately I did not get the name of the owner/chef but she was the most hospitable, kind lady who ensured that our discerning needs were met. Since we visited right around Diwali, she even packed a few sweets to take along with us for the road. These were from her own personal stash....how kind of her! Please drop in when you are in town here and missing Indian vegetarian food. You will be sated. Thanks to the owner/chef for the wonderful lunch.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Amazing dosas and very friendly staff! The place is a little bit hidden but I can only recommend it!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Have been to Five Chutneys several times and always have a great experience. Amazing chai masala, great atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Awesome food , neat restaurant and friendly people. If you are vegetarian its the preferred restaurant in Arusha. The taste is authentic Indian.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Great place for Vegetarian Indian cuisine. Sumptuous and tasty food. Owners are very friendly and courteous and staff very polite. The true taste of India!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Five Chutneys is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5