Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers

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Hours
Sun
11:00 - 23:00
Mon
11:00 - 22:30
Tue
11:00 - 22:30
Wed
11:00 - 22:30
Thu
11:00 - 22:30
Fri
11:00 - 23:00
Sat
11:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Szechuan, Shanghai, Hong Kong
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant accept bookings?
About
We are a chinese restaurant with a classically designed dining area with great views of MT. MERU. We offer catering services at the restaurant or a venue of your choice. Our buffet is popular. Come give it a try find out what everybody is whispering about.
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Szechuan, Shanghai, Hong Kong
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles613 reviews
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507
Very good
86
Average
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ian
Moshi48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
We came here on recommendation of colleagues and friends from Moshi. It was our son's birthday and he loves Chinese food. The decoration is clean and modern. We ordered duck pancakes as a starter to share. It was tasty but would have been even better if the duck was shredded. We had 3 combo meals as a main. They were nice enough but the spring roll tasted a bit strange. The service by Dorice was excellent and she was lovely and attentive. Knowing it was our son's birthday, she brought out some little banana fritters and ice cream with a happy birthday message as well as playing a happy birthday song. This was a lovely touch and much appreciated!
Written 27 March 2021
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kenyanfoodie
Nairobi7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 solo
Something special about this place:) starting from the smiles that greet you as you walk in. Food comes out the kitchen very fast and super tasty, unlike other restaurants that fill you up on drinks and keep you waiting until you lose your appetite. The American manager, a hip-hop dressed Mr Rice, checked on us regularly to ensure we had everything we needed. Special shout out to him for a job well done.
Written 15 October 2020
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Davis
Nairobi4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 solo
The food is more than amazing. Located in a serene part of Arusha, A meal here is worth every penny. Jasper, one of the staff members did an awesome job helping me around the menu and his service was Superb. COMPLETELY A+++++++ I would definitely recommend the place while in Arusha.
Written 3 November 2020
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Rebecca Brown
Abbotsford137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
I've been in arusha a long time and everyone recommended Chinese whispers but i never tried it. Until today my friend and i went for lunch. We did the combos and were both amazed at the taste, quality and quantity of the food for only 15,000tsh we both said that it was the best Chinese food in arusha and left happy full and knowing this will be a new favourite for us
Written 3 February 2021
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Elora N
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
My fiancé and I had a late Monday dinner at Chinese whispers and we loved it. I ordered crispy tofu (off of the starters menu) and my fiancé had cashew chicken and vegetable fried rice. Robson was our waiter and he was really helpful. My fiancé hasn’t eaten Chinese food very much and Robson helped him to pick something he ended up loving. He was very attentive and we hope to see him again the next time we go.
Written 9 August 2021
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Afrodiaspora
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Every time my husband and I come to Arusha, we always have to eat at this place. It is hands down the best Chinese food we ever ate. The customer service is always great. The waitress and waiter Aida and James have the best customer service, they always have such a great smile which is very welcoming. We are vegans and they have such a variety of veggie entrees. You do not won’t to come to Arusha and not eat at this place located at Njiro plaza at least once but I am sure you will come back a 2nd, 3rd, 4th time...... :) Great Place. Great atmosphere. Great people and fast service. Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.
Written 31 January 2020
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ChineseWhispersTZ255
Wow. This is surely one of the best reviews we have had. I'm thrilled to hear you have been consistently looked after and enjoyed to food. Thank you so much for an amazing review. We look forward to your next visit.
Written 30 May 2020
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Sofia V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
The food was so good, quality Chinese food, which can be difficult to find sometimes in Arusha, especially for a fair price. I especially recommend the crispy tofu, and the black bean noddles! Loved that they had vegetarian options and especially tofu, was quite difficult to find vege/vegan proteins in Tanzania, so really appreciated this opportunity. Very friendly staff, and lovely environment, really calming and cute for dinner dates! Will definitely be going again when I return! :)
Written 6 October 2021
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Sabra
Moshi1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
The restaurant was perfect, from the food to the environment to the service. What was more perfect was our waiter Jaffari who had amazing hospitality. It was our first time at the restaurant and he patiently explained the dishes that we were in our interest. Overall, I recommend everyone to try some food out at this restaurant. P.S the price is quite high but big portions which I think is very fair!
Written 21 May 2021
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Jan-Erik N
Falkoping286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Chinese Whispers at Njiro Complex is a place to come back to over and over again. Authentic Chinese food with quick and friendly service. I think I can claim this restaurant to have the best Chinese food in Arusha. They have never disappointed us. You can eat at the general patio of the shopping complex or more secluded in the restaurant at the first floor. The ambience in the restaurant is nothing special, but it is made up for by the service and the food. We will be back.....
Written 23 February 2020
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Sameera
London8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. We want some where nice to eat at for Christmas Day. We whatsapped our orders to the restaurant so they were ready when we arrived. We arrived where seated at a lovely table. Staff member Dorice took our drink orders and our food was brought out promptly. I was nervous about eating Chinese abroad as I am so used to my local Chinese but the food defiantly lived up to and surpassed my expectations. Well seasoned and cooked with prompt and amazing customer service. Defiently one of my favourite resturuants in Arusha.
Written 3 January 2020
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ChineseWhispersTZ255
👐🙏 This particular review was very touching to read. I am so pleased to hear you were well looked after especially in my absence. I would personally like to thank you for visiting but more so for taking your time to leave us with a solid review. It goes a long way. Asante Sana. Karibu tena.
Written 5 January 2020
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Jackie B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
Appetizers and entrees were very authentic. Portion sizes were huge, each platter could feed 2-3 people. Our waiter Jasper did a great job bringing all the food out piping hot. We would definitely recommend this place to all our friends and family.
Written 16 September 2022
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mykimhoang86
Niagara Falls18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 couples
After traveling all over Tanzania for quite some time I was ecstatic to find authentic Chinese food here in Arusha! This restaurant is a definite highlight as it brings me back to my childhood of eating family style dishes. My husband and I came here two days in a row- first we had Peking duck and second the Salt and Pepper prawns... both are exceptional dishes! We also had the Chicken wing stuffed with prawns (a very unique starter and one we LOVED). The staff here are delightful and welcoming- it was a pleasure having Dorice serve us both times and I can’t thank her enough for her recommendations and warm presence. We will definitely be back again!
Written 11 January 2021
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ChineseWhispersTZ255
Wow Got to be one of our best reviews so far. I am real happy to hear not only were you well looked after and enjoyed the food but more so that you came back. Good job to the whole team. Keep it up.
Written 12 January 2021
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Melody Libamira
Arusha8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
The food was fine. Please look into the dining chairs, that was a sample of a cushion- those are metallic chairs which are very uncomfortable and cut through the flesh. So it was really uncomfortable eating while seated on those metallic chairs. You would also do well to put full cushions on the chairs to cover the sitting surface. Just out of curiosity, we noticed a pregnant staff working late hours (9 pm), shouldn’t she check out earlier? Otherwise the customer service was superb!
Written 23 September 2020
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laetitia
Berlin2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
My friends and I volunteered in Arusha for a couple of mounth and came across this great restaurant located in njiro complex! Ate in and ordered out numerous times and loved it every time :) Would totally recommend, 10/10 (especially the chili garlic chicken was absolutely amazing). Also particularly enjoyed the service of one waiter (not sure what his name was .. I think Charles or Matthew) he worked on the ground level and served us exceptionally well ! Thank you for all your efforts, the great food & service. See you next time!!
Written 23 March 2021
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JennyH
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
After traveling around East Africa on photo safari, my husband and I were ready or a different type/taste of food, We found it at Chinese Whiskers. For starters we had the Whispers Spring roll, one beef and one chicken. Savory flavor served with 3 sauces in separate bowls - sweet & sour (thinner then the bottled variety) , a red chili sauce with olive oil base, and chopped onions with chillies lightly marinated in mild vinegar. We also had Whispers special chicken wing- a prawn wrapped around ahe winghead then battered and fried. Very tasty and surprising. Chili and sweet & sour mixed were perfect to accompany this special dish. For our main course we shared pork stir fry and fried rice. Excellent dish and generous portions. These foods paired well with the Wolf trap Rose's. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Written 3 March 2023
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