Deli shutting doors for good

“Everybody wanted us to survive,” says Samiha Costa (right) owner of Sam’s Deli in Oysterbay. Photo: Daniel Hayduk

After 15 years, Sam’s Deli in Oysterbay is closing its doors for good on Tuesday, January 31.

“There are no words to thank all my customers,” says owner Samiha Costa.

“I’d like to thank you all for the support you have always given us. Everybody wanted us to survive.”

Costa first opened the deli in Mikocheni in 2002, but quickly moved to the current location in the Oysterbay Shopping Centre.

Costa says after years of 18 hour days trying to keep the deli a viable business, she’s taking much-needed time to re-connect with family.

Her husband’s cafe next to the deli will remain open.

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Daniel Hayduk

Daniel is Dar Post’s news director. When not in the newsroom, he spends his days helping NGOs across the continent find their creative side.

10 Comments on "Deli shutting doors for good"

  1. Louise riber | January 30, 2017 at 19:38 |

    Sam, I’m so sad to hear this. Your place was so special and we all loved your personal customer service as well as all the delicious food you sold. No shop in Dar can replace yours, especially with the wonderful homemade pastas and sauces that made such easy and delicious dinners for our families. Come to USA River! Rent is cheap up here! Love from Louise, John, Debora, Jordan, Mia and Caio.

  2. Samiha, I left Dar 4 years ago, but still think dearly of you and your family. Spero che tutto andra bene per voi tutti. Auguri per il futuro. Clelia

  3. Samiha, we still talk about you here in Norway now, lots of Love from Michelle & Annette

  4. Dear Sam, I am so sorry to hear this. Your Deli and all the delicious sauces, salads and dips you make have become part of my life. You and your team of staff will be sorely missed. It has always been such a pleasure to pass by your shop, and there is certainly nothing in town that can compete. I wish you the all best! Lots of love from Minou

  5. Ali Dhanji | January 31, 2017 at 06:23 |

    The best bagels in Tanzania! You will be missed. All the best!

  6. What a pity – but perhaps also a well deserved rest. – Sam has been such a stalwart in Dar es Salaam. I am so sorry that all her incredibly hard work has not been able to keep the Deli going.

  7. I’m sorry to hear this. I will be missed your services at all.. can’t believe in my eyes! I wish you all the best

  8. Yasin Hemani | January 31, 2017 at 12:45 |

    Enjoy a rest that’s overdue. Take pleasure in the finer things that are awaiting you. There’s surely no place that can replace the yummy pastas, sauces + dips. All the best!

  9. Helen Moshi | January 31, 2017 at 14:29 |

    Sam, pole that you are closing today.I would love too gave come and seen you when I next return to Dar. Take care and enjoy your much deserved break. Helen Moshi

  10. Sam, sorry to hear that your deli is closing for good.But glad to know that you will spend more time with your family and friends.Happy to hear that the Caesar cafe is remaining open.Wish you and your family the best!Hugs-Alfa

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