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The Moorings

Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
+254 723 032536
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location by the shore, novel experience on the floating areas. Service was very good although the food was average for a first visit. Ambience spoilt somewhat by diesel fumes from the boats.

Thank AnmaqM
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The seafood was awesome...the dhow ride watching the sunset was refreshing and the Karaoke was just on another level......They got excellent customer service as well

Thank StellahJ
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We visited this floating restaurant 3 times during our recent visit to Mtwapa. It is one of the most expensive places to eat (still lower than you would pay in Europe) but well worth it. The menu has a great choice of freshly made dishes...More

Thank roger_peatling
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Moorings restaurant is a floating boat which provides great African and sea cuisine. its ideal for lunch and dinner. Its location is great and accessible via public means in Mtwapa.

Thank mwas2
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We were in Mtwapa for 30 days and visited this restaurant many times. Our waitress, Rose, was very friendly and even gave us some tips and some Swahili vocabulary. The meals were the best in Mtwapa and you could really relax when you were there....More

Thank debsitar
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear Debsitar, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your first hand experience of our exemplary hospitality and our mouth-watering cuisine. We proudly invite you to our exhilarating Karaoke sessions, Saturdays 7.00pm till late; to sing as you float! FOR AND ON...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Mooring Restaurant in Mtwapa for dinner with my office team on Friday night. I must say that the place had improved a lot since my last visit four year earlier. My team of eleven were taken aback by the tasty dishes. The...More

Thank Gatundu
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Easily accessible floating restaurant serving Pizza, Italian and Sea food. No WiFi available. a well stocked bar overlooking the jetty.

Thank Sanjeet S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We got there late afternoon on a Saturday for lunch. The place was not packed and had just the right ambiance. We sat by the water on the terrace and was able to get a great view. A waitress by the name Rose approached us...More

1  Thank Nmuita
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food is excellent. The staff most attentive and the setting exquisite. There is also the Sundowner on their Dhow which is an unforgettable experience. Do not fail to go to The Moorings - if you do it will be your loss!!!

Thank Greville D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a drink and went on the dhow ride. The spot as a restaurant is ok and has a good view. However, the dhow ride I would say is average. Comparing with others, they should have a bit more snacks and offer dawa or...More

Thank Maryanne N
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Hon O
2 July 2017|
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Response from Gatundu | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the meal combinations you can spend anything between 4,500 to 7,500. Cost works out better when you are a group since some of the dishes can be shared
Emmanuel M
16 September 2016|
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Response from Will S | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two with drinks and all the trimmings KES 5000 max. Its the atmosphere too. Just properly Romantic
30 June 2016|
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Response from Abigail M | Reviewed this property |
The price is about KES 900/= to KES 1,600/= for the main dishes ( chicken, beef, fish,pork ribs,sea foods served with fries,roast potatoes or salad). Drinks range between 450/= and KES 600/=. Very nice cocktails too within... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 723 032536
  • E-mail
The only floating restaurant on the East African coast. Dhow cruising available for a minimum of 4 adults. We are majorly a seafood restaurant but also continental cuisine and pizzeria on offer. We host Karaoke Saturday evenings from 19.00 hours till mid~night.(unless advised otherwise)
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