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Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
10:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant...The sea food pizza is awesomely good,dhow cruise is magical, good service...give it a try.

Thank Steven M
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent romantic spot, beautiful food and view, an amazing experience on the floating restaurant. The only down was bugs on the deck, please fumigate regularly.

Thank MileleNairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great eat out with fresh sea food and a terrific ambience . No better feeling than floating on water, while enjoying great service especially from the waiters. Romantic lights at night and substantial food servings.

Thank EscapadeSeeker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food is filling and good portion. well presented and tasty. Our waiter was on point and could explain to us very well the various food items on offer. the manager seemed a bit up tight though! Fantastic view of the mtwapa creek. Worth going back. Its also amazing the community project they have at the entrance where they use... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

So watch your belongings, when there, the glasses where left unattended for a minute and - gone. Now food - yes, good, all priced for toursits and there are just a few. had a fish of the day. Enjoyed sight and food.

Thank FOL-1003
Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

went here for dinner at night so did not fully appreciate the floating aspect but the vibe was chill and the food and drinks were really good! we went for karoke night which was low key karoke and not too loud so we could still chat. good parking too! view might be better in the day time.

Thank Anna C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had a really good evening here. The wsiters are very friendly, the atmosphere is very calm and stressless comparing to the city of mtwapa and the viwe is priceless. The restaursnt has its own rexaled charm and doesnt pretend to be something. The food was very good (we had seafood pizza and fish skewers with vegetables from the "moorings-spacial"... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The food is almost secondary in a way to being on the water like this, which is a big statement I guess.... Its the atmosphere MM Its hard not to fully relax and drink it in, you have to. It has it all it terms of size, charm and the right level of attention. Its sublime and almost too atmospheric..... More 

Thank Will S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Only floating boat restaurant in East Africa I had a great experience , it was very cool and the view spectacular. The pizza was amazing. It's a little bit scary when you think about falling because of the waves from the water and food spilling over but this never happens. I guess science can explain this.

Thank DanaRos
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This place is lovely. I think it is a romantic place for couples but we enjoyed ourselves we were a group with kids. But I don't think it is safe for kids. Very affordable

Thank Daido A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254723032536
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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