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Olympic Resturant

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Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Kununurra, Australia
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The original restaurant is closed, however you can still eat in the owners house. 3 of us filled the space and after school the one son joined us - which was lovely chatting to him. The food unfortunately was pretty average and overrated by our Lamu guide. We had a variety of seafood dishes accompanied by rice, fresh tomato and... More 

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Lamu Island, Kenya
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

used to be good indian eating, now unfortunately the building has been brought down and the owner cooks in his house and serves the food there just behind where the original restaurant was.

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Thank aswaduhuru
Fort Worth, Texas
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This restaurant is by the sea-front and it serves very good and tasty Swahili cuisine at a very reasonable price. I stopped by for late lunch and had authentic Swahili fish biryani which was so good, it was heavenly indeed. The owner was very gracious and took great care. I also had passion juice with lunch and got to people... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great place!...it takes a while to get to the table but once it does you will keep licking your fingers!! Just wonderful personal service makes you feel at home! The lobster and Jumbo prawns is a must try for all the sea food lovers. So much and so lovely food and service and the prices are very pocket friendly. No... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Very reasonably priced for nicely done seafood -- especially the grilled items (the garlic prawns were not so garlicky or exciting.) Not fancy, but comfortable. Right on the seafront, so prep for a steady breeze. Was pretty slow (>90 minutes) so just factor that in (especially if you have children with you, as we did -- most of the kids'... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Sloooow service but I really enjoyed the food there. The Bahjyas with the dippings are a must especially the cococnut, the fish paka is the best there! Also the mango-passion shake.

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Thank Forat S
Kampala, Uganda
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Once we tried the coconut shakes at the Olympic, we were ruined. No other coconut shake could compare and we went back almost daily. Their seafood is fantastic and everything is really well priced. It's a great casual place that's fun to go back to again and again. Highly recommended!

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Thank SarahPish
Largo, Florida
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The food was about average here and the owner was very nice. There was only one other group in the restaurant, but it delayed our meal about 1.5 hours! No blender for their juices either

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Thank franco5
Nairobi, Kenya
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I just popped in for a plate of chips shortly before 10:00pm and the waiter said they wouldn't mind delivering to my hotel after they were done preparing my order.I was quite surprised by this and i vowed i would return on the next day to sample their menu.Right from then i have always had my meals in this little... More 

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Thank blacktraveler1
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Been here many times during my 1 week stayed at lamu.the grilled fish and coconut rice was wonderfull also the garlic calari. As for the drink try coconut juice..! Heaven

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?