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820 Diaz Street | Lüderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 000
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Germany
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a set dinner, which included soup, main and ice cream. Soup was ok, but not better than ok, pretty tasteless. For main we both had a Rumpsteak, we ordered one medium and the other medium-rare. Both came out of the kitchen pretty much the same. Sad enough, however the meat itself was chewy with many tendons, never had... More 

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Thank Karlh
Tiny, Canada
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed two evening meals here in the four days we were in Luderitz. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was some of the best of our trip and the view over the water and the occasional dolphin was entertaining. We would recommend The Penquin and from the looks of the hotel we would choose to stay at... More 

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Thank CorrieChristiaan
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you so much for taking your time to post your highly positive feedback on your recent dining experiences in our PENGUIN RESTAURANT. It pleases me to read that our food was "...some of the best of our trip..." To be recommended is the best endorsement we could ask for. PS. Yes, do come and stay at our... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept stylish and upmarket restaurant. Lovely view over ocean. Friendly service and well prepared food.

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Thank biancal811
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for posting your positive feedback on your recent dining experience in our PENGUIN RESTAURANT, the only full-service restaurant in Lüderitz. I am pleased that you liked our location overlooking the sea. I am also delighted that our service was friendly and our food good. Please do come and dine with us again. Your support is appreciated.... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty average buffet dinner but not a lot of choice. Everything else seemed to be closed. It is also pricey. I am not sure it is worth trying the alacarte menu either.

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Thank janet_skilton
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for taking your time to post your feedback on your recent Sunday evening in our PENGUIN RESTAURANT. You are correct in saying that our full service restaurant is the only restaurant open 365 days a year. I am sorry to hear that our buffet did not fully satisfy your needs as it is normally very well... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the restaurant was really accommodating to our group's dining hours being outside their usual opening hours, the service was grindingly slow. Sometimes we would be the only ones in the restaurant, and 3 staff members would be there, but it would be impossible to catch their attention and make an order or to pose a question. Also, after us... More 

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Thank Anderst04
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you so much for taking your time to post your detailed feedback on your various dining experiences at our restaurant. I am delighted that you found our" food good. The steaks were well cooked, the lobster tails were tasty, and the salads were good too." It pleases me to read that Pepe provided you with a good... More 

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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The food is ok if you re hungry, but otherwise no reason to go there. Overpriced and nothing special.

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Thank Lita A
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for taking your time to post your feedback on your experience at our restaurant. From your review, I cannot determine what your dish was or indeed, the time of day you dined in our restaurant? We host many local (Namibians), regional and international guests and patrons and the overwhelming majority speak highly of our restaurant. In... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Always happy with the food,good wines and amazing staff. Never had a bad dinner after staying total 6 weeks so can from my heart recommending this restaurang :-)

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Thank Roger Ö
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you very much for posting your positive review on your many dining experiences at our PENGUIN RESTAURANT. It is our ultimate objective to satisfy the needs of all our patrons and guests with the view that they will return to us in the future. I am delighted that we satisfied all your needs. Your support and feedback... More 

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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here twice and lovely both times! Attentive staff, good variety and lekker dishes! Had surf & turf as well as pasta and good eine selection!

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Thank Jeanine S
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for posting your positive 5/5 review on your dining experiences in our restaurant and I am pleased that during both your visits, we satisfied your needs. Please do come and visit us again. Kind regards, Ulf Grünewald General Manager More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Staying in Nest Hotel for a few weeks at least once a year, I'm enjoyng dining at Penguin Restaurant most of the evenings. The crew serving you is very kind, and you have a choice of buffet or "a la carte" menues most of the times. Wine selection is very good too. Super nice view of Luderitz bay too. Nice... More 

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Thank Alberto P
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you very much for taking your time and effort to post your positive and maximum 5/5 review on your various culinary experiences at our Penguin Restaurant. What pleases me most is that you are a satisfied repeat patron (and valued guest) who clearly endorses our hotel and for that, my team and I could not ask for... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great food, superb service and a real value for money. The seafood was plenty to choose from, maybe a little bit pricey but definately quality food.

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Thank Shandri09
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for posting your positive 5/5 review on our Penguin Restaurant. I am delighted that we satisfied all your needs. Please do come and visit us again. Best regards, Ulf Gruenewald General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Diaz Street | Lüderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Karas Region  >  Luderitz
  • Phone Number: +264 63 204 000
Description
The Penguin Restaurant with direct sea-views is the only full service restaurant in Lüderitz. It is open throughout the year and delicious local Lüderitz lobster, seafood and oyster platters are a speciality and abalone is uniquely served here. Vegetarian and children's menus also available. Lavazza coffees with fresh patisseries are available the whole day. Lunches can be enjoyed on the outside terraces with direct sea views and in-house guests are treated to one of the best full buffet breakfasts in Namibia (FREE for in-house guests).

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