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La Marina

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Seafood, International
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Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
+254 20 2434726
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Sea food extraordinary

Went to la marina to sample the food we ended up eating sea food, very tasty to the last bit. The set up is very warm it gives the feeling of ancient Swahili life yet it has am orders twist. The music is nice and the breeze from the ocean breath taking. I would recommend for couples.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Brenda O
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Bamburi, Kenya
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say, disappointing, who ever is purchasing the ingredients need to review how they advertise them on the menu!! Yes the view and setting is stunning very romantic, peaceful and good service however that is where it ends. We ordered two starters to share the beef carpaccio and calamari allegro which were both good however our mains... More 

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Thank Holly Suzanne B
Diani Beach, Kenya
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed! Whilst the atmosphere and views of the creek are fantastic, the food was a let down. I was expecting better. The menu is vast and on paper looks excellent however the prices are steep for what we were served. I had the garlic and chilli prawns that whilst tasted nice were tiny! Each prawn was the size of my... More 

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Thank AcaciaGM
Mombasa, Kenya
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am thinking of coming there. However, my friend uses a walking stick. Does this place have a lot of stairs, and if so, do have hand rails. Thank You

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1 Thank Hatari-Man
Bamburi, Kenya
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to la marina to sample the food we ended up eating sea food, very tasty to the last bit. The set up is very warm it gives the feeling of ancient Swahili life yet it has am orders twist. The music is nice and the breeze from the ocean breath taking. I would recommend for couples.

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Thank Brenda O
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Very delicious seafood, five star service and great atmosphere. It was a very nice experience to dine here. They can even organise a private table on a boat. Well Alice did it for us. Memorable experience

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Thank Tariqa I I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic service all round. They had everything unlike most places lacking menu items. Staff extremely friendly and engaging. Will definitely visit more!!

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Thank David T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Really lovely restaurant. Surprising on the drive to the restaurant that the location would be so beautiful looking out on to the creek. Lovely food and extensive menu. Staff were great and the flat screens were a great addition at the bar to watch the football.

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Thank DebPhelps83
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have lived in the area for a long time but have never visited this lovely place in my backyard. After our honeymoon stays were over, we decided to visit and experience sea food dining. The food is amazing and there is quite a large variety on the menu. Next time, we will definitely go for the dhow cruise.

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Thank Ndiba
Malindi, Kenya
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Beautiful location on the creek, best experienced for lunch as can see the surroundings, but also good at night. We have visited many times. The staff go out of their way to make you comfortable. Food is yummy and there is quite a large variety on the menu. You can enjoy this place with the whole family, the restaurant is... More 

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Thank fadingbrightly
Mombasa, Kenya
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Its well kept with good see view and feel of breeze as you have good time! I love the place for the staff are very helping and very attentive to guests ! will be back again for another good times ! keep it up team !!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2434726

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 55
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?