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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing sunset

Even though i Just passed by the place for a quick snack, the timing was perfect for watching the sunset. I had an amazing half hour there and the place doesn't look like it's even in Mtwapa, due to the long natural road

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Mary O
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Even though i Just passed by the place for a quick snack, the timing was perfect for watching the sunset. I had an amazing half hour there and the place doesn't look like it's even in Mtwapa, due to the long natural road

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Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant, great service, very nice view, beautiful ambience, great music and the food was to die for. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and our lobster dinners lol. They also have a good kiddy menu

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Although we had to wait it was worth the wait, each of us had different ways to prepare and serve fillet steaks which were cooked to perfection. Waiting was the more enjoyable as we enjoyed a perfect sun set. Sifa our waiter was particularly friendly and had a great sense of humour

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were here for valentines dinner. The place was packed lucky for us we had a reservation but had to wait a while at the entrance for someone to usher us to our table. The welcome felt hurried as it was obvious that it was full, the resurant setup was nice overlooking the creek from any table. Our waiter guided... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I had the opportunity to dine at La Marina in January and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The setting on the water was lovely, the atmosphere relaxing and the staff friendly. We enjoyed the food and drinks and had a very pleasant evening. THe have a huge menu with loads of selections. In the end I chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My lady and i agreed to visit la marina for our anniversary dinner we agreed on seafood.mmmh they didn't dissapoint had the best of the best prawns! The best

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This gem of a restaurant is tucked away off the main street but with great views over the creek at Mtwapa. The menu is superb - lots of seafood, but with plenty of other options. The welcome is effusive and genuine, the service impeccable and the food is top notch. Less expensive than the Tamarind (less well-publicised). We have eaten... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had lunch at la marina no dissapointment..sea food mezze fresh awesome.portion was massive tasty and great value for money...and excellent desert cant remember the name but it was their valentine special.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Called in to see what the fuss was about the restaurant on the side of the creek. Was greeted with a big Kenyan smile and hospitality. Booked for the night and was not disappointed. Ordered grilled lobster a starter and a dessert. The meal was better than I ever expected and when I got the bill it was a bigger... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were staying at the Monalisa Hotel just down the road in Mtwapa and the staff recommended La Marina as an ideal location for a romantic dinner for my husband and I. It is a breathe of fresh air from the bustle of Mtwapa and one is immediately greeted by the warmth of the ocean in the outdoor restaurant. The... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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