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The Moorings

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Italian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian
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Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
+254736547923
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Description: Kenya's Only Floating Restaurant. We Offer Authentic Dhow Cruising Aboard...
Kenya's Only Floating Restaurant. We Offer Authentic Dhow Cruising Aboard Mv Pomboo Tu And Continental Cuisine Besides Seafood.
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  • 31
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  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pizza with a view and atmosphere.....

It is always a great place to go. Down from the crowdy town Mtwapa. On the swimming platform.....what to eat....you will not do a wrong choice...all is delicious.... We love to eat pizza, enjoy the nature.....and back to the normal life...smile

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tatjana0409
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Kaltenkirchen, Germany
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Kaltenkirchen, Germany
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is always a great place to go. Down from the crowdy town Mtwapa. On the swimming platform.....what to eat....you will not do a wrong choice...all is delicious.... We love to eat pizza, enjoy the nature.....and back to the normal life...smile

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Thank Tatjana0409
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to the restaurant many times over the last 10 years. The service is still fast and personal. The food is great. The prices are fair. I recommend it for evenings.

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Thank Wanjahi
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Wanjahi, We thank you most sincerely for your consistent patronage and more so for taking your valuable time to unreservedly share your first-hand experience at the FLOATING FANTASY. It is indeed a fact that we offer value for money with our priceless product; to the pleasant surprise of many skeptical first time visitors. For And On Behalf Of THE... More 

Malindi, Kenya
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten here a few times. This is a lovely location, pretty good for a romantic encounter, family visit or business meeting. Its quiet in a superb location and the tables are spaced nicely. Unfortunately i think I have been a little unlucky with the food. That that I have chosen has been the frozen re heated type. Last... More 

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Thank grantrita
Mombasa
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Still remember the nice Fish samosas. Great Seafood restaurant on the Mtwapa creek. While you can do some activities on creek, enjoy the relaxed meal at the moorings restaurant.

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Thank slofty
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i was skeptical about it until i actually went, the service is fast and efficient. they have great fish dishes and the drinks are amazing, it's best experienced over the weekend since they have very interesting displays of fish caught around the area and they even prepare them for the customers after.

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Thank Mary O
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to be especially in the afternoons! We liked the place arriving late afternoon for late lunch and sundowner drinks, August 2015. Nice food, average service.

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Thank Delta Tours Ken... A
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just under a year ago we came here for a romantic lunch and were blown away as the food was incredible and when we returned the other day we were not disappointed. We ordered pretty much the same again, (smoked sailfish, garlic prawns) which gives us a good reference point. The food was good however the presentation had slipped a... More 

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Thank Holly Suzanne B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

perfect place for sundowners, their dawa is awesome! on the waterside, so moving with the little waves, so be careful not to take too many dawa, as you may keel over!

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1 Thank Dirk-Jan K
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with my sister . The floating restaurant has a great ambience and is very serene and we spent the whole afternoon here .The lunch was very nice and the service is also good. The surroundings are so peaceful and relaxing with some nice music playing in the background. The place comes highly recommended and I will definitely... More 

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Thank CAROLYNE K
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the moorings last December. This was a repeat visit so we had high expectations. Unlike in previous visits we found most seafront tables reserved. As always the quality of their food was great. However, the service was poor probably attributed to a new waiter who served our table. We still think this restaurant is value for money and... More 

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Thank David M
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear David, Your comments are highly appreciated. Please note that December is always a busy month for not just The Moorings but the entire hospitality industry and especially at the coast. For this reason it is always advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointments. Many are the times we have in fact had to turn away walk-in patrons for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254736547923

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Kenya's Only Floating Restaurant. We Offer Authentic Dhow Cruising Aboard Mv Pomboo Tu And Continental Cuisine Besides Seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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