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Marlin Restaurant

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Lusaka Club | Longacres, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Marlin)
+260 21 1252206
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 95
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  • 90
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  • 21
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  • 7
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit, known for their steaks.

Very basic with dated decor but remains one of the best places to dine in Lusaka. The steaks are usually quite good and the rest of the menu offers something for most. Better to order a steak with sauce on the side or it will be totally immersed.Offers good value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Phileas F
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Lusaka, Zambia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very basic with dated decor but remains one of the best places to dine in Lusaka. The steaks are usually quite good and the rest of the menu offers something for most. Better to order a steak with sauce on the side or it will be totally immersed.Offers good value for money.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

very casual spot, but quality of food shines through. I would suggest keeping the sauce on the side, as the meat does not need it. .

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If your hungry for steaks dripping in sauce go to this place. Otherwise don't waste your time. The ambiance is worn out, kitchen doesn't seem to be all that clean as the tables we're a little rusty and there was a funny smell at the place. But the steak portions were huge hence it gets 2 stars

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I can see why people enjoy going to this restraurant as the food is homely but i found that it had a canteen like atmosphere with a free salad bar and very average food which is not well presented, it is not the type of food i enjoy when i go out and i found the prices to be quite... More 

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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Loved the meal - we did have to book in advance and the restaurant was full. The steaks were amazing - to be honest I didn't even look at the rest of the menu. I asked for the sauce on the side - but didn't touch it. Also as the steaks are so big - you can take the rest... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have eaten here a few times in the last 15 years and, while the decor is very basic and nothing to write home about - still set in the '80s, the food is Fantastic! Steaks are a speciality and the restaurant is very well worth the visit. Waiters are very friendly and service is good. A real institution that... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent! In Lusaka club. A must eat in Lusaka! We all 5 had steak. Service is great in an older world style. Salad bar self service. A lovely experience and great food.

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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Location Lusaka Club, Book a table in advance as its busy every day, the Best steaks in Zambia, Great Portions, Go hungry... Don't expect fine dining... This place is anything goes...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Need to go early or make a reservation. Very nice steak and will also allow you to eat salad for free. We hopped in from 18:30 but when we were finished the restaurant was more than full.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Marlin is an institution in Lusaka! You will have the best pepper steak in town! Do not miss it! the place is well located at the Lusaka Club and easily reachable. The atmosphere is a bit dated but you will always spend a good evening there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lusaka Club | Longacres, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Marlin)
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Lusaka Province  >  Lusaka
  • Phone Number: +260 21 1252206

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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