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Marlin Restaurant

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Lusaka Club, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Marlin)
+260 21 1252206
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great steak at a reasonable price

We were a party of 6 on a business dinner. The concierge at the Radisson recommended the restaurant. The fillet steaks are delicious and the portions are very generous, at a relatively cheap price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Lance W
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were a party of 6 on a business dinner. The concierge at the Radisson recommended the restaurant. The fillet steaks are delicious and the portions are very generous, at a relatively cheap price.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Safely the best steak in town, the portions are hearty and fresh. Its however time for a makeover of the place and also a little spicing up of the menu.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had Lunch with a business associate and we ordered Pepper Steak and Double sided T-Bone respectively. The Restaurant is not very cozy from the outward look as it is situated in a Golf Club, however I don't remember any other place in Lusaka where you can get real value for money. The Chef de griller really did his home... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The venue is old and needs to be renovated, the food was palatable but could use a makeover as well. For the price, quality was not given in my opinion.

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Lusaka
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Marlin Restaurant does great Paper Steak. This restaurant is popular with expatriate and business visitors. Its close to Intercontinental Hotel

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food is very good there, except that the restaurant is quite small so you got to be there early otherwise you'll have to wait for a table to be free...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's usually crowded with expat population of Lusaka. The food is not bad but then again not out of this world. They were kind enough to make something for out of the menu. I wanted stir fried prawns in oyster sauce with vegetable and rice. They did an average job with it and I felt the rice shld have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went for dinner as a group but had to book a table well in advance as the place gets crowded due to the good food and popularity. We have been going there a number of times and the quality of food is just as good as when they first started without any compromise on standards. The overall service was... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was taken as a guest to the Marlin and was told that it was one of the best places to eat in Lusaka. It didn't disappoint. The décor is nothing special to look at and, if I am honest, resembled a café, although there were tables cloths and proper cutlery, etc. The place was packed, even though we went... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went here to see what all the fuss was about, just have stayed at home the steak arrived with a hole in eat, was't seasoned had lots of sinew on it and was extremely bland.Don't plan on going back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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