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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Best pepper steak in town

This restaurant has been in existence for many years and remains popular with locals and internationals alike due to its reliable food quality and good service. It's renowned for it's pepper steak, but other dishes are also good, especially the salad bar that comes with the meal. It's unfortunate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent steak cooked to perfection and crispy chips. No better place for a hunk of the arguably best beef in the world.

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Lusaka
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been in existence for many years and remains popular with locals and internationals alike due to its reliable food quality and good service. It's renowned for it's pepper steak, but other dishes are also good, especially the salad bar that comes with the meal. It's unfortunate that conversation is rather difficult - the acoustics are terrible due... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow .. Excellent meal .. Succulent steaks .. Great sized portions ..good salad table (5 choices) help yourself.,chose delicious brandy & orange pancake for dessert., yummy! excellent service ..good price.. Venue old colonial style w 1970's decor. Friendly welcome at entrance and staff .

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Booking is essential at this restaurant! Decor is very out dated and it can get a bit noisy, but the steak is fantastic. They have other dishes available on the menu but I do recommend the steak, that's what has made this restaurant famous is Lusaka!!

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Lusaka, Zambia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A simple concept that has been there for years. simple deco but the quality of the steaks , service has been the same for years.

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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It is cozy and buzzy inside although looks an abandoned place outside in the car park. Great place to start the evening and it seems to close early-by about 10pm.

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The simplistic set up sets you back , from the parking lot to the entrance. Once you get into the restaurant ....you get surprised again as you are still taken a back...It's very traditional all wood and casual. However, the steaks.....are above the cut , juicy , well done and tasty. A must visit for anyone who loved their meat.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Set in the Lusaka Club, the restaurant is part of the olde worlde feel of Colonial times. Waiter service and decor a reflection of then. We had a fabulous meal, with 4 of us opting for the steak and my youngest daughter selecting a Chinese dish, also part of their standard menu. Everything was very good, the food and drinks... More 

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Lusaka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very busy on weekends and you need a reservations. Cool 60ties design. Quality of service depends mainly on number of guests. Quality of steaks stay always the same - delicious!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Food excellent, staff always on hand, locals dining on very good unpretentious and affordable food. Decor old and bit scruffy but the rest makes up for it.

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Address: Lusaka Club, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Marlin)
Phone Number: +260 21 1252206
Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Lusaka Province  >  Lusaka
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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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