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Marlin Restaurant

Lusaka Club, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Marlin)
+260 21 1252206
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Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Lusaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Broad menu, decor outdated but food and service is great. Try the pepper steak, it never fails to please!

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Marlin for the years and the quality never fails. The restaurant itself gives such a great welcoming atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. The menu is varied and caters to different tastes but for me the Pepper steak just beats any that i have had. I would urge you try it, booking in advance... More

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Aylsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fourth visit to what is considered the best steak restaurant in Lusaka. The menu continues to follow the formula. Having made steaks for so long they have kind of perfected it. The place is generally busy. A good place if you want a good steak albeit the restaurant itself does lack a certain charm.

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Lusaka
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food is definitely good but the atmosphere is bordering on depressing. their steak, especially the pepper steak is all most people talk about when marlin comes u.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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359 reviews 359 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is like getting back 30 years in time. Not much has changed in the decoration of this restaurant. Neither has the menu changed much. But why change a winning concept? Had the fillet with mushroom sauce and chips. Really really good. One of the best fillets ever eaten. The restaurant is a bit noisy. But service is efficient. Food... More

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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were recommended by several people and also our Guidebook about visiting this restaurant for the pepper steaks. Simply delicious at only K80 a piece too, excellent value. Only strange feeling was being surrounded by white people again, not many Zambians, just a few here and there. Possibly too expensive for the majority or peppered steak isn't their thing -... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Some of the best curries I've ever had in a restaurant! Fantastic vegetarian menu! Great ambience - definitely one of the more popular places to be and be seen. Rustic decor with old-school wooden furniture and reed accents. Will definitely go back for more!

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Seoul, South Korea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Facilities look ,feel and are old and in need of some love. Good service for a large group. Food was good but not anything special but in context was pretty good. Loud. Crowded

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Best pepper steak this side of town. The restaurant is desperately crying out for a revamp though. Be sure to make a booking to avoid disappointment.

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Kampala, Uganda
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Despite the name the signature dish appears to be Pepper Steak. We all ordered it and no one was disappointed. It is a simple interior, nothing flash, basic tables and chairs and a fairly average salad bar as a starter. But the Fillet Steak was delicious.

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