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Marlin Restaurant

Lusaka Club, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Marlin)
+260 21 1252206
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Ranked #1 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
Kampala, Uganda
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Lusaka, Zambia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

in a town where few things are reliable. Get the pepper steak; you won't be disappointed! Low key vibe, muted lighting, a place where you can have a conversation. One of those rare places that's good for family as well as a date. I come here about once a month and am never disappointed. Best to make reservations if you... More

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Marlin Restaurant is all about the steak - their speciality although all the food served here is excellent. This is a very popular venue for locals and expats alike and a very cosmopolitan crowd normally frequents it. It is busy so if possible book in advance or be prepared for a normally short wait. It is located in the Lusaka... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

they have nice menus for steaks which go hand in hand with a drink of your choice and good environment, staff is positive, place worth a visit when in Lusaka

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Padua, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I choose Marlin for the reference in tripadvisor and the food was really good, we have chosen the pepper and mushroom steak that was excellent. The restaurant is inside a club, and the people mainly are lusakian and some expatriates. This restaurant is a good option for a dinner

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Luanda, Angola
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The place was packed on Thursday evening and the atmosphere electrifying ! The place had expats - locals and every body seemed to have a great time.The steaks are great.Service could be better.Make a booking well in advance.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've been going to the Marlin Restaurant (formerly known as the Jaylin restaurant) for over 20yrs and the food is always delicious. Well done to 'Raj' the owner, for keeping up the good standards.You can never go wrong with their AMAZING pepper steak, spring rolls or their Garlic butter prawn dish. Living in a land locked Country I personally won't... More

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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Really old world but good consistent food. Very crowded and very noisy. Has a smoking room, hooray. I always eat here when in Lusaka and I am never disappointed. The Pepper steak and the salad is my favorite meal.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This restaurant really is a throw-back to the very best of 1970s dining ! Others have commented on the decor ; for me it has a warm and dated feel about it ! Efficient service is the name of the game ; not unfriendly but not particularly engaging either. Not quite sure where the 'Marlin' comes into the equation ;... More

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Lusaka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Having been eating here for over twenty years regularly, I'm still amazed at how much effort must go into maintaining EVERYTHING so consistently... The food is the same, and tastes great every time - the decor isn't so hot, and is the same every time, and the waiters are the same, and could probably tell a few stories about the... More

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