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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: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 70
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Best Steaks!!!!

I have to admit the only meal I eat whenever I visit Marlin is their excellent pepper steak is one of the best in Lusaka if not Zambia. I have never been disappointed and the fries the steak comes with are good. The meat is juicy and tender (need to know their butcher!!!!) and the pepper sauce is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Kaluba M
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have to admit the only meal I eat whenever I visit Marlin is their excellent pepper steak is one of the best in Lusaka if not Zambia. I have never been disappointed and the fries the steak comes with are good. The meat is juicy and tender (need to know their butcher!!!!) and the pepper sauce is to die... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Known for its steaks & rapid service; the steaks are excellent & portions generous. More of a casual & family place. Always packed on weekends so do book; its gets a bit noisy.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have visited Marlin for meals for many years and have not once been disappointed. I have to admit that I do not look at the menus as I always order the amazing pepper steak! I only have to decide which cut of steak to have each occasion. Lol. Even when I have ordered take aways, never a bad meal.... More 

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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This restaurant is rated 2nd on tripadvisor so either the voters or me need a reality check. The ambiance alone reminded me of a staff canteen, stained table cloths and the whole place looking severely TIRED. All tables cramped up. Menu- Good selection and at first sight it actually looks a bit under priced. Then at the bottom of the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Lusaka Club is a wonderful institution. The Marlin resturant serves a wonderful pepper steak & has a good salad bar.Service is good with competent and friendly staff. Great value for money

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Lusaka
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went there with my wife and she got sick. But everybody says it is a good restaurant. So probably she was not lucky? The big issue however is the ambiance. It is a claustrophobic feeling. Why they cannot open a veranda outside is a mystery to me. To have lunch in a dark place when outside is sunny is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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970 reviews 970 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Marlin has been around forever. However the quality of the food has remained very good. I like coming here to eat meat and boy, do they do it well. Highly recommended.

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Marathon, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This address was given to us by the owner of our guesthouse. From the outside, nothing much but the food is excellent. There is a delicious, extensive salad buffet, beef is tender and well prepared and our waiter was excellent, professional, pleasant and yes, smiling. The cherry on the cake, prices are reasonable. You need a reservation because of its... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Once again enjoyed another excellent meal at The Marlin. Great choices, really good waiter service and affordable.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We often use this restaurant with my family to taste beef steak. It comes with salad buffet. Steak is always nice with several choice of sauce. Since it is very popular for local residents, it is better to book the table in advance.

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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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