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Marlin Restaurant

Lusaka Club, Lusaka, Zambia (Formerly Marlin)
+260 21 1252206
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Ranked #2 of 79 Restaurants in Lusaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lusaka Province, Zambia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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821 reviews 821 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Wigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A little more imagination on the salad and you would be a bit closer. The fillet steak was great, well cooked and plenty of it too. A bit more choice on the starters would help too. Certainly worth a visit for the steaks.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

This place always make my stay in Lusaka beautiful, great service and great food. Good management who knows what they are doing. Keep doing the good work guys.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Three times in a row being served poor quality steak !! too coincidental, Marlin has definitely taken its foot off the throttle, cant see how it can be ranked #2. !! Who does these rankings anyway.

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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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