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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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  • 75
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  • 17
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  • 6
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  • 4
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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
High Steaks

I am fortunate enough to travel to Zambia as often as I do. Lusaka is a real up and coming city with all the shops and take away's of South Africa. For me one of the hidden Gems of the city is The Marlin Restaurant at the Lusaka Club. It has all the appeal of a time gone by, real... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Alan C
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Oslo, Norway
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149 reviews 149 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Decent food in a city with limited alternatives, the try their best an sometimes deliver. Forget the wine menu. Popular with the local expat crowd and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I am fortunate enough to travel to Zambia as often as I do. Lusaka is a real up and coming city with all the shops and take away's of South Africa. For me one of the hidden Gems of the city is The Marlin Restaurant at the Lusaka Club. It has all the appeal of a time gone by, real... More 

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Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is part of what is known as the Lusaka Club and is great for steaks and other international cuisine. Prices are very reasonable and you will do well to eat all your meal. Definitely worth a visit when in Lusaka.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A bit dilapidated and old establishment, but good food! Loved the steaks. Would definitely visit again

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were a party of 6 on a business dinner. The concierge at the Radisson recommended the restaurant. The fillet steaks are delicious and the portions are very generous, at a relatively cheap price.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Safely the best steak in town, the portions are hearty and fresh. Its however time for a makeover of the place and also a little spicing up of the menu.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had Lunch with a business associate and we ordered Pepper Steak and Double sided T-Bone respectively. The Restaurant is not very cozy from the outward look as it is situated in a Golf Club, however I don't remember any other place in Lusaka where you can get real value for money. The Chef de griller really did his home... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The venue is old and needs to be renovated, the food was palatable but could use a makeover as well. For the price, quality was not given in my opinion.

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Lusaka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Marlin Restaurant does great Paper Steak. This restaurant is popular with expatriate and business visitors. Its close to Intercontinental Hotel

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Lusaka, Zambia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food is very good there, except that the restaurant is quite small so you got to be there early otherwise you'll have to wait for a table to be free...

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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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