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Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Heavenly Food

This restaurant is by the sea-front and it serves very good and tasty Swahili cuisine at a very reasonable price. I stopped by for late lunch and had authentic Swahili fish biryani which was so good, it was heavenly indeed. The owner was very gracious and took great care. I also had passion juice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Msafiri_Mwenyeji
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This restaurant is by the sea-front and it serves very good and tasty Swahili cuisine at a very reasonable price. I stopped by for late lunch and had authentic Swahili fish biryani which was so good, it was heavenly indeed. The owner was very gracious and took great care. I also had passion juice with lunch and got to people... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great place!...it takes a while to get to the table but once it does you will keep licking your fingers!! Just wonderful personal service makes you feel at home! The lobster and Jumbo prawns is a must try for all the sea food lovers. So much and so lovely food and service and the prices are very pocket friendly. No... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Very reasonably priced for nicely done seafood -- especially the grilled items (the garlic prawns were not so garlicky or exciting.) Not fancy, but comfortable. Right on the seafront, so prep for a steady breeze. Was pretty slow (>90 minutes) so just factor that in (especially if you have children with you, as we did -- most of the kids'... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Sloooow service but I really enjoyed the food there. The Bahjyas with the dippings are a must especially the cococnut, the fish paka is the best there! Also the mango-passion shake.

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Kampala, Uganda
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Once we tried the coconut shakes at the Olympic, we were ruined. No other coconut shake could compare and we went back almost daily. Their seafood is fantastic and everything is really well priced. It's a great casual place that's fun to go back to again and again. Highly recommended!

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Kinshasa
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The food was about average here and the owner was very nice. There was only one other group in the restaurant, but it delayed our meal about 1.5 hours! No blender for their juices either

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Nairobi, Kenya
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I just popped in for a plate of chips shortly before 10:00pm and the waiter said they wouldn't mind delivering to my hotel after they were done preparing my order.I was quite surprised by this and i vowed i would return on the next day to sample their menu.Right from then i have always had my meals in this little... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Been here many times during my 1 week stayed at lamu.the grilled fish and coconut rice was wonderfull also the garlic calari. As for the drink try coconut juice..! Heaven

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We LOVE seafood, and the lobster and king prawns that we had here were the **best** that we have ever had, anywhere in the world! It was SO fresh, and very simply but expertly grilled. One day I will go back to Lamu (from the U.S., 24 hours away by flight) just to eat there again. To boot, it is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Simply fresh seafood and home kind of cookings made by the family running the restaurant. Fancy Jumbo prawns or Lobster or even fresh red snapper this is the place to go.

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Address: Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
Cuisine: African

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  • Address: Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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