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Olympic Resturant

Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Ranked #5 of 18 restaurants in Lamu Island
Cuisines: African
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Kisumu, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Milton, Delaware
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61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

On our second trip to Lamu, we returned to Olympic as we'd enjoyed it so much last year, Last year's great waiter had returned to school and the management was new. The juice drinks were still great but the food was not as good as last year. Fish was always fresh but most dishes were bland, even the normally spicy... More

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Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Had curry which was nice. Family had fried fish (Tuna). It was from frozen, but really nice. He even sells the frozen fish by the Kilo (super cheap). Also, the coconut shake was really good. Clearly he cares about his restaurant, and his food!

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