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Sea Front, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Location and Service is amazing

Try anything and is great. The workers are just brilliant. I've enjoyed every single time I was there, and I was there lots of time :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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MSP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Try anything and is great. The workers are just brilliant. I've enjoyed every single time I was there, and I was there lots of time :)

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Mombasa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In the hearth of Lamu Town,right on the shore,candele light,small brezze under the stars and cool music.That is the atmosphere.Now comming to the food,i had a tuna steak baked on sea salt,one of the best in my life.My wife chosen a whole grilled fish just out from the sea and we ended with a gorgeous chocolate mousse.The wine list is... More 

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Nairobi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The ginger crab truly is evergreen, but sometimes, if you ask nicely...they'll make you even nicer dishes that aren't on the menu!

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Keerbergen, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Moonrise and the Lamu Beach are topplaces! The food was really delicious, and also the service was very friendly and fabulous. We will certainly come back!

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Keerbergen, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This a very good restaurant in Lamu. The fish is coming straight from the sea and is prepared by the Belgian chef Frank. All the dishes we had during our stay were excellent.

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Amsterdam
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We made a reservation for dinner. Special my friend is very interested in taraab music and is interested in seeing the musicians playing. We were sitting half an hour when the musicians started. However, we could not see them, because they were sitting outside. Also 2 local guys were "dancing" in front of the musicians and singing very loud. After... More 

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Digby, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We enjoyed trying new dishes each day and were particularly fond of the seafood. Service was excellent

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We were in Lamu during the Cultural Festival, and went here on our last night when there were less people around. The food is really good - we had tuna which was delicious, if a little too much! Good value, quiet, and as others have said a nice view of this end of the waterfront.

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Kalmthout, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed as guests in Lamu House Hotel for one month in November (this was our second stay) and we had breakfast, lunch and dinner EVERY day at the Moonrise Restaurant (part of Lamu House Hotel). Every day fresh (sea)food with lots of variation : salads, pasta's, fantastic tuna (the carpaccio !!!!) and crab dishes, homemade fish-fingers, different vegetables (super... More 

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

The prix fixe menu on our Friday visit was wonderful (crab claw, tuna carpaccio, cold cucumber soup w prawns, pasta with pesto, seafood curry with rice and dessert) and amazing for 1500Ksh/each. Made us want to come home and figure out how to make this happen in Kisumu (less often...). The owner was very considerate of the children as well,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sea Front, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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