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

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Wonderful fresh and simple seafood preparations

This is a great little spot right on the waterfront in Lamu town. We stopped in for lunch and had a very nice lunch. I am giving it four stars as the menu is a bit limited and they were out of a lot of options but it is understandable as it is the low season, but everything we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
ladyswashbuckler
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great little spot right on the waterfront in Lamu town. We stopped in for lunch and had a very nice lunch. I am giving it four stars as the menu is a bit limited and they were out of a lot of options but it is understandable as it is the low season, but everything we had... More 

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Trinidad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Moonrise Restaurant is part of Lamu House Hotel, and I have reviewed it as part of the hotel and as I have noted in that review, this is a fabulous restaurant in Lamu Town The ambience is lovely being on the waterfront, the vibe is relaxed and friendly and the food is delicious. The appetizer bread and dip is... More 

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MSP
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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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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 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
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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
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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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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 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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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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Address: Sea Front, Lamu Island, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
Cuisine: Seafood

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

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  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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