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Moonrise Restaurant

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

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  • 3
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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
Pricey for the island, but good food.

We wanted to get away from the down market seafood fare that you find on the Lamu seafront. This was just the place. It's tucked away at the end of the sea front and has a pleasant ambiance beneath some trees in a courtyard overlooking the dhows. Service is good, the food was fine, but a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
theinspectorishere
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We wanted to get away from the down market seafood fare that you find on the Lamu seafront. This was just the place. It's tucked away at the end of the sea front and has a pleasant ambiance beneath some trees in a courtyard overlooking the dhows. Service is good, the food was fine, but a little pricey for the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

There are very few places in Lamu Town which make you feel like you are back home enjoying the qualities of good dining service and food. This place is one of them. On Kenyatta road and towards Coconut Beach (near to the right side end of Lamu Town), when entering this place for lunch we felt we managed to escape... More 

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Malindi, Kenya
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The place has a great location, the staff are pleasant and the food good. Compared with other nearby restaurants the prices are high - it's not hard to find similar quality for a third as much. My "house white" wine was oxidised and undrinkable.

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Thank Peter W
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank chuu143
Mombasa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank 770Emmanuel
Nairobi
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank PrinaP
Keerbergen, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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