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Majlis Restaurant Lamu

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Italian, Japanese, Pizza, International
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Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
00254718 195499
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Description: The Majlis restaurant is located in the Ras Kitau Bay, Manda island, 5...
The Majlis restaurant is located in the Ras Kitau Bay, Manda island, 5 minutes boat-ride from Shella village and 10 min. From Lamu. The restaurant's cuisine includes international, Italian (pasta, pizza from wooden-oven, home-made ice-cream)and Japanese dishes (sushi, sashimi, tempura). There are also a pool bar for the day and a terrace bar to enjoy the sunset before dinner.
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
tasty and healthy food

We loved the food at Majlis restaurant, the menu has a good amount of variety to choose from and the seafood is brought in fresh every day. the italian pasta dishes and pizzas are extremely tasty and everything is cooked so healthy and light that even after a weeks of eating three course lunches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DaliahVlach
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the food at Majlis restaurant, the menu has a good amount of variety to choose from and the seafood is brought in fresh every day. the italian pasta dishes and pizzas are extremely tasty and everything is cooked so healthy and light that even after a weeks of eating three course lunches and dinners you come back feeling... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the location is beautiful and the property is well designed with a taste of Muslim and Italian architecture, the food is lacking the attention that it needs for a property like this. i was lucky with my order but my folks and wife were quite disappointed, in particular when ordering red meat, such as lamb chops or pepper steak... More 

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Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent Christmas and New Year at The Majlis and I curios to try their chef Kenneth who has been trained by first the famous Italian chef Luigi Frascella who worked in London at Zuma and recently from Mohsine Korich a two star Michelin chef now working in Nairobi at the Fairview Hotel. Well, the results are there simple amazing.... More 

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Thank Stefano M
Aveiro District, Portugal
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I went for the first time at dezember with some friends. And I have to say they know how to cook making all guest happy. After that and every time I went Lamu, I had to stop there for a snake.

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Thank riadeaveirokiteclub
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We ate almost exclusively at the Majlis during our visit to Lamu. The Majlis is by far the best restaurant on the island. If you a seafood lover (which my wife is) or Steak in my case, the chef will delight you.

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Thank Mohamed K
Naestved, Denmark
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place is very beautiful and unique. However it is very much in need of maintenance and management. The hotels beautiful white interior with its arabic inspiration almost takes your breath away as does the almost secluded beach. However plumbing in our room was leaking, floorboards near the pool entrance were loose (turning them into a real hazard) and most... More 

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Thank Masch333
London
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Situated on the island of Manda close to lamu island in Kenya. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere close to the beach

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Thank Sidney P
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Four courses or a la carte. Your choice. Whichever you choose you will not be disappointed. The salad is grown in the Chef's "garden" - how about that. Freshness of ingredients abounds. Excellent fare in superb surroundings.

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Thank Greville D
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

First the negative - The set dinner menu food was incredibly uninspired, very bland and expensive. We came specifically because we had read good reviews and were very disappointed with the food offerings. The fish was tough, tasteless and the sides were basically frozen peas and cabbage and boring tumeric rice. My partner had to send his first dish back,... More 

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Thank ladyswashbuckler
Bristol, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's beautiful! We went during low season and a result we had most of it to ourselves. We loved it impossibly a lot!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 00254718 195499

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 112
  • Cuisine: Italian, Japanese, Pizza, International

Description

The Majlis restaurant is located in the Ras Kitau Bay, Manda island, 5 minutes boat-ride from Shella village and 10 min. From Lamu. The restaurant's cuisine includes international, Italian (pasta, pizza from wooden-oven, home-made ice-cream)and Japanese dishes (sushi, sashimi, tempura). There are also a pool bar for the day and a terrace bar to enjoy the sunset before dinner.

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