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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A good restaurant in a nice atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Bristol, Rhode Island
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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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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Having been to many of the establishments in Lamu, many of which are far higher on this list, I was surprised to see the relatively low placing of Majlis on the list of restaurants on the Islands. Without a doubt the most tastefully decorated, opulent and tranquil place in the area - even if they don't give non-staying patrons the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Food was average. Service was even worse. In Peak occupancy they did not offer a range of sea food. Pleasantly surprised to a vegetarian Menu as an offering.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Never have I had a single meal prepared in many different delicious and tasty ways in one place like the Majlis restaurant. From Chicken Masala, Chicken Salad.... Including open flame grilled chicken! Mamma Mia... Simply amazing :-)

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Totally brilliant luxury, great welcom superb location, beach front , deserted location get away from it all , but great staff just waiting to serve you .

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Great service, great views; very enjoyable. Manager especially very acommodating so highly recommended when in Lamu

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

Having stayed in Lamu town, we decided to head to the quieter Manda island to sample the Majlis restaurant. We asked our hotel in Lamu to call the Majlis restaurant to book lunch for us and they did not have a problem with that, they even arranged to pick us from Lamu town with their own boat, which took like... More 

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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 23 - 113
  • 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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