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La Marina

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Seafood, International
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Mtwapa, Mombasa 80109, Kenya
+254 20 2434726
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing taste of sea food

My lady and i agreed to visit la marina for our anniversary dinner we agreed on seafood.mmmh they didn't dissapoint had the best of the best prawns! The best

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Mark M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My lady and i agreed to visit la marina for our anniversary dinner we agreed on seafood.mmmh they didn't dissapoint had the best of the best prawns! The best

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This gem of a restaurant is tucked away off the main street but with great views over the creek at Mtwapa. The menu is superb - lots of seafood, but with plenty of other options. The welcome is effusive and genuine, the service impeccable and the food is top notch. Less expensive than the Tamarind (less well-publicised). We have eaten... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had lunch at la marina no dissapointment..sea food mezze fresh awesome.portion was massive tasty and great value for money...and excellent desert cant remember the name but it was their valentine special.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Called in to see what the fuss was about the restaurant on the side of the creek. Was greeted with a big Kenyan smile and hospitality. Booked for the night and was not disappointed. Ordered grilled lobster a starter and a dessert. The meal was better than I ever expected and when I got the bill it was a bigger... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were staying at the Monalisa Hotel just down the road in Mtwapa and the staff recommended La Marina as an ideal location for a romantic dinner for my husband and I. It is a breathe of fresh air from the bustle of Mtwapa and one is immediately greeted by the warmth of the ocean in the outdoor restaurant. The... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

La Marina is built upon the banks of the Mtwapa Creek, and is a hidden gem at what seems like the end of a road that leads to the budding neighbourhoods nearer the creek. We arrived too early for lunch but we were still welcomed - and drinks were served quickly. The kitchen staff got going and a delicious lunch... More 

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Kiambu, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

That we loved the place, not sure the like juice was real or me but everything else was okay. The scenery is to die for, and for me, my family is enough company.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

first of all the Director is hands on,you would think she's staff.The staff are well trained,polite and at your service.Second the ambiance is too to die for,the food the best i have eaten in Africa.Its child friendly.Lastly the sundowner on the dhow i lack words to say how romantic it was it was worth every cent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Been there like tha whole of 2014 with friends and family.i got three words for my experience there THE BEST RESTAURANT

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Meeting some friends to celebrate Mashujaa Day we were surprised to see very little customers in La Marina. As usual the staff were very friendly and helpful although the expresso machine was not the best start to the evening. As we waiting for our party to arrive we noticed there was only about ten people eating in the restaurant on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mtwapa, Mombasa 80109, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2434726

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 55
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?