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Tamarind Mombasa

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Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya
254 41 474600
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very special experience.

This restaurant is beautiful. The setting is just devine. Lighting at night gorgeous. Mombasa was empty due to the travel advisories but I'm sure the service is always as attentive. It is expensive but mostly worth it for the experience. The menu so extensive as to be overwhelming - in a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Leanne H
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is beautiful. The setting is just devine. Lighting at night gorgeous. Mombasa was empty due to the travel advisories but I'm sure the service is always as attentive. It is expensive but mostly worth it for the experience. The menu so extensive as to be overwhelming - in a good way. The oysters were delicious (piri piri were... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

You can't beat this place for the ambience. Pre lunch cocktails are served with a bowl of nibbles that includes local prawns and taro toot chips. The menu is not vast but has everything you could possibly want in a coastal city. Everything is presented beautifully and the service team ensures you are enjoying the meal before melting away discreetly.... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had an absolutely gorgeous meal/ late lunch here on Fri. In fact it was so good we had to go back the next day for another late lunch and guess what?? It was as good. The staff are great. The food fab. The service spot on. The views are stunning. You don't feel you are in a hustle bustle town.... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are looking for exclusive fresh seafood, this is the place to be. Its the Tamarind Experience, aboard the Tamarind Dhow, the perfect Romantic Dinner, prepared on-board, of course!

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I stay in Mombasa frequently for work, and the Tamarind's number is in my favourite contacts. The exotic menu and Portuguese influenced dishes exploding with flavour will keep me coming back for more! The ambience is second to none, with live music and very attentive staff, with cool breezes off the water. I'd fly to Mombasa just to eat there... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Staying in the hotel for 1 night, I had the pleasure of dining in the restaurant in the evening. The crab I had was delicious and clearly very fresh! We were a fairly large group and the service was very nice, but painfully slow. Everyone enjoyed their food and was very happy with it, but all were a bit annoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have visited Tamarind several times over the years and while the food (especially the sea food) and ambience is normally fantastic, this time it wasn't quite as good. The ambience was there but it was crowded (which means it does good business). The food was great but we found it a bit pricey this time round. I would go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent restaurant! Been there several times and never disappointed. The view is amazing! The food very nice. Try the prawns piri piri, very well prepared and tasty. The hybiscus platter is also very interesting. The sesame tuna, well done and fresh. Don't forget to try the coctails.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Tamarind was recommended to us by a regular visitor..My brother! we booked prior, when we arrived we were shown to our table, it was dressed out of this world with pretty lit candles and the best champagne waiting on ice! The atmosphere was warm and relaxed, our waitier was literally that, he waited on us hand and foot, to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Mombasa Tamarind turned out special in every way - atmosphere, food, service, menu offer and all. Sea food, by the sea, from the sea, prepared perfectly and served beautifully. The reception was well choreographed, warm welcome, cocktails at the lounge, and well paced service . Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254 41 474600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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