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Tamarind Mombasa

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

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  • 26
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  • 14
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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
Favourite haunt - but...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
37 helpful votes 37 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was one of the best lunch i ever had at any Restaurant.This included sea food,crabs,Grilled Lobster and Fish.Will go again and again.Thank you.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

too bad about the food and the service, neither of which was particularly good fabulous view though and a bice setting for dinner drinks the salads (both I sent one back) were not to my liking, the main dish had prawns that did not seem fresh and their breads were uninspiring was a disappointment

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Topped off a wonderful trip to Mombasa with a great lunch - amazing lobster, service - very peaceful atmosphere. Best restaurant in Kenya.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

wonderful to arrive at this serene and beautiful spot overlooking the river. Menu is very good and the seafood beautifully presented and as good as anywhere. Tuna sashimi is my favourite starter and this time I had the king prawn peri peri. Chargrilled to perfection. Minus one star for over charging on the wine menu. Oyster Bay at $65 a... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We ate dinner in Tamarinds in January 2015. The restaurant is nicely made and the food is delicious. Probably the best place to eat seafood in Mombasa. This is also reflected in the prices, who are quite high. Still worth to go

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting the Tamarind since 1979 and sadly it's not as good as it was. It's in a fabulous outdoor location looking over Mombasa Island and offers a great choice of both seafood and meat. The crab claws when available are stunning and prawn curry is an established favourite. I used to rate this as my favourite restaurant... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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