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Nautilus

Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kenya
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Kilifi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813
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English first
Sheffield, UK
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Staying at Bamburi beach, we were assured by the locals that a trip to Nautilus for lunch would amply repay the 60 minute drive. And so it proved! The restaurant is airy and comfortable, with delightful views over the creek and our meal was equal to the challenge. Two waiters took us through the menu and made helpful suggestions, for... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Friends took me there for a meal and promised me a nice experience. Well, I was not disappointed. Warm and welcoming hosts and staff, good atmosphere and really good food. I just love the oysters. Don't miss this place if you are ever in Kilifi.

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Kilifi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It's a real dream : you are in a fishing hut on the sea, inside the Kilifi creek. At lunch a nice breeze and the shadow of the african "makuti" roof keep you feeling in paradise, at dinner a soft music, many small lights and the stars, what more ? Pietro is a master chef who combine italian,swiss and international... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enjoying the sunset at Nautilus is just fantastic together with delicious food and great company from the owners and the team working there. I have visited the restaurant frequently over the last two years and have never been disappointed. Especially the oysters, tortellini, fish, well everything, is really wonderful! A must when visiting beautiful Kilifi!!!

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great surprise ,to find this unbelievable Restaurant in the middle of nowhere. On top of all, I find an old Friend from his time in Basel. This has got to be the best Restaurant in Kenya. Swiss Quality, honesty and service in a wonderful atmosphere. Can't wait to be there again. This is Africa from its best side. Keep it... More

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Best restaurant north of Mombasa. Food, Host, but the location, well don't just take my word for it, is to die for, especially watching the sun setting over the creek. Went with six fantastic friends after our wedding blessing at Mnarani, what a feast Pietro, and as for the shots of sambuco and limonchello well it just got better. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Best food I had in Kenya! I came from Mombasa to Kilifi to have lunch in Nautilus, and it was worth it. Fresh seafood, prepared with love and attention. Even more special was the way Pietro and Leslie welcomed me in their restaurant, I felt like a friend in stead of a customer. Thank you so much!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was brilliant. Arrived y boat and wonderful view over the creek. lovely host Henk. Amazing sea food! All fresh. Brilliant atmosphere. A must .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great food, atmosphere, hospitality and views. Always made to feel exceeding welcome. Nothing is to much trouble. I'll be back next year :-)

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Gilgil, Kenya
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love visiting Kilifi, as we are ardent fans of the 3 Degrees South Water Sports facility at Mnarani Club. We went for dinner as a party of eight (4 adults, four children) as a result of recommendations from friends. A nice water taxi ride from Mnarani into a setting sun and a very welcome greeting at the jetty. The... More

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