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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
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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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  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Positives... 1. One of the best settings for a restaurant anywhere in the world. Perched on a (Pier/dock?) overlooking Kilifi Creek and the Marina, the view is stunning. And lots of fun. The sun setting in the west over the creek and western hills is spectacular. And although this is the coast and its HOT, the breeze kept us cool... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

An Ocean Harvest can not be enjoyed as much any where as the Nautilus in Kilifi ! The Food is amazing! Pietro and Leslie are the owners, and both Chefs. I am a Hotelier and Restaurantier and have known Pietro and Leslie for a period of 20 Years, and all the knowledge they have achived at worldwide Restuarants and Hotels... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is really terrific. The food is spectacular - fresh, subtle and varied. My partner and I still discuss how good the vongole starter was. If you really want a good, special meal on the North Coast there is nowhere better. The setting is beautiful, right out in Kilifi Creek, which makes it a great place to come for... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was my first visit to Kilifi. I was introduced to this restaurant by friends who live nearby. The dining area is set on a jetty which protrudes out into Kilifi Creek. The owner / chef is Pietro, who I think is a Swiss / Italian. A lovely man who welcomed us and sat at our table to take the... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

THE BEST, the best, the best. We went three times over the Xmas/New Year period. What an amazing place. The location is perfect. The food is the best I have ever tasted. We have Eaten the seafood platter, which was EXCELLENT I do not agree with a previous review. We Also had flambé crab, Which was 5 star, and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love, love, love this restaurant. The location, decor, atmosphere. The owner and staff are awesome. I had a crab salad to die for followed by grilled prawns and a delicious house wine. Honestly, one of the best seafood meals I have ever had in my life. I will definitely go back and am spreading the word to my friends.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We never visit Kilifi without stopping at Nautilus - They offer the best Carpaccio in Kenya, delicious homemade Tagliatelle trio, perfect brie & cranberries steak and rare Vongole clam among other amazing dishes....It is well worth driving to Nautilus if staying on the coast...you will not find any matching food experience on the coast!It is advisable to book in advance... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The restaurant is situated in a beautiful setting, from which to view the sun setting over the creek. The staff are friendly and the service good. We were shunted from one table to another which is annoying. The food is simple but good - although the fish was slightly over done. It appears to be popular with residents. Overall probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Found this absolute gem with friends on our recent visit to Kilifi and could not have been luckier to do so. Wonderful food and an even more wonderful experience! Would highly recommend and already looking forward to our next visit!! Thank you Pietro and team!!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Sorry but the fish platter we had was just average and expensive. No real variety and not presented well.

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Additional Information about Nautilus

Address: Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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