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Nautilus

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Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kenya
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813

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  • 97
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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An awesome place for a date or anniversary, or just rekindle the love...as the ambience at Nautilus will do 90%of the work for you as you sit and enjoy the delicious meals, superb service and cool breeze.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An awesome place for a date or anniversary, or just rekindle the love...as the ambience at Nautilus will do 90%of the work for you as you sit and enjoy the delicious meals, superb service and cool breeze.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful view, delicious food and great service. We went as a big group with kids and had the oysters as starter and the sea food platter with vegetables as main course. Order the house wine (white wine).

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Drammen, Norge
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were a group of elleven, ages ranging from 7 years up to 75. All of us were very happy with the place, the location and the food was as "best ever". We will definately go here again...and again, Nice and friendly owners and staff too.

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

beautiful welcome, nice ambient, perfect service, very good food... what you want more on the kenyan coast? ok!, the price is not cheap, but everytime the quality is enough to pay what it need. i suggest to spend an evening here in good company, sure you'll enjoy your dinner... you know!, you can trust in italian people when we talk... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We are becoming regular patrons at Nautilus. Its one of the most charming dining experiences you will have. The restaurant sits elevated over the clear blue water of Kilifi Creek, together with a the little buzz of life around you on the beach and the stunning view has you not wanting to leave. Anything you will choose from the menu... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We live in Mombasa and we use to have lunch there at least one Sunday every month. The place and the menu are amazing. Prefer to eat fish or sea food ! The atmosphere is nice to have a nice Sunday or a romantic meal. On the way to Malindi or watamu from Mombasa this is a perfect spot !... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It was a relief to find Nautilus. I had heard about it but couldn't find it. On a hot sticky day in Kilifi shopping in the hustle and bustle Nautilus is an oasis that's hard to believe is real. Food is fantastic. Venue is stunning. Proprietor is friendly and welcoming and generous. Staff are very nice. View across creek to... More 

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Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Sitting right at the waterfront under the stars with the owner at your table to recommend you what to eat. Very personal touch. Amazing food. I've travelled a lot (tourguide) and dined in many restaurants around the world, but this is definately one of my favourites. Keep up the good work!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

A heaven of excellent food and wine after a very bumpy Matatu bus ride. The surroundings are supurb, the very personal attention from the owner Pietro unbelievable and the very personal gifts we received there at that beautifully tranqual place of self discovery and connecting with 2 people in the world that are closest to me, my Buta sister and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Setting,superb right on the creek pretty good food, not cheap but worth it for the setting.pasta fish excellent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?