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

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentines Night Made Special

We had our valentines evening meal here after being recommended by Mr Mohammed at the Mara Engai Indian Ocean Resort. What a lovely location and setting with super views across Kilifi Creek. We were welcomed by Pietro and Lesley the owners. Pietro even arranged for us to have a special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Phil C
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had our valentines evening meal here after being recommended by Mr Mohammed at the Mara Engai Indian Ocean Resort. What a lovely location and setting with super views across Kilifi Creek. We were welcomed by Pietro and Lesley the owners. Pietro even arranged for us to have a special evening meal made up of a number of dishes on... More 

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I visited Nautilus twice during my visit in Kilifi, and could have easily returned for a third time. It is one of the most unique restaurants at the Kenyan coast. Firstly, the ambience is amazing: set right at Kilifi creek with a gorgeous view over the creek; beautiful small restaurant that is cosy and inviting and elegant all at the... More 

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Malindi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had our Valentine meal here and was treated to a marvelous experience by Pietro, the owner. Everything was superb from the plater of smoked fish, a crab pasta we will never forget, followed by king prawns prepared with his special touch and delicious dessert. The ambience as you dine over Kilifi creek is exotic and unique but what made the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Today was one on the best pasta dishes I have had in the last twenty years and I have had quite a lot of pasta all over the world. My wife's dish was equally excellent - you can't beat HOME MADE pasta, for this it what it was. The scenario, too was excellent with a cooling breeze on a very... More 

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Fareham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant overlooking the river in Kilifi. We had a fantastic dinner for my husband's birthday, which was made very special by the service of the staff and standards of the food. The owners are hands on and it shows. Couldn't fault a thing.

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Kilifi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Another visit to Nautilus, this time an impromptu visit after a busy few weeks at work and we had the perfect evening. Always hospitable, our host Pietro came to catch up on the news and help us get the best from the menu. With the news caught up on, we were attentively served (how does that wine glass always stay... More 

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Mombasa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We'we been several times to Nautilus, always a nice experience.... Pietro and Leslie are very professional and attentive owners but my review is focused on ous last visit: We were a group of 8 (with kids) on a Sunday evening, once we've reached the restaurant our booked table was ready but the staff told us that the owners were not... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?