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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813

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  • 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
Food setting

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Bagathi
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a very fun restaurant to dine! We arrived by boat from the Mnarani Hotel just down the creek. That made for a great beginning to the evening! The food was expensive for what it was, as was the wine (which they ran out of), especially when you compare it to anything in the area. The host was such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came walking to this place and realised it was closed to our dissepointment. But the owner was there and he opened the resturant for us, because he was there eating with some of his friends. He reccommended us a good pasta dish on the menu which was amazing, and he even bought us each a drink on the house!... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A group of us came here for dinner and were anything but disappointed. The food was excellent and the setting lovely. All of us went for fish and it was great. Definitely a god choice for an evening out. Not cheap but worth it.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Every time I visit Mombasa I make sure that I go to Nautilus for a meal. It is the only restaurant I have been on the coast where the cuisine is always superb, and this time was no exception. Nautilus sits by the water with wonderful views over the creek, a magical ambience both at lunch time and evening. Pietro... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
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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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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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