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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff



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Deserves being #1 and the reviews it has

We were staying at Distant Relatives and read about Nautilus so being a person who enjoys a good meal, we went for lunch. Beautiful setting with a great view. Restaurant is built on a pier overlooking the bay. We were going to go again for dinner, but as we know we will be back, we only went for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Curt A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Distant Relatives and read about Nautilus so being a person who enjoys a good meal, we went for lunch. Beautiful setting with a great view. Restaurant is built on a pier overlooking the bay. We were going to go again for dinner, but as we know we will be back, we only went for lunch this... More 

Thank Curt A
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to visit here when we holiday in the area. Food, location, view and atmosphere are as good as the best UK restaurants and a real unexpected bit of luxury so far off the beaten track. If you're in Kilifi you must visit Nautilus. Proprietor will probably join you for a bit and treat you to a lemon cello too!

Thank John A
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location in the picturesque Kilifi Creek and good food served under the Swiss owner attention that will warmly welcome you on your arrival. Good

Thank Swahililand
Gaza City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Each time I'm in Kilifi I visit this place, which probably have been more than 20 times the last years. The food - seafood, meat and pasta - are all delicious. As well the salad. Try the seafood or if you prefer the oysters. Marvelous! On top comes very friendly and professional staff. And precise very reasonable for the food... More 

Thank Trond H
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8 reviews
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.

Thank Jay_Oty
Berlin, Germany
1 review
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).

Thank Humbold7
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.

Thank klemetsent
Naples, Italy
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Ivan Z
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 

Thank kcduffau
Kampala, Uganda
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3 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene



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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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