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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    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
Nice restaurant

Firstly the owner taking the order and suggesting the food was a great start Though it took some time for the food to be freshly cooked It was surely yummy and the serene surrounding so quiet with a magnificent view wooow Surely will be back again Greats hosts

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
shabbir m
via mobile
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly the owner taking the order and suggesting the food was a great start Though it took some time for the food to be freshly cooked It was surely yummy and the serene surrounding so quiet with a magnificent view wooow Surely will be back again Greats hosts

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Thank shabbir m
Nantes, France
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for an evening meal. The owner took our order, food was good and the setting on the creek gave it a nice ambiance. The reasons this does not get full marks is that as the owner left early, the staff did not look after us.. We were not asked if we wanted a dessert and had to call... More 

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Thank Nen64
Tavira, Portugal
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a year since I visited this restaurant and I was very much looking forward to lunch her on this occasion. The location is second to non and on previous visits the service has been prompt. On this latest occasion, Christmas Day, our table waited over two hours for service of the main course. This is unacceptable anywhere. When... More 

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1 Thank Tony W
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas Day lunch at Nautilus, food was excellent as always, but service was rather slow! We were a table of 9. Excellent location, brilliant food, great cocktails and a wonderful owner. Highly recommend.

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Thank Debbie B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation few days earlier and were looking forward to a nice new years lunch. The setting is very nice!! On getting to the restaurant we were sat straight away. The owner than came to take our order. My mum (who is allergic to eggs) enquired which pasta was going to be used in the arrabiatta as the menu... More 

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3 Thank Archana S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great food and the service was pleasant, fast and the staff made us feel very at home. The seafood hors d'oeuvre was fantastic. The main course platter was filled with crusty crab, grilled calamari, pan fried red snapper and oysters , all freshly caught and cooked to perfection! This place makes anything else at the coast of Kenya feel secondary.... More 

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Stockholm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Fantastic food! Two of the best meals we have had, not only in Kenya but in general! We even went back the next day for lunch because it was so good. Absolutely delicious both times, The owner Pietro, great character and lots of interesting stories to tell, recommended the prawns for the 2nd day and the cook prepared 3 different... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Mombasa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?