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All 4 Kilifi Restaurants

Nautilus

Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kenya
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Kilifi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Sorry but the fish platter we had was just average and expensive. No real variety and not presented well.

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Nairobi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I absolutely love this place.. it should be nominated as the WORLDS best restaurant.. amazing little hideaway with food which is out of this world.. the ambiance, the entire team, the presentation, the aura... everything was fabulous!.. pure bliss!!!!!!... MWAH!!!..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When I first walked through this restaurant, I was immediately drawn to the back. It's built on a pier that jets out into the Indian Ocean across from the boatyard. The views are absolutely breathtaking! The atmosphere is calm, serene, peaceful and even with a group of young local boys splashing and swimming nearby, one feels totally at peace. This... More 

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Amazing food, reasonable price for the quality, fabulous service! We were so full by the end of it that we had food to take home. Desserts were yummy too!

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lincs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This restaurant was absolutely top class, from start to finish it was a wonderful experience. we had planned on leaving about 21.30 but was still there at midnight. Foof excelent and the ambiance was outstanding. The owner Pietro (sorry for spelling if wrong) was a joy and he matched the food perfectly. try the mixed fish platter you won't be... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Staying at Bamburi beach, we were assured by the locals that a trip to Nautilus for lunch would amply repay the 60 minute drive. And so it proved! The restaurant is airy and comfortable, with delightful views over the creek and our meal was equal to the challenge. Two waiters took us through the menu and made helpful suggestions, for... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Friends took me there for a meal and promised me a nice experience. Well, I was not disappointed. Warm and welcoming hosts and staff, good atmosphere and really good food. I just love the oysters. Don't miss this place if you are ever in Kilifi.

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Kilifi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It's a real dream : you are in a fishing hut on the sea, inside the Kilifi creek. At lunch a nice breeze and the shadow of the african "makuti" roof keep you feeling in paradise, at dinner a soft music, many small lights and the stars, what more ? Pietro is a master chef who combine italian,swiss and international... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enjoying the sunset at Nautilus is just fantastic together with delicious food and great company from the owners and the team working there. I have visited the restaurant frequently over the last two years and have never been disappointed. Especially the oysters, tortellini, fish, well everything, is really wonderful! A must when visiting beautiful Kilifi!!!

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great surprise ,to find this unbelievable Restaurant in the middle of nowhere. On top of all, I find an old Friend from his time in Basel. This has got to be the best Restaurant in Kenya. Swiss Quality, honesty and service in a wonderful atmosphere. Can't wait to be there again. This is Africa from its best side. Keep it... More 

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Additional Information about Nautilus

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

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