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Kilifi Boatyard

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Masha Road | Mnarani West, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
+254712990720
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Situated on the South side of Kilifi Creek, this bar and restaurant is...
Situated on the South side of Kilifi Creek, this bar and restaurant is used by residents and visitors alike. Serves a variety of dishes such as fish and chips, crab salad and prawns piri-piri. Delicious burgers are also available as well as vegetarian pasta. The samosas are famous as a snack while drinking in the friendly bar.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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anyone talk about "Kilifi Boatyard" like one of the best restaurant in kilifi: it's true! the location is very exclusive and relaxed in the same time... i spent here a nice lunch time, chatting with friend and eating nice food: good fish and vegetable and good wine... maybe just the bill is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Naples, Italy
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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

it is convenient and good for people on holiday and wants to pass there time constructively next to the ocean in kilifi

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Drammen, Norge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Perfect place to eat lunch and spend the day. We have been there many times and will come again. We enjoyed the fish & chips. Nice scenery.

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

anyone talk about "Kilifi Boatyard" like one of the best restaurant in kilifi: it's true! the location is very exclusive and relaxed in the same time... i spent here a nice lunch time, chatting with friend and eating nice food: good fish and vegetable and good wine... maybe just the bill is a little high but, you know!, things have... More 

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nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Kilifi boatyard is a quaint little restaurant overlooking the kilifi bridge and creek,we opted for a 10 minute boatride to the restaurant...which was pretty nice. Its a nice place to spend a lazy saturday or sunday afternoon, sandy floor.. simple and nice menu. Started out with delicious crab samosa..then some calamari and pasta and prawns, menu is affordable too :)... More 

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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Wonderful muscles and crab salad. Fantastic ambiance and staff. There was a fishing competition on whilst I was there which was most interesting.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good, clean equipment and staff were friendly and accomodating despite being busy.................................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Kilifi boatyard is a simple bar set right next to the creek. Accessible by water and a bumpy road by car, the trip is well worth the visit. We went three times over the Christmas period and enjoyed oysters, crab samosas, calamari and fresh fish. Simply served and excellent value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

A REAL GEM in Kilifi creek. We spent Xmas and New Year in Kilifi, so the boatyard was our local pub, with amazing views, and great food. The very best oysters and samosas EVER. Excellent fresh lime juice, service VERY friendly and efficient. Thank you to Peter Bateman and his wife for making us so welcome. HIGHLY recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good quality but a limited range of sea food in a very relaxing atmosphere.Very casual. Service can be slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's been 20 years since I was last there but the Kilfi Boat Yard (actually the bar restaurant is called the Kilifi Yacht Club but they are in the same place) but it doesn't disappoint. Yes, its a rough road and hard to find but the view, the laid back atmosphere and the sea breeze makes this a very special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Masha Road | Mnarani West, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi
  • Phone Number: +254712990720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Situated on the South side of Kilifi Creek, this bar and restaurant is used by residents and visitors alike. Serves a variety of dishes such as fish and chips, crab salad and prawns piri-piri. Delicious burgers are also available as well as vegetarian pasta. The samosas are famous as a snack while drinking in the friendly bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?