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Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
+254736547923
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best about moorings is the location by the creek of mtwapa on a float. They offer a variety of nice international food and also some local bites. Only the service could be better because the prices are quite high

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1 Thank Lukas K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Absolutely loved this place. Excellent Seafood Restaurant. Biggest Prawns I have ever seen. Floating on a pontoon over Mtwapa Creek under the stars. A must go place.

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Thank WalterWeston
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It was my first experience to try the Jumbo Prawns! which were very very delicious! The location is very serene and scenic! Service was perfect!

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1 Thank Priyanka P
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The best and perhaps most marketable feature of this restaurant is that it floats. The food is okay, and the service also quite average...My suggestion would be to tap into your thrill seeking side and perhaps have dinner in the dhow they have available, as you sail the Ocean's waters. Other than that, nothing much, and the entertainment available is... More 

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Thank Sada K
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Sada K, Your treasured comments are very highly appreciated. As a matter of fact we indeed offer dinner on the dhow. Additionally, we also offer sunshine, sunset and moon-rise dhow sailing besides tailor~made cruising that includes wedding ceremonies,exclusive hire for corporate, family etc on Mv Pomboo Tu (with a maximum capacity of 20 pax) Apart from Karaoke on Saturday... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Lovely for an evening meal. You get to watch the sun set, and the down sail off for the sun-downer is even more fun.

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1 Thank Sasha G
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

food was delicious, service was excellent. Hospitable staff. a must visit again place. very nice view of the ocean creek

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1 Thank Abigail M
Mombasa, Kenya
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I knew moorings long ago but this ain't the moorings I knew. From the word go as we walked into the place the waiters seemed so dull and "jua kali" not professional nor wanting to be doing what they did. The menu was so scaring and confusing. Flys were every where,ugh! Quality of food was not bad just the service... More 

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1 Thank NabeelElJabal
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear NabeelElJabal, Thank you for your review on The Moorings! We always strive to do our best despite our dynamic world of perpetual challenges; and customer feedback is for us of utmost importance. It is indeed most unfortunate whenever a customer's expectations are watered down! Kindly accept our apology for this. With the on-set of the rainy season comes the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

A floating open air restaurant in the scenic Mtwapa creek. It offers a private setting with fabulous sea food. Had fantastic dinner of very fresh crab and prawns perfectly made as per our request all the while taking in stunning views of the sunset. Will definitely be going back each time I'm in Mombasa

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1 Thank John K
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a meal dinner and lunch or brunch. Food takes a while to prepare though. Service is fast and friendly. Ambience is relaxed and has great views of the mtwapa creek. Location is quite hidden though the road there has now been fixed.

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1 Thank Jimmykinsx2050
kenia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

The place is a bit difficult to find. the admosphare is nice and the restaurant is good. The quality of food is very good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Vegetarian, Italian, Seafood, International, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254736547923
Description
Kenya's Only Floating Restaurant. We Offer Authentic Dhow Cruising Aboard Mv Pomboo Tu And Continental Cuisine Besides Seafood.

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