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Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New World Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So watch your belongings, when there, the glasses where left unattended for a minute and - gone. Now food - yes, good, all priced for toursits and there are just a few. had a fish of the day. Enjoyed sight and food.

Thank FOL-1003
Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

went here for dinner at night so did not fully appreciate the floating aspect but the vibe was chill and the food and drinks were really good! we went for karoke night which was low key karoke and not too loud so we could still chat. good parking too! view might be better in the day time.

Thank Anna C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a really good evening here. The wsiters are very friendly, the atmosphere is very calm and stressless comparing to the city of mtwapa and the viwe is priceless. The restaursnt has its own rexaled charm and doesnt pretend to be something. The food was very good (we had seafood pizza and fish skewers with vegetables from the "moorings-spacial"... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The food is almost secondary in a way to being on the water like this, which is a big statement I guess.... Its the atmosphere MM Its hard not to fully relax and drink it in, you have to. It has it all it terms of size, charm and the right level of attention. Its sublime and almost too atmospheric..... More 

Thank Will S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Only floating boat restaurant in East Africa I had a great experience , it was very cool and the view spectacular. The pizza was amazing. It's a little bit scary when you think about falling because of the waves from the water and food spilling over but this never happens. I guess science can explain this.

Thank DanaRos
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is lovely. I think it is a romantic place for couples but we enjoyed ourselves we were a group with kids. But I don't think it is safe for kids. Very affordable

Thank Daido A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We got there at around 9pm and we seemed to be the last patrons of the day. This seemed to bother the waitress very much...she was rude and unhelpful with the menu. She barely grunted at us when we asked for recommendations and she got the drink orders wrong. So we finally ordered what sounded good. The beef wrapped with... More 

Thank Wairimu M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

the atmosphere,service, food excellent and the food is always hot sweet well done and the presentation is great .the creek part is excellent

Thank Helen W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank WalterWeston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +254723032536
The only floating restaurant on the East African coast. Dhow cruising available for a minimum of 4 adults. We are majorly a seafood restaurant but also continental cuisine and pizzeria on offer. We host Karaoke Saturday evenings from 19.00 hours till mid~night.(unless advised otherwise)

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