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The Moorings

Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
+254 723 032536
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (8 reviews)
“fajitas” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 265 reviews

Reviewed January 18, 2017

We arrived early for lunch to get a table in the shade with a good view.There were only 2 couples and we found an ideal spot with a pleasant view of Mtwapa Creek. However, we were very disappointed with the choice of food and the...More

Thank Patsie S
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2017

Dear Patsie S, Thank you very much for patronizing us. It is sad that your meal experience was unpleasant and we sincerely appreciate that you took the time to notify us. The availability of seafood is seasonal. It is henceforth a challenge to have all...More

Reviewed January 12, 2017

Came here shortly after New Year's. Come to find out after we are seated that there is no ice (so no cocktails) and, my favorite, no seafood. We're talking not even fish. It actually made me laugh. You're literally floating on the water. However, my...More

Thank smelill0
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Excellent food and view of the sea. Enjoyed the boat rides too. Will definitely come back for the good service Friendly atmosphere

Thank kasmithwani
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Service where are, you? We, had to get the attention of, the waiters all the, time. They didn't seem to bother US sitting there and we had to wait 1.5 hours for our food!!! Or even more. And under that time NOONE came to wait...More

1  Thank Miki T
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Been there many times and has been perfect. Yesterday it took 1 +1/2 hrs to get our meal, no hot plates, food was luke warm + no reason offered + no manager to complain/talk to, will not recommend it 'till it changesMore

Thank Pete V
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Dear Mr. Pete V, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our establishment. It does not go without notice that you always had a perfect time here except on this unfortunate occasion. As an a la carte restaurant all...More

Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch with the family, as all places in Mombasa things take a bit of time, but they took our whole order and after 30min came to tell us that the pizza is going to take long because they don't have cheese and someone...More

Thank jambo786
Reviewed January 4, 2017

My girlfriend took me to boat restaurant for lunch today. A houseboat and boats that build a restaurant. We where welcomed warmly. I thought that there would only be fish on the menue, but what a surprise, there was also meat, pizza and vegetarian food....More

Thank Reto_Kreyol
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Dear Mr. Reto_Kreyol, Your comments are highly appreciated. The Moorings is a renowned seafood restaurant. And as you in fact realized, we do offer a continental cuisine besides the said seafood. With a breathtaking ambience also available is the dhow cruise any time of day...More

Reviewed January 2, 2017

Moorings , a place that I had not visited for a long time. Went there for lunch with friends and it is still a great place. The calamaris as starter were to die for while the seafood platter which is their signature never ceases to...More

Thank Mombasahotelier
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Having read lots of encouraging reports I decided to have Christmas dinner with my family in this recommended restaurant. Sadly I cannot confirm these feedbacks at all. When I arrived at 7 pm, we tried to order seafood. The waitress went to the kitchen and...More

Thank Kurt M
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2016

Dear Mr. Kurt M, Thank you very much indeed for your review. It is such a shame that you had a disappointing meal experience at our establishment. Fresh seafood is seasonal and we are currently challenged in maintaining the required stocks; especially now with the...More

Reviewed December 14, 2016

A floating restaurant on Mtwapa creek, good to spent some hours having food and some cold beer. the food was good and so the service,

Thank 93rosy
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Emmanuel M
how much is dinner for two?? And wat fish recipe would you recommend?
September 16, 2016|
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Response from Will S | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two with drinks and all the trimmings KES 5000 max. Its the atmosphere too. Just properly Romantic
Whats your price range of food in ksh?
June 30, 2016|
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Response from Abigail M | Reviewed this property |
The price is about KES 900/= to KES 1,600/= for the main dishes ( chicken, beef, fish,pork ribs,sea foods served with fries,roast potatoes or salad). Drinks range between 450/= and KES 600/=. Very nice cocktails too within... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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 80109, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 723 032536
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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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