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Jumba Ruins Monsoons

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Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
+254 41 2012666
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mtwapa, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Situated on the fringes of the Jumba Ruins National monument in Mtwapa lies this small but delightful restaurant run by Attilio and Aziza. Since we moved to the north coast in 2010 we visit Monsoons weekly because there is no better seafood on the coast and it is a fabulous place for the family with a nice, deserted beach and... More 

2 Thank c6767t
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Jumba Ruins restaurant is on a unique, peaceful location. No prostitutes around, neither beachboys. The entire environment is beautiful and the perfect background for a tasty lunch i enjoyed with 3 of my friends. Will be soon going back there.

4 Thank lisagBarcelona
Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Best Octopus and jumbo prawns we have had in a long time. Above all, Attilio (the owner) made the experience super enjoyable, what a wonderful host he is, he made everyone feel at home.

5 Thank Mona K
Mombasa, Kenya
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Situated by the beach when you walk through the jumba ruins is this quaint restaurant...with a very easy homey feel to it. The staff ready to serve you and the food absolutely delicious.. Artelio the owner and great host....mingling with guests and cracks jokes while his beautiful wife Aziza makes the mouth watering dishes in the kitchen. The seafood is... More 

4 Thank Bertina K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

The food was spectacular. I went here with my 6 kids and husband and we all that the food was delicious. the staff was nice. I also loved the view

3 Thank TheBreadIndustry
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Very well hidden seafood restaurant by the beach. You may almost miss it at first try.Chill and easy mood. The owner Atelio and his wife Aziza are very friendly. Service personnel very professional and courteous. Food quality is probably the best seafood I've had so far in Mombasa. Prices though are not the cheapest. Payment done only in cash or... More 

1 Thank Jimmykinsx2050
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Monsoons Resturant is converted from an old shade that the general public once used when they came for a picnic .Now it's gotta a classy makeover the place is open for lunch hours only and its best to have an appointment. We had come here for lunch on Valentine's Day and boy did we have to wait. There were busy... More 

1 Thank AamirSK
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

The walk to the restaurant is through lush forest and atmospheric ruins which are well worth spending time looking around. The beach is a picture postcard scene of white sand azure sea and lush vegetation. We were greeted by polite, professional staff who made us feel very welcome. Food and drink was served at just the right pace for a... More 

1 Thank Simon W
Nairobi, Kenya
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Close your eyes. Imagine the perfect, subdued beach spot. Subtle, half high white walls to let in the shocking blue ocean view, bright blue sky and powder white sand, open, high ceiling made from natural materials, simple tables and a few local antiques. The food, fresh from the ocean, bought from that old fisherman in his dhow you can just... More 

2 Thank Mbvanwees
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Monsoon is a one of a kind experience: - Limited capacity - The freshest seafood - Reasonably priced wine - A near private beach - A peaceful setting You couldn't ask for more. Do book in advance or risk disappointment.

1 Thank James H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 41 2012666
Monsoons restaurant stand on an empty pristine beach with views out to sea or back towards the beauty of the Jumba ruins and botanical park themselves. The restaurant offers a delightful range of fresh seafood as well as Italian pasta dishes. It is a place where you want to spend the day with friends, drinking in the views with a glass of wine and a dressed crab or two. An incredible haven only seconds from the chaos of the beaches closer to Mombasa,a wonderful place for families,couples and special occasions Monsoons is to be savored, not rushed.

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