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Jumba Ruins Monsoons

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Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kenya
+254 41 2012666
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barcelona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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2 Thank lisagBarcelona
Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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3 Thank Mona K
Mombasa, Kenya
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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2 Thank Bertina K
Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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

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1 Thank TheBreadIndustry
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Jimmykinsx2050
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank AamirSK
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 

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1 Thank Simon W
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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2 Thank Mbvanwees
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank James H
Nantes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This really is a hidden gem! Firstly the walk through the lush vegetation and ruins to get to.the restaurant is wonderful!... The restaurant is exactly as one would expect and gives onto a super beach. The service and food is definitely the BEST we have experienced on the coast,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
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: Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 41 2012666
Description
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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