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Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

This restaurant is by the sea-front and it serves very good and tasty Swahili cuisine at a very reasonable price. I stopped by for late lunch and had authentic Swahili fish biryani which was so good, it was heavenly indeed. The owner was very gracious and took great care. I also had passion juice with lunch and got to people... More 

Thank Msafiri_Mwenyeji
Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great place!...it takes a while to get to the table but once it does you will keep licking your fingers!! Just wonderful personal service makes you feel at home! The lobster and Jumbo prawns is a must try for all the sea food lovers. So much and so lovely food and service and the prices are very pocket friendly. No... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Very reasonably priced for nicely done seafood -- especially the grilled items (the garlic prawns were not so garlicky or exciting.) Not fancy, but comfortable. Right on the seafront, so prep for a steady breeze. Was pretty slow (>90 minutes) so just factor that in (especially if you have children with you, as we did -- most of the kids'... More 

1 Thank EAZG
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Sloooow service but I really enjoyed the food there. The Bahjyas with the dippings are a must especially the cococnut, the fish paka is the best there! Also the mango-passion shake.

Thank Forat S
Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Once we tried the coconut shakes at the Olympic, we were ruined. No other coconut shake could compare and we went back almost daily. Their seafood is fantastic and everything is really well priced. It's a great casual place that's fun to go back to again and again. Highly recommended!

Thank SarahPish
Largo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The food was about average here and the owner was very nice. There was only one other group in the restaurant, but it delayed our meal about 1.5 hours! No blender for their juices either

Thank franco5
Nairobi, Kenya
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I just popped in for a plate of chips shortly before 10:00pm and the waiter said they wouldn't mind delivering to my hotel after they were done preparing my order.I was quite surprised by this and i vowed i would return on the next day to sample their menu.Right from then i have always had my meals in this little... More 

Thank blacktraveler1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Been here many times during my 1 week stayed at lamu.the grilled fish and coconut rice was wonderfull also the garlic calari. As for the drink try coconut juice..! Heaven

Thank Luluazha
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We LOVE seafood, and the lobster and king prawns that we had here were the **best** that we have ever had, anywhere in the world! It was SO fresh, and very simply but expertly grilled. One day I will go back to Lamu (from the U.S., 24 hours away by flight) just to eat there again. To boot, it is... More 

Thank veryberry1234
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Simply fresh seafood and home kind of cookings made by the family running the restaurant. Fancy Jumbo prawns or Lobster or even fresh red snapper this is the place to go.

Thank Shamuty7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?