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Bush Gardens Restaurant

Harambee Ave, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“rice” (4 reviews)
“kebabs” (2 reviews)
“grilled fish” (2 reviews)
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African, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Harambee Ave, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

Bottom line, you aren't going to find fine cuisine in Lamu Town. You're going to find meals tailored around the local supplies and village traditions. Bush Gardens, for Lamu Town, is one of the better places to eat. A wide variety of juices and meals....More

Thank LaMalaise
Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had a busy day touring the old town of Lamu and decided to settle here for lunch. We had read some good reviews and heard from other visitors in the past about the Bush Gardens Restaurant. The restaurant was fairly empty and to our...More

Thank Shushee
Reviewed April 18, 2014

My first time at Bush Gardens was in 2008 and I went almost each day to eat either lunch or dinner. Unfortunately it went down after some time and around 2009 it looked like abandoned- bad service, no manager around, low food quality, little choice....More

Thank lisagBarcelona
Reviewed December 16, 2013

had my first lunch as I arrived in Lamu. has the best fish..fresh from the sea ..grilled to perfection...served with lemon and lots of salad and fries/rice. washed it down with their freshly squeezed orange/passion juice combo.with the sea breeze and nice conversation flowing ..it...More

Thank munira21
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were looking for Biriyani which we found here. We also had crab. It is a simple restaurant but the food is good and very friendly service. Value for money. We went twice and we were greeted the second time as old friends :-)

Thank rmk1196
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our visit to Bush Garden was almost changed. When we first started ordering, they didn't have many of the things that we wanted, particularly coconut. The enthusiastic manager actually went and got coconuts from the tree. He was so helpful and the food was delicious!

Thank SarahPish
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We ate lunch here just once during our 3-week stay on Lamu. We were the only diners but the service was friendly and good . It was obvious that the meal was cooked freshly for us. Food I found rather pedestrian but my husband rated...More

Thank boboranne
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Having just spent a month on Lamu, my husband and I had several dinners and many fruit drinks here. This is a typical, seafront restaurant which provides much entertainment just watching local life pass by. The young man who works here is terrific, very attentive...More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Having had lunch and dinner at Bush gardens several times during my stay on lamu, my favorite two dishes were fish kabobs and ginger crab and if your lucky the owner will entertain you with some of his cleaver stories, where they "fact or fiction"...More

1  Thank Mrloh
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I have been there several ocassions. its near the lamu seafront with well lit candles in the evening. your are alwaiz tempted to go in for a drink/ meal because of its lively look from outside. i loved their pilau. A well blended fresh mango...More

Thank marleen5959
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harambee Ave, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 633285
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