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Moonrise Restaurant

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Sea Front, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We ate dinner at Moonrise. It was good. Nothing that wowed us, but it was good. We waited over an hour and a half for our meal, but it seems that waiting is to be expected when you're on island time.

Thank WhitneyKoonce
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant with such delicious sea food. The staff are professional and very friendly. The food is fresh and is prepared as you wait. Quite a variety to choose from. A must visit again when in Lamu.

Thank Lenin M
Nairobi, Kenya
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

We wanted to get away from the down market seafood fare that you find on the Lamu seafront. This was just the place. It's tucked away at the end of the sea front and has a pleasant ambiance beneath some trees in a courtyard overlooking the dhows. Service is good, the food was fine, but a little pricey for the... More 

Thank theinspectorishere
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

There are very few places in Lamu Town which make you feel like you are back home enjoying the qualities of good dining service and food. This place is one of them. On Kenyatta road and towards Coconut Beach (near to the right side end of Lamu Town), when entering this place for lunch we felt we managed to escape... More 

Thank pauloseshetu
Malindi, Kenya
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The place has a great location, the staff are pleasant and the food good. Compared with other nearby restaurants the prices are high - it's not hard to find similar quality for a third as much. My "house white" wine was oxidised and undrinkable.

Thank Peter W
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great little spot right on the waterfront in Lamu town. We stopped in for lunch and had a very nice lunch. I am giving it four stars as the menu is a bit limited and they were out of a lot of options but it is understandable as it is the low season, but everything we had... More 

Thank ladyswashbuckler
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Moonrise Restaurant is part of Lamu House Hotel, and I have reviewed it as part of the hotel and as I have noted in that review, this is a fabulous restaurant in Lamu Town The ambience is lovely being on the waterfront, the vibe is relaxed and friendly and the food is delicious. The appetizer bread and dip is... More 

Thank Sans-S0uci
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2015

Try anything and is great. The workers are just brilliant. I've enjoyed every single time I was there, and I was there lots of time :)

Thank chuu143
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

In the hearth of Lamu Town,right on the shore,candele light,small brezze under the stars and cool music.That is the atmosphere.Now comming to the food,i had a tuna steak baked on sea salt,one of the best in my life.My wife chosen a whole grilled fish just out from the sea and we ended with a gorgeous chocolate mousse.The wine list is... More 

1 Thank 770Emmanuel
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

The ginger crab truly is evergreen, but sometimes, if you ask nicely...they'll make you even nicer dishes that aren't on the menu!

Thank PrinaP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
African, European, Seafood, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Front, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?