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Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
00254718 195499
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Pelham Manor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Just a short boat ride from Shela, Lamu island. The hotel and restaurant charge a small fee for visitors. This is a great location to find a beach chair out of the sun, a beach towel, good food and a nice gin and tonic at the end of the day. Great location to watch the sun set.

1 Thank Marie D
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Had a boatride from Lamu for some change for lunch. Chosed the easy way out and ordered a burger, hard to fail I thought. They managed. I could not get my knife through the triplewellweeldone burger (?). The meat was not minced correctly and the bacon was..., I still do not know what it was. Biltong maybe? My wife had... More 

Thank Lars M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The staff is extremely attentive and kind and well verses in the menu as well as wine. The chef is available to discuss any dietary restrictions (I am gluten and diary free). Overall great service and food -- especially the tuna tartare. tune

Thank jessicaayana
Goma, null, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It's a quiet restaurant with an incredible view. We loved the breakfasts, enjoyed all the desserts, sipped the wines and loved the fish and sea food varieties on offer.(Salads were good too) I would not recommend any beef or meat. Reagan and the chef are particularly kind!

Thank JGadzirai
Nairobi, Kenya
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Great for families with children, this place really caters for those with contemporary taste. Not your traditional Lamu experience - except the boat ride there and back from Shela - but excellent.

Thank Michael E
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

A good choice all freshly prepared. Fish is a speciality and recommended. Could not fault. Excellent value.

1 Thank Greville D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Majlis Restaurant overlooking Manda Beach and the Indian Ocean is a fantastic place to eat, especially for lunch. I often eat here and enjoy a swim during the day so I can enjoy the view. They have a great selection of seafood dishes and wonderful cappuccinos plus a fully stocked bar. Be sure to take a stroll through the hotel... More 

Thank KellsAbroad
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We were completely blown away by the beauty of the Majlis! The staff was exceptional and the food was perfection. And great value for the money too. We loved enjoying our meal while watching the waves come in.

Thank WhitneyKoonce
Nairobi, Kenya
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

I remember there was a time before the developers descended upon this beautiful beach like ravening vultures - it was empty and unspoiled. Now, you have villas and B&B's. Well, times change and I found myself cast upon the beach hot and hungry and thirsty. Like a mirage the Majlis Hotel shimmered in front of me and I went to... More 

1 Thank theinspectorishere
Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was terrible, I'm ruined. There is where else on this planet that has this mix of exotic vibe, incredible food, wonderful people. do the dhow ride with Capt Jamaica. If its good enough for Princess Caroline of Monaco, its good enough for me. Could be a better kiting spot if you plan in advance and get in touch with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $105
Italian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 00254718 195499
The Majlis restaurant is located in the Ras Kitau Bay, Manda island, 5 minutes boat-ride from Shella village and 10 min. From Lamu. The restaurant's cuisine includes international, Italian (pasta, pizza from wooden-oven, home-made ice-cream)and Japanese dishes (sushi, sashimi, tempura). There are also a pool bar for the day and a terrace bar to enjoy the sunset before dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?