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Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
00254718 195499
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Greville D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank H j
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Need to expand menu as after a few days you run out of options. Bar staff need a little more training on how to mix different cocktails. But.... The smiles and humour made up for their limited knowledge.

Thank Anna F
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We loved the food at Majlis restaurant, the menu has a good amount of variety to choose from and the seafood is brought in fresh every day. the italian pasta dishes and pizzas are extremely tasty and everything is cooked so healthy and light that even after a weeks of eating three course lunches and dinners you come back feeling... More 

2 Thank DaliahVlach
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

While the location is beautiful and the property is well designed with a taste of Muslim and Italian architecture, the food is lacking the attention that it needs for a property like this. i was lucky with my order but my folks and wife were quite disappointed, in particular when ordering red meat, such as lamb chops or pepper steak... More 

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I spent Christmas and New Year at The Majlis and I curios to try their chef Kenneth who has been trained by first the famous Italian chef Luigi Frascella who worked in London at Zuma and recently from Mohsine Korich a two star Michelin chef now working in Nairobi at the Fairview Hotel. Well, the results are there simple amazing.... More 

1 Thank Stefano M
Aveiro District, Portugal
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I went for the first time at dezember with some friends. And I have to say they know how to cook making all guest happy. After that and every time I went Lamu, I had to stop there for a snake.

Thank riadeaveirokiteclub

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $113
Seafood, Italian, Japanese, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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?