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Mombasa, Kenya
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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Business lunch venue in the heart of Mombasa

Located just next to the Elephant tusks, this restaurant is ideal as a convenient business lunch venue, though the club has earned itself a name as a prime night spot for visitors from upcountry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Swabra M
Mombasa, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't waste your time. Average food. Terrible drinks. I only 'upgraded to poor' because our waitress was considerate. we were charged for things that were part of the meal on the menu. However we still had to pay to avoid getting security involved because the other waitress did not agree. Rude management.

Thank hmanji89
Mombasa, Kenya
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Located just next to the Elephant tusks, this restaurant is ideal as a convenient business lunch venue, though the club has earned itself a name as a prime night spot for visitors from upcountry.

Thank Swabra M
Malindi, Kenya
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food is great if you can see it! Its kinda dark with "ambient" lighting. Reading the menu may be a challenge too. But perhaps I'm being a little unfair as this is a very enjoyable and lively joint, on the right nights. Music blares and thumps and walls are plastered with TV's. Drinks are reasonably priced and the food... More 

Thank grantrita
Nairobi, Kenya
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It was once a good bar but i can't stand the crowd anymore,i guess even age is a factor.It has good music though.Mainly attracts people from upcountry "watu wa bara", Nairobi included and that makes it an ideal spot to hang out as the crowd is a lot demanding and the management has to go out of their way to... More 

Thank blacktraveler1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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322 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Whenever I'm in town the boys & I make it a point to venture into town at night and feast on nyama choma (grilled meat). The pork, beef, chicken and goat are all fantastic accompanied by kachumbari (Kenyan salad), ugali and chips. My favorite is the goat, absolutely delicious! As my boys are there often we're very well taken care... More 

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Watamu, Kenya
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

The Place is nice. Bella Vista is not a restaurant, it's a pub, better disco pub. So the food and the service is not bad in this category. So if you want drink something and listen music it's OK. If you are looking for a good restaurant look around. In any case please look your bill. I go there three... More 

Thank Aldo C
Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

very nice bar en restaurant in the heart of mombasa city, very nice food, nice music and easily accessible

Thank Jimmy D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

....as a neihgbour to the bella vista resturant ....the music sytems the doublemeasures given to the regular customers , make it a good raveing point for sure sometimes especially on fridays its hard to my fellow neighbours to concetrate in class especially the UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI STUDENTS...

Thank Robin Cleb M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Have been to that place many times,but they don't play latest music,majority of them are old school.....i just want them to a bite play other kinds off music.The place is also awesome to be .

Thank tity a
Forked River, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Well, this place has a ground floor and an upper level with seating that overlooks the street. There was a "church" across the street which was a bit loud as the Pastor praised the word of the Lord, but I took that as cultute and the sounds of a diverse city. The service was ok; the waiter messed up on... More 

Thank thratko

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  • Address: Mombasa, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa

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