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Tamarind Mombasa

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Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
254 41 474600
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The highlight of a visit today in Mombasa, Kenya was lunch at the Tamarind restaurant overlooking a beautiful bay just outside of town. The cuisine is a mix of local influences, but the specialty is seafood and shellfish. Enjoyed amazing shrimp peri peri, which by the way is available in three sizes of shrimp. A friend had yummy blackened salmon,... More 

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Thank David W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Considered as the ultimate dinner place in Mombasa. It's classy and expensive and is definitely a place for high society. You will meet who is who in Mombasa for any day you visit the place. It's best for dinner and has wide variety from seafood to continental steam. It has African delicacies like quill bird meat so take time to... More 

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Thank Sam O
Mombasa, Kenya
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tamarind Mombasa is always a very pleasant experience. the food is very good..best in Mombasa and the ambiance is perfect. next to the see looking at lights of old town and bridge or the Tamarind boat. sailing while eating in an open boat with the warm wind of the Indian Ocean sail past old Town FOrt Jesus.... and Dawa cocktail.... More 

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Thank esther900
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for the lovely review about Tamarind Restaurant and The Tamarind Dhow (Boat) We are delighted to hear that you find the food and ambiance perfect and enjoyed the dining experience on the Dhow. Your compliments have been shared with the team and are a great boost to their efforts. Many thanks again for taking the... More 

Kitale
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived 90 minutes before the kitchen was open. We were only interested in sharing one entry as it was. The chef accepted to make the dish for us anyhow. It was the best Roasted Pork Belly ever. The staff were very top notched, and the prices include tips. Too expensive for us, but the three hours we spend taking advantage... More 

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Thank Larry4Africa
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed the roast pork belly and thought the staff were top notch. Your comments are a great acknowledgement to our dedicated team who are inspired by such positive feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate hear last night. Loved the outside deck area as it only had five tables. Sushi is quite expensive usually and it's on par with London. £100.00 for four people with 40 items, so about £2 each. All were delicious. Add to that there is a casino upstairs which isn't my thing but with a minimum outlay of £8 and... More 

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Thank daivdbushell
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted that you were happy with your night out at the clifftop terrace deck area and enjoyed the sushi. Your feedback is most appreciated and we have shared your comments with our team. Hopefully we will see you again in the very near future. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming to Tamarind for the past 15 years but have seen the service deteriorate over time. The food is always good, when they get it right, but they need a little help when it comes to customer service.

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Thank jambo786
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and for visiting us again. It is most unfortunate that you feel the food and service have deteriorated over time. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and we have shared your comments with the team who are actively working to implement improvements where necessary. Many thanks for your... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Restaurant gives great views of the Indian Ocean as you enjoy your meals. There is also accommodation available as well as many other facilities.

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Thank pearladventure
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal and the view at the Tamarind Mombasa. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. More 

Mississauga, Canada
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are only a few restaurants that I ever rate "excellent". This is one of them. There are very few restaurants that I remember even after decades, this is one of them. Situated on a very scenic location on the Mombasa creek overlooking the old port in a period style building, it exudes the old world charm and gracious hospitality... More 

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Thank cuudlybear69
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic detailed review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your dining experience and the African hospitality as well as the seafood, prawns, lobsters, crabs and fish etc. Your amazing comments have been shared with our culinary and service teams and are a huge acknowledgement to... More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right from the reception the hostess was warm to the table. The meal as expected was excellent delicious

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Thank wingspan2015
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review and giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed the meal and the the warm service. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Mombasa, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best sea food served in Kenyan Coast, located with a good view of the old Mombasa port and fort Jesu.

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Thank Benjamin M
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed you meal and think that we serve the best seafood on the Kenyan coast. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254 41 474600

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?