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Tamarind Mombasa

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Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
254 41 474600
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Next to the Tamarind hotel you have the restaurant. They serve amazing good fish plates. The flavours of the herbs added to the food makes it to a gorgeous food experience. The staff services you polite and with a great pleasure.

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Thank Idwin B
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear that you had such a gorgeous food experience enjoying the flavours and the amazing fish plates. We are very glad that our staff services were polite and met your needs and expectations. Many thanks again for... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had booked a dinner cruise at Tamarind to celebrate my wedding anniversary, but sadly, due to a lack of a quorum of 20 something people they had to cancel the cruise. Based on this, it's perhaps not the best bet for special occasions since they will likely only know a day before (if you are lucky, in my case... More 

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Thank Gal_C
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and apologise for your disappointment in not being able to take the cruise. We hope you give us another chance and book once more for the the cruise. More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to go for sunset drinks followed by dinner. Food and service was great. There is a band that plays in background. Although present you can still have a conversation with the person you are with. Tables are so spread apart from each other that you feel like you are all alone in the restaurant. Its nice to have... More 

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Thank Mightycamels
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your dining experience. We are glad that enjoyed the food and service and atmosphere and would recommend it to other visitors. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Dubai
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see the sun go down and then settle in for some dinner. Most importantly, the place was busy without being noisy and overbearing, allowing for a conversation. There was also a local band playing music that was quite relaxing and refreshing! In terms of food, I wanted the Tilapia (local fish) which was unfortunately unavailable, so ended... More 

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and recommend us to other visitor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and although the tilapia was not available, we are happy you enjoyed the Swahili style sea bream. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again in the near future. More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the best decent restaurant available. The service and serving time doesn't justify the meal price. I enjoy the food always but again doesnt have a big variety. The view and atmosphere is fantastic.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive and you enjoyed the view and atmosphere. However we are sorry that you felt the service and serving time do not justify the price and the food didn't have much variety. Please note that your comments have been passed to the team who... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner in very please pleasant atmosphere. Great service and unforgettable mixed sea food platter

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that your dinner was fantastic and you enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere, great service and unforgettable mixed seafood platter. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, and thank you for the great feedback. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the Tamarind Dhow on our honeymoon and can't recommend this experience enough. Everything about it was special. The food was incredible and the live music just set the mood! If you get the opportunity, do book a dinner cruise. Be sure to call in advance.

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labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

We are delighted that you chose to sail on Tamarind Dhow for your honeymoon and the experience was special with incredible food and live music setting the mood. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for the perfect rating and the recommendation to other guests. More 

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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Tamarind on a Saturday evening for dinner with family and friends, the place was quite busy, which is good. You may have to park outside the hotel but no worries as your vehicle will be watched over by their security. The food was fingerlicking fantastic, accompanied by soothing music from a live band and a cool breeze from... More 

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Thank Jay_Oty
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience and found the view of Mombasa Old Town lovely and the food finger licking fantastic and the music soothing. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to eat in Mombassa is correct. The setting ,atmosphere and seafood were of a quality establishment. We came at night a bit late with the band in full swing. The lobster,crab and prawns very as fresh as it gets . Best dish in my Opinion was the seafood risotto . The Tandoori crab was not what I was... More 

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Thank Charlievvvvvv
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us such great feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and the lobster crab, and prawns were fresh and you particularly liked the seafood risotto. We are happy that the champagne was well chilled and the surprise cake and staff singing welcome to Mombasa made... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

such a lovely place with good sea food, great service and the sea view is very amazing overlooking the oldtown of mombasa. Enjoyed the Dhow.

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Thank Ricky K
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are delighted to hear that your dining experience was enjoyable on the Tamarind Dhow with good seafood and great service as well as amazing views of the Old Town of Mombasa. Welcome back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, African, Sushi, European, Thai
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254 41 474600

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