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Tamarind Mombasa

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Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
254 41 474600
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tamarind has it all,great food,great service and the view of old town Mombasa that just blows you away.The seafood is incomparable to any other and every visit is special.A must visit for anyone visiting Mombasa

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Thank Naz M
Harrow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing so much about this place and the it serves food I have to ask, is this the best North Coast has to offer!?? The actual restaurant has a lovely ambience, a live band adding to the pleasant vibe. It was fairly busy on the night we visited. Staff were average, nothing special . The food took such a... More 

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Thank mombasa2112
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to celebrate a birthday and because the restaurant was highly recommended. The lobster and crab were both some of the best we had ever tasted as were the oysters. The only issues we had was that when we were seated we had to ask for the Vegetarian and Sushi menus as they were not offered which they should... More 

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Thank Dharmesh M
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, lovely staff and perfect view. I loved the staff mostly and the food. Other than that the food is perfect, high end and of course expensive goof thing I wasn't paying! Although I must say that it is worth it. The place is well maintained

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Thank Daido A
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We missed the dhow trip that same day we booked,however my wife and i still decided to have our dinner in the restaurant. The scenery that night from the restaurant overlooking Mombasa city was amazing. The food was great we ordered seafood platters for 2 and the service was great, however whenever they get too busy service delivery gets wanting... More 

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Thank Ralph M
here&there
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid at all accounts would be my advice. Exorbitantly priced food, poor service and frankly there are other places now in Mombasa that do tastier sea food.

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Thank mambofiti
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go to this restaurant!!!!! I ordered a steak medium and they cooked it well done. I gave it back saying cook it medium then they made the same mistake cooking it well done. I had to pay for the overpriced steak which I didn't eat.

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Thank Kian L
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What started off as a wow entrance in this lovely setting and building ended with our expectations not having been met. Service was slow, food was well below average with the Salmon and avo stater tasteless . My prawns were tiny and over cooked with a layer of chilli that took away all taste . They charged us for an... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your visit to Tamarind. We are very sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet expectations. It is disappointing to learn that you found our service to be slow and the food below average. Furthermore we thank you for bringing the over charge on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my opinion - the best ever...romantic if you are sitting outside. Excellent food..especially the oysters - unbeatable have not tasted anything like that in all my extensice travels. Fabulour food and fabulous food...10+

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Thank samantha867
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review. We hugely appreciate the perfect rating and are delighted that your dinning experience was romantic and the best ever with fabulous food especially the oysters. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great testaments to their continued efforts to meet the needs and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood was great as usual and served in a very relaxed manner that suited us on this day. We were not rushed at all and the service was very good. the desserts were yummy. A visit during lunchtime gives one a lovely view of the old town.

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

Thank you for posting such a positive review and giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in visiting the Tamarind once again and we are delighted that it lived up to your expectations with great seafood and yummy desserts. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make us deserving of your... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, African, Sushi, European, Thai
Meals
Dinner, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?