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Tilapia Beach

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Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish was really super. The place is a bit average (service, atmosphere). Was there in the evening. Obviously a lunch restaurant.

Thank Michael H
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This outdoor restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Victoria. The fresh Tilapia and local sides of sukumawiki , kachumbari and ugali (or fries for us Europeans ) tasted great. I rate Tilapia Beach 5 out of 5 for the food and view. However this is out door dining on the lakeside, you have to put up with a... More 

Thank Kevin H
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This place has enormous potential but isnt realised at all. There is an incomplete structure on the premises as well as some old mabati structures on site that spoil the ambiance. The fried fish was overcooked hence too dry. The "kachumbari" was three large sliced tomatoes and three large onions thrown on a plate. The waiters were difficult to "catch".... More 

Thank Sharon H
Nakuru, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

i was so delighted eating fresh fish from the lake to my plate what a wonderful experience.the fish was just prepared the traditional luo way with brown ugali and some traditional vegetable

Thank elijahmbugua
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Excellent fish. Very tasty and huge! Nice view of the lake No frills though. Bathroom is deplorable.

Thank Muthanje R
Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Enjoy one of the largest tilapia fish you have ever eaten. A bit pricey, but totally worth it. The fish is totally fresh and served with jummy ugali and sukuma You are sitting directly at the border of lake Victoria and can enjoy a wonderful sunset.

Thank Adrian S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Hustle free parking although getting there you need to drive slowly as the road is bumpy.The wet fry fish is awesome

Thank Brian N
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Recommended by a friend as a must go while in kisumu,fish was very fresh,the ugali and sukuma wiki great,were there on a breezy evening and had to leave early,but great value for money though ambience could be made better,to attract the high end guests

Thank Senkumba E
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Had heard so much about tilapia beach therefore this restaurant was a must visit. I may not be a great judge of local food but I can judge taste and freshness of ingredients. We ordered the wet fry fish with ugali. We were served a tilapia slightly bigger than a normal plate smothered with onion, tomatoes and sukuma wiki, the... More 

Thank rudyvoller
Kisumo, Nyanza, Kenya
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I have lived in Kisumu most of my life but never been to Tilapia beach mostly because I prefer getting my fish from Dunga Beach where I grew up. Went for lunch here with my wife after so much convincing and I must say the fish was the best I have ever had. So fresh! The view of Lake Victoria... More 

Thank Ominde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nyanza Province  >  Kisumu
This one is listed on Google maps - On Lake Victoria Kisumu. It has amazing food and is a terrific location so I'd like to review and recommend. Unfortunately most businesses in Kenya have no online presence.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?