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Tilapia Beach

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Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the Trip Advisor reviews and a strong second from my driver, I stopped into Tilapia Beach for an early dinner. I ended up choosing the smallest of the available fish and it was still more than I could eat. I ordered the Wet Fry with Ugali and washed it all down with ice cold Tusker. Some of the... More 

Thank jnwilliams76
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is quiet but the roads are pathetic. There is need for the waiters to value customers and only serve what every customer orders

Thank San B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

so i recently moved to Kisumu on work basis, and boy haven't i looked for good dining places. Early this week with all the work log and deadlines to beat i decided to take a walk along the famous Luangni beach. With a rather tired mind and everyone else striving for your attention to go eat in their hotel, i... More 

Thank Emma N
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We arrived late, about 8:30pm in the night during the week and were not sure if we would find food. However, we were served with fish with kales and ugali and it was absolutely delicious. The proprietor needs to rake the good money they are making back into the business to renovate the space. Work with a good designer for... More 

Thank Sightseer254
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?