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Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kenya
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic in every way - food, atmosphere, and hospitality. The owner was a great host and everyone enjoyed a great evening in Kilifi.

Thank Lon W
Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Possibly the best location of any restaurant in Kenya... perfect for romantics, perfect for groups, perfect for everyone. If a Seafood fan... then go. If not a seafood fan, still go as they will do anything for you if they have it in stock. Owners are fab and super friendly. Great for kids. If in Kilifi or passing through -... More 

Thank Upepo71
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is typically closed for the month of July, but he is a friend of a friend so he and his staff opened for 15 of us for a personal dinning experience! Great appetizers: bruschetta and salmon spread crackers, tomato and cream pastas and then an array of fresh fish and meats for the main course. Finished off the... More 

1 Thank Meghan T
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178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Nautilus is a real must when visiting Kilifi. We go every year and it is always fantastic. We went at night, brilliant location, wonderful lights, great friendly staff, excellent service. The menu is varied, but you must try the breaded prawn starter and lemon pasta with crab for main course. The whole evening was made very special with the owners... More 

Thank Debbie B
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

As a group after work we decided to explore Kilifi and one of the restaurant we visited was nautilus . An excellent restaurant owned by a Swedish family sitting on the Indian Ocean . What impressed me were 2 things ; the warm reception and the food. I have never in my life enjoyed or ever tasted oysters. The chefs... More 

1 Thank weston k
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Perfect location with excellent staff. The chef Antony prepared exceptional seafood dishes with the freshest ingredients.

Thank Leon K
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Sitting on the veranda looking out into Kilifi's creek while sipping on wine, it's easy to forget you're in Kenya when at Nautilus. Not to say that you would want to, nor is it a bad thing. But it feels like a Southern European coastal restaurant plonked onto Kenya's coastline. Which I guess is what the owner, a Swiss, has... More 

1 Thank Anna D
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We enjoyed our meal sitting out in the"floating" deck. I don't think they were at their best as 2 chefs failed to turn up and so service was slow. However, the food was very good. Note: they do not accept credit/debit cards

1 Thank Kenyawinchesters2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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126 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

What a wonderful, but marred, restaurant - great setting right over the creek, sea breeze, really tasty and good quality food, friendly staff but -- literally 45 minutes wait between starter and main course! No time for dessert. The owner came in and said he was away when we were being neglected, but others in the restaurant said it was... More 

1 Thank mcwcBaku
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Had rather small but tasty Kilifi oysters, prawns, and dessert with vodka (lovely). Food was great, the service attentive. The setting is lovely - you are suspended over the open ocean. Not for tight-pocketed people, but worth very penny. Book on Saturday, as it can get very busy.

1 Thank NairobiN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seahorse Road, Kilifi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?