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Nautilus

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Seahorse Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We occasionally take lunch here as it is some distance from our house. Each time we dine, we are surprised by the cuisine. It is excellent. The menu, like all good restaurants, is not large but take a chance with the owner, Pietro's choice and you will be amazed. The pasta and fish are superb and the staff are most... More 

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Brantford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food prepared in an open Kitchen. Lots of sea food varieties as well as meat and fresh veggies and Swiss deserts ,which means chocolate.

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Thank David Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

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

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1 Thank Lon W
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 

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Thank Upepo71
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 

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1 Thank Meghan T
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178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

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Thank Debbie B
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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

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

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Thank Leon K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seahorse Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi
Description
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?