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Kilifi Boatyard

Masha Road | Mnarani West, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
+254 722 442334
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“samosas” (15 reviews)
“crab” (12 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Masha Road | Mnarani West, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the beach. Wifi was strong. Food was at best average. Staff was friendly and helpful(helped change 1000 shillings to smaller notes for tuk tuk)

Thank lonemeteorz
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

I dont know where to being about this place actually my second visit was better than the first not that the first wasn't good enough but the seafood was amaizing. Even though this place is really hard to find i wouldn't mind to the lost...More

Thank Natasha O
Reviewed July 3, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch here with a great view over the creek. Loved meeting one of the local residents and sharing a beer and a chat with him. Super casual, great day!

Thank Tezz O
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The spot offers a scenic view overlooking a number of privately owned boats in the sea. It is beautiful. A floating wooden spa in the marina reportedly offers relaxation services, although it seemed closed when we arrived. I would imagine the place to be a...More

Thank Sharon S
Peter B, Owner at Kilifi Boatyard, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Thank you, We will post an Mpesa Number in the bar for the next occasion.

Reviewed May 11, 2017

If you happen to find yourself in Kilifi, make sure you visit Boat yard. Not only does it offer a beautiful view of the Kilifi creek; Food I mean sea food prepared here is exquisite. If you crave for some delicious sea food whichever the...More

Thank Veudin
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

The Boat Yard is a bit out of the way, so best to take a water taxi (*hot tip*) Do not try and drive home - you will get lost in the coastal scrub. The Boat Yard is next to (or headquarters of) the Kilfi...More

Thank Anton B
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

I advise anyone visiting Kilifi to eat at the boat yard, every time on visiting Mnarani we eat here at least 3 times, fresh seafood and amazing view across the creek

Thank pinkdiva66
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Got to the boatyard about 4.30 saturday arvo expecting oysters for "oyster night". Unfortunately they were sold out. Their boat was also broken down which meant we had to get boda bodas both ways which took a while from Kilifi Creek. The fish was ok,...More

Thank mcstannard
Peter B, Owner at Kilifi Boatyard, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

I am sorry that you arrived so late in the day for what is a "first come, first served" offer of free fresh oysters served on the half shell on a lunchtime on a Saturday. We normally serve 400 - 500 oysters on Saturday. These...More

Reviewed February 21, 2017

Idyllic location, leave your shoes in the car and make sure you are not in a rush to go anywhere... this is the best place to sit and observe the creek and her activity. Saturday afternoons; the boatyard is alive, the beers are cold and...More

1  Thank Upepo71
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Decided to drop in for a Saturday lunch , after 15 mins we realised you order at the bar ! Oops ! The place has a nice relaxed vibe to it, I had the garlic and ginger crab which was sensational. As it was a...More

Thank kasukusays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Masha Road | Mnarani West, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi
  • Phone Number: +254 722 442334
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Situated on the South side of Kilifi Creek, this bar and restaurant is used by residents and visitors alike. Serves a variety of dishes such as fish and chips, crab salad and prawns piri-piri. Delicious burgers are also available as well as vegetarian pasta. The samosas are famous as a snack while drinking in the friendly bar.
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