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“Perfection... If you love good food then you will love this place!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nautilus

Nautilus
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Kilifi
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nautilus-restaurant-kilifi/128164030653813
Mombasa, Kenya
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfection... If you love good food then you will love this place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

* Reservation: 0713 762 748 or 0724 341 034
* Closed Mondays
* Lunch from 12pm to 3(ish)
* Dinner from 6pm to late.... :)

I love this place. This is a fairly new restaurant in Kilifi, it opened up at the start of 2012 and word has quickly spread. It has about 10 tables (couples, family, friends, solo.. they cater for all) Everyone who eats here leaves happy and always returns. I've been over 10 times and always make a point in taking any family or friends for a lunch or dinner as its loved by all.

The food is fresh and cooked to perfection, a lovely seafood selection as well as some great pasta and meat dishes. The owners Pietro & Leslie (who have had restaurants all over the world) will happily cater to your every need. Something you fancy and it’s not on the menu? No problem, just ask and if they can they will. The staffs they have on location have been working for them for years (one over 30 years+) they make you feel relaxed, welcomed and give you that personal service that lacks elsewhere in Kenya.

The restaurant location is stunning. Located on the North side of the bridge on the old ferry ramp on a slight hill you will find amble parking. It’s right on the creek with views over the water that will never get boring. Sunsets here are AMAZING... Get down for 6pm and enjoy a sun-downer (or two)

The decor can only be described as magical. It has lovely fairy light lighting up the restaurant and fresh local flowers are scattered around the tables/railings to add that extra touch.

This has become my favourite restaurant along the coast. The location, food and hosts are all 5 star quality! Already friends in Nairobi and Naivasha have been here and loved it. So its been tried and tested by many and I'm pretty sure you would love it too.

p.s. To give you an idea on pricing. Starters are from 500/1200ksh. Mains 700/1500ksh. Deserts 400/900ksh. Beers 300ksh. A main will happily filly you up, but make sure you try either a desert or starter as well as they are all very scrumptious!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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“Nautilus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Situated on the old road to the ferry in Kilifi this restaurant is now a nice quiet hideaway from the busy Welcomed by the owner apologizing for the small catch they got in that morning this restaurant shows great hospitality. It's on a pier across the bay and has beautiful views across the water. And the food is superb, nicely dressed (one could even say romantically), well served by trained staff and with a delicious taste ! I'd say: don't miss out on this one if you're travelling from Mombasa to Malindi or back !

  • Visited August 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Ambience, cuisine, view, hospitality-- what more could you want?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Nautilus is Kilifi's best restaurant. Situated on a wooden pier jutting into Kilifi Creek that seemingly floats on the water, Nautilus' view is spectacular, especially at sunset. The viewing window in the floor through which you can watch fish swim by is a great touch too. The food is prepared in an open kitchen and artfully presented amidst native flower table decorations. I chose the Normandy entree, which consisted of skewered shrimp and fish peppered with cashew nuts and surrounded by a beautiful medley of vegetables-- it was delicious and quite a deal at 950 KES. The owners are attentive, warm, and oriented to detail. Their hospitality & genuine kindness alone made me want to come directly home and post a review.

  • Visited August 2012
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