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“Great location, delicious food...Worth the wait!”

Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 38 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $40
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Beach Restaurant and Bar. Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant is known for its freshest seafood offering and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean
Portland, Or
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great location, delicious food...Worth the wait!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Spent 4 days at the Blue Marlin hotel with a group of friends and family and ate all our meals at the restaurant --- there was enough variety and options, that we did not see the need to go elsewhere. The restaurant is on Diani beach -- breathtaking view! Breakfasts were buffet style but the rest we ordered ala cart. The prices were very reasonable... My friends and my son said that the seafood was to die for but since I am allergic to seafood, I cannot vouch for it. My son had his menu selected first thing in the morning -- he would tell me that he is having the calamari for lunch and the jumbo prawns for dinner and try to sneak more seafood (octopus or crab balls) as a snack. lol... Everything is fresh and delivered daily.. Nothing frozen. So, once they run out of the product - you are out of luck. That happened a few times, but the waiters were pretty good about offering substitutions... Our waiter, Wyclef, was quite funny and entertaining -- we had quite a few laughs with him.

Though it is a seafood restaurant, there were plenty non-seafood options for people like me... I don't think I ever repeated a meal and loved everything I tried. You should try the pepper steak or the spaghetti carbonara (with plenty of bacon!)... The food is cooked when you order, so it takes time to come out. Once we figured that out, we just made sure we order our cocktails as we order the food and then just enjoyed the view and company along with the cocktails as we waited for the food... What's the rush, anyway? We are on vacation on the beach!!! We all fell in love with a cocktail called Monsoon -- fresh passion fruit and rum, I believe. We had so many of those, that reviewing our pictures now, it features so heavily in our photos, it can have an album of its own! I was absolutely delish -- wish I could have one now... If you prefer wine -- give the local Leleshwa wine a try.. It is quite lovely. Definitely recommend this restaurant, if you are not in a rush.

  • Visited January 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
“GREAT Seafood with an amazing view.”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you like fresh seafood, then the Blue Marlin is for you. I was so impressed with the king prawns that I had them four times and I had the crab claws twice. The price was great for the quality of the seafood you get. I was also pleased with kind and friendly service we received, especially from Wycleff. Of course you can’t go wrong with the amazing views while enjoying a great meal with a great glass of red wine.

  • Visited January 2014
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Marbella, Spain
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss.”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This restaurant I thought had its good points and bad. The wine was very enjoyable although we had to ask for ice to be placed in the ice bucket in order to cool it and the setting was lovely despite a few lacking service points, one of these being a dirty table cloth presumably as a result of it not being changed after previous diners. The food itself was a little bland, and we had to ask for one of the dishes to be removed from the bill as it first arrived cold, and then subsequently arrived back at the table having been placed in the microwave. The seafood was enjoyed by those who had ordered it, however not everyone was content with certain elements of their meal. We would not return,

  • Visited December 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
“Very delicious seafood combined with the perfect view!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

As a real seafood lover I can say that it was awesome! The food is very nicely cooked and flavored. There is big range of seafood variety and the staff is very friendly.

And not to forget - the view of the ocean, sands, good company ... the palm garden, just makes you eat, relax, enjoy your life - what more a person can want :)

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst service ever”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Very slow service. Don't ever try the beef stragonof it was off and tasted nasty. Food is over priced for the quality you get. Will never come back again

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