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“Don't rely so heavily on your amazing location...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Nomad Restaurant

Nomad Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't rely so heavily on your amazing location...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

Eat and drink as the Indian Ocean laps the shore metres from your table... Or sit there getting wound up listening to the waves remind you that you've been waiting 40 minutes for a drink. This was really hit and miss and wholly dependent on the waiting staff in our section. First visit was fantastic: The Indian buffet was absolutely the best and most varied Indian cuisine we have had. The drinks came promptly and we had a ball. Second and third visits were painful. The staff had a very loose grip on even the basics. The waiter was incredulous that I might want ice in my gin and tonic and explained that there was ice in the drink but it had already melted - he then came back with a lump of ice bigger than the mouth of the glass. I have a feeling that we were dealing with seasonal staff so my ask to the management would be to please give these guys some more basic training so they stand a chance of getting things right.
The food was always good when it arrived but the lack of basic training spoiled the experience twice of three attempts.

  • Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cool open air location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Well located on the beach, waiters were attentive, pizza dishes are your best bet. They were good. Sea food dishes a little flat. A diverse ice cream selection. Worth a visit. Big wine selection, and cigars.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“Food OK - Setting Lovely!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

The food here is honestly just ok. But the location and the setting is very good. Nomads prides itself on upper class service and they do provide it. It's really nice having a couple of cold Tuskers/Pilsners/cocktails, munching on some grub as you watch people go about their business/holidays on the beach.

As long as you don't expect amazing food, you'll enjoy yourselves. There are better places to dine in Diani.

Visited November 2011
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nairobi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“food is not good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

pizza is ok but everything else is poor, it used to be better, maybe the chef has changed...

Visited October 2011
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
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“What a View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2011

Right there on the beach - The most amazing setting for a restaurant. Perfect place to have sundowners! Will never forget it!

Visited November 2010
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