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PRICE RANGE
₹700 - ₹2,195
CUISINES
Seafood, Asian, Grill, Japanese Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fresh from the ocean Seafood
1. Fresh from the ocean Seafood
"All sorts of delicious items, especially seafood."
Thom T
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2. Beautiful outdoors by the pool
2. Beautiful outdoors by the pool
"Great atmosphere which reminds you of the ocean "
rasveern
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3. Special Birthday celebrations
3. Special Birthday celebrations
"I hosted a delightful and memorable birthday dinner at Mawimbi."
jnrain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were welcomed by ery friendly wait staff, the chef himself and the assistant manager. However, a romantic night out was totally crushed by ear-piercing loud music and deafening vuvuzelas being blown through out the restaurant to mark birthday party celebrations, specifically three parties in...total. Therefore we were subdued to this practice three times. The music was being blared by the dj from speakers placed all around the different sections of the restaurant, and it took the entire wait-staff and kitchen staff to display a comical parade through the entire restaurant with the abnoxious shrill of these horns. There was absolutely, no consideration for other customers wanting a quiet and pleasant dinner surrounding. The assistant manager was quick to seat us upstairs, however, mosquitos and exhaust fumes from the heavy traffic surrounding the open-air restaurant engulfed us and my asthma was seriously aggrivated. These factors play badly on the restaurant where the food is excellent. Chef Baraka took extra care and love in preparing our dishes, which were delicious and really skillfully presented. The assistant manager too, should be commended, she is professional and courteous. The location is also a let down, as the restaurant itself has potential. The decor is tasteful, effective and beautifully thought out. Change location, stop the offensive loud music and have a pollutant free environment and you will thrive big time.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Amazing lunch never eaten such nice seafood would totally recommended this place to my friends.Thanks waiter MozetiMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Maryann Rukahu, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2023

Dear zippyk2019, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our restaurant. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that Moseti made such a positive impression on you. We’ll be sure to pass...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, incredible oysters and the rest of the seafood. Impeccable service with Jane. Everyone else was also very helpful in the choice of wines to accompany the dishes. Great smile was a nice addition. Everything was perfect, including the lemon sorbet at the end, with...the twist of the coconut.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's wonderful to hear about your excellent dining experience! From the delicious oysters and seafood to the attentive service provided by Jane and the team, it sounds like everything was top-notch. The pairing of wines and the special touch of lemon sorbet with coconut at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unforgettable experience! The atmosphere and decor was very inviting and relaxing. The music was the perfect addition. We had the seafood brunch which was so much more than expected. Each course was perfectly prepared and presented. I appreciate the quality and freshness...of the seafood and the wide variety of selections. Our wait staff was very nice and super accommodating. I appreciate the chefs and staff for making this memorable and a huge thank you for the birthday celebration! Our primary waitress, Maria was a gift and a blessing! She was super attentive and did whatever she could to make our meal perfect! We left stuffed and we'll pleased. We look forward to our return to Mawimbi.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My waiter Vincent was a 10/10 being very polite and interactive he didn’t cross any boundaries. The food was amazing and the place is very beautiful. I will come again

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The establishment has a really nice ambiance and the best seafood in town. It’s also an award winning restaurant. Their fries are a game changer.

Date of visit: March 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thrilled you love the vibe and our seafood! 🌊✨ Our award-winning dishes, especially those game-changing fries, are crafted to delight. Can't wait to have you back for another unforgettable experience!

Reviewed 2 March 2024

Unbelievable quality of food, wine selection and service. What amazing people you have in Samantha and Laurance, Margaret, Pius and Wambui.

Date of visit: March 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Delighted you appreciated the food, wine, and service! Samantha, Laurance, Margaret, Pius, and Wambui are indeed our gems. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 26 February 2024

Had an amazing time at Mawimbi. Was Mrs birthday and she had a blast. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. A shout out to Rosemary for being such an amazing soul. She made sure I was comfortable from the moment I made...a reservation. Always checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed. And on the day despite being sick n off work, still called to check we are OK. That was some excellent service. Not to forget Vincent who served us, amazing service 👏🏿. Making sure our glasses are always full.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you and Mrs. had a wonderful birthday celebration at Mawimbi! 🎉 Big thanks to Rosemary and Vincent for their exceptional service. Here's to many more memorable moments with us. Cheers! 🥂

Reviewed 21 February 2024

The reception was amazing with fast services and amazing food. We were served by Mr Vincent who saw through that our experience was a slope. We had the Kupobe which is a shared platter with chicken, pork and beef which was a 10/10. We got...the Heroes' Choice and the Cooling effect cocktails that were well done and refreshing as well. I 100% recommend the restaurant for cuisine experience especially sea food since we had some prawns as starters.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed the fast service, amazing food, and Mr. Vincent's exceptional care! The Kupobe platter and cocktails like Heroes' Choice and Cooling Effect sound like hits. Thanks for recommending us for the cuisine and seafood, especially the prawns. Hope to serve you...More

Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing place. Outstanding food, service, drink choice and music. The crab and avocado salad was delicious, as were the tiger prawns I had for main. Jane was a wonderful host and I absolutely loved the place. Felt very safe as a female solo traveller here.

Date of visit: February 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you loved everything, from the crab and avocado salad to the tiger prawns, and felt the warmth of Jane's hospitality! Delighted you felt safe and cherished with us. Can't wait to welcome you back for more delightful experiences!

Reviewed 17 February 2024

Excellent food , excellent service by Maria. Loved her to bits , the ambience was spectacular, the drinks were on point , service with a smile

Date of visit: February 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the excellent food and service, especially from Maria! Thrilled you loved the ambiance and drinks too. Here's to more smiles and stellar experiences with us! 🌟🍹

Reviewed 16 February 2024

Great ambience, wonderful service, welcoming Food to die for Drinks ever flowing Evening made.. Gogosimo band killed it

Date of visit: February 2024
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lydia Chepchirchir, Marketing at Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fantastic ambiance, service, and unbeatable cuisine! Delighted your evening was perfect with drinks aplenty and the Gogosimo band bringing the house down. Can't wait for your next unforgettable night with us!

Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

It was one of the best seafood I have had. As a group of friends, we were looking for good food and ambiance. We enjoyed the tsunami platter, more than enough for a group of 4 people. We really enjoyed the night out. It was...a Thursday. There was good music, good weather, good cocktails. Will definitely recommend and will visit again when in Nairobi.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

Chef Kevin, Maggie and Maureen did a wonderful job. The seafood is the best of the best I have ever eaten. The vibes the music .. this place is amazing. Highly recommended and it’s a must in Kenya

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

We had a great experience at this restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was brilliant. We will definitely return when we’re back in Nairobi

Date of visit: January 2024
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There's no accommodation at Mawimbi as it's a purely a restaurant. It's definitely worth a visit though as it's the best sea food restaurant in Nairobi in my opinion.
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Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5