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Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

A lot of great food on a plate, that is Olympic. The fish kebabs are amazing.

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Varese, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Very good and fresh Swahili cuisine, this restaurant is a must for a dinner in Lamu!

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Milton, Delaware
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

This little restaurant on the south seafront is a great spot to enjoy good swahili cooking, great friendly service, very reasonable prices and watch the local life go by on foot or on sea. Their juice drinks(especially coconut!) are great and the food is prepared while you wait and served in generous portions. The young man who waits on you,... More 

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Washington DC
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63 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

Laid Back, Local restaurant run by Kenyans of Indian descent. That means you can get spicy food here if you want. The fish kebabs are the best i have had, the juices are excellent, and you can get nice curries here as well. I made a habit of eating here.

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Thank nomad633
Newcastle
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2011

Although the service was good and the owner was friendly we did not enjoy our meals. We were given complimentary samosas & dessert so you can't argue with the value, but did not enjoy our prawn curry or vegetable curry. They were tastless.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Came here twice in 3 days, once for dinner and another time for an afternoon snack. Juice is fresh, fish (snapper) is AMAZING--both the filet and the kebab. Spices are right on and everything is served w/ a tray of 4 sauces: coconut, tamarind, pickled peppers and hot green chili sauce. The chips served w/ the fish was just OK... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2010

My friend and I were the only ones in the restaurant for the whole meal. We came for lunch. The family that owns the place was welcoming. We sat facing the restaurant front so we could see the dhows on the ocean outside the door and huge windows. Our food was slowly prepared so we amused ourselves and the owner's... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2010

Whole restaurant is yours! This were the friendly words when we came in. We had a late lunch. The fish we ordered passed our table. It came right away from the dhows ahead of the restaurant. A very nice local restaurant. But please visit this place in the evening. The atmosphere will be more convinient. With a nice overlook at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harambee Ave, town centre | Waterside, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?