We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Majlis Restaurant Lamu

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
00254718 195499
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 28: English reviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff are super friendly and give a genuinely warm welcome. We had smoothies ( literally inhaled mine in 1 sip) and a salads ( good portion size and fresh ingredients).

Helpful?
Thank FawziaMunshi
Pelham Manor, New York
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Just a short boat ride from Shela, Lamu island. The hotel and restaurant charge a small fee for visitors. This is a great location to find a beach chair out of the sun, a beach towel, good food and a nice gin and tonic at the end of the day. Great location to watch the sun set.

Helpful?
1 Thank Marie D
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had a boatride from Lamu for some change for lunch. Chosed the easy way out and ordered a burger, hard to fail I thought. They managed. I could not get my knife through the triplewellweeldone burger (?). The meat was not minced correctly and the bacon was..., I still do not know what it was. Biltong maybe? My wife had... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lars M
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The staff is extremely attentive and kind and well verses in the menu as well as wine. The chef is available to discuss any dietary restrictions (I am gluten and diary free). Overall great service and food -- especially the tuna tartare. tune

Helpful?
Thank jessicaayana
Goma, null, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a quiet restaurant with an incredible view. We loved the breakfasts, enjoyed all the desserts, sipped the wines and loved the fish and sea food varieties on offer.(Salads were good too) I would not recommend any beef or meat. Reagan and the chef are particularly kind!

Helpful?
Thank JGadzirai
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great for families with children, this place really caters for those with contemporary taste. Not your traditional Lamu experience - except the boat ride there and back from Shela - but excellent.

Helpful?
Thank Michael E
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A good choice all freshly prepared. Fish is a speciality and recommended. Could not fault. Excellent value.

Helpful?
1 Thank Greville D
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Majlis Restaurant overlooking Manda Beach and the Indian Ocean is a fantastic place to eat, especially for lunch. I often eat here and enjoy a swim during the day so I can enjoy the view. They have a great selection of seafood dishes and wonderful cappuccinos plus a fully stocked bar. Be sure to take a stroll through the hotel... More 

Helpful?
Thank KellsAbroad
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were completely blown away by the beauty of the Majlis! The staff was exceptional and the food was perfection. And great value for the money too. We loved enjoying our meal while watching the waves come in.

Helpful?
Thank WhitneyKoonce
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I remember there was a time before the developers descended upon this beautiful beach like ravening vultures - it was empty and unspoiled. Now, you have villas and B&B's. Well, times change and I found myself cast upon the beach hot and hungry and thirsty. Like a mirage the Majlis Hotel shimmered in front of me and I went to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank theinspectorishere

Travellers who viewed Majlis Restaurant Lamu also viewed

Lamu Island, Coast Province
Lamu Island, Coast Province
 
Lamu Island, Coast Province
Lamu Island, Coast Province
 
Lamu Island, Coast Province
Lamu Island, Coast Province
 

Been to Majlis Restaurant Lamu? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 108
Cuisine
Italian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 00254718 195499
Description
The Majlis restaurant is located in the Ras Kitau Bay, Manda island, 5 minutes boat-ride from Shella village and 10 min. From Lamu. The restaurant's cuisine includes international, Italian (pasta, pizza from wooden-oven, home-made ice-cream)and Japanese dishes (sushi, sashimi, tempura). There are also a pool bar for the day and a terrace bar to enjoy the sunset before dinner.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Majlis Restaurant Lamu staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?