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“Great food and fun music”

Lukka Kairi Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #17 of 329 Restaurants in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Seafood, Bahamian, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Lukka Kairi means "People of the Islands" Your authentic Bahamian Dining Adventure starts with authentic Bahamian Dishes and an ambience that truly shows the culture of the Bahamian People. Unique "Theatre in the Round seating" and Open Kitchen has the effect of table side chefs. Local farmers and fisherman supply fresh seafood and dining items and the aroma of the kitchen alone will put a spell on you. Amazing servers are also performers so you'll be super entertained with live junkanoo, limbo, dancing and more in addition to the amazing food and drinks. Our menu offers creativity and allows you to choose a combination of small plates so you can try so many tasty flavors. Sharing with your dining mates is definitely encouraged and rotating table server makes it easy and fun. Fresh Conch, Lobster, Grouper, are just a few of our authentic Bahamian specialities that your party MUST try. You'll have to stop in and get your "catch". We're conveniently located in downtown Nassau on Princes George Wharf right on the water, 50 yards from Senor Frogs. The minute you walk in you will notice the vibrant, colorful decor. You will feel the energy through the art on the walls created by local craftsman and artists. We welcome you to have a seat at the bar on one of our custom-made stools made from the indigenous wood of the area. You can sip on a cocktail and enjoy the entertainment on stage or eat in our buzzing dining room as you enjoy the views of the ocean and beautiful fish swimming in our huge aquarium. At Lukka Kairi you can walk up and say hi to the chefs and check out their meticulous preparation of your meals. Watch and listen to the sound of conch shells being cracked for fresh conch salad and conch fritters. The knowledgeable staff will help you maneuver through the menu. We offer countless delicious options of fresh Bahamian flavors all designed for the most unforgettable dining experience you'll have in Nassau. Lukka Kairi restaurant is a place where you can experience history and culture through food. Make a point to put us on your schedule, you will not be disappointed! We want to share with you, the REAL BAHAMAS and the motto "EAT, DRINK, LIVE!"
Reviewed 22 April 2018

My aunt and I came here our first night in Bahamas. We we were not disappointed. My aunts. Birthday was approaching and our waitress was Marcy! Marcy was amazing. we got tons of frees hits. We ordered the conch fritters, which was delicious and a first for both of us. The we ordered the lobster tail with corn salsa and coconut butter cream. It was absolutely amazing!!!!! We want h also had a cocktail. We ended the meal with a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream. The food was just great! The live music was also cool and relaxing. Our total are to $129.00 with gratuity already included. We ended up giving Marcy an extra $30.00. It was a phenomenal experience.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our acquaintance with Lukka Kairi started when we made a reservation one afternoon for an evening meal requesting to be seated along the balcony facing the water. Reservation made at 4pm...dinner at 7pm. That evening was lovely with CHARM2 as our server, we enjoyed wine, grilled lobster tail in coconut butter and the whole steamed snapper with plaintains. The food was delicious and the evening delightful! In fact, it was so delicious and lovely, we decided to return the next evening and again made our reservation in the afternoon for a 7pm dinner. The afternoon hostess, ANN, wrote our reservation on a napkin...which we thought odd, but she remembered us from the day before and where we were seated. She even mentioned she would not be working that evening and we told her we were glad she had the evening off. Upon arrival the second evening, we were told, we had "NO RESERVATION" and "NO BALCONY SEATS." In fact, the hostess showed us the reservation list and insisted we had not made one, so with her attitude and "no reservation" we left...nothing delightful about that encounter.

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Thank j68ky
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I ate here Tues April 10th. Most cruise ships had departed so place was pretty empty. My server Marcy was full of smiles and very friendly. Had a taste for grilled lobster tail and asked for just plain melted butter ( it comes with coconut butter) and some lemons along with peas and rice. Meal was delivered by a young man and I received a small silver dish with just a hunk of non melted butter :)

Marcy came by to see if all ok and got the butter melted quickly so lobster was still warm.

A decent menu and tasty meal for me. Reasonably price for downtown Nassau.

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Thank Ray S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Jessica is one of the hardest working servers we’ve ever seen! She had a ton of tables and still took great care of us!!

We loved the flank steak and grilled lobster!

The drinks we loved were the Gilligans island iced tea and the mojito!

Great service, great diverse music and fantastic atmosphere and view!

The manager Anishka (not sure if I spelled it right!) was awesome and came over and spoke with us!

Great experience! We might just stay for dinner!

Thank Lori J
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had to go shopping because two of our bags were lost by the airline on our way to Nassau. Lukka Kairi was close by and had good reviews so we headed there to get a quick bite before making our way to Paradise Island.

The huge, open space is on the second floor overlooking where the cruise ships doc. The decor is festive and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. The food was fine, but it's really just greasy bar food, albeit some of it creative (we enjoyed the broccoli and cauliflower and my friend liked the conch fritters). It's fine for what it is, but it's nothing special and is probably very overpriced, given its location.

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