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Msafini Hotel Roof Top Restaurant

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Shella Lamu, Lamu Island 08500, Kenya
+254 720 223043
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were staying at Msafini Hotel and ate at their restaurant every night. And everytime, we were seduced by the food! The coconut crab and crab bisque are among the best meals we've ever had! The restaurant is nice, clean, with a wonderful view of Shela. The only issue is with service: although the waiters are very nice, it can... More 

Thank Dina M
Digby, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The restaurant offers good food though not 5 star. The service was top notched. They were very accommodating and patient with us. An amazing panoramic view. For the most part it was like having our own private dining room; we shared this area withone other group one meal.

Thank MFrances3113
East London, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

The view was awesome, overlooking the sea. The service was good and the wine was a good price. A good place to meet people - very friendly. We didn't have dinner - only drinks!

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Personalized service at its best,just a few improvments would change its service to exellence But we had a wonderful stay cheers

Thank shakazul
Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013

My wife and I were the only ones to have supper on the rooftop the other night, and although the food took forever to be ready, we thoroughly enjoyed the neighbourhood's sights and sounds from our loftly perch.

Thank MABD
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2012

We spent 4 nights at Msafini in July this year and it was a wonderful experience. I would have loved to stay many more nights. Friendsly and helpful staff, no hassle, good food, flexible cook and waiters, - not to mention the fantastic view. You could spend the whole day just admiring the beauty of the place! When I go... More 

Thank Heidi H
Rome, Italy
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Spent 4 nights here having spent nights in other hotels in shela and lamu, and it is BY FAR the best place you can stay. Wondeful room on top floor with big terrace, swinging bed, lounge chairs, great room, beautiful bed, great bathroom with hot water. Restaurant equally great and very attentive cook. Guys who work here are so so... More 

Thank JamesBelgrave
Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2012

There is nothing that l din't like everything was on point from breakfast,lunch and dinner,the pool is great too and the room I was staying has a terrace with a swinging bed its wonderful

Thank gittzgsa
Lamu Island, Kenya
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2012

msafini is very well managed and the staff are very good u can see a good view at the roof top and juice from the hotel don't miss it

Thank nyambura34
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

During our stay the roof top restaurant was deserted and mostly dark. Perhaps the reason may have been because of its proximity to the sea and that the restaurant is elevated, the endless winds were just too annoying for someone to stay out. Early morning however, when the winds have eased a little, the view of Lamu and the sea... More 

Thank Arthur B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Seafood, European, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shella Lamu, Lamu Island 08500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: +254 720 223043
it is just 2 mints far from the sea shore of shella village which is in Lamu kenya.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?