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Tamarind Mombasa

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Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
254 41 474600
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mombasa, Kenya
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tamarind Restaurant was just the right cooling-off haven after a hot, humid morning excursion of Mombasa with ToursByLocals. It was such a great place to while off the afternoon enjoying some cool ocean breeze, sumptuous seafood lunch and of course excellent international standard service. I'd definitely love to go back for more!

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Thank Swabra M
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for choosing to dine at Tamarind. We are delighted that you enjoyed the sumptuous seafood lunch and that the service met with your expectations. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Level Contributor
53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is amazing I love the ambience the food is delicious and the service is good.I loved the experience.

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Thank qudrahnizar
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting such a nice review. We are truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and found the food delicious, the service good and the place amazing. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. Hopefully you will dine with us again soon. More 

Level Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We regard Tamarind as one of Kenyas best restaurants. The food is always really super and it was so also this evening. We have only had seafood here but there are other types of food as well. Tamarind is known in particular for the seafood. An evening here vill probably cost som 10000 Ksh and up for a couple but... More 

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Thank Micke S
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to other visitors. Your glowing remarks are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team who you can be sure enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

Kenya
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tamarind is a high-end expensive restaurant, so it seems fair to expect high quality. The location is beautiful, overlooking the sea, and the restaurant itself has nice ambience. The servers are very attentive and good. However the food quality is only 50/50. We had cocktails, which were okay but not what you'd expect for 750/=. We had the fish soup... More 

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet your expectations even though you enjoyed the ambiance and the location. Your feedback regarding the food has proved to be invaluable and we are glad to hear that overall is was good, but we apologise that the dessert was disappointing. We sincerely appreciate... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance here is fantastic and the live music is an added bonus. This is a great place to get a view of mombasa island over the creek. The Piri piri prawns were an absolute RIP OFF. We got both the jumbo and king prawns. The jumbo came at 3 pieces and the king were 5 pieces. The lobster was good.... More 

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Thank Twaham0
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that overall your dining experience was good and that you enjoyed the view of Mombasa Island and the food was mostly to your liking particularly the lobster and Bombay fish. Apologies that you thought the prawns were a rip off. This was totally... More 

Chilbolton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

I've been to the Tamarind on many occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it ! But haven't been there for a few years, So having recommended it to my great friends, I hoped it would be everything I remembered. It most certainly was, right from when we walked in for lunch, a warm welcome, very attentive , smiley happy staff, and great... More 

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Thank BibiFimbo
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

What an amazing review for which we thank you very much. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable lunch with your friends and that the experience lived up to your remembered expectations. We are glad that the food was still to your liking particularly the lobster Swahili, prawns piri piri and tuna sashimi. Your kind words about our... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Valentines dinner was really nice.. The food and the view was breathtaking...Waiters are really nice and friendly.. it was super hot and our waiter kyalo was so kind to provide an extra fan, very nice of him... They need to do something about the people handling reservation calls though!! They give contradictory information

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Thank SharzyS
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your Valentines dinner at Tamarind Mombasa. We are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time with breathtaking food view and friendly service. We will be sure to let Kyalo know that he made an impact during your dinner. Your feedback on the reservations calls has proved invaluable and we... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

EXCELLENT STAFF, EXCELLENT LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL SEAFOOD, WELL PRICED!!! From the moment we entered we felt 6 Star, attention from waiters were perfect, every staff member greeted. Food was out in perfect time and seafood platter was perfection!!! Desert platter delicious!!! All coupled with a beautiful view of the water ways and Mombasa city... If I had more time would have... More 

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Thank D_Redd69
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review for which we want to thank you and also for giving us a perfect rating. We truly appreciate your business and are very happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs and expectations and that the food was delicious particularly the seafood platter and dessert platter. Our locations is definitely one of... More 

Rugby, Midlands
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

For supposedly Mombasa's number 1 restaurant it would not even be in my top ten. Waiter service was terrible, waited 10 minutes before I even saw one. I had beef - it was almost raw and totally inedible. Think twice about going - I certainly will never darken its doorstep again.

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Thank sswf224
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your visit to the restaurant. We are very disappointed to hear that your dining experience did not meet expectations and our apologies that you found the waiter service to be below standard. This is not how we usually operate and we sincerely appreciate you bringing this... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a seafood lovers dream, with all kinds of specialities. My companion had crab in ginger sauce, and thought it was great. I'm not a seafood fan, and there was plenty of choice for me too - i had the Mt. Kenya quails, and they were very tasty. House wines are quite good. Service was attentive and professional. The... More 

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Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable dining experience with the service being attentive and the food you chose tasty. We have shared your favourable comments with our dedicated team as a great acknowledgement of their efforts. We welcome you back again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254 41 474600

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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?