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Jabreen

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Mama ngina road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a snack. Its the 1st place that I tasted Apple Mirinda - Which tastes like Appletizer. They only service Pepsi products. The samosas were tasty and service was quick.

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Thank Neil R
Rome, Italy
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here with friends for dinner, we ate white rice with minced meat, I don't remember the name of the dish, and samosa. It was all very good and we spent very little! We liked the food and the local, african atmosphere of the place, surely not for touristic.

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Thank angyd72
Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The food is so good and the price is great. I love the Biriyani, and is also a great place for Breakfast!

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Thank ForeverAfrican01
Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Malindi with a night bus and we were taken here to eat before we checked in our hotel. The food was good local food at an affordable price we ended up eating here severally. The staff need a bit of customer care training but all in all we enjoyed the food.

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Thank fchells350
Malindi, Kenya
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Delicious Swahili dishes, pilau, chicken biryani and also tasty fried fish. For breakfast they have spiced aromatic tea, samosas, chapatis and tasty doughnuts. A small affordable budget and very good food.

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Thank Bettina W
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Asked our lovely tuktuk driver to pick out a place where locals would eat. Jabreen served up a delicious chicken biryani for 300 bob. It's never going to win awards for decor or even, dare I say, hygiene but it is friendly, quick and just what we wanted.

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Thank Scorpio_SunandMoon
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

this is is the best place in malindi to get the tastiest mabuyu(baobab) and samosa anytime you visit ensure you have a taste

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Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This place is perfect for everyone who is traveling on a small budget. Is is simple and cheap, yet the food is very good and the service is nice and makes you feel at home.

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Thank Agnieszka K
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Very nice place to have a tasty lunch that doesn't break the bank! Informal atmosphere where you share tables.

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Thank Sharpie19
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The food is good. They serve swahili food. But the Highlight are the Samosas. Very nice tasty meaty crunchy samosas.... Always enjoy them... Mostly we takeaway samosas...

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Thank Tariqa I I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mama ngina road, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi

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