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Tilapia Beach

Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average31%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tilapia” (39 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“sukuma wiki” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Tilapia Beach in Kisumu is the best place to enjoy freshly cooked fish in Lwangni Beach.. To get there you cross the railway line and go about 200m to the hotel. Prices of Fish range from between 800 to 1500 depending on the size of...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The facilities are nothing more than a garden restaurant, nothing suggests anything luxurious but the food is overpriced. Normally you pay for tilapia 500-700 but here it was 1500. Fish was good though. I hate ugali and there is no other side dish available.

Thank tenetsi
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The fish was so big(yet it was the smallest available LOL) we had to share! Has a nice local feeling.

Thank Maryanne N
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Initially we were told each fish costs 600-700ksh. But the bill came with 1600 for each Fish. This really upset my Kenyan companions. Way over priced and not worse visiting. Unless you want to be charged extraordinarily tourist prices for ordinal lay fish. We can...More

Thank sugimotohiroko
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Based on the Trip Advisor reviews and a strong second from my driver, I stopped into Tilapia Beach for an early dinner. I ended up choosing the smallest of the available fish and it was still more than I could eat. I ordered the Wet...More

Thank jnwilliams76
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is quiet but the roads are pathetic. There is need for the waiters to value customers and only serve what every customer orders

Thank San B
Reviewed 2 November 2016

so i recently moved to Kisumu on work basis, and boy haven't i looked for good dining places. Early this week with all the work log and deadlines to beat i decided to take a walk along the famous Luangni beach. With a rather tired...More

Thank Emma N
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We arrived late, about 8:30pm in the night during the week and were not sure if we would find food. However, we were served with fish with kales and ugali and it was absolutely delicious. The proprietor needs to rake the good money they are...More

Thank Sightseer254
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The fish was really super. The place is a bit average (service, atmosphere). Was there in the evening. Obviously a lunch restaurant.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This outdoor restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Victoria. The fresh Tilapia and local sides of sukumawiki , kachumbari and ugali (or fries for us Europeans ) tasted great. I rate Tilapia Beach 5 out of 5 for the food and view. However...More

Thank Kevin H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nyanza Province  >  Kisumu
This one is listed on Google maps - On Lake Victoria Kisumu. It has amazing food and is a terrific location so I'd like to review and recommend. Unfortunately most businesses in Kenya have no online presence.
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