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Seahorse Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
12:00 - 21:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is just outstanding . Beautifull setting . Am must for fish lovers . It's taken me 2 years to find this gem . Service great location great . Red snapper great . Kilifi oisters wow

Thank david w
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

we where a party of 5 and we all enjoyed the dishes we ordered. everything is fresh and straight from the water. some tables are outside, right on the above the water.

Thank Tamar Z
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice meal, good ambience & service however let down by the no cards policy, that's not communicated in advance. Remember to carry cash

Thank Looguy007
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I heard only good things about this place and so decided to check it out for Sunday Lunch. The food was amazing , fresh and full of flavour , great views of the creek whilst you eat . Some went for a swim whilst waiting for their lunch , had I known I would have brought my swim gear .... More 

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

Our group of five people tried a number of dishes, all of them tasty. A seafood sharing plate as a starter, then some seafood, a steak and a pasta. Lovely ambiance on a sunny afternoon, with good food and wine.

Thank Adventures_travel123
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Such a nice place with great seafood! We spent a night there and it would be a good reason to Go back to Kilifi only for the nautilus. Short menu, everything fresh from the sea, decent prices, relaxed atmosphere. Special thanks goes to the Swiss hospitality that made me eat the first oysters in my life. See you soon!

Thank Klaus L
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370 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went here on the recommendation of the hotel manager. Tiny fresh oysters served as a starter although we hadn't ordered them, they were complimentary. Main course of langoustines in a coconut sauce were divine - more like mini lobsters really. Accompanied by a nice dry white from South Africa. Great location over the water and open to the fresh air.... More 

Thank 165854
Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Nautilus for lunch prior to a Dhow trip. We hadn't booked, which was a bit foolish of us as it was quite busy. However, the owner, with a bit of juggling managed to accommodate us and came up with the most amazing meal. Have now booked another lunch next week for 10 as it was such a good... More 

Thank Antsden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is the most amazing place I have had a meal in kilifi ,the food was amazing ,the customer service was excellent and the staff very friendly ,my family was blown away by the generosity of the staff and the owner babu is super awesome 👏🏾 ! Our daughter had a chance to swim by the ocean!i will definitely be... More 

Thank Susan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch on a whim. The only other people were the owner and some long time clients of his. He's a Swiss version of Ernest Hemingway who looks 15 years younger than he is. He retired in Kilifi after a life spent doing a very Swiss thing - being a hotelier. He was incredibly charming and welcoming, constantly... More 

Thank Ian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seahorse Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi

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