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The Moorings

Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
+254 723 032536
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
6 days ago
“Ocean Dinner”
10 Feb 2017
“Amazing place!”
Open Now
All hours
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Mooring Restaurant in Mtwapa for dinner with my office team on Friday night. I must say that the place had improved a lot since my last visit four year earlier. My team of eleven were taken aback by the tasty dishes. The...More

Thank Gatundu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easily accessible floating restaurant serving Pizza, Italian and Sea food. No WiFi available. a well stocked bar overlooking the jetty.

Thank Sanjeet S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We got there late afternoon on a Saturday for lunch. The place was not packed and had just the right ambiance. We sat by the water on the terrace and was able to get a great view. A waitress by the name Rose approached us...More

Thank Nmuita
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food is excellent. The staff most attentive and the setting exquisite. There is also the Sundowner on their Dhow which is an unforgettable experience. Do not fail to go to The Moorings - if you do it will be your loss!!!

Thank Greville D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a drink and went on the dhow ride. The spot as a restaurant is ok and has a good view. However, the dhow ride I would say is average. Comparing with others, they should have a bit more snacks and offer dawa or...More

Thank Maryanne N
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My family and I visited the Restaurant on the evening of 26 Dec 2016. We didn't have a reservation, and the waiter asked us to proceed towards the boat and get some sitting space. Being our first time, we politely asked him to escort us,...More

1  Thank annmwangi
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Ann Mwangi, Thank you very much for your review. This was indeed a most unfortunate occurrence that should never happen again. On the said evening our dhow had just docked back from The SUNSET CRUISE. Upon hearing the adjacent thumping noise, Ali the dhow...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017

I like the notice on the entrace....no wifi, no internet connection....pretend it's 1900's and talk to each other! The place is amazing...the experience of having a meal on a floating restaurant is nice! I would recommend it to anybody anytime....but better in the evening!

Thank xperience1
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Moorings is different in the best way possible! What's not to love about a floating restaurant that sways a little as you enjoy your drink? The sunset view from here is ridiculously gorgeous, and romantic. You will not want to leave. We took a boat...More

Thank Carole N
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We arrived early for lunch to get a table in the shade with a good view.There were only 2 couples and we found an ideal spot with a pleasant view of Mtwapa Creek. However, we were very disappointed with the choice of food and the...More

Thank Patsie S
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Patsie S, Thank you very much for patronizing us. It is sad that your meal experience was unpleasant and we sincerely appreciate that you took the time to notify us. The availability of seafood is seasonal. It is henceforth a challenge to have all...More

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Came here shortly after New Year's. Come to find out after we are seated that there is no ice (so no cocktails) and, my favorite, no seafood. We're talking not even fish. It actually made me laugh. You're literally floating on the water. However, my...More

Thank smelill0
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Emmanuel M
how much is dinner for two?? And wat fish recipe would you recommend?
16 September 2016|
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Response from Will S | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two with drinks and all the trimmings KES 5000 max. Its the atmosphere too. Just properly Romantic
Whats your price range of food in ksh?
30 June 2016|
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Response from Abigail M | Reviewed this property |
The price is about KES 900/= to KES 1,600/= for the main dishes ( chicken, beef, fish,pork ribs,sea foods served with fries,roast potatoes or salad). Drinks range between 450/= and KES 600/=. Very nice cocktails too within... More
Wird die Mastercard akzeptiert?
26 September 2015|
Response from Will S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 723 032536
  • E-mail
The only floating restaurant on the East African coast. Dhow cruising available for a minimum of 4 adults. We are majorly a seafood restaurant but also continental cuisine and pizzeria on offer. We host Karaoke Saturday evenings from 19.00 hours till mid~night.(unless advised otherwise)