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Jumba Ruins Monsoons

Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kenya
+254 41 2012666
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kenya
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were recommended Monsoon by friends and I'm very grateful. If you're passing through Mtwapa stop off for lunch or dinner. It's signed up on the main road or search for Jumba Ruins. You walk through the ruins which is interesting to a delightful low...More

Thank eiryr
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is a hidden jewel, set right on the Indian Ocean, having walked through the Jumba ruins site. Excellent freshly caught sea food, the most amazing crab and lobster, beautifully prepared and presented. The hosts and staff very attentive. Every time we visit Mombasa...More

Thank 950Julie16
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The food was nice but not memorable. The staff were excellent and jumped to your every need. The big pull for this visit is the Jamba ruins...spooky and amazing. The beach is beautiful and empty but the garbage on the beach is a disappointment.

Thank debsitar
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We took an Uber from our hotel in Shanzu into the heart of Mtwapa. As we coursed through the semi rural neighbourhood we wondered where the roads would lead to. We found Monsoon Restaurant on TripAdvisor and thought we should try it out after some...More

1  Thank Brenda K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Just an amazing place great ambiance. Pleasant welcome with amazing hospitality. fresh seafood just recently caught from the ocean. Fairly priced.

Thank Sanjeet S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

To avoid the rush on a Sunday afternoon, when everybody wants to eat at Monsoon a Friday or Saturday afternoon is the best time ti go for a relaxed Lunch. Everybody has time for you, the food takes not very long to be served and...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017

Then I saw the beach white clean sand beautiful beach and a little restaurant two out side tables and four fantastic sun lounger. We sat out side under a beautiful umbrellas made of straw. The waitress was discrete but amazing and efficient and very attentive...More

Thank Julian T
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Man, I've loved his place both times I've been here, years apart. Lovely location in the haunting Swahili ruins, nice beach, and exactly the kind of host you hope for: intersting, friendly unpretentious. Just wonderful. Blow your budget (because you won't be ripped off and...More

1  Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My sister, niece and I spent the day at Monsoons when we were stranded in Mombasa waiting for my husband (who was dealing with security issues at our rural health centre) to take us to Malindi for a luxury few nights break (July 2011). I...More

1  Thank Elizakwamboka
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Gone to this restaurant on a Sunday and was amazing, the food excellent, you can really taste the freshness of the seafood and we saw several fishermen bringing their catch while we were there. The restaurant was full but the kitchen and the service worked...More

1  Thank 93rosy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 am
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 41 2012666
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Monsoons restaurant stand on an empty pristine beach with views out to sea or back towards the beauty of the Jumba ruins and botanical park themselves. The restaurant offers a delightful range of fresh seafood as well as Italian pasta dishes. It is a place where you want to spend the day with friends, drinking in the views with a glass of wine and a dressed crab or two. An incredible haven only seconds from the chaos of the beaches closer to Mombasa,a wonderful place for families,couples and special occasions Monsoons is to be savored, not rushed.
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