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Marlin Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

USD 10 - USD 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Cajun & Creole
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Marlin pride themselves with nice tasty food. The food is so nice and fresh that the restaurant is usually full. So make sure you phone ahead and book to reserve a table before you go. I also recommend you to try their pepper steak!! Thank...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AfroDennis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best steak in town with the taste the same ever since they opened. Good ambience and vibe and good staff

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 244shafiqm
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Been eating here since childhood. Great steak, the sea food is fantastic and the Chinese is really good. I always go to Marlin when I’m in Lusaka.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J3959SZmelissac
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Marlin Restaurant has one of the best steaks in Lusaka, Zambia. The location is strategically placed near most social amenities. However to get the best the best service, you need to make a reservation before hand.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank VirginiaSMK
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Thanks for the your exquisite service, awesome food and wonderful wines...and cocktails! You are in your own league..Happy festive season!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jmchewe
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This restaurant are an old establiment in Lusaka. Everybody knows it, we live now already 21 years in Lusaka and it still the best place for a Black Pepper Steak!! Do have a widew range of other dishes as well.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nelmarie v
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Marlin has been around for several years, and recently opened 'Marlin Express' at Arcades Mall. We tried it out a couple weekends ago. It's great and prefer it to the original, you don't feel rushed because it has flexi mall hours, seating is much more...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank afrochic76
Reviewed 6 December 2018

The reception is also very good compared to other places. The place is very quiet and very cool and its good for the family.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Vacation34390689867
Reviewed 12 November 2018

the meals are brillaint. their signature pepper steak is something you want to try at all costs and offcourse their un limited salads to accompany the meal

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Getaway44909007618
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Marlin restaurant is famous for it's Pepper Steak however they lose attention to the other items on the menu. Spring rolls were extremely oily and lacked flavour and the grilled chicken was bland and relied on the sauce for flavour. Despite this, the service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Valentine K
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