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Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
00254718 195499
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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews and pictures on website are not the sane thing on the ground unfortunately. Its highly priced and highly rated unfortunately but does not at all fit the descriptions. On arrival from another hotel nearby we were waiting for the whaoo factor that never came. The place is well located near clean beach front but the rooms despite being... More 

Thank Helen K
Cleveland, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The seafood at the Majlis restaurant is amazing. Really great quality, fresh, and the flavor is amazing.

Thank markmccord1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The staff are super friendly and give a genuinely warm welcome. We had smoothies ( literally inhaled mine in 1 sip) and a salads ( good portion size and fresh ingredients).

Thank FawziaMunshi
Pelham Manor, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Just a short boat ride from Shela, Lamu island. The hotel and restaurant charge a small fee for visitors. This is a great location to find a beach chair out of the sun, a beach towel, good food and a nice gin and tonic at the end of the day. Great location to watch the sun set.

2 Thank Marie D
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had a boatride from Lamu for some change for lunch. Chosed the easy way out and ordered a burger, hard to fail I thought. They managed. I could not get my knife through the triplewellweeldone burger (?). The meat was not minced correctly and the bacon was..., I still do not know what it was. Biltong maybe? My wife had... More 

1 Thank Lars M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The staff is extremely attentive and kind and well verses in the menu as well as wine. The chef is available to discuss any dietary restrictions (I am gluten and diary free). Overall great service and food -- especially the tuna tartare. tune

Thank jessicaayana
Goma, null, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a quiet restaurant with an incredible view. We loved the breakfasts, enjoyed all the desserts, sipped the wines and loved the fish and sea food varieties on offer.(Salads were good too) I would not recommend any beef or meat. Reagan and the chef are particularly kind!

Thank JGadzirai
Nairobi, Kenya
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great for families with children, this place really caters for those with contemporary taste. Not your traditional Lamu experience - except the boat ride there and back from Shela - but excellent.

Thank Michael E
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

A good choice all freshly prepared. Fish is a speciality and recommended. Could not fault. Excellent value.

1 Thank Greville D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Majlis Restaurant overlooking Manda Beach and the Indian Ocean is a fantastic place to eat, especially for lunch. I often eat here and enjoy a swim during the day so I can enjoy the view. They have a great selection of seafood dishes and wonderful cappuccinos plus a fully stocked bar. Be sure to take a stroll through the hotel... More 

1 Thank KellsAbroad

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 22 - USD 112
Italian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 00254718 195499
The Majlis restaurant is located in the Ras Kitau Bay, Manda island, 5 minutes boat-ride from Shella village and 10 min. From Lamu. The restaurant's cuisine includes international, Italian (pasta, pizza from wooden-oven, home-made ice-cream)and Japanese dishes (sushi, sashimi, tempura). There are also a pool bar for the day and a terrace bar to enjoy the sunset before dinner.

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