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Tamarind Mombasa

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Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
254 41 474600
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to get adventurous, spend a fun and quality time with your family, and indulge your crave on deliciously prepared seafood and good drink when you are in Mombasa, Kenya, then Tamarind is the place to go. Tamarind restaurant is a high class and beautifully decorated restaurant located by the beautiful creek leading to the Indian Ocean. The... More 

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Thank waterlily00
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I will begin with the view. It is a pretty eyeful right in the waterfront.. You will see glassy blue waters and the romantically crowded old town across the way. The food is very good though waiting times are a bit long. I will however advise you to do your lunch and dinner reservations before hand as it can get... More 

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Thank Abby254
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Tamarind Mombasa and liked the view overlooking waterfront. We apologize for the long waiting times between courses and also the louder than necessary band which made it hard for you to hear each other. We appreciate the... More 

Lucknow, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is lovely and scores good points on ambience. Dinner by the Dhows is just wonderful. Additionally, guests can rent a boat (dhow) for a party as well.

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Thank Naman A
Newport, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was taken to dinner here last night. Our host had been raving about this place since we arrived and I'm a big fan of seafood so was keen to try it. We were not disappointed. The food was really good with the exception of my friends calamari starter which was quite chewey. I had spicy fishcakes which I would recommend... More 

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Thank Graham D
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The highlight of a visit today in Mombasa, Kenya was lunch at the Tamarind restaurant overlooking a beautiful bay just outside of town. The cuisine is a mix of local influences, but the specialty is seafood and shellfish. Enjoyed amazing shrimp peri peri, which by the way is available in three sizes of shrimp. A friend had yummy blackened salmon,... More 

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Thank David W
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at the Tamarind and the cuisine was up to standard particularly the prawns piri piri and the blackened salmon. Your positive feedback about the restaurant is a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team who enjoyed catering to... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Considered as the ultimate dinner place in Mombasa. It's classy and expensive and is definitely a place for high society. You will meet who is who in Mombasa for any day you visit the place. It's best for dinner and has wide variety from seafood to continental steam. It has African delicacies like quill bird meat so take time to... More 

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Thank Sam O
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a positive review and for giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate your compliments and are happy to hear that you enjoy the food and ambiance of The Tamarind particularly the quail and the seafood platter. Many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again... More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tamarind Mombasa is always a very pleasant experience. the food is very good..best in Mombasa and the ambiance is perfect. next to the see looking at lights of old town and bridge or the Tamarind boat. sailing while eating in an open boat with the warm wind of the Indian Ocean sail past old Town FOrt Jesus.... and Dawa cocktail.... More 

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Thank esther900
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for the lovely review about Tamarind Restaurant and The Tamarind Dhow (Boat) We are delighted to hear that you find the food and ambiance perfect and enjoyed the dining experience on the Dhow. Your compliments have been shared with the team and are a great boost to their efforts. Many thanks again for taking the... More 

Kitale
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived 90 minutes before the kitchen was open. We were only interested in sharing one entry as it was. The chef accepted to make the dish for us anyhow. It was the best Roasted Pork Belly ever. The staff were very top notched, and the prices include tips. Too expensive for us, but the three hours we spend taking advantage... More 

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Thank Larry4Africa
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed the roast pork belly and thought the staff were top notch. Your comments are a great acknowledgement to our dedicated team who are inspired by such positive feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate hear last night. Loved the outside deck area as it only had five tables. Sushi is quite expensive usually and it's on par with London. £100.00 for four people with 40 items, so about £2 each. All were delicious. Add to that there is a casino upstairs which isn't my thing but with a minimum outlay of £8 and... More 

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Thank daivdbushell
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted that you were happy with your night out at the clifftop terrace deck area and enjoyed the sushi. Your feedback is most appreciated and we have shared your comments with our team. Hopefully we will see you again in the very near future. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming to Tamarind for the past 15 years but have seen the service deteriorate over time. The food is always good, when they get it right, but they need a little help when it comes to customer service.

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Thank jambo786
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and for visiting us again. It is most unfortunate that you feel the food and service have deteriorated over time. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention and we have shared your comments with the team who are actively working to implement improvements where necessary. Many thanks for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254 41 474600

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