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Tilapia Beach

Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tilapia” (42 reviews)
“fish” (49 reviews)
“sukuma wiki” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Everytime I visit Kisumu this is one of the places that I have to go to, nice environment by Lake Victoria, the staff is very service minded and friendly.

Thank isadav_01
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Down by the lake. Bring mosquito repellent. Great sunsets. Dry or wet fish! Different drinks both alcoholic, pop and juice. Enjoyed our time.

Thank anneharmon
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

If you want a more private and organised joint away from the confusion of Lwang'ni Beach, then this is the place for you. It is located past the famous Lwang'ni Beach. Has a more organised parking and is better managed. They have great fish of...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Restaurant came highly recommended. Decided to take my family for lunch. What a disappointment! The ambience was coming but never quite got there. Needed a professional touch I.e. a designer, architect, landscaper etc....anyway past that, we chose our fishes which were really pricy (maybe because...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We attempted to enjoy some fresh tilapia at this restaurant located on the shores of Lake Victoria. However, the woman in charge of the fish quoted us a price of $20 USD per fish (this was not a large tilapia but about 15 cms in...More

1  Thank DeniseARunge16
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

If you want to sample fresh Tilapia and traditional African side dishes Tilapia beach is the place to go. The fish tasted amazing. The open air restaurant is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria. The only negative is that the grounds of the restaurant...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Tilapia Beach in Kisumu is the best place to enjoy freshly cooked fish in Lwangni Beach.. To get there you cross the railway line and go about 200m to the hotel. Prices of Fish range from between 800 to 1500 depending on the size of...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The facilities are nothing more than a garden restaurant, nothing suggests anything luxurious but the food is overpriced. Normally you pay for tilapia 500-700 but here it was 1500. Fish was good though. I hate ugali and there is no other side dish available.

Thank tenetsi
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The fish was so big(yet it was the smallest available LOL) we had to share! Has a nice local feeling.

Thank Maryanne N
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Initially we were told each fish costs 600-700ksh. But the bill came with 1600 for each Fish. This really upset my Kenyan companions. Way over priced and not worse visiting. Unless you want to be charged extraordinarily tourist prices for ordinal lay fish. We can...More

Thank sugimotohiroko
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nyanza Province  >  Kisumu
This one is listed on Google maps - On Lake Victoria Kisumu. It has amazing food and is a terrific location so I'd like to review and recommend. Unfortunately most businesses in Kenya have no online presence.
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