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Tilapia Beach

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Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Vantaa, Finland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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
Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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
Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
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 get better fish in kisumu elsewhere or even restaurant in Nairobi serves better fish for... More 

Thank sugimotohiroko
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Based on the Trip Advisor reviews and a strong second from my driver, I stopped into Tilapia Beach for an early dinner. I ended up choosing the smallest of the available fish and it was still more than I could eat. I ordered the Wet Fry with Ugali and washed it all down with ice cold Tusker. Some of the... More 

Thank jnwilliams76
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is quiet but the roads are pathetic. There is need for the waiters to value customers and only serve what every customer orders

Thank San B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

so i recently moved to Kisumu on work basis, and boy haven't i looked for good dining places. Early this week with all the work log and deadlines to beat i decided to take a walk along the famous Luangni beach. With a rather tired mind and everyone else striving for your attention to go eat in their hotel, i... More 

Thank Emma N
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We arrived late, about 8:30pm in the night during the week and were not sure if we would find food. However, we were served with fish with kales and ugali and it was absolutely delicious. The proprietor needs to rake the good money they are making back into the business to renovate the space. Work with a good designer for... More 

Thank Sightseer254
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The fish was really super. The place is a bit average (service, atmosphere). Was there in the evening. Obviously a lunch restaurant.

Thank Michael H
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This outdoor restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Victoria. The fresh Tilapia and local sides of sukumawiki , kachumbari and ugali (or fries for us Europeans ) tasted great. I rate Tilapia Beach 5 out of 5 for the food and view. However this is out door dining on the lakeside, you have to put up with a... More 

Thank Kevin H
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This place has enormous potential but isnt realised at all. There is an incomplete structure on the premises as well as some old mabati structures on site that spoil the ambiance. The fried fish was overcooked hence too dry. The "kachumbari" was three large sliced tomatoes and three large onions thrown on a plate. The waiters were difficult to "catch".... More 

Thank Sharon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?