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The Majlis Restaurant

Ras Kitau Bay - Manda Island | The Majlis Hotel, Manda Island 80500, Kenya
+254 20 7123300
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Japanese, Bar, Seafood, International, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ras Kitau Bay - Manda Island | The Majlis Hotel, Manda Island 80500, Kenya
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This location is extremely beautiful and peaceful.The rooms and suites are more like a sophisticated apartment with antiques and collected artwork and books - more like your staying in a chic local's home than a hotel. The staff is beyond friendly and professional and work...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Spent the day at the Maijlis, a lovely, clean boutique hotel on Manda island. Had lunch and dinner here and both times ordered the seafood risotto- it was that good. Service is amazingly friendly even by coastal standards. The bar is worth mentioning as it...More

Thank grace_den_dulk
Reviewed 4 April 2018

So disappointing for a 5* hotel. Every meal service was very slow and lethargic; it took more than 2 hours plus each time. Most of the waiters did not know or could communicate to the kitchen for any improvements, it seemed they are not trained...More

Thank adarsh_shah
Reviewed 13 February 2018

My friends and stayed an another hotel across the bay and on our last night we decided to check out Majlis restaurant, also to see if maybe, perhaps we would opt for this resort the next time. I was pleasantly surprised by the completely different...More

1  Thank Ilse020
Reviewed 10 January 2018

On the night of New Years Eve my family,some friends and I had dinner at Majlis Hotel.A table of 10.From 11.00 onward the staff was removing away chairs and tables even when some guest personal belonging where still on those tables.In fact,a very shocked lady...More

Thank 770Emmanuel
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Got here on business for only one night - have been to Lamu before. With one afternoon to spare, I was aiming to make the most of it. The room is beautiful showing signs of sea wind ware and rare that gives it the Lamu...More

Thank 1972Sylvie
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Majlis hotel for a little over a week for New Years holidays. It was a beautiful place on the beach front. It’s located on Manda Island. We had a great time overall despite a few hiccups. When we arrived, our room...More

Thank MARY M
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We took the dhow over from Shela and entered Shangrala. The drinks and bar food were just wonderful and made the whole experience incredible. One of the best afternoons I’ve ever had. My only problem was the pool. Impossible to stand anywhere in the pool,...More

Thank Icchok
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I ate at the Majlis a couple weeks ago when in the area. The area is beautiful and by no means is anything wrong with the layout, grounds, pool area and everything else. I was expecting a lot more from the food on the other...More

Thank jpolayes
Reviewed 5 September 2017

this is the perfect setting for a dreamy lunch and dinner! Quiet, classy, and the food is amazing.The crab salad is to die for... Juices, cappuccino or anything else you want is available. Just perfect! And you can hang at the pool/bar before and after...More

Thank Stefania P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 118
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ras Kitau Bay - Manda Island | The Majlis Hotel, Manda Island 80500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Manda Island
  • Phone Number: +254 20 7123300
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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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