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Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
10:00 - 22:00
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited the Restaurant on the evening of 26 Dec 2016. We didn't have a reservation, and the waiter asked us to proceed towards the boat and get some sitting space. Being our first time, we politely asked him to escort us, since the place was dimly lit, and we had some elderly people with us. The... More 

1 Thank annmwangi
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Ann Mwangi, Thank you very much for your review. This was indeed a most unfortunate occurrence that should never happen again. On the said evening our dhow had just docked back from The SUNSET CRUISE. Upon hearing the adjacent thumping noise, Ali the dhow captain instantly rushed to the rescue of the so mentioned patron. All the other patrons... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the notice on the entrace....no wifi, no internet connection....pretend it's 1900's and talk to each other! The place is amazing...the experience of having a meal on a floating restaurant is nice! I would recommend it to anybody anytime....but better in the evening!

Thank xperience1
Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moorings is different in the best way possible! What's not to love about a floating restaurant that sways a little as you enjoy your drink? The sunset view from here is ridiculously gorgeous, and romantic. You will not want to leave. We took a boat from here and everyone was very kind to us. Special mention: I somehow forgot my... More 

Thank Carole N
Vannes, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We arrived early for lunch to get a table in the shade with a good view.There were only 2 couples and we found an ideal spot with a pleasant view of Mtwapa Creek. However, we were very disappointed with the choice of food and the service. Our first few choices were unavailable and we finally settled on fish filet and... More 

Thank Patsie S
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Patsie S, Thank you very much for patronizing us. It is sad that your meal experience was unpleasant and we sincerely appreciate that you took the time to notify us. The availability of seafood is seasonal. It is henceforth a challenge to have all the desired stocks at all times. Our “Chilli Prawn Salad” is usually served as a... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Came here shortly after New Year's. Come to find out after we are seated that there is no ice (so no cocktails) and, my favorite, no seafood. We're talking not even fish. It actually made me laugh. You're literally floating on the water. However, my husband and I ordered some steak and other dishes and they were pretty tasty. So... More 

Thank smelill0
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Excellent food and view of the sea. Enjoyed the boat rides too. Will definitely come back for the good service Friendly atmosphere

Thank kasmithwani
Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Service where are, you? We, had to get the attention of, the waiters all the, time. They didn't seem to bother US sitting there and we had to wait 1.5 hours for our food!!! Or even more. And under that time NOONE came to wait on us, and ask if we needed more drinks!!!! They lost extra income from that... More 

Thank Miki T
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Been there many times and has been perfect. Yesterday it took 1 +1/2 hrs to get our meal, no hot plates, food was luke warm + no reason offered + no manager to complain/talk to, will not recommend it 'till it changes

Thank Pete V
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Pete V, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our establishment. It does not go without notice that you always had a perfect time here except on this unfortunate occasion. As an a la carte restaurant all our meals are prepared on order; this is to enhance the freshness of our food.... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch with the family, as all places in Mombasa things take a bit of time, but they took our whole order and after 30min came to tell us that the pizza is going to take long because they don't have cheese and someone has gone to buy it. This during lunch time on during the holiday season!!!!

Thank jambo786
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My girlfriend took me to boat restaurant for lunch today. A houseboat and boats that build a restaurant. We where welcomed warmly. I thought that there would only be fish on the menue, but what a surprise, there was also meat, pizza and vegetarian food. I opted for smoked fis, what i did not eat for 30 years so i... More 

Thank Reto_Kreyol
MooringsKenya, Business Development Manager at The Moorings, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Reto_Kreyol, Your comments are highly appreciated. The Moorings is a renowned seafood restaurant. And as you in fact realized, we do offer a continental cuisine besides the said seafood. With a breathtaking ambience also available is the dhow cruise any time of day during our operational hours but moreso THE MAGICAL SUNDOWNER. Our product is great value for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254723032536
The only floating restaurant on the East African coast. Dhow cruising available for a minimum of 4 adults. We are majorly a seafood restaurant but also continental cuisine and pizzeria on offer. We host Karaoke Saturday evenings from 19.00 hours till mid~night.(unless advised otherwise)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?