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Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
+254723032536
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10:00 - 22:00
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Mombasa, Kenya
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

We love eating at the Moorings as a family but today, the service was slow and we got our food cold. They need to work on this.

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Thank Lifession
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Moorings must have been amazing in the past but now... Well, it is pretty much gone. The location is phenomenal, however the food is average and rather pricey. Any seafood dish or oysters are not cheap and that's not normal when you are located on the coast. The chicken fajitas are yummy: however, do you really want to eat fajitas... More 

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1 Thank Pelote1985
Nairobi
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Situated by the creek, the Moorings has a lovely feel to it. As one samples Italian and Coastal dishes, you can't help but enjoy the cool breeze that rushes across the water. The wine was also of good quality

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1 Thank Grace I
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Superb location with floating restaurant area and optional Dhow trip - Extensive menu - best during the day to enjoy the views over the creek and marina area.

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1 Thank Tony V
Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Not bad. Not bad at all. Nothing beats having a cold drink on a floating restaurant at the open creek away from the unforgiving sun of Mombasa..

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1 Thank Seya96
Mombasa, Kenya
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

The Moorings was my absolute favourite restaurant in Mombasa for the obvious reasons...great food, excellent view! Not any more. I went there recently on a Sunday evening with 3 other people. I usually order the chicken curry but I opted for the oven roast chicken as 2 other members of my party were having it. It says on the menu... More 

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1 Thank Angelicdisgrace
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We visited the Moorings with a friend who recommend it. It was beautiful the location of this restaurant is so amazing and quite romantic even though I was with my best friend. The staff were really lovely and the food was really nice too :)

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Thank Vanisha M
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Good food, reasonable prices and really nice atmosphere! We were there on July so there weren't many people but we got really good and fast service.

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Thank Jani I
Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Wow! What a setting! Parked mini-boats on the side of this floating restaurant makes for great ambiance. The food is super fresh and the service quite good. The cocktails are even better..especially when taken on-board the evening boat ride.

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Thank Jackie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Great spot on the waterfront, atmosphere is ideal for a romantic dinner and the food is good. Do check your bill before paying though, as our waiters changed it with a pen, hoping we wouldn't see a 0 changed in a 6(€).

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Thank Krijn J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | Coast, Mtwapa 80109, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254723032536
Description
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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Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?