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Moonrise Restaurant

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Sea Front, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Barcelona, Spain
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The food is really good and comes a lot with every plate. Quality average is quite high.They have fresh fish everyday. Moreover the staff is nice and helpful. Strongly recommend!!

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Thank Iciar65
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was really surprised at this age to experience that the color of my skin determined the service I was provided. Served a couple of beers then informed that they had ran out of them then shortly thereafter to be asked to move to another table to create room no enquires of whether we were expecting other friends to join... More 

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Thank Wanjiru M
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Nice shade and breeze... Good food ... Did not have everything on the menu .... But really enjoyed what they did have!

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Thank L C
Nairobi, Kenya
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We ate dinner at Moonrise. It was good. Nothing that wowed us, but it was good. We waited over an hour and a half for our meal, but it seems that waiting is to be expected when you're on island time.

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Thank WhitneyKoonce
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant with such delicious sea food. The staff are professional and very friendly. The food is fresh and is prepared as you wait. Quite a variety to choose from. A must visit again when in Lamu.

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Thank Lenin M
Nairobi, Kenya
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We wanted to get away from the down market seafood fare that you find on the Lamu seafront. This was just the place. It's tucked away at the end of the sea front and has a pleasant ambiance beneath some trees in a courtyard overlooking the dhows. Service is good, the food was fine, but a little pricey for the... More 

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Thank theinspectorishere
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

There are very few places in Lamu Town which make you feel like you are back home enjoying the qualities of good dining service and food. This place is one of them. On Kenyatta road and towards Coconut Beach (near to the right side end of Lamu Town), when entering this place for lunch we felt we managed to escape... More 

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Thank pauloseshetu
Malindi, Kenya
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

The place has a great location, the staff are pleasant and the food good. Compared with other nearby restaurants the prices are high - it's not hard to find similar quality for a third as much. My "house white" wine was oxidised and undrinkable.

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Thank Peter W
Seattle, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a great little spot right on the waterfront in Lamu town. We stopped in for lunch and had a very nice lunch. I am giving it four stars as the menu is a bit limited and they were out of a lot of options but it is understandable as it is the low season, but everything we had... More 

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Trinidad
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

The Moonrise Restaurant is part of Lamu House Hotel, and I have reviewed it as part of the hotel and as I have noted in that review, this is a fabulous restaurant in Lamu Town The ambience is lovely being on the waterfront, the vibe is relaxed and friendly and the food is delicious. The appetizer bread and dip is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, African, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Front, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?