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Tamarind Mombasa

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Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
254 41 474600
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Rugby, Midlands
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For supposedly Mombasa's number 1 restaurant it would not even be in my top ten. Waiter service was terrible, waited 10 minutes before I even saw one. I had beef - it was almost raw and totally inedible. Think twice about going - I certainly will never darken its doorstep again.

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Thank sswf224
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your visit to the restaurant. We are very disappointed to hear that your dining experience did not meet expectations and our apologies that you found the waiter service to be below standard. This is not how we usually operate and we sincerely appreciate you bringing this... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a seafood lovers dream, with all kinds of specialities. My companion had crab in ginger sauce, and thought it was great. I'm not a seafood fan, and there was plenty of choice for me too - i had the Mt. Kenya quails, and they were very tasty. House wines are quite good. Service was attentive and professional. The... More 

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Thank Adventures_travel123
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating. We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable dining experience with the service being attentive and the food you chose tasty. We have shared your favourable comments with our dedicated team as a great acknowledgement of their efforts. We welcome you back again... More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They are next to none on seafood. I had gone there with soe friends and we liked their menu and hospitality.

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Thank JACYJOKA APARTM... A
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review and for the perfect rating. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and liked the seafood and the hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still probably the best restaurant in Mombasa in a great setting with flawless service, but then at around USD100 per head for 3 courses without wine, so it should be. Lobster (signature dish) was succulent and cooked perfectly, although the thermidor sauce was a bit heavy handed and presented, bizarrely, in a large clam shell rather than in its own... More 

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Thank SimonGGB
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about your dining experience at Tamarind Mombasa. We are glad to hear that overall your experience was positive although we are sorry to hear that the thermidor sauce was a bit heavy handed and the lobster was bizarrely presented in a clam shell. However we are glad you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice seefood and coctail👌Nice live music 🎶 You can see the monkeys while having your dinner.. Landscape is wonderful. Sufle is amazing among the dessert.

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Thank Özden E
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review and giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the seafood, the cocktail and the music as well as the landscape. Your review has been passed to the team and is a great acknowledgement to their efforts. Many thanks again and... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mombasa wouldn't be Mombasa without a visit to the Tamarind restaurant. Immaculate and attentive service, a wonderful colonial, African and middle Eastern ambience and mouthwatering seafood and deserts. This is definitely the best restaurant in Kenya and a place that touches your heart besides your tastebuds. The Zanzibar fish casserole and the fish fillet in Swahili sauce are definitely my... More 

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Thank Cinzia C
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your dining experience at Tamarind and for giving us a perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal of Zanzibar fish casserole, the fish fillet in Swahili sauce, and the Crepes Mr Kenya.We truly appreciate your kind words about our immaculate and attentive service. It's definitely a boost... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get adventurous, spend a fun and quality time with your family, and indulge your crave on deliciously prepared seafood and good drink when you are in Mombasa, Kenya, then Tamarind is the place to go. Tamarind restaurant is a high class and beautifully decorated restaurant located by the beautiful creek leading to the Indian Ocean. The... More 

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Thank waterlily00
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Wow what an amazing review. Many thanks for the perfect rating and for recommending the Tamarind to everyone who enjoys seafood and a breathtaking view. We truly appreciate your glowing remarks and are incredibly delighted that you had such a wonderful time at the restaurant and enjoyed the cocktails, the ambiance and the seafood dishes particularly the ginger crab. We... More 

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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will begin with the view. It is a pretty eyeful right in the waterfront.. You will see glassy blue waters and the romantically crowded old town across the way. The food is very good though waiting times are a bit long. I will however advise you to do your lunch and dinner reservations before hand as it can get... More 

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Thank Abby254
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for the perfect rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Tamarind Mombasa and liked the view overlooking waterfront. We apologize for the long waiting times between courses and also the louder than necessary band which made it hard for you to hear each other. We appreciate the... More 

Lucknow, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is lovely and scores good points on ambience. Dinner by the Dhows is just wonderful. Additionally, guests can rent a boat (dhow) for a party as well.

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Thank Naman A
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for the perfect rating. We are glad to hear that you had a good dining experience and are also delighted that you enjoyed the Tamarind dhow. Many thanks for the feedback and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was taken to dinner here last night. Our host had been raving about this place since we arrived and I'm a big fan of seafood so was keen to try it. We were not disappointed. The food was really good with the exception of my friends calamari starter which was quite chewey. I had spicy fishcakes which I would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silos Road | Nyali, Mombasa 80106, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
  • Phone Number: 254 41 474600

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