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Seahorse Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch on a whim. The only other people were the owner and some long time clients of his. He's a Swiss version of Ernest Hemingway who looks 15 years younger than he is. He retired in Kilifi after a life spent doing a very Swiss thing - being a hotelier. He was incredibly charming and welcoming, constantly... More 

Thank Ian C
Kilifi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant with an amazing view of the Kilifi creek. Meals cooked to perfection and served by incredibly friendly staff who take after their wonderful host who makes every customer feel like royalty. Overall a divine experience dinning at the Nautilus restaurant. Highly recommend for large groups or just a romantic dinner for two.

Thank Edith7575
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a warm authentic and restorative kind of experience? You must visit this restaurant. Brilliant hands on management. And it feels more than home away from home. Therapeutic. It's not a business with this establishment but all about human connection. The owner Pedro is a breathe of fresh air. Wish more people could learn a thing... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
Kampala, Uganda
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch. Location is amazing, with a very nice view. Food was great, had fish thermidor which was the best I ever had, totally recommend it. Make sure to check the place out if you're around!

Thank Isabelle M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Nautilus (we went twice in consecutive days). We hadn't booked. The restaurant was full but they managed to set a table in the lounge/bar area. It was wonderful. The service was charming and we felt very spoiled, however I do advise booking because it's very popular (for good reason). We had oysters followed by red snapper... More 

Thank Bemo82
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent New Years Eve Dinner at Nautilus! Super friendly & warm welcome by the owners who are true hosts & entertainers. Very nice staff, good service & DELICIOUS food! Superb fish dishes! A must when in Kilifi!

Thank Devina123
Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment is owner-operated. We were welcomed and fawned over (just to the right degree) by Mr Rampinelli. The service is attentive, the food is fresh and tasteful. The menu is uncomplicated and the ambience is quaint. This was a fantastic visit and given the opportunity we would return.

Thank JP_LustBistro
Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

It says it all in the title: The location is breathtaking. We enjoyed some lovely fresh oysters, the pasta was homemade and lovely. Sadly we did not get to sit outside as the tables were booked. The beginning of the evening was lovely. However after a while disco lights are turned on. Whilst you are having a quiet romantic diner,... More 

Thank Salima M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We recently had a large booking here for around 30 people, and the owners offered us a set a la carte menu for 3,000 ksh ($30) per person. We arrived at 7.30pm in the evening, from a fantastic Dhow cruise around the creek. So the group was quite hungry. The owner sat us down (7 per table on 4 separate... More 

Thank Faraaz C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Glass dance floor, amazing mood, and the nicest owner ever! The food was truly delicious and varied; one of the best meals of my life.

Thank Kristen P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seahorse Road, Kilifi 80108, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Kilifi

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