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“The freshness'”
Review of Marlin Restaurant

Marlin Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 134 Restaurants in Lusaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lusaka, Zambia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The freshness'”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

I am not a fun of red meat esp beef but at least i enjoy their pepper state which gives me a reason to eat beef. Its of cost the best i've tasted and so proud that the restaurant is Zambian.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Thandeka Grace S
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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best steak in Lusaka”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Merlin is a fairly basic restaurant in Lusaka at a private members club well known for its tennis and squash. The restaurant itself is very basic and not very well designed. The use of various beaded part ions do give a semblance of privacy, but you cannot help but notice that you are close to your neighbour. You do realise, immediately you walk in, that the patrons do not mind the cramped sitting or the lack of privacy. The seats are not overly comfortable, but do the job.

One thing you will not doubt when you leave, is that you have probably eaten the best steak you will ever eat. The menu is quite extensive, but in all my visits to this restaurant, I have always gone for one of the steaks. I enjoy them. Always succulent, done exactly as you want them (medium, medium to well, rare). I get a number of visitors to Lusaka and I take them there more often than not. I am yet to have a lover of red meat, who has something less than complimentary to say about the meat.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Kimani K
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Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat.”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

By far the best restaurant in Lusaka. Service is fast and the waiters are friendly. The food is very consistent and has been for the last 20 years. The steaks are perfect! Atmosphere is always lively.

  • Visited March 2014
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Lusaka, Zambia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Grumpy Dunc”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Without doubt, the best steak in Zambia. In fact I have yet to taste one better anywhere. Raj, the owner, does all the sourcing himself and will not compromise on quality. He has cooked enough meals himself to know how it is supposed to be. Creole meals also fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Duncan H
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Lusaka, Zambia
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106 reviews
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“The Home of the best steak!”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

In an event that you are visiting lusaka this is a must visit resturant if you have an appetite for a good old fashioned steak. Marlin is arguably the best steak house in the city and has been just that for the last two decades. When ever I feel like a steak Marlin in the place, it is quick service is great and the food is always fresh.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Kafula M
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