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Jumba Ruins Monsoons

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Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kenya
+254 41 2012666
13:30 - 17:30
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Tue 11:30 - 05:30
Wed 11:30 - 17:30
Thu 13:30 - 17:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 17:30
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Hayes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Then I saw the beach white clean sand beautiful beach and a little restaurant two out side tables and four fantastic sun lounger. We sat out side under a beautiful umbrellas made of straw. The waitress was discrete but amazing and efficient and very attentive to all our requirements the rest room whilst unisex was clean and very well equipped... More 

Thank Julian T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Man, I've loved his place both times I've been here, years apart. Lovely location in the haunting Swahili ruins, nice beach, and exactly the kind of host you hope for: intersting, friendly unpretentious. Just wonderful. Blow your budget (because you won't be ripped off and you'll get value for every luxurious shilling you spend) and take what they have that... More 

Thank Matthew G
United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My sister, niece and I spent the day at Monsoons when we were stranded in Mombasa waiting for my husband (who was dealing with security issues at our rural health centre) to take us to Malindi for a luxury few nights break (July 2011). I was living and working in rural Kisiiland at the time. My husband looked at trip... More 

1 Thank Elizakwamboka
Kisii, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Gone to this restaurant on a Sunday and was amazing, the food excellent, you can really taste the freshness of the seafood and we saw several fishermen bringing their catch while we were there. The restaurant was full but the kitchen and the service worked very well, we were also offered a complementary limoncello after a fantastic tiramisu. The place... More 

1 Thank 93rosy
Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The restaurant was recommended by a good friend and everything was up to expectations, the food the ambiance, the service and the setting, was the best way to start our Christmas holidays at the Coast. The seafood, jumbo prawns, was delicious and also the fillet steak with balsamic vinegar that my girlfriend ordered since she is not a seafood lover... More 

Thank njeroge2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The title says it all. Monsoon is the best seafood restaurant on the coast. The idyllic setting, the fantastic owner "aziza and Attilo", the great atmosphere and the fantastic food make this place 100% perfect. We had the seafood platter and it was perfection. Walking through the Jumba Ruins is also mystic and so entertaining. I can't fault the restaurant... More 

1 Thank Salima M
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Where do I even begin. This place is beautiful and naturally they should expect a flow of people to come in. I have gone to this place three times and I have come to a solid conclusion that they are obviously racist. Let me explain the three scenarios: The first time I went with a group of white people, we... More 

1 Thank Daido A
Jumba Ruins M, Owner at Jumba Ruins Monsoons, responded to this review

I am Aziza, the owner and Chef of Jumba Ruins Monsoons restaurant, I am a black Kenyan of Swahili origins living in Mombasa from more than four generations, my clientele is of different ethnicities, mostly Kenyans, my restaurant enjoy restaurant licence and as per "Kenya Alcoholic Drinks Control Law 2010 aka Muthuto law, we serve alcohol only during meals and... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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126 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Well, this jewel is worth the treasure hunt but don't worry, most taxi's will get you there. On arrival you pass this through the Juba ruins to the beach and wow, what a views as you enter the restaurant! The seafood is fresh out of the sea. The owners are hands on, one cooks and the other serves and entertains.... More 

Thank Lucy A
Mtwapa, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Situated on the fringes of the Jumba Ruins National monument in Mtwapa lies this small but delightful restaurant run by Attilio and Aziza. Since we moved to the north coast in 2010 we visit Monsoons weekly because there is no better seafood on the coast and it is a fabulous place for the family with a nice, deserted beach and... More 

3 Thank c6767t
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Jumba Ruins restaurant is on a unique, peaceful location. No prostitutes around, neither beachboys. The entire environment is beautiful and the perfect background for a tasty lunch i enjoyed with 3 of my friends. Will be soon going back there.

4 Thank lisagBarcelona

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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
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 05:30
11:30 - 17:30
13:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jumba Ruins Mtwapa | Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254 41 2012666
Monsoons restaurant stand on an empty pristine beach with views out to sea or back towards the beauty of the Jumba ruins and botanical park themselves. The restaurant offers a delightful range of fresh seafood as well as Italian pasta dishes. It is a place where you want to spend the day with friends, drinking in the views with a glass of wine and a dressed crab or two. An incredible haven only seconds from the chaos of the beaches closer to Mombasa,a wonderful place for families,couples and special occasions Monsoons is to be savored, not rushed.

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