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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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most seafood restaurants over cook shrimp until it's tough like leather. Not so at Tamarind Mombasa. Perfectly spiced and grilled. Simply amazing with saffron rice.

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

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your prawns piri piri at Tamarind Mombasa. Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback. Your comments have been shared with the culinary team who are always happy to have their efforts positively acknowledged. Many thanks for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delectable quaint place,great seafood, excellent service. The evening dhow dinner is something you absolutely cannot miss..

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

Thank you for taking the time to review and giving us a perfect rating. We are happy that you enjoyed the great seafood and found the service excellent. Your positive feedback has been shared with the team and will spur them on to even greater efforts. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Weil am Rhein, Germany
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the hotel which belongs to the same owners - difficult to book a table (phone) - outstanding experience but crowd in the restaurant is rather unpleasant, noisy, exuberant and disgraceful (composed of enriched locals and/or international individuals with a clear disdain for respect, modesty and - food and drinks rather expensive but food is good (Seafood recommended)... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating even though your outstanding experience was somewhat ruined by the unruly crowd. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and our apologies for this inconvenience. We have shared your comments with the team and we are sure that this situation will not reoccur. Hopefully you will give us another chance and... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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521 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class seafood and service. The prices are relatively steep but its ideal for business or that special occasion. complimentary wifi. takes MC and visa.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the seafood and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My recent two visits were in last month October, 2016. Tamarind has down graded to an average restaurant. It used to be the only destination of choice for its kind before the arrival of other more advanced restaurants in the locality e.g. the English Point Marina. In terms of quality and quantity, the standard of seafood platters served has deteriorated... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review. We are sorry to hear that you think the Tamarind has downgraded to an average restaurant in terms of quality and quantity and the environment has become dusty and noisy due ongoing construction projects and traffic jams. This feedback is very surprising and disappointing. We serve several customers each week and as you can... More 

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458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here last night and really enjoyed. Beautiful ambiance in open air restaurant overlooking water and Mombasa island. Beautiful Swahili architecture and decorations. Incredible seafood-- we had the platter which was a treat. Also enjoyed dessert platter. Perfect for sharing. Highly recommended

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

Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review and for giving us a perfect rating as well as recommending us to other travelers. We are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your dinner and thought the ambiance beautiful and the seafood incredible. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our... More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant - right in the heart of old Mombasa, not too far from Fort Jesus. It's on the water front with some great views. Food and service is all ' top end'. We were privileged to be hosted by local Director Judith. A really great evening all round.

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1 Thank Gordon A
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and for giving us a perfect rating. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and thought the food and service were top end. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to visit this wonderful restaurant, thanks to Effie at Somak, Mombasa. We had a lovely meal overlooking the water with a night-time view of Mombasa. Thank you to all the staff who made us feel so welcome and special

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

Happy 25th anniversary to you and your husband! We are delighted that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us, and we are grateful to Effie for recommending that you do so. Your positive comments have been shared with the team and are a great boost to their efforts. Many thanks again for taking the time to review... More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Second time here and the food was excellent. Took my wee brother because he has never been in Kenya before. Was amazed at the choices of fish you can eat and pure fresh. A good bottle of Tusker compliments any of their food. A bit pricey but still a lot less than you would pay in the UK.

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Thank John Hill B
labinaNairobi, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and for giving us a perfect rating. We appreciate you visiting us a second time and are delighted that your bought you brother and the food was excellent. Your favourable comments are a great acknowlegement to our dedicated team. Rest assured that we will do everything it takes to make... More 

Adlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

been here 6 times last couple of times not as good, place is good but the standard of food has slipped, its more for special occasions but didnt enjoy last few visits the dow is far better food

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Thank damian3175051
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 dining experience and we are very sorry to hear that it did not meet expectations and that you feel the standard of food has slipped. Your valluable comments have been shared with the team, and we are actively working to improve service and culinary levels.... 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, African, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?