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Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant

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Diani Beach Road | Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 724 100629
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been twice in Blue Marlin. they have amazinf rooms with sea view and a superb restaurant on the beach where you can taste excellent fresh food. Being often in Diani, I have been often at the restaurant with friends for dinner. I can say that the place is simply amazing, food, service, rooms. Blue Marlin is definitely one... More 

Thank Mimi A
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After bad experience at most popular restaurant Sails we went next door! Where service and food was excellent! Not 5 star place! But surprising was a 5 star service and food were delicious ! Simple presentation but very nice ! And they made us feel very welcome !Thank you very much! I will definitely recommend to others and write comments... More 

Thank Svetlana P
Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

It was nice to see you after your first visit long time ago! Thank you for the support and will be our pleasure to see you again. More 

New Meadows, Idaho
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Between jan.23-feb.14 I enjoyed several extremely tasty Swahili fish dinners and drinks, then on Valentine's days my date I were refused service, inadequate explanation, said all tables were reserved, but no reserved signs on the tables. Same thing happened feb.23, management said a large group staying at the hotel had preferred services and reservations, no guests seated or eating and... More 

Thank BR_Idaho
Blue M, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

for the dates mentioned the hotel was fully booked and the restaurant was serving only in house guests More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited with my family some of which flew in from London, KL and my dear father ! We have never experienced a more rude and unplesant manager! No class or even respect! In short we were told to "take it our leave it" ! What kind of idiot expects to run decent restuarant speaking to customers like that? Unless... More 

Thank Bosman2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Was a little disappointed on arrival. Apparently the restaurant had been recently relocated to its current location and the building still had a smell of cement. However, my starter of avocado, crab, grapefruit and lobster was truly exquisite in its simplicity. The King Prawn main course dish was also very well prepared. The TV in the background was unnecessary and... More 

Thank bobcollymore
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Outstanding menu - both in terms of the range and quality of the selection of cocktails and seafood. The service is the best you'll find in the south coast and the atmosphere is understated and relaxing. This establishment does not lather itself with the pretencious vibe that some of the larger restaurants and hotels in the area do - here,... More 

Thank Allan K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Blue Marling for few days. Enjoyed the peace and relaxed ambiance. Food was extremely good and the service was excellent! Definitely will come back again.

Thank Gene G
New Meadows, Idaho
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Have frequented "Blue Marlin" for many years, great Snapper, Swahili Fish, or Mediterranean Fish, You cant go wrong.

Thank BR_Idaho
Diani Beach, Kenya
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place is extremely lovely. It has a very clean environment, green gardens, nice services & welcoming workers. A better choice for holidays in Diani Beach. The Beach is so lovely, large and always clean.

Thank BlackJuma K
Kigali, Rwanda
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Place did not impress me much during my last visit - 4 years ago it was much better. Food is decent, no complaints, but pricey. Service is rather slow. Can be nice for a romantic dinner.

Thank MuzunguM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diani Beach Road | Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Ukunda  >  Diani Beach
  • Phone Number: +254 724 100629
Beach Restaurant and Bar. Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant is known for its freshest seafood offering and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?