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Majlis Restaurant Lamu

Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
00254718 195499
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tuna tartare” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got here on business for only one night - have been to Lamu before. With one afternoon to spare, I was aiming to make the most of it. The room is beautiful showing signs of sea wind ware and rare that gives it the Lamu...More

Thank 1972Sylvie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Majlis hotel for a little over a week for New Years holidays. It was a beautiful place on the beach front. It’s located on Manda Island. We had a great time overall despite a few hiccups. When we arrived, our room...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the dhow over from Shela and entered Shangrala. The drinks and bar food were just wonderful and made the whole experience incredible. One of the best afternoons I’ve ever had. My only problem was the pool. Impossible to stand anywhere in the pool,...More

Thank Icchok
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I ate at the Majlis a couple weeks ago when in the area. The area is beautiful and by no means is anything wrong with the layout, grounds, pool area and everything else. I was expecting a lot more from the food on the other...More

Thank jpolayes
Reviewed 5 September 2017

this is the perfect setting for a dreamy lunch and dinner! Quiet, classy, and the food is amazing.The crab salad is to die for... Juices, cappuccino or anything else you want is available. Just perfect! And you can hang at the pool/bar before and after...More

Thank Stefania P
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The experience from our arrival in Lamu was fantastic, from the reception at the airport, the boat ride to Majli's, the rooms were awesome (we stayed in a deluxe sea view 1st floor room that I would absolutely recommend). The views from the room, the...More

Thank G N
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The reviews and pictures on website are not the sane thing on the ground unfortunately. Its highly priced and highly rated unfortunately but does not at all fit the descriptions. On arrival from another hotel nearby we were waiting for the whaoo factor that never...More

1  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The seafood at the Majlis restaurant is amazing. Really great quality, fresh, and the flavor is amazing.

Thank markmccord1
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The staff are super friendly and give a genuinely warm welcome. We had smoothies ( literally inhaled mine in 1 sip) and a salads ( good portion size and fresh ingredients).

Thank FawziaMunshi
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Just a short boat ride from Shela, Lamu island. The hotel and restaurant charge a small fee for visitors. This is a great location to find a beach chair out of the sun, a beach towel, good food and a nice gin and tonic at...More

2  Thank Marie D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$118
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manda Island, Ras Kitau Bay | Ras Kitau Bay, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: 00254718 195499
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The Majlis restaurant is located in the Ras Kitau Bay, Manda island, 5 minutes boat-ride from Shella village and 10 min. From Lamu. The restaurant's cuisine includes international, Italian (pasta, pizza from wooden-oven, home-made ice-cream)and Japanese dishes (sushi, sashimi, tempura). There are also a pool bar for the day and a terrace bar to enjoy the sunset before dinner.
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