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Karkadeh Restaurant

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Subira House | Behind Lamu Fort, Lamu Island, Kenya
+254 726 916686
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8 Apr 2016
“mixture of swedish simplicity and swahili grace”
22 Jan 2015
“Best food in Lamu Town”
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Subira House | Behind Lamu Fort, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

owned and run by a hippy couple,swedish wife and dutch husband,their love and respect for lamu's unique culture is shown by the garden and the furniture of the restaurant, it is part of subira house which the couple have owned since they met around 30...More

Thank aswaduhuru
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Just spent a few days in Lamu and worked them all down in town - this is the best food. They've perfected the "slow food" principle and all ingredients are organic. Dining in the courtyard, under the stars with attentive service, and great food, you...More

Thank dorette b
Reviewed 1 February 2013

This lovely little restaurant is part of the Subira House Bed and Breakfast. This is our second stay at Subira House and we usually eat at Karkadeh at least twice a week. It is open to the public but necessary to make a reservation in...More

Thank Carolyn F
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US$8 - US$20
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Subira House | Behind Lamu Fort, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
  • Phone Number: +254 726 916686
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We cook only on request as it is important to design our three course dinner from nearby sources of organic ally locally grown vegetables and fresh sea food. Our back ground food philosophy is in the Slow Food Movement.We have our own shamba (small farm) 3 km on the island where we do trials growing vegetables in the enriched sandy Lamu soil. All the organic wastes from Subira House is brought there by our two donkeys to fertilize the sand.Our cook Michael has a long experience cooking at Peponi´s Hotel for 20 years.So very welcome to book with us at small Karkadeh Restaurant max 12 guests. Please book at the latest the same morning. Christina Aarts
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