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African, Seafood
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Family of four, they were very accommodating to fit us in on the upper terrace. Good food, prompt service.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best restaurant I’ve ever been privileged enough to Dine in. It’s in Gorgeous old town building, and it only gets more breathtaking when you walk Excellent location, Ambiance and Fantastic view of the Indian Ocean staff are extremely courteous and swift in executing orders...( Andrew, Esther and Eva ) A wide choice of SeaFood, Dishes to suit your taste buds + Meat Lovers Heaven Lobster Thermidor was an excellent choice I made , licked my fingers digging into it, the seafood platter had enough servings for 3, spicy jumbo prawns were extremely juicy, a friend imbibed a Chicken Biryani and swears it was the best he had in Mombasa Price is mid range compared to top notch hotels in Town and the north coast Amazing views of the old harbor and the MarinaMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

Great view but extremely poor customer service. You need to go to the kitchen to get a waiter to notice you. Waiters avoid eye contact with customers and are very unbothered with you They have a cat that moves around way more than the waiters,...someone needs to reward that cat coz it's busier than the people who actually work thereMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022 via mobile

First impressions were OK. Entrance looked dirty and shabby. Sat downstairs with nice views over the ocean. Service was efficient, albeit no smiles whatsoever. The food took a while to come but it does say 40 mins on the menu. Ordered tikka and egg chapati....Nothing special compared to the rest of restaurants around Mombasa. Overall, a nice enough dinner but not really worth returning.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

Read the reviews in advance and was hoping to give it the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately not. The customer service was poor: took repeated attempts to speak to a waiter (despite it not being particularly busy, nor understaffed). The menu was very poor: the...first 3 items we ordered were missing, each time having to find alternatives. But sadly, what food there was wasn’t great either: with chicken overcooked and flavorless. I think the place looks great from the outside and is really well located, which makes it a good proposition (particularly as it faces into the water), but the service and food is a different story altogether.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

We took a group of 18 this week after our tour of Fort Jesus. We had preordered. By the time we used the restroom and ordered our drinks the food was coming out. Our team was thoroughly impressed with the food. From the Chicken, to...the beef, to the mutton, to the vegetarian options. All was very good. Our server was fine. I would say their attentiveness and happiness were the only reason we didn’t give them a 5.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 February 2022 via mobile

I visited today forodhani resturant in the old city off mombasa , i went there 4 :30 PM . i asked for Ses food plater after the waiter said it is good for 4 people and we will need 30 minute to prepare . after...10 minute I gor my order 😢😢 the pkatter is fotr one person the mix seafood was relly cold and has no taste , i recommend if you go there to enjoy the inviroment , my advise to you go early or after 6PM , and becarful with what you orded ..More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 January 2022

The lobster we ordered was not just rubbery, chewy, and cold it was also stale. Lobsters have bacteria that can kill you if not prepared the right way. You'd think that the staff would know, but they didn't. This isn't much of a review but...a warning, you eat here at your peril.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022 via mobile

This place is a must-go when you’re in the old town of Mombasa. The atmosphere is lovely, especially in the evening. There is a great mix of local families, expats and tourists. This is a straight forward restaurant: plastic chairs, but delicious Swahili food. You...have the option to eat BBQ and dishes from all countries of the Indian Ocean. EVERYBODY will feel welcome.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2021

We were a family of 3 and we wanted to order a couple of food items , like shawarama and chips and some hot beverages, it was around 4.30pm and one of the waiter said we are not allowed to serve snacks . Thats very...shameful I was very surprise to hear that beacuse i have nerver heard of such !!! Even in a 5 * resturant you have a choice to order anything during anytime. Left very disappointed .More

Date of visit: December 2021
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cwanyagah
11 July 2018|
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Response from seemanauttamtz | Reviewed this property |
hi there, you should visit the place. they have wide varieties in their menu. specially more on non-veg n few on veg side. but you will get something not to regret on. enjoy the view at evening hours mostly.
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cwanyagah
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Response from lucianaa75 | Reviewed this property |
hi cwanyagah, sorry for my late reply.. Yes the menu is available online. You can check it out 😊
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Forodhani is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4