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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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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views from the restaurant are excellent! The food is quite good, however, there were some items that were not that good. Someone ordered some sort of fish soup that was too salty, given the prices we are paying here, I did not expect this. The service was very good.

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Thank No R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here is fab, and the crab is the highlight. It's pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

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

We are delighted that enjoyed the food at Tamarind Mombasa particularly the crab. Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback and we really appreciate the perfect rating. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Watamu, Coast, Kenya
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was perhaps kenyas finest and best for a very long time especially during the 90s. Recently I'd noticed an upgrade in the interior decor . Felt it was time to give it another go. However the food was as bland as before , it seems the kitchen is not interested in preparing the excellent cuisine this place was... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear that your return visit to Tamarind Mombasa did not meet your expectations, particularly after noticing the renovation upgrades. This feedback is very surprising and disappointing. We serve many customers each week and as you can see from other reviews, the feedback is usually complimentary. However we have shared your remarks with the culinary brigade... More 

nairobi
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there for snacks and tea. ordered a cardamom infused tea only to be served a ginger tea. on inquiring from our waiter, he went ahead to 'lecture me' that there is no such thing as cardamom (iliki in swahili). so I asked him why he took the order in the first place? in short - the snacks are nice,... More 

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Thank 4by4
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback about your visit and we are sorry that it did not meet with your expectations despite the nice snacks and fantastic view. We are very disappointed to hear that you found our waiters to be below standard , snobbish, and arrogant. We sincerely appreciate... More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tamarind Restaurant was just the right cooling-off haven after a hot, humid morning excursion of Mombasa with ToursByLocals. It was such a great place to while off the afternoon enjoying some cool ocean breeze, sumptuous seafood lunch and of course excellent international standard service. I'd definitely love to go back for more!

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

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for choosing to dine at Tamarind. We are delighted that you enjoyed the sumptuous seafood lunch and that the service met with your expectations. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The place is amazing I love the ambience the food is delicious and the service is good.I loved the experience.

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

Thank you so much for posting such a nice review. We are truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and found the food delicious, the service good and the place amazing. We appreciate your favourable comments - they are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team. Hopefully you will dine with us again soon. More 

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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We regard Tamarind as one of Kenyas best restaurants. The food is always really super and it was so also this evening. We have only had seafood here but there are other types of food as well. Tamarind is known in particular for the seafood. An evening here vill probably cost som 10000 Ksh and up for a couple but... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to other visitors. Your glowing remarks are a great acknowledgement of our dedicated team who you can be sure enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. More 

Kenya
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Tamarind is a high-end expensive restaurant, so it seems fair to expect high quality. The location is beautiful, overlooking the sea, and the restaurant itself has nice ambience. The servers are very attentive and good. However the food quality is only 50/50. We had cocktails, which were okay but not what you'd expect for 750/=. We had the fish soup... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet your expectations even though you enjoyed the ambiance and the location. Your feedback regarding the food has proved to be invaluable and we are glad to hear that overall is was good, but we apologise that the dessert was disappointing. We sincerely appreciate... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ambiance here is fantastic and the live music is an added bonus. This is a great place to get a view of mombasa island over the creek. The Piri piri prawns were an absolute RIP OFF. We got both the jumbo and king prawns. The jumbo came at 3 pieces and the king were 5 pieces. The lobster was good.... More 

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Thank Twaham0
Geraldine D, Director of Sales at Tamarind Mombasa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that overall your dining experience was good and that you enjoyed the view of Mombasa Island and the food was mostly to your liking particularly the lobster and Bombay fish. Apologies that you thought the prawns were a rip off. This was totally... More 

Chilbolton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I've been to the Tamarind on many occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it ! But haven't been there for a few years, So having recommended it to my great friends, I hoped it would be everything I remembered. It most certainly was, right from when we walked in for lunch, a warm welcome, very attentive , smiley happy staff, and great... More 

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

What an amazing review for which we thank you very much. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable lunch with your friends and that the experience lived up to your remembered expectations. We are glad that the food was still to your liking particularly the lobster Swahili, prawns piri piri and tuna sashimi. Your kind words about our... 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
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?