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KB Karen Blixen

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Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 717 775888
07:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A nice relaxing covered open air restaurant with a good varied italian biased menu. Staff were really helpful and not pushy. Came im for a light snack and stayed for dinner

Thank John T
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Owner-operators very attentive to custommer satisfaction. I love their plentiful fresh oysters, but you have to order the evening before

Thank Antoine S. T
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good restraunt but no receipt for baileys...we had dinner and tusker and 2 tots of baileys but received only receipt for the dinner and tusker. We were told to pay additional 1000kes for the baileys without a receipt and we were told they have no receipts for that😕

Thank Ivy K
KBKarenBlixen, Proprietario at KB Karen Blixen, responded to this review

Im the owner, sorry for that, can you help us to know u is the waiter that server you? Its not correct what my staff do. Very sorry for that we wait you next time! Thanks More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A great shame the renovation removed the beautiful trees in front and removed all the character from the venue itself. A sad, sad loss. The most magnificent trees on the Lamu road cut down to make way for a car parking space? Are the owners mad?

Thank Rory K
Bath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

It is really just a film set. The house is original but the contents are not, there is little to see and as usual in Kenya they seem to think that foreign tourists have unlimited supplies of cash and wanted $14 per person.

Thank ENFHoedspruit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing! Good wine..great friends... Amazing ambiance.... Had a good laugh with my girl friends..... Buck list for Malindi.... Amazing and yes I will come again🤗🤗😜

1 Thank Emma K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Just average, not very nice setting, slow service, Best for a drink or a small lunch, quite expensive

Thank Ivan H
Nenagh, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

You know when the hotel you're staying in gives you coffee in the morning that you wouldn't serve you dog/plants? Well this is where you go to fix that! The bog standard Kenya coffee at KS 150 will get you sorted every time. Never tried the food and that's all inclusive for you!

1 Thank David O
Mombello di Torino, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We had lunch here on a visit to Malindi, very enjoyable indeed, the staff are very friendly and quick service, well worth checking out if you passing through.

Thank monicameme3
Malindi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The place is clean well open and well ventilated. Staff and the owners are friendly. The place to eat the best pizza in town while listening to music. In a good location

1 Thank Bettina W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: +254 717 775888
The KB Karen Blixen, in the historic square of the Center Galana in Malindi.Bar, Restaurant open for breakfast, open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm.Typical Italian cuisine, swuaili, pizzza.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?