Restaurants in Mombasa
Restaurants in Mombasa

Mombasa offers a multitude of places to eat, whether it be fine dining or casual restaurants to grab a quick bite when on the go. The listings below showcase the best places to eat in Mombasa.

With the diversity in cultures, there are a wide variety of options to choose from including Swahili, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Italian and many more. Mombasa is especially famed for its freshly-caught seafood, and lobster, crab and fish rank high on the menus of many established restaurants.

“Nyama choma” (barbequed meats) are a Kenyan favourite, and authentic Kenyan cuisine is often infused with a spicy touch when at the Coast. Traditional Swahili dishes are also served at most places, and are recommended!

Casual Dining

Blue Room
Blue Room

Mombasa can get pretty hot and if you are downtown, and whether you want a light lunch, a cool drink or ice cream, the Blue Room Restaurant has it all. A self-serve  restaurant strategically located in the heart of town, it offers Indian snacks such as samosas, bhajias, kebabs, as well as fish and chips, […]

Mubins
Mubins

Mubin’s is an outdoor restaurant which lies near the heart of the town, and arguably offers the best “mishkaki”- small pieces of either mutton or beef barbequed on a skewer. Other popular dishes include barbequeued chicken (usually referred to as “chicken tikka”), hearty salads, and chapatis (thin pitas). Other Casual Dining Destinations:YulsBlue Room

Yuls
Yuls

Yuls Beach Bar is located along the North Coast, right next to the Bamburi Beach Hotel. Apart from being a restaurant, it also offers a wide range of water sports such as water skiing, jet skiing and surfing. It is known for its burgers and pizzas, which seem to taste unusually delicious after all the […]

Fine Dining

Chinese Galaxy
Chinese Galaxy

There are many places in the town that serve Oriental cuisine, but Galaxy Chinese restaurant is by far the most popular of these. This tastefully decorated, fully air-conditioned restaurant offers an assortment of Chinese delicacies. The service and atmosphere is excellent, complementing the fine cuisine served here. House specialties include ginger crab, garlic chicken, and […]

Hunters Steak House
Hunters Steak House

Located in the Mkomani district of Nyali, Hunters Steak House features a stylish and elegant atmosphere complimented with a relaxed and inviting ambiance. Executive chef Heinze Riegger boasts over two decades of culinary experience and this resonates in his dishes. Over the years, Chef Rieggers passion for cooking has transformed this restaurant into one of […]

Il Covo
Il Covo

Il Covo is a two level bar and restaurant situated on the Bamburi Beach and in walking distance from all the major hotels in the area. It offers a splendid view of the ocean and the finest in Italian and Japanese cuisine. After dinner, it transforms into a popular nightspot for tourists as well as […]

Sea Haven
Sea Haven

Sea Heaven, located in the north coast along the beach, has amazing array of seafood dishes and wonderful outdoor scenery. As the name suggests this restaurant has seafood that is beyond a doubt heavenly. Other Fine Dining Destinations:Chinese GalaxyTamarindHunters Steak HouseShehnaiIl Covo

Shehnai
Shehnai

For the Indian food lover, Shehnai is definitely the place to get the best of the Indian cuisine that Mombasa has to offer. This restaurant has received many awards for outstanding service and quality food from national as well as international critics. All types of Indian dishes are available; from curries to tandoor and mughlai […]

Tamarind
Tamarind

Tamarind Mombasa of the Tamarind Group is the most popular restaurant for tourists visiting the island. Overlooking the Old Harbour, Tamarind is the ultimate fine dining experience in the city.  The freshly caught seafood complimented with the intense French and African flavours and the gracious service has made it one of Kenya’s most esteemed dining […]

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