The Best Sea food Restaurants in Mombasa

Known for its beautiful coastal scenery and historical landmarks, Mombasa also boasts some of the best sea food restaurants in the world. If you are on holiday in Mombasa and have been indulging in local cuisine, you may also want to try out some of the abundant sea-food delicacies.

Just like the sea-food itself, the number of hotels serving an assortment of sea food cuisines is not in short supply. Here is a brief preview of some of the places you might want to stop by for that delectable bite.

Tamarind Dhow


Ever thought of having a meal on a floating Dhow? It might sound too good to be true but with Tamarind Dhow Restaurant, that’s what you get. Housed in a vintage Dhow that used to be a trading vessel between the Kenyan coast and Arab states, this restaurant allows you to wine and dine while cruising on the Indian Ocean.

The Tamarind Dhow has a capacity of 70 guests, with adequate space left for dancing. Their menu mainly consists of prawns, lobsters, steak, rice and nicely cooked soup. A live band is always onboard to entertain the guests while on the cruise.

La Marina Restaurant


Situated in the northern part of the coastal town of Mombasa on the edges of Mtwapa creek, this restaurant has claimed its spot as one of Mombasa’s finest seafood restaurants. The waterfront setting brings patrons closer to nature and the view is spectacular.

The menu offers a list of luscious delicacies that will leave your taste buds yearning for more. Ranging from fresh seafood to the crispy salads, La marina restaurant has got the best to offer.

Lido seafood restaurant


Tucked in between palm trees and overlooking the beach at Bamburi, this hotel provides a perfect setting for a laid back dinner or lunch session. The ambience is cool and quiet to help you enjoy their tasty meals.

The seafood served is top of the range, thanks to their experienced chefs. Their impeccable customer service is also worth mentioning. The tasty grilled prawns, lobsters, and crabs will leave you yearning for more.

Smugglers Cove Seafood Restaurant- Voyager Beach Hotel


Situated in a hidden coral cove in this famous Nyali beach hotel, this restaurant is distinctively unique. The interior provides a cozy setting straight out of a romantic movie. You will find the seafood served here worth every penny you will spend. Their menu comes with a variety of options to choose from, not to mention the highly rated staff. This is one place you must visit while in Mombasa.

Sea Haven Restaurant


Mind indulging in some grilled oysters and Red snapper fish rubbed in garlic? Well this and much more is what you can expect at the Sea Haven restaurant. Spanning over two decades, this privately owned spot offers a second home to its customers. The exquisite venue provides a cozy environment inside the restaurant while the services offered are top notch. If you are looking for an intimate location to enjoy some seafood delicacies then Sea Haven is where you need to be.