Eating Out in Mombasa

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The Blue Room Restaurant, on the Haile Selassie is a very popular fast-food, self-service place. There’s a huge variety of Indian and American food. You can get better food, however, for the same price one of the many smaller restaurants. Try the Splendid View Restaurant on Maungano Rd across from the Hotel Splendid.

On the North Coast of Mombasa the newly opened Poa Restaurant and Grill at the Tembo Entertainment Plaza near the huge Nakumatt Nyali Shopping Centre is a good choice. They have a large variety of food from different countries on their menu. BBQ, Seafood, Chinese, Thai, German, Italian, Indian, Burgers, Snacks and Subs. The prices are very reasonable and the good thing is the restaurant is opened throughout the night from 6pm to 6am.

By far my favorite place to eat is the Special Bokoboko on the corner of Kibokoni Rd and Nyeri St in Old Town. It is newly built by two Muslim brothers named Fuad and Fakur, two of the nicest gentlemen in all of Mombasa. After about 6 pm, the brothers offer a huge variety of Swahili and Indian food for cheap prices. There’s an air-conditioned room, many sauces on the each table, and excellent fruit juices. The famous Recoda Restaurant is just down Nyeri St, which also has good Swahili food. However, the prices are anything but fixed, and are at the discretion of the ever-rude man behind the counter who charges differently depending on your skin color. Stick with the Special Bokoboko, where you’re served with a smile and a laugh and the food is unbeatable.

For a good hamburger, try the Hamburger House on Moi Ave near the tusks. Also near the tusks is the Chinese Overseas Restaurant.

Casablanca Restaurant & Bar on Mnazi Moja Rd directly off of Moi Ave is a nice place to get a meal, then stay for a few beers. It’s an open-air double story building with a restaurant downstairs serving a wide range of continental food. Upstairs is a popular bar/disco with a dance floor, loud music, and cold beers.

If you are willing to spend the money, the Tamarind Restaurant (#471747), across the harbor is the best Mombasa has to offer. The food is excellent, of course, but expect to pay over KSh 2,500 per person...without drinks.

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Indo Africa Restaurant

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On Haile Selassie Rd, between the Railway stn and Digo Rd, a white curtained restaurant next door to Chetna Rest.

Very very tasty curries, fish, with good choice of salad surrounding, the Prawn curry seems to be very popular.  the Indian owners cook what they eat

Also veggie dishes.  Licenced.  Tried & tested by expats, with no adverse effects

type:African
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accessibility:easy/parking in front
tel:0721-743556/0722-559687
address:Haile Selassie Road
PriceOfMenu:cheaper end
email:indo_africa@yahoo.com

Sara Fletcher and Gail Hammonds

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The Muntaz Cafe.  At the Stage in Mtwapa this cafe serves lovely Beef Biryani.... you should give it try if you are i9n the area.  Its near to the Total Garage.

type:African
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PriceOfMenu:40 Ksh
email:fletchsj2000@yahoo.co.uk

The Muntaz Cafe

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The Muntaz Cafe.  At the Stage in Mtwapa this cafe serves lovely Beef Biryani.... you should give it try if you are i9n the area.  Its near to the Total Garage.

type:African
World66 rating: [rate it]
PriceOfMenu:40 Ksh
email:fletchsj2000@yahoo.co.uk

Indo Africa Restaurant

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On Haile Selassie Rd,between railway stn & Digo Rd, a white curtained restaurant next door to Chetna Rest

Both veg & non veg dishes, very very tasty curries, tried & tested by expats with no adverse effects.

Indian owners, cook what they themselves eat.

type:African
World66 rating: [rate it]
accessibility:easy/parking in front
tel:0721-743556/ 0722-559687
address:Haile Selassie Road
PriceOfMenu:cheaper end
email:indo_africa@yahoo.com

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