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This very atmospheric but basic place doesn’t even have a sign, but it does serve dirt-cheap meals of fish, beans (the best is maharagwe ya chumvi – with coconut milk) and chapatis. It’s consistently packed with loc…
African in Lamu

New Minaa Café

On the road towards the Riyadha Mosque, this busy, clean rooftop café serves Swahili favourites such as beef kebabs, maharagwe (beans in coconut milk), chicken tikka and samaki (fried fish). It's cheap and popu…
African in Lamu

Olympic Restaurant

The family that runs the Olympic makes you feel as if you’ve come home every time you enter, and their food, particularly the curries and biriyani, is excellent. There are few better ways to spend a Lamu night than …