Top Choice Italian in Malindi

Baby Marrow

This standout restaurant is not only one of the best on the coast, but in the entire country. The gorgeous, leafy setting is absolutely charming, as are the staff who will bring you house specialities such as smoked…
Top Choice Italian in Malindi

I Love Pizza

We do too, and the pizza is done really well here – way better than you might expect this far from Naples. No matter how good the pizza, many people come instead for the seafood and pasta. The hip, renovated colonia…
Top Choice Seafood in Malindi


Another breeze-kissed Mama Ngina Rd hangout, this time with a hip slant on a fishing theme. Think big oysters, fish, juices, a long wine list and plenty of pizza. You could be in Sicily. Popular with everyone from w…
Italian in Malindi


Vintage celebrities deck the wall at this, one of the best Italian places in Malindi. There's a formal dining room, which is great for an evening meal, and a breezy terrace where you can eat lunch and watch the worl…
Cafe in Malindi

Karen Blixen Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Everyone in Kenya, it seems, wants to be Karen Blixen these days. This place isn't sure if it's a shabby-chic Karen Blixen or a blinging Karen Blixen, so it's gone for both looks, with scruffy leather seats and blin…
Seafood in Malindi

Old Man & the Sea

This Old Man’s been serving excellent seafood, using a combination of local ingredients and fresh recipes, for years. However, don't come to eat here in a hurry – each dish is made fresh and there is nothing fast ab…
Kenyan in Malindi

Dreamland Cafe

The outer walls look a bit like the children's ward of a hospital, but there's nothing sterile about this circular roadside lunch spot. Expect friendly service, local banter and a blaring TV. The fresh juice is good…
Fast Food in Malindi


Chicken, chips and chapatis from this shiny hole-in-the-wall joint.