Malindi restaurants

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. Think leafy, intimate setting, makuti roof (thatched roof of palm leaves), and bold contemporary art, while the charming …
Top Choice Italian in Malindi


Right on the sand, Rosada is a chilled beach bar with great cocktails and some wonderful views out over the marine park. Monday night is a popular beach party, which sees dancing on the beach once the sun has gone d…
Italian in Malindi


Pictures of 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 (read: mosquito-y in the evenings) ter…
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 at this intimate restaurant in a hurry – each dish is made fresh and t…
Cafe in Malindi

Karen Blixen Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Everyone in Kenya, it seems, wants to be Karen Blixen. 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 distressed leather seats, blinding gold l…
Kenyan in Malindi


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 chapattis from this shiny hole-in-the-wall joint.