Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Shela

Peponi

We're still waxing lyrical about our last meal at this amazing restaurant. Choose between global offerings, such as tuna ceviche, Philly cheese steak sandwich and BBQ fish, or get your fill of mostly Italian dishes,…
Top Choice Fusion in Watamu

Pilipan Restaurant

Set on a breezy Swahili-style outdoor terrace looking down on mangrove-strewn Prawn Lake, Pilipan turns up Watamu's chic factor, particularly after sunset, when the place is lit with twinkling fairy lights and candl…
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 Seafood in Mida Creek

Crab Shack

Crab samosas, grilled calamari and steamed fish await at the end of a mangrove boardwalk, overlooking Mida Creek. This lovely Giriama-run spot is a favourite for sunset-watching, too. It's a 3km walk or boda-boda (m…
Top Choice Fusion in Shela

Kijani Restaurant

On the premises of Kijani Hotel, this excellent new restaurant has a daily changing menu that combines fresh local ingredients with global influences. Go on, treat yourself to Tahitian-style fish, miso-grilled auber…
Top Choice International in Watamu

Ocean Sports Restaurant

This popular place is spread along a breeze-blown terrace and has some plusher seating inside. Expect sandwiches, burgers, great salads and finer dining such as seared tuna and other seafood creations. It's atmosphe…
Top Choice Cafe in Lamu Town

Whispers Cafe

You know how sometimes you just need that escape into the world of magazines and fresh pastries? Welcome to Whispers. For a real cappuccino, light meals, mega juices and smoothies, or the best desserts in town, this…
Top Choice Italian in Malindi

Rosada

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…
Top Choice Seafood in Kilifi

Nautilus

We're still dining out on our last memory of dinner at Nautilus. This Swiss-owned restaurant offers fine, romantic dining with gorgeous views over the water and a warm welcome. The wine is good, the oysters are even…
Top Choice Fusion in Lamu Town

Moonrise

Particularly strong when it comes to seafood dishes and slightly set back from the waterfront, this is the best restaurant in town. Feast on the likes of fish tacos with mango salsa, ginger crab with coconut rice an…