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lobster at the tamarind - Kenya

lobster at the tamarind

Tamarind restaurant: in Mombasa

The tamarind is the best restaurant in Mombasa and it's particularly well-known for its seafood dishes. Many people had marvelled about it that we decided to go there for our final lunch... everything was perfect. the luxurious building in Moorish style, the food, the view over the sea and the old town... thrilling!

Favorite Dish: We've had the msot perfect lobster we've ever had: huge, delicious... and served with a light cognac sauce that I'll never forget. We had some veggies and rice cooked in coconut milk as a side-dish.

Address: Mombasa

Comparison: most expensive

Directions: in the posh suburb of Nyali - by the sea

Other Contact: info@tamarindmsa.co.ke

Phone: 254-41-474600

Price: US$31-40

Rating: 5

Theme: Seafood

Website: http://www.tamarind.co.ke

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 2, 2003
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at shasha camp - Kenya

at shasha camp

Shasha camp: Voi, near Tsavo East

Shasha camp is a camp + open-air restaurant just few minutes away from one of the entrance gates to Tsavo East NP (the Voi gate I think). it's beautifully set into the African landscape and surrounded by towering acacia trees and a tropical garden on the banks of Voi river. Don't be fooled by the animal "skins" you'll see hanging on the reception desk: they are painted fabrics.

Favorite Dish: Shasha camp is a good option for lunch when in Tsavo: because it's located outside the park it's cheaper than park's lodges and restaurant: the food was simple but good - and thew had two musicians playing african music while we were eating

Address: Shasha Camp, P.O. Box 411 Voi

Comparison: about average

Directions: eight kilometres from Voi on the main Mwatate Road (Mombasa-Nairobi)

Phone: 0147-30002/7

Rating: 3

Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 2, 2003
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a delicious lobster - Kenya

a delicious lobster

the Old Man and the Sea: in Malindi

A gem of a restaurant! This little place is wonderful: it's located in a small house in moorish style and in the distance you can see the vasco da gama monument/pillar. It's also a very intimate and romantic place.

Favorite Dish: We had some smoked sail fish as a starter and it was really tasty - but the highlight came from the lobster: perfectly grilled and delicious. As a dessert there was a trio of tropical fruits sorbets - a bit risky, given the fact that we couldn't be sure that the water had been purified - but we could not resist: our tastebuds and stomach rejoiced - nothing nsty happened.

Address: Beach Front Road, Malindi

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: along Vasco da Gama road - on the sea front (in town)

Phone: 254-123-31106

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 5

Theme: Seafood

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 1, 2003
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