Eating Out at the Coast

Restaurants for dining out – Good food and eating out in Restaurants and Bars near Vipingo

The Beach Bar, Kilifi Boat Yard and Monsoons …come to mind first!

There are a number of good restaurants in and near Vipingo that you should try during your stay in this area. From family-friendly beach bars to romantic candle-lit restaurants beside the sea. Treat yourself to a leisurely lunch on the beach or night out in a restaurant or an evening in a local bar. You have to try the amazing fresh seafood available at the coast which comes straight from the ocean. Monsoons in Mtwapa and the Beach Bar at Vipingo are highly recommended and both have very good food and friendly service, served with Kenyan smiles. Soak up the atmosphere, dine out and be spoilt whilst on holiday!

Misono Japanese Restaurant – Nyali

Misono is the best Japanese Restaurant on the Kenyan Coast. This exceptional restaurant offers world-class sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki and a visit here is a real treat and best saved for those 'special occasions'. Misono is a traditional Japanese restaurant set in tranquil gardens with excellent staff, who never forget a face, with great attention to detail all adding up to The Misono experience, which will never be forgotten. As well as serving fabulous traditional Japanese dishes, Misono has a Teppanyaki Table where you can watch the chefs prepare your delicious hot sizzling platters whilst you watch. Transport is available from hotels in Nyali and the North Coast. Open for Lunch and Dinner booking is advised: 0722 530204

Monsoons Jumba Ruins Mtwapa

Monsoons is a truly fabulous restaurant situated right on the edge of a white sandy beach within the grounds of Jumba Ruins. A visit to Monsoons is an absolute must during your stay at the coast as it serves delicious home-cooked fresh, fresh seafood and Italian pasta dishes. Run by local couple Aziza and Atilio Monsoons is a friendly, casual beach-side restaurant that's popular with the locals, particularly at weekends as the location and fabulous food makes it popular for families who want a day at the beach. Lunch at Monsoons is a leisurely affair and one must plan to spend the whole afternoon here, sipping a cold glass of wine and enjoying locally caught fish, crab-claws, lobster, prawns and the other delicacies Monsoons has to offer. Bookings are a must 0734 663370

La Marina Creek-side Restaurant – Mtwapa

La Marina Restaurant is situated on the shores of Mtwapa Creek, North of Mombasa. This stunning restaurant is situated in a shady court yard on the waterfront making it a lovely tranquil spot with a traditional Arab Dhow tied at the jetty to complete the scene. The a la carte menu specializes in fresh seafood and fish although there are many other dishes to accommodate all appetites. The imaginative Greek-style Seafood Mezee has become a favourite on the coast and truly is a memorable eating experience. You can book a sunset Dhow Cruise from La Marina which travels up the calm waterways of Mtwapa Creek, which is lined with luxury villas, mangrove forests, giant Baobabs and local hilltop villages. You watch the sun setting over the African bush and then on the return journey the scent of charcoal fires sets the scene as the rhythm of drums lead on the limbo and acrobatic dancers in a display of spectacular stunts on board before you arrive back at La Marina Restaurant in darkness except for the flaming torches of our Masai warriors who line the shore chanting their welcome ritual. You can then enjoy a sumptuous, candle-lit dinner under the stars. Mobile 0723-223737/46 Email: Website:

The Beach Bar, Vipingo

The Beach Bar at Plot 22, Kuruwitu Beach, Vipingo, is a trendy, casual eatery, located on the edge of a fabulous white beach close to the conservation area. The Beach Bar produces offers impressive seafood platters, burgers, healthy kids' meals, fresh fish dishes and delicious home made pasta and vegetarian options. The Beach Bar, which is under new management, is fast becoming the must-visit restaurant on the coast and Sunday lunches are very popular with local residents and visitors. The new owners are constantly coming up with new ideas such as boules competitions, beach volley ball and other fun events to make your visit as entertaining as possible. If it's relaxing on the beach after a satisfying lunch, there are plenty of sun-beds and large swinging hammocks for you to enjoy your siesta. Children and well behaved dogs are welcome! For Bookings, please call: 0710 323230

Kilifi Boat Yard

The Kilifi Boat Yard is an old favourite with the local residents of Kilifi. The Boat Yard is situated on the creek-front and enjoys spectacular views of the creek and the boats moored at the Boat Yard. The Boat Yard serves popular meals such as fish and chips, pasta, salads, and very fresh sea-food and Kilifi Oysters. This is a casual beach-bar that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner by special request. A great place to eat - good food - we rate it 5 stars for atmosphere! You may hire a dhow from here and take a sunset cruise up the creek in the evenings and deep-Sea boat charters are also possible from the BoatYard.

For further information contact 020 350 9505

Vipingo Ridge Club House

The Vipingo Ridge Club House is a good place to visit, whether for a coffee and a light snack or a more formal meal in the evening to celebrate a significant event. There is a bar and restaurant with lots of different seating options from the balcony over looking the course, the more formal restaurant or on the roof top bar. The Club House serves good-quality meals in a fabulous setting right at the top of the complex. The Sunday buffet lunch is fast becoming a must with visitors and local Mombasa residents. Friday night is Club-Night which is a good reason to visit and meet the locals and enjoy bitings and sundowners on the terrace. For reservations and more information call: +254 (0) 700 337489 / 733 337489 or email