Kijani Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

Kijani Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
HK$48.00 – HK$168.00
CUISINES
Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
Does this restaurant primarily serve Healthy cuisine?
About
located on the rooftop of Kijani Hotel, an open air restaurant overlooking the ocean. restaurant also has a selections wines, beers, cocktails and other soft beverages. menu offering many options from tasty Swahili curries, to an impressive seafood platter for two.
PRICE RANGE
HK$48.00 – HK$168.00
CUISINES
Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles37 reviews
Excellent
28
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ursula Kiener
Panama City139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 solo
This hotel is gorgeous, located by the sea with a rooftop restaurant. I went past breakfast and before lunch, but they told me they could make me a curry - these Swahili curries are coconut based and not spicy like the Indian ones. I ordered the octopus one and a mango juice. Delicious.
Written 3 March 2022
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MikePflanz
Nairobi32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Brillant location overlooking the channel at Shela. Interesting menu and the food is really good - chili lobster dumplings and Kijani curry especially recommended. The staff kindly took our order by phone then when we arrived 30 mins later food was on the table within 5 mins. Thank you Elvis! Will be back.
Written 17 June 2023
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BonVoyager87
Harrisburg320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Our first day on Lamu Island we enjoyed a delicious meal at the Kijani Hotel at their rooftop restaurant and bar. The view was fantastic and with the island breeze and the shaded rooftop, so was the temperature! The drinks and food were so good that we ended up returning several times during our stay. It always felt like there was a party going on and we were always invited! Such a fun staff, delicious food, and great atmosphere.
Written 26 February 2024
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Perpetuah
Juba19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 none
The beautiful restaurant is under utilized. They have really good food but you have to order in advance the few times i visited the restaurant i had to wait for 1 hr for the order to be ready. The restaurant location is amazing a little effort will work magic for the tourists/ domestic visitors.
Written 8 May 2020
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Gobellino
London263 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
We had many drinks here and looked at the menu several times. We wanted to book our last night meal here and were effusively welcomed the day before. Asked to choose our table and given the menu to choose and all written down in book. So off we go all set for a jolly last night to be told they blankly they had given it away and the place was full. This was all the more of a let down because we had been so warmly welcomed the day before when we booked and promised the table we chose and checked the menu. Felt like utter fools to believe anything they said. Had to leave hungry and everywhere else full as well as we had cancelled our other table elsewhere as we believed we would be eating there. Never again
Written 18 February 2024
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Arnie-Mc
Nairobi17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 friends
A very pleasant surprise compared to all the other restaurants we tried. Great service nice setting and wonderful food. Had a very relaxed lunch and nothing was too much trouble. The feeling of being an appreciated customer is something that many restaurants fail to deliver… it was the complete opposite at the Roof Top Restaurant. Definitely recommend you make it a must try place during your stay in Lamu
Written 25 September 2023
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Simine A
Nairobi196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
We were looking for a place to have lunch and stumbled across Kijani Hotel as there was a sign for a rooftop restaurant. We are so glad we visited as firstly it's beautiful with really lovely decor - very picturesque. Also the views of the sea are really nice with a wonderful breeze coming in. We were three people plus a baby and they were very sweet and accommodating with our baby; also they had a good high chair which was a plus! The fish curry was delicious. A little gem in Shela worth visiting, even if you're not staying in the hotel.
Written 13 April 2023
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Philip076
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Amazingly creative cuisine, mixing local ingredients with global food trends! Well executed. We didn't expect this level at all in Lamu. Good service as well. We returned a second night, it was so good!
Written 3 February 2020
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TravellingJane1
Adelaide Hills349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
We went for a drink and stayed for dinner and wish we hadn’t saved it until our last day! Service was attentive and excellent. Drinks were delicious and food was tasty and fresh with so many options. Would definitely recommend as a go to in Shela.
Written 17 July 2021
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Barbara F
Florence224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
Wonderful place with fantastic food! We ate a super wrap extra delicious and the place and service were really good!!! Very beautiful hotel located waterfront with pool and super easy access to the Shela village centre but quiet and relaxing!
Written 26 March 2023
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Yvonne M
Ruaka62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
The service was great. Our waiter was very welcoming. Charity is especially attentive and warm. The cocktails were great! Perfect view, awesome ambience, music just right. It's a must visit if you're on Shela Island.
Written 6 June 2021
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Maps43619790102
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Fantastic restaurant with great food and wonderful service. You really feel special and the grilled lobster is incredible. Had lunch and dinner and both were the best on the Island.
Written 17 October 2023
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Nikunj S
Stanmore35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Great ambiance and decor at the top of the hotel. Open on on side and can enjoy the sea breeze.Lovely food - great for vegetarians too. Loved it !!
Written 27 September 2022
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Simon
Angus85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
This is a lovely place to spend time during the day and evening, food is excellent - we will definitely be back next time we visit Lamu.
Written 12 July 2022
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ryanc3
443 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
the only place in lamu that actually sold alcohol, during my trip ,so drank and ate here most nights , the food menu for me doesn't have a vast choice. but worth a visit or stay
Written 11 May 2022
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