Best Mediterranean food near Watamu, Coast Province, Kenya

February 18, 2020 Lean Nau

Find out what Mediterranean restaurants to try in Watamu. The delightful village of Watamu is an eco-tourist’s dream, lined with sandy white beaches and hotels dedicated to sustainable tourism. Watamu is a quick snorkel away from the Malindi Marine Reserve Park, and Turtle Beach is the ideal spot for a swim and a tanning session. The village proper features quaint Kenyan shopping stalls called dukas, where you can stock up with supplies. Make sure to visit the Gede Ruins, a mysterious and heavily overgrown 12th century Swahili village, and the beautifully fluttery Kipepeo Butterfly Project.
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9. Coconut Beach Cafe'

Watamu Beach, Watamu 80202 Kenya Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean +254 723 043132
Coconut Beach Cafe'

Reviewed By BeenThere01

This restaurant is located 1 minute walk besides VR Club Sun Palms in Watamu. We were really hoping for awesome seafood as it’s ocean side and most restaurant offer fresh seafood. Don’t bother eating here. 4 of us each got a plate of langouste (lobster) and shrimps. Seafood was not fresh at all...probably brined in salt...so salty we couldn’t eat it. I returned my plate and they returned saying the chef offered his apologies. Fair enough... I waited for another plate but it never showed up. They assumed I was giving up my plate and I would still have to pay. I explained I wasn’t paying for the lobster because it was awful. They took 10$ off the price of the plate. My friends ate some of their meals and all felt sick afterwards. Just sad we wasted a what we wished was a wonderful seaside dinner. We were looking at supporting locally owned restaurant but it was a disappointment. Try Ocean Sports!! Real nice food, awesome athmosphere and prices are cheaper!

8. Kidogo Nyumbani Backpackers

Watamu Gede Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya Indian, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer [email protected] +254 751 333772 http://kidogonyumbani.com
Kidogo Nyumbani Backpackers

Our Restaurant is due to seasonal change closed for outside guests till further notice. Please visit our Website for more Information about our accomodation options.

Reviewed By SabahMughal

It's a serene place with flora all around. It has a feel of an echo lodge. It has beautiful rooms, scrumptious food and very reasonable. A must visit for budget travelers. The hosts are very friendly too.

7. Ascot Restaurant

Watamu Beach Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya Italian, Seafood, Pizza, Mediterranean Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected] +254 702 003111 http://www.facebook.com/ascotrestaurant
Ascot Restaurant

Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in the earth of Watamu, inside the Ascot Residence. Our Chef Peppe, in the restaurant world from 40 years, is waiting to delight you whit him fish specialties and gourmet cooking.

Reviewed By gattonzoli

Ogni tanto è bello trovare i buoni sapori della nostra cucina; consiglio l'Ascot per la bella location (tavoli in giardino, coperti da gazebo con tende, all'interno del Casinò) e per gli ottimi primi, con pasta cucinata al dente.Ci è piaciuta tanto anche la parmigiana di melanzane e la pizza, più che discreta.Consigliato anche per il rapporto qualità-prezzo, inferiore alla media degli altri ristoranti italiani di Watamu.

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6. Maua Beach Club Restaurant & Pizzeria

Jacaranda Road close to Sun Palm Beach resort, Watamu 80200 Kenya Pizza, Seafood, Sushi, European, Italian, Mediterranean Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +254 716 859925 https://www.facebook.com/mauabeach/
Maua Beach Club Restaurant & Pizzeria

Reviewed By Mkadee C

Maua is your dream come true, i have come to this place several times but every time feels like the first time. Professional and friendly staff, exquisite dishes but what i love most is the VIEW!!!! Lunch with a breath taking view that makes you live the moment. I honestly love this place, keep up the good work guys.Dear Joymnyazi,thank you so much for your review and the beautiful words you spent for us. We hope to see you again...You will always welcome!Asante sana,Luca

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5. Amandina

Plot No. 2 Turtle Bay Road Medina Palms, Watamu 80202 Kenya Seafood, African, Mediterranean, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Table Service [email protected] +254 718 152999 http://www.medinapalms.com/dining/amandina-at-medina-palms/
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4 based on 67 reviews

Amandina

The signature restaurant at Medina Palms, Amandina offers an amazing dining experience on the Kenya coast. Set high above the tree tops cooled by the ocean breeze, the open sided restaurant offers elegant dining in sublime surroundings. Menus are exciting

Reviewed By RobboElviria

We had dinner here one evening whilst sataying at Hemmingways next door.The restaurant is situated in the gardens and is very pretty, we sat next to the fountain.We shared the prawn tempura to start and our mains were fish and chips and lobster tagliatelle, it was all excellent, we had no room for dessert but had coffee. All in all with drinks and a bottle of wine the bill was in the region of 8,000KSH which we felt was excellent value.Well worth a visit.

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4. Makuti Ristorante Pizzeria

Watamu Beach Road, Watamu 80202 Kenya Italian, African, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Table Service, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi [email protected] +254 727 203162 http://restaurantdivision.theguardianskenya.com/
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4 based on 176 reviews

Makuti Ristorante Pizzeria

The restaurant is located on the Watamu Beach Road, the main street of Watamu, looks like a typical African restaurant, with dishes, Italian and African, fresh cooked at the time (using pre-cooked pasta), we also have a bell 'assortment of pizzas to suit

Reviewed By John W

Avoid this place as eating here is very likely to result in a severely upset stomach. The fried budgie was a disgrace at rip off prices. My pizza was inedible and was abandoned after the first slice. My friend is still on antibiotics after eating the so called chicken.

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3. Amici Miei

Watamu Road Mawimbi Lodge, Watamu 80202 Kenya Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Dinner, Lunch Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +254 711 794656 http://www.mawimbidune.com
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4 based on 91 reviews

Amici Miei

Reviewed By josemart60

This restaurant was wonderful, nice and romantic ambience and the food was incredible, we loved the pasta filled with pumpkin with nuts (forgot the name) it was one of the best dishes we have had during our stay in Kenya. We’ll come back definitely.

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2. Hosteria Romana Watamu

Watamu Beach Road Watamu, Kenya, Watamu PO Box 85 Kenya Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available [email protected] +254 710 369039
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4 based on 202 reviews

Hosteria Romana Watamu

Reviewed By amberdQ2283YB

This place looks a little unassuming at first, but from the first bite of food to the last we were not disappointed. First they brought a nice size piece of focaccia for a biting whine we waited for our appetizer of smoked cheese and Parma ham, which was heavenly. Both my friend and I ordered pasta, I had the richly delicious carbonara and my friend the gricia. Neither of us left a bite on our plate despite both of us being stuffed half way through. The only disappointment was we had no room for gelato! I plan to make this place a regular when I visit Watamu.

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1. papa Remo

Via Casuarina, Watamu 80202 Kenya Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +254 41 2009174 http://paparemobeach.com
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4 based on 524 reviews

papa Remo

Reviewed By kenyantraveller

The location and view is to die for. The setting is great with tables right out at the beach (though one of the diners chairs sank into the sand and the diner fell). The food, especially the sea food, is really very good though the prawns should have been veined. It is a pity that all these positives are spoilt by the fact that the service is extremely horrible discriminatory. We are Kenyans, though of Indian origin. We ordered our meal, and pointed out that our table did not have sauces, seasonings and oil and vineager which we would need. These were promptly brought but no sooner a waitress came and took them away and put them on a table occupied by a caucasian family. We were amazing and found it shocking that a restaurant of that calibre should have only one set of sauces to share between all tables. The food came, got cold but there was no waiter in sight to bring back the bottles. I went looking for one and found the waitress who had taken them away and demanded the bottles back to which she flatly refused claiming that they were being used by other diners. I lost my temper and started to make a lot of noise upon which she came very angrily, picked the bottles and banged then down on our table at the same time telling me off that I was making a big deal over nothing!! At the end of the meal, when the bill came, I had been overcharged by two extra dishes that I had not ordered!!. I complained to Roberto (the owner) about the quality of service and he just laughed it off saying "we are in Kenya you know". I still fail to understand what he meant by that. And ideas??

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