The Dream

In the early seventies there were no quality restaurants in Mombasa - Kenyan born Chris Seex, who was managing a resort hotel at the time, was determined to correct this. His aim was to create the finest seafood restaurant in Africa. With little financial and moral support he designed and built the Mombasa Tamarind. Built in Arab style with high arches and a crenellated roof, the elegant, gleaming white building has the perfect setting – a starlit terrace perched on a cliff overlooking the picturesque Old Harbour of Mombasa.

The Menu

The menu is a blend of the best of French, Asian and African cuisines.  The Tamarind's specialty is seafood and only the freshest ingredients are used.The Prawns Piri Piri, Chilli Crab and Lobster  have earned the Tamarind restaurant worldwide fame and rave reviews from publications such as Gourmet, the London Times and the Herald Tribune. Personal service, original presentation and attention to  detail has developed Tamarind’s reputation as one of the finest restaurants in Africa, and achieved the ambition of the founder. The restaurant's seating capacity is 160 people and currently has a staff of 120.


With a wide choice of the most mouth watering food, Tamarind Mombasa can cater for large groups, corporate dinners and cocktail parties. Whether its for a sit down dinner or a cocktail party we will tailor a menu to suit your tastes. Attached to the Tamarind Restaurant is the Private Dining Room which seats up to 25 guests for meetings, dinners and company celebrations. The lawn outside overlooking the Old Town is an ideal venue for cocktail receptions.


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