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Misono Japanese Restaurant is one of the very few restaurants that give the locals and the tourists as well a true Japanese dining experience in Nyali Mombasa. It reflects the creative, simple nature of Japanese cuisine & philosophy, the diseases are both both authentic & localized.


Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

Special diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location: Links Rd,Shanzu, Mombasa, Kenya

Phone: 0722 530204

Social Media: Instagram

Hours: Misono Japanese restaurant opens everyday from 12;00 – 21;00

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Xana's Restaurant & Lounge

Tucked away in the heart of Bamburi beach, Xana’s Restaurant and Lounge is a hidden gem that combines a stunning location and delicious dishes to offer its patrons an unforgettable dining experience.

Specializing in both local and international cuisine, Xana’s prides itself on its delicious seafood offerings. With a menu featuring fresh, locally caught fish, Xana’s restaurant offers a taste of the ocean that will delight seafood lovers. Their stone pizza oven also produces some of the best pizzas in town, providing diners with various options for every palate.

Xana's Restaurant & Lounge
Xana’s Restaurant & Lounge

The outdoor setting of Xana’s Restaurant & Lounge is a true feast for the senses. With a beautiful seafront location, diners can enjoy their meals while taking in the stunning views of the ocean and the lush greenery surrounding the restaurant. This family and pet-friendly establishment creates a welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place to bring the whole family for a relaxing day by the beach.
In addition to its delightful dining offerings, Xana’s provides a lively entertainment scene. With weekly events such as live music by Mombasa roots every Sunday, and Karaoke with Joly Karaoke on Fridays, the restaurant transforms into a hub of activity and energy, perfect for those seeking a night out on the town.

Other features

Sunbed are complementary ( remember to bring your towel)

Mini playground for the kids.

Location: Cowrie shell beach apartments

Malindi road bamburi beach

Contact: +254729061000

Social Media: facebook

Hours: Mon – Friday 8;30 – 11;00

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The Dhow House

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The Dhow House is a family-friendly hotel located in Nyali, Mombasa. They offer accommodation and an outdoor bar &restaurant where various entertainment events take place during the different days of the week. Some of the most popular events include live music, karaoke nights, and quiz nights.
The Dhow House also holds a Farmer’s market once or twice a month. It has a big garden with lush green grass, large trees, and a treehouse for the kids.
It can be a perfect location for both private and public events.

Quick Overview

  • Cuisine: Local & International
  • Cuisine Styles: Vegetarian, Seafood and pizza
  • Other services: Free Wi-Fi, Takeaway and a pool

Other Features

Pet Friendly, live music, karaoke, movie, family friendly, kidsfriendly

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Anuba Lounge

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Located at the Nyali complex Anuba lounge is a modern bar and restaurant is one of the three entertainment establishments in the complex.  It a popular party spot offering food, music and sports.

Quick Overview Of Anuba lounge

  • Cuisine: Local & International
  • Cuisine Styles: Fast food, Seafood and pizza
  • Other services: Free Wi-Fi, Takeaway
  • Location : Nyali,Links Road Mombasa Kenya Rd
  • Budget: Mid- range
  • Contact: +254707547054, Facebook
  • Hours: Mon – Mon 10:00 – 3:00
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Cafesserie Mombasa

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Cafesserie is a French style restaurant situated in City Mall. It’s one of the most popular restaurant in Nyali and offers a central meeting point for the locals and foreigners. They offer freshly baked breads, pastries and roasted coffee beans that can be purchased at the entrance of the coffee shop. The menu is based on the French and Italian cuisines.

Quick Overview

  • Cuisine: International
  • Cuisine Styles: Vegetarian & non vegetarian
  • Other services: Free Wi-Fi, Takeaway
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Fish and rice AT TAPAs cielo

Tapas Cielo

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Located within the Nyali center complex Tapas Cielo IS a modern cocktail bar and restaurant popular among the locals and tourists.

With a chilled atmosphere Tapas is a great place to watch football and drink. It’s décor is slate grey, stone, and chrome, enhanced by cool blue lighting and with a zap of energetic red light around the bar itself.

  • Cuisine: Local & International
  • Cuisine Styles: Seafood, fast-food and pizza
  • Other services: Free Wi-Fi, Takeaway
  • Location : Nyali Centre, Links Rd, Mombasa
  • Budget: High end
  • Contact: 0739 888888, Facebook
  • Hours: Mon – Fri 12:00 to 5:00 AM
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Explore Mombasa in 24 Hours: A Comprehensive Guide to Discovering the Best of the City

Are you limited on time but eager to discover the best that Mombasa has to offer? Don’t worry; you can still experience a wealth of sights and activities within a 24-hour timeframe. We have crafted a comprehensive itinerary that will allow you to immerse yourself in Mombasa’s highlights fully. From historic landmarks and local street food to nightlife and breath-taking sunset views, this itinerary has everything you need for a memorable and exciting 24 hours in Mombasa. So, get ready for a jam-packed adventure and make the most of your limited time in this vibrant city. For added convenience, we recommend staying in the Nyali area, where there are plenty of accommodation options to suit any budget. It is also conveniently located near many interesting places and attractions.

Morning: City Sightseeing

6:30 AM: Greet the Day with a Breathtaking Sunrise at the beach. Start your day off on a high note by watching the sunrise from the beach. Take a stroll along the shore and soak in the serene atmosphere before it gets busy. Remember to check the sunrise time the night before so you can take advantage of every beat!

7:30 AM: Fuel up for the day Ahead, After your beach walk, head back to your hotel for a hearty breakfast and get ready to embark on your exciting Mombasa adventure.

9:00 AM: Immerse Yourself in History at Fort Jesus Head over to the town and start your tour at the iconic Fort Jesus. This historical site is a must-visit, and you’ll learn about the rich history and culture of the region.

10:30 AM: Get Lost in the Narrow Streets of Mombasa’s Old Town Next, explore the narrow streets of Mombasa’s Old Town and admire the stunning Swahili architecture and intricate doors. Keep an eye out for the white plates on all iconic buildings of the Old Town.

12:00 PM: Savour the Flavours of Mombasa at a Local Restaurant. Take a break from your adventures and stop for lunch at one of the many local restaurants. Treat yourself to some of the delicious cuisines that Mombasa has to offer.

Afternoon: Suburban Parks and Beaches

1:00 PM: Marvel at the Mombasa Tusks Hop into a tuk-tuk and make your way to the famous Mombasa Tusks while taking in the breathtaking views of the city. Snap some pictures and then head back to Nyali.

2:00 PM: Experience the Beauty of Haller Park. Take a trip to Haller Park, a beautiful reclaimed park that was once a limestone quarry. Stroll through the park and take in the stunning scenery. Don’t miss the feeding times, which are a highlight of the park.

5:00 PM: Refresh and Get Ready for a Night to Remember. Head back to your hotel for a quick refreshment and get ready for an unforgettable evening.

Night: Coastal Cruises and Beach Bars

6:00 PM: Cruise into the Sunset on a Lamarine Sunset Cruise Head over to Lamarine Down and join a sunset cruise on the Mtwapa Creek. Sip on a drink and enjoy the sun setting over the water.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Dine with a View For dinner, there are plenty of options to choose from, including Lamarine, Mooring Caffesserie, or any of the many bars around the Mtwapa or Nyali areas.

10:00 PM: Dance the Night Away at a Nightclub For those who love to party, check out one of the many nightclubs in the Nyali or Mtwapa regions. Explore the local bars and nightclubs for more suggestions.

And that’s a wrap! End your 24 hours in Mombasa with a bang and head back to your hotel feeling satisfied and ready for your next adventure.

When exploring Mombasa, it’s essential to keep a few tips in mind to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of your 24-hour adventure:


  1. Hire a guide: To get the most out of your visit to Fort Jesus and the Tusks, consider hiring a local guide who can provide insight and history about the sights you’ll be seeing.
  2. Arrange transportation: To save time and make the most of your limited time in Mombasa, arrange transportation ahead of time. This could be by tuk-tuk, taxi, or private vehicle.
  3. Be mindful of your surroundings: Always be aware of your surroundings and leave valuables, such as jewellery and expensive electronics, at the hotel for safekeeping.
  4. Protect yourself from the sun: The sun can be intense in Mombasa, so be sure to bring a hat and sunblock to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.
  5. Capture the memories: Remember to bring a camera to capture your visit’s stunning views and memories.
  6. Taste the local cuisine: Try some of the local street food to get a taste of the local cuisine and experience Mombasa’s vibrant food culture.
  7. Respect local customs: Be mindful of local customs and traditions and respect the local culture by dressing modestly and avoiding behavior that may be considered disrespectful.
  8. Stay hydrated: Always carry a water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the day to ensure you have enough energy to explore all the sights.
  9. Shop for souvenirs: Last but not least, remember to shop for souvenirs at the local markets or shops, especially in the old town area, to bring back memories of your visit to Mombasa.

Admission fees

Mombasa Highlights 24 Hour Itinerary

Admission Fee at Haller Park

Citizen/Resident – East Africa Charges
Adult Ksh 500
Child Ksh 200
Non-Residents Charges
Adult Ksh 1,400
Child Ksh 600

Other useful information

Phone: 07 21 381 949

Email: info@hallerpark.com

Location: Haller Park, Bamburi Mombasa, Kenya opposite Nyali City Mall.

Website: https://haller.org.uk/

Admission Fee at Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus has an admission fee, whereas the Old Town is free for visitors.

Entry fee USD$ 10.00 for non-residents and residents KSH 200 for adults KSH 100 for children.

Please browse through our attraction section to find out more about Mombasa’s hidden gems and unique experiences. Whether you’re looking for more cultural activities, outdoor adventures or want to explore more of the city, our attraction section has everything you need to know to make the most of your next visit to Mombasa.

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