where to eat in nyali
Adorned with pearl-white sandy beaches stretching as far as the eyes can see, Mombasa is well known for its historical significance and glorious weather. Not only is Mombasa county the most multicultural region in Kenya, but it’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Population: 1.2 million as of 2019
Size: 229.7 km2
Capital city: Mombasa
Weather: Tropical with an average of temperatures 32°C
Seasons: Main rainy season between mid-April
Short rains in late May, October, and November
Situated in the southeastern part of the former Coast Province, Mombasa county borders Kilifi County to the north, Kwale County to the southwest, and the Indian Ocean to the east. Covering an area of 229.7 km2 ( excluding 65 km2 of water mass) Mombasa county is the smallest county.
Regions in Mombasa County
Mombasa county consists of four regions
- Mvita- The island where the city was founded home to the old town and Fort Jesus
- Changamwe- The gateway to Mombasa city, this is where the airport and the railway station are situated.
- Kisauni- Fondly known as the ‘north coast’ home to luxurious beach resorts and shopping mall most popular areas Nyali
- Likoni: home to Shelly beach and often called the south coast
Transportation In Mombasa County
Mombasa county is connected through its capital city Mombasa. Mombasa is a node to several modes of transportation including an international airport, Moi Airport, Mombasa SGR railway station, and one of Eastern Africa’s most important ports, Kilindini, which is also the main port for goods to Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda.
- Mombasa is a popular route with more than five local airlines flying at various times of the day. A flight from Nairobi to Mombasa takes 45min. Airlines flying to Mombasa include Kenya airways, blue Panorama, Condor, Ethiopian Airlines. Fly540, Fly-Sax, Jambojet, Kenya Airways, Mombasa Air Safari, Neos, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, TUI, Turkish Airlines, Uganda Airlines, KLM, and Precision air.
A 530-km-long (SGR) railway line connects Mombasa to Nairobi. Operating several trips per day ‘Mandarak express’ takes less than five hours and a ticket on the economy class costs Ksh 1000 or Ksh 3000 for first class.
Mombasa to Nairobi:
- Departure 08:00, arrival: 13:42
- Departure 15:15, arrival 20:14
Nairobi to Mombasa:
- Departure 08:20, arrival: 14:18
- Departure 14:35, arrival: 19:18
Both buses and minibus run daily from Mombasa to Nairobi and a ticket costs around 1200 off-season. The journey takes about 12 hours.
Bus Companies operating this route include Mash Poa, Coast bus, Dreamliner, Spanish Coach, and Modern Coast Express.
A matatu (minibusses) is the most popular way for the locals to get around. Though not comfortable, these brightly colored minibusses are in plentitude. They also transport people and commodities to other counties from Mombasa.
Tuk-tuk and Boda-Boda
For the more adventurous and seasoned tourists, the tuk-tuks and Boda Bodas (motorbike taxis) are other popular options for getting around. A typical journey will cost you anywhere between 50-100 Ksh.
International mobile hailing apps like Uber are available. Although much more expensive taxis are the safer and the most recommended mode of transportation for tourists. Other apps include bolt and the little cab
Attractions In Mombasa County
- Mombasa Old Town
- Fort Jesus
- Spice Market
- Haller Park
- Butterfly Pavilion
- Nguuni Conservancy
- The tusks of Moi Avenue
- Holy Ghost Cathedral
- Wild Waters
- Mangrove of Tudor Creek
- Mamba Village & Lunar Park
- Commonwealth War Cemetery Mbaraki
- Commonwealth War Cemetery Manyimbo
Experiences and sports
- Mombasa Yacht Club
- Mombasa Sports Club
- Nyali Golf Club
- Mombasa Florida Golf Club
- The Beaches
- Water Sports
- Nyali Cinemax
- Nyali Golf Club
Shopping malls & supermarkets
- City Mall Nyali, 9AM-10PM
- Carrefour Hypermarket
- Nyali Center
- Naivas Supermarkets. 6:45AM-8:30PM
- Chandarana Food Plus Supermarket 8AM-8PM
- Nawal Centre Department store 8:30AM-7PM. A 7-floor department store mainly displaying household items and clothing.
- Ratna shopping mall
Restaurants & Bars
Ranging from budget eateries by the road to high-end restaurants offering various cuisines, Mombasa county has enough options to suit all diets and budgets. Head over to our Dining section to find the best restaurant for you.
Accommodation In Mombasa County
Whether you’re looking for an exclusive island getaway or a remote off-the-beaten-track beach holiday, our selection of accommodations is sure to inspire you. Browse through our accommodation section or contact us for your perfect in Mombasa County.
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
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.
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.
Sunbed are complementary ( remember to bring your towel)
Mini playground for the kids.
Location: Cowrie shell beach apartments
Malindi road bamburi beach
Social Media: facebook
Hours: Mon – Friday 8;30 – 11;00
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.
- Cuisine: Local & International
- Cuisine Styles: Vegetarian, Seafood and pizza
- Other services: Free Wi-Fi, Takeaway and a pool
Pet Friendly, live music, karaoke, movie, family friendly, kidsfriendly
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
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.
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.