Sample the variety of cuisines and locations on offer in Watamu
Watamu has a range of options for eating out. Here you’ll find Treehouse’s recommended favourites. Our guests often work up an appetite by arriving via kayak, paddleboard or a long walk!
Part of a well-balanced life is the occasional sweet treat, and if you’re going to do it you might as well do it right! Anna makes what we think is the Kenya’s best gelato, as well as scrumptious cakes, pastries and Italian desserts Non Solo Gelato also serves sandwiches made from top quality Italian ingredients.
Kobe restaurant is the ultimate beach dining location It has a serene monochromatic colour scheme, view of the turquoise ocean and relaxed beach-bar vibe. It’s understandably popular, especially in high season, so book a table in advance.
Half inside and half outside, Hosteria Romana allows you to sit in the middle of Watamu village life whilst experiencing the coziness of an Italian taberna. Pizzas, pastas and many other dishes
Built on stilts in the mangrove forest, the Crab Shack Restaurant is community project where you get to enjoy the freshest treasures the creek has to offer, and all the proceeds go to helping the surrounding community flourish. Enjoy the sunset with a cold drink and the famous crab samosas.
The original Watamu gelateria, located in the heart of Watamu village. Andrea’s is another great place to get homemade gelato, coffee and smoothies, brioches and a range of other desserts.
With comfortable lounge chairs on an open-air deck, fairy lights wrapped around palm trees, and delicious cocktails (the passion fruit mojito is a must!), Pili Pan is THE place to go for evening drinks – happy hour is Saturday 17:00-19:00). The venue also offers a food menu, featuring international cuisine, although not many options for vegetarians.
Mawimbi offers a wide range of quality food, from authentic pizzas and pastas, to seafood and meat dishes. It also has a superb ambiance in the evenings.
Medina Palms has a restaurant, bar and lounge housed in an extravagant structure. A place to dress up and enjoy. Medina serves a mixture of Mediterranean, Moroccan, European and African cuisine, and on Saturdays it is sushi night.
One of the oldest venues on Watamu Beach, Ocean Sports is a hotel, restaurant and a central meet-up location for many Watamu residents. During high season they organize discos, fishing competitions, weekly hockey matches, and the annual Christmas fair. Throughout the year they offer a standard menu. It’s a great venue for children and pets are welcome.
A place to go for the day, get a lounge bed, relax, and enjoy the unique beach, pizza and pasta.
One of Watamu’s newest venues and the most unique. Located on the other side of Mida Creek and accessible by boat, Rock and Sea offers fine dining with an unmatched view.