Sabah Jabeen (@Sevenshotsphotography) is a photographer and owner of a catering company in Mombasa. Her family runs Milios restaurant in Kizingo. Here are her top spots to check out this holiday season!
Derived from the Hindi word for salutation, this restaurant ushers the residents and diners visiting the Bliss Resort in Mombasa. The chic setup more than elevates the Indian culinary delights featured in the menu. For a lucky few, a tour of the kitchen to marvel over the love injected into the meal making process shall definitely solidify the awe of this venue. A platter not to miss is the hara bhara kebab as a mouth melting starter, moorgh (chicken) tikka for the entrée served with veggie pickles and naan as an accompaniment, with a rich salty lassi for your drink.
The operating times are 10:30 am till 11:30 pm throughout the week.
Forodhani Seafront Restaurant
This old port-located Mombasa gem sits at the heart of the Old Town a stone throw, or two, away from Fort Jesus. Best accessed by tuk-tuks, this picturesque venue sits across the puddle from English Point. The management and staff are well informed and friendly plus the halal menu offers an array of dishes whether Indian, Continental or Swahili. The lure of all foods is the special prawns ala forodhani best washed down by a refreshing glass of fresh tamarind juice.
Open on all days of the week from 10am to 11pm.
A 24/7 fast food joint that doesn’t disappoint. The members of staff are fresh as daisies and cordial whatever time of day it is. Their continental menu features a range of delights, including and not limited to, the chicken schnitzel burger, traditional hamburgers, falafels …the list is endless. Their desserts and shakes are to die for, not to mention it’s the only place in Mombasa I know of that offers churros. The handcrafted wood furniture is unique and mesmerising, giving a homey feel for those who opt to lounge and down drinks coupled with the option of streaming live games.
Sat right behind City Mall in Nyali, it is definitely worth a try!
Open 24 hours with round-the-clock delivery
I would obviously have to mention Milio’s! A family run eatery that has a traditional brick wood-fired oven and authentic Italian thin crust pizzas, plus the custom toppings and marinations are from freshly obtained ingredients.
Obscured away in Kizingo, the pizzeria is best accessed by private transport which means that Google is your friend. Other than the conventional pizza toppings, Milio’s offers options such as something beefy, something kuku, and veg options for their pizzas. Personal favourites would be the recent additions ‘big fat Greek pizza’ and the ‘special garlic prawns pizza’.
Dine-ins enjoy the cool shaded seating offered whilst deliveries are free (and prompt) within Kizingo.
Operating times are between 12-2:30 pm and 5-9:30 pm.