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Seafood, Bar, European, Healthy
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 February 2021

The location is amazing with a wide expanse of beachfront. Great spot for a few evening or pre-dinner drinks. The food was good but the pizza did not hit the mark - the dough was dense and the sauce was weak and sparingly applied. The...service was great and the staff were quite attentive and accommodating.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

We stayed at Blue Marlin 5 nights. The restaurant is right on the beach, best location. The breakfast included for guests is different from std menu, apart from the fresh fruit and poached eggs a truck-stop offers better (Wanted to order extra pancakes at own...cost as kids got fed up, but was told that we can only have it later not during breakfast so we went next door where service and food is great). Pizza was ok, but they ran out of dough when we had guests. Prawn tempura and Labanese platter was actually good - had it twice. Staff is not trained at all in my view and we picked up a lot of anemosity between waiters and chef, the chef seems really not interested. Therefore the vibe is off and not welcoming. Wish the family who owns and runs this would use the potential of the location.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

Despite the appearance of the place the food was good and so was the service. It is a lovely location right on the beach, but the C19 virus has made it very difficult for restaurants to keep up the expensive maintenance of beach front property.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

I must again make an effort to evaluate us after fantastic food in South Africa (recession still to come) Is the Phil Phil served here in Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant fresh from the freezer. The bowl could only be removed with great effort, sometimes not...at all and literally stuck to the body. Very indian in taste !? is a matter of taste. For a seafood restaurant at the sea with higher prices you can expect fresh ones. With only fish filet and nothing fresh you should better leave it then, or rename yourself. So on regular guests one does not attach importance. Not to recommend. For a drink nice. Service is to be praised, always friendly and attentive! Or good for the frozen food is enough and gladly pays overpriced for it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020 via mobile

came for dinner , all the fish are cooked in butter, when I said I want to order fish, the incapable waitress said they are all gone. had to settle for something else. but the best part was when I finished to eat, I ordered...a glass of cognac, and just after sipping some good sips realized that the drink is full of ants. naturally stopped drinking and wanted to complain, the waitress was clueless, the manager absent. no compensation, very bad treatment from the staff. ended paying the dinner without the drink. never coming back again. don't recommend it to anyone on this planet.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Blue M, Manager at Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2020

Ants do not drink cognac. People do. Ants do not refuse to pay their bills. People do. No need to be monkey to like the trees. You have to be human to love them.

Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

Disappointing cocktails. I have come here many times over the years for a good mojito. This time had to send it back as it was undrinkable...and took forever to arrive. The replacement G&T was OK but served with neither ice nor lemon. Not sure I'll...be going backMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Focused on fresh fish, good selection on the menu but without being overwhelming, flavourful dishes and nice cocktails, decent prices, friendly service, good view

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 February 2019

Good beach bar /restaurant in Diani beach, freshly caught seafood in pleasant surroundings, efficient,pleasant staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 January 2019

Wonderful view, very welcoming staff, wonderful coffee and if you ask for Nina with her beautiful energy and professional attitude your day will get perfect.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 January 2019

Compared to some other similar ones, this is very tidy and with good service. But the food is not in par with pricing. It is quite far from Diani center, so if you stay there, maybe you do not escape to other restaurants. I would...recommend to take tuktuk and check out other places too.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Blue Marlin Beach Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4