As promised, I am now writing a follow up post on my trip (jeez so long ago) to the coast. Nyali was all levels of fun. Happiness truly comes in waves, by the beach, because food tastes better by the sea! And that brings us to Mikaye Restaurant.
We luckily stumbled on this place on Google- when people say Google is your friend, they’re not bluffing. So we were hungry and needed somewhere to grab a quick lunch. Our driver was so efficient, he knew where it was and we didn’t really need to hustle around to find it. I should add he guaranteed it was a favorite spot for many of the locals there. We were not in the least disappointed.
Well, well, well… It’s only logical to have fish by the ocean. The last time I had good, finger licking fish was in Uganda, Protea- by the lake. Now in Mombasa- from the word go, I knew I was having fish, surprisingly, so did everyone else. I clearly remember that the menu read “small, medium, large” in reference to the size of fish you wanted.
I had a Tilapia with mushroom sauce and a side of fries (waru is life). Uhm… this is not what I had in mind when I said small. That fish was humongous! But I was low key glad! Fred also had a Tilapia- deep fried though and plantains? Ndizi wa nazi which he seemed to enjoy thoroughly. The rest had a red snapper with a side of fries.
We all agreed on one thing, the food was served in generous portions and that is a good thing considering this was a major treat on a budget! Talk about #cheapthrills
ION: I swallowed a bone and did not die!
The entrance is breath taking. The palm trees ushered us in to a beautiful space filled with coastal architecture from the door step through out the restaurant. The restaurant is ambient and has small accents of the coastal culture in its different spaces. Absolutely loved the experience.
The rooftop boasts of a breathtaking view. I think me and Wendy have been day dreaming about this roof top for daaaays! I concluded this particular space was used on a busy weekend or on a party. An empty bar is a tell tale sign of inactivity. Too bad we didn’t have a Mikaye Weekend Experience. I’m sure that roof top is lit!
I hope you loved these pictures. That’s it from me loves.
Location: Mikaye Restaurant