In Summary
  • This restaurant is small and unassuming with plastic chairs, the printed tablecloths popular at the coast as well as some pretty, hand-woven light fixtures.
  • A menu was promptly placed before us and the waitress then proceeded to hover around, returning to our table every couple of minutes to ask what we wanted to order.

The space that presently houses Taheri Fast Foods used to be Oasis Gelateria, at least during an earlier visit to Malindi three years ago.

I remember stopping by Oasis with family, and with the bar for gelato having been hoisted well over the roof by all the charming spots around Malindi run by the towns long-residing Italians who certainly knew their cuisine, Oasis had simply been underwhelming.

Their ice cream had a chalk-like consistency even in the way it rolled around on the tongue, and you could actually taste the sugar and food colouring used as opposed to the rich, smooth, creamy and delightful flavours and texture that often accompany any good gelato.

I wonder whatever happened to that restaurant but if business was bad, it probably had to do with the quality of food. On my most recent trip to Malindi, we arrived in the town in the wee hours of the morning and finding ourselves in Lamu Road which is one of the main streets in the town centre, we decided to pop into the first place we could see, and that so happened to be Taheri Fast Foods.

This restaurant is small and unassuming with plastic chairs, the printed tablecloths popular at the coast as well as some pretty, hand-woven light fixtures. A menu was promptly placed before us and the waitress then proceeded to hover around, returning to our table every couple of minutes to ask what we wanted to order.

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