Crab Shark Restaurant expansion

Published: 20 July 2021
Last edited: 20 July 2021

Crab Shack Restaurant has become the icon of DCCG. It is reknown for its iconic samosa pastry deliciously made from crabs harvested in locally fabricated traps. 

Expansion of the restaurant through funds obtained from KCDP under HMP has lead to:

  • Attract more visitors for celebration, events.
  • Job opportunity for the local communities especially the youth.
  • Crab Shark restaurant attracts tourists from the nearby hotels to come and experience the unique atmosphere in the mangroves, crabs are reared in cages in the streams within the mangroves  


Alliance and partnership development
Enforcement and prosecution
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Assured support from Kilifi County Government.
  • More visitors both local and foreign.
  • Job opportunity to the local communities especially the youth.
  • Increased canoe rides to experience sundowner and bird-watching.

Lessons learned

The fact that DCCG have made agreements with the management of tourist hotels located in Watamu area and Malindi town has allowed to place the Crab-Shark restaurant in the tourists visit itinerary, giving in this way greater notoriety to the mangrove through its restaurant. Working together with other businesses in the area generates efficient alliances to make the project successful.