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Nairobi Travel Guide

Eating in Nairobi

Nairobi is a paradise for food lovers, there is a large number of places to eat in and around the city, many of which are unbelievably expensive by local standards. Nairobi boasts a wide selection of cuisines from all over the world, the range of cuisines available will fulfill the most demanding diner.

Both the city centre and the suburbs are location to an ever increasing array of eating places, with a remarkable diversity in cuisine, most are small hotelies that serve food at cheap prices.

There is a group of fast food restaurants on the area of Moi Avenue and Mama Ngina Street, such as Creamy Inn, Pizza Inn, Nando's and Chicken Licken, Steers and Wimpy's are two popular burger chains in Nairobi. Kenchic Inns has the cheapest chicken in town, it is a favorite of the locals and the chicken is excellent.

A must is the local Kenyan beer Tusker which has won numerous awards in world beer contests. Other popular beers in Nairobi are White Cap, Pilsner and Guinness.


Carnivore is a luxury restaurant that serves some of the best meat in the world, the menu ranges from the normal chicken, pork, lamb and exotic game meats; since January 2007, the game served is limited to ostrich, crocodile and camel; there is also an open-air nightclub with live music, the Simba Saloon.
Address: Off Langata Road.
Telephone: 605933-7 602786
Cuisine Type: Game

Ibis Grill Restaurant, the restaurant at the historic Norfolk hotel offers an elegant atmosphere and delicious food, using fresh, local ingredients.
Address: Harry Thuku Rd.
Telephone: +254-(0)-20-2216940
Cuisine Type: Continental

Mandhari Restaurant, one of the finest restaurants in Nairobi, the cooking style is Continental; the place takes its name from the Swahili word for "landscape". Mandhari Restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Address: Serena Hotel, Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue.
Telephone: (254) 2 725111, 313800
Cuisine Type: Continental

Haandi Restaurant, has the best Indian food in Nairobi.
Address: The Mall Building Mezzanine Floor Westlands.
Telephone: 254 2 4448294/5
Cuisine Type: Indian

Nairobi Tamarind Restaurant, is elegant and expensive, famous for its outstanding and memorable fresh seafood, it is the place for sea food enthusiasts.
Address: National Bank Building, Harambee Avenue.
Telephone: (020) 251 811 or 220 473
Cuisine Type: Seafood

Mayur Restaurant is an excellent vegetarian restaurant.
Address: Berliner str.10 Frankfurt.
Cuisine Type: Indian and Pakistani

Trattoria Restaurant, offers a diverse menu of meat, chicken, pasta and desserts, fare is excellent.
Address: Corner of Kuanda and Wabera Street, P.O. Box 304473 Nairobi.
Telephone: +254 2-340-855
Cuisine Type: Italian

Panda Chinese Restaurant
Address: Kaunda Street.
Telephone: (020) 213 018
Cuisine Type: Chinese

Tamambo Bar and Grill, is part of the Carnivore group.
Address: The Mall, Westlands.
Telephone: (020) 444 8064
Cuisine Type: Game

Swahili Corner, serves traditional Swahili food.
Address: Koinange Street.
Telephone: (020) 316 854
Cuisine Type: Kenyan

Thorn Tree Café, is a popular meeting place for travelers.
Address: Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue.
Telephone: 254 226 996

Siam Thai Restaurant, is one of the leading Thai food restaurants.
Address: Unga House, P.O. Box 38951 Nairobi.
Telephone: 751 728
Cuisine Type: Thai


Lamu Cafe, you can enjoy a breakfast buffet consisting in fruit, juice, cereals, breads, cakes, pancakes, and eggs. The food includes traditional dishes such as githeri and irio, hamburgers and spaghetti Bolognese are served also.
Address: Moi Avenue.
Cuisine Type: African

Orna's, serves excellent Kenya coffee with pastries, pies, and cakes.
Address: ABC Place on Waiyaki Way.
Telephone: +254 2-445 368
Cuisine Type: Bakery

Nairobi Java House, is a very popular local chain of coffee shop, they have 7 different locations and serve excellent selection of coffees, teas, etc at really decent rates.
Head Office: ABC Place, off Waiyaki Way.
Telephone: +254 (20) 4452273/4

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