This is a list born from an ongoing partnership between The SAFARI Company and a Family Safari Blog

We highly recommend all of the restaurants and cafes on this list.

But our favourites are marked with: ❤️ We Love it | ❤️❤️ We Adore it

KAREN | LANGATA ▶


Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Address: Dagoretti Road, Opposite The Hub
Contact Details: (+254) 0748 428655
Website: www.thewinebox.biz/cave-a-manger

Cave a Manger ❤️❤️

Nairobi’s new excitement. An innovative and intimate space where all the hard work of selecting wines has been done. A place where wine stewards have paired the finest wines with an a la carte dining experience. To the left and right of each small plate sits two paired wine options.


Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Wed to Sunday)
Address: Pofu Road, Karen
Contact Details: (+254) 0701 579902
Website: www.cultivakenya.com

Cultiva Farm ❤️❤️

Fine dining with a rustic feel, we luuuuurve Cultiva! It’s revolutionising food habits with its farm-to-fork locally sourced, organic ingredients & gorgeously presented meals has helped then create a loyal following of foodies. It’s delicious, don’t miss it.


Opening Hours: 11:30am -9:30pm (Mon to Sunday)
Address: Karen Professional Centre, Karen Road
Contact Details: (+254) 0720 945400
Website: N/A

Haru Restaurant ❤️

Consistently voted the best, freshest sushi and sashimi restaurant in Nairobi by its patrons.


Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: The Hub Shopping Mall, Karen
Contact Details: (+254) 0717 781815 or 0787 774002
Website: N/A

Habibi Cafe & Restaurant

The food is influenced by that of Persia (Iran), India and Mongolia. Meals are eaten using bread as a scoop. Rice is a specialty and considered the best part of any meal. Dumplings are hugely popular. Meals are served with traditional tea.


Opening Hours: 9.30am – 10pm (Mon to Sunday)
Address: The Hub Shopping Mall, Karen
Contact Details: (+254) 0705 469427
Website: www.lacascinarestaurant.com

La Cascina ❤️❤️

A proper Italian restaurant, owned by, managed by and frequented by Italians. We recommend you go there for early evening drinks and food especially! Deliciousa.


Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon to Sunday)
Address: Ngong Road and Karen Road junction
Contact Details: (+254) 0110 098333
Email: hello@matteos.co.ke

Matteo’s ❤️❤️

As a family run Italian restaurant, serving artisan Pizza and traditional Italian dishes in a lush tropical garden setting. Experience the taste of Italy in the heart of Karen. A favourite with residents.


Opening Hours: 11.30am -9.30pm (Mon to Sunday)
Address: 1st Floor, The Crossroads Mall, Karen
Contact Details: (+254) 0725 585175
Website: www.openhousekaren.com 

Open House ❤️❤️

An excellent Indian restaurant in the heart of Karen. A favourite with residents. Yum


Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Karen Shopping Centre, Karen
Contact Details: (+254) 0728 272902
Website: www.quepasa.co.ke 

Que Pasa Bar & Bistro

A lively bar and a closed restaurant offering great pizzas as well as sandwiches and cooked meals. Mainly popular with the younger generation in Karen.


Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Tues to Sunday)
Address: 320 Ngong Road, Karen, Nairobi
Contact Details: (+254) 0705 999997

The Talisman ❤️❤️

The Talisman has proved to be one of the most popular restaurants in Nairobi for the past 15-20 years. The menu has a wide selection of very good quality food to suit all taste buds, from beef Karai to Sushi to Thai chicken. No visit would be complete without sampling their signature Feta & Coriander samosas


Opening Hours: 8am – 5.30pm (Mon to Sunday)
Address: Karen & Hardy
Contacts: (+254) 0748 259066
Website:www.tinroof.cafe

Tin Roof Cafes ❤️

Small, independently-run cafés selling excellent coffee, snacks & lunches…. healthy salads, delicious sandwiches, hotpots and soups, with pleasant seating on a leafy outdoor terrace. Highly recommended and very popular with Karen residents. There is a second café located in Langata as part of Langata Link.

Ngong rd. | Lavington | Kilimani ▶


Opening Hours: 11.30am – 5.30pm (Tues to Sun)
Address: 114 Ndovu Road, Hardy, Karen
Contact Details: (+254) 0727502416
Website: www.boho.co.ke/boho-eatery

Boho Eatery ❤️❤️

With a focus on vegan and vegetarian cuisine, 80% of the menu is plant based and uses the freshest, locally grown seasonal produce available. Each plate of food is designed and created to ensure that you are getting your 5-a-day in, #eattherainbow, without compromising on flavour.


Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: 320 Ngong Road, Karen, Nairobi
Contact Details: (+254) 0737 797770 or 0721 797770
Website: www.thebigfivebreweries.com 

Brew Bistro & Lounge ❤️

A very popular haunt with the local clientele. Fantastic cocktails, beer from their own micro-brewery and bar nibbles. Brew’s “Fine Dining” restaurant provides a more peaceful alternative to their terrace bar and is consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Nairobi and has a substantial wine and cocktail list.


Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Lenana Road, Lavington
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 512916 or 0700 045521
Website: www.cedarsnairobi.com 

Cedars Restaurant

Cedars offers the very best in Lebanese cuisine at very reasonable prices, including the traditional Mezze consisting of up to 24 dishes. There is plenty of
seating, outside in the spacious garden, on the balcony or in the inside dining area.


Opening Hours: 12m – 1 1pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Galana Plaza, Off Argwings Khodhek rd
Contact Details: (+254) 0715 414141
Website: www.fogogaucho.co.ke

Fogo Gaucho ❤️❤️

Nairobi’s favourite Brazilian steakhouse, serving 17 different cuts of meat and a large selection of salads. Voted “Best BBQ/Grill” in the 2013 Taste Awards, Fogo Gaucho is the place to come if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore!


Opening Hours: 9am – 12pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Argwings Kodhek Rd, Lavington
Contact Details: (+254) 733 730469 or 0733 314677
Website: www.habesharestaurant.co.ke

Habesha

Recently voted the best value for money restaurant at the inaugural Taste Awards. It has an already-popular status amongst Nairobi’s resident foodies. On offer is a wide array of traditional, hearty Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine served in a rustic and homely atmosphere.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Marsabit Plaza, Ngong Road
Contact Details: (+254) 0792 112233
Website: www.kai.co.ke 

Kai -The Sushi Bar ❤️

This is the restaurant that the Japanese people recommend. A mixture of authentic & fusion Japanese sushi restaurants.


Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Kenyatta Estate, near Upper Hill / Ngong Rd
Contact Details: N/A

Kenyatta Market

Nyama choma literally means “roasted meat”. If you are a true carnivore with a strong stomach, head for Kenyatta Market at lunchtime. There is a strip of stalls set up at the entrance to the market. Take a seat, and choose from goat or chicken meat.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Dhajay Apartments, Valley Arcade, Lavington
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 530288 or 0203 875226

La Salumeria ❤️❤️

A lovely, rustic-design, cozy restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine including pizza, pasta and meat dishes and a decent selection of wines. The seafood pasta is a consistent favourite with patrons. Take-away is also available.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: The Junction Shopping Mall, Ngong Rd
Contact Details: (+254) 0728 855100 or 0734 845077
Website: www.mediterraneorestaurant.co.ke

Mediterraneo ❤️

Traditional Italian fare including salad, pizza, pasta and risotto in the buzzing heart of Junction Mall.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Adams Arc, The Greenhouse, Ngong Rd
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 511229 or 0203 868959

Minsono ❤️❤️

One of the first Japanese restaurants in Nairobi and still one of the most popular.


Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Address: Valley Arcade, Gitanga Rd, Lavington
Contact Details: (+254) 0711 222222 or 0737 032064
Website: N/A

Moniko’s Bistro

Culturally diverse, Moniko’s serves and eclectic mix of dishes from Moroccan Tagine to Beef Rydberg using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Thursday nights are theme nights, ranging from Greek to Indian to Swahili. Moniko’s also has a garden restaurant offering light lunches, wraps and healthy options.


Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Address: Palacina Court, Kitale Ln, State House
Contact Details: (+254) 0733 777173 or 0720 493747
Website: www.palacina.com/menu/bistro-menu

Moonflower Restaurant ❤️

Simple but tasty continental cuisine in an elegant and peaceful setting.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: 2nd floor, Yaya Centre, Lavington
Contact Details: (+254) 0702 567567 or 0701 567567
Website: www.facebook.com/pg/NyamaMamaKE

Nyama Mama ❤️❤️

An unpretentious, fun, modern day African diner, with a modern international twist! A MUST for travellers. It’s a cosy little place with huge character, tucked at the very edge of the food court where plenty of natural light makes it homey.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 8.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: The Junction Shopping Mall, Ngong Rd
Contact Details: (+254) 0716 161011 or 0739 062037
Website: www.phoeniciannairobi.co.ke

Phoenician Restaurant

The Phoenician Restaurant was established in 2000, blending traditional Lebanese cuisine with both Western and African influences. Today guests can experience an eclectic fusion of Lebanese, Japanese and European dishes.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Yaya Centre, Argwings Kodhek Rd, Lavington
Contact Details: (+254) 0208 068593

Sierra Brasserie

Sierra Brasserie is a modern interpretation of a classical French brasserie serving simple yet elegant food using the best ingredients available and all washed down with our signature beers brewed at Sierra’s state-of-the-art brewery on Mombasa Road.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Kolloh Road, Lavington
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 485556 & 0734 444651
Website: www.tokyorestaurant.net 

Tokyo Restaurant

Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Chinese/Korean restaurant that has over ten years’ experience serving top class food in Nairobi. The newly expanded premises include Teppanyaki tables, a sushi bar and an outside terrace.

Westlands ▶



Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Address: Eldama Ravine Road
Contact Details: (+254) 0721 850026
Website: www.about-thyme.com 

About Thyme ❤️

A lovely restaurant located in an old Nairobi house with a large, leafy garden. The menu has a wide selection of good quality food to suit all taste buds, with several vegetarian options.


Opening Hours: 12pm – late (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Parklands Road (behind Kwik Fit), Nbi
Contact Details: (+254) 0775 250249
Website: www.alchemist254.com

The Alchemist Bar ❤️

A diverse collective of wacky and determined entrepreneurs in food, fashion, music and more. With food trucks, restaurants, shops, cocktail bars, stages and meeting spaces.


Opening Hours: 9am-10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Getathuru Gardens, Off Peponi Rd.
Contact Details: (+254) 0716 687248
Website: www.amaica.co.ke

Amaica Peponi

Located in the green leafy suburbs of Nairobi and set against the backdrop of the Karura Forest with its natural green calming effect that only nature can
provide, Amaica Peponi is the ideal getaway for corporates, friends, colleagues and family. Serves an authentic African menu.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Sunday)
Address: The New Rehema House, Rhapta Rd.
Contact Details: (+254) 0734 320330
Website: N/A

Anghiti Restaurant ❤️

Anghiti brings cuisine from the length and breadth of India to Nairobi. Prices are very reasonable and there is a huge selection of vegetarian dishes to choose from. They also have a private function room for parties and offer outside catering. Yum!


Opening Hours: 6am – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Sankara, Woodvale Grove
Contact Details: (+254) 020 4208000 or 0703 028000
Website: www.sankara.com/dining/artisan

Artisan ❤️

Global cuisine from locally sourced, seasonal, organic produce in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere…The food is a little hit-and-miss though sadly.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Tues to Sun)
Address: 220 Kyuna Crescent
Contact Details: (+254) 0700 283283
Website: www.ate.co.ke

Ate ❤️

Small quaint cafe perfect for lunch or dinner. Though the options on the menu are limited, the food is made with lots of love; you taste all ingredients mentioned. Home away from home and best to reserve before popping in… and go with time on your hands.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon to Sat)
Address: Maua Close, off Parklands Road
Contact Details: (+254) 0702 882508
Website: www.instagram.com/beiteselam

Beit El Selam ❤️

An oasis, it feels a little like being in a Lamu courtyard which is reflected in its name, meaning ‘house of peace’ in Amharic. The food is as creative and pan-African inspired as its décor, their menu isn’t large, but it’s certainly unique.


Opening Hours: 8am-5pm (Tues-Fri) 8am-12pm (Sat) Address: Nivina Towers, Westlands Road
Contact Details: (+254) 0203 747388 or 0722 511677
Website: https://web.facebook.com/benareskenya

Benares

Arguably one of the best contemporary Indian cuisine restaurant in Nairobi. Owned and run by Pili Jithe (who also owns Soho’s bar around the corner), all
the herbs and spices used in the recipes are imported directly from India. Benares has a VIP roof bar.


Opening Hours: 8am – 11.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: General Mathenge Drive, Westlands Rd
Contact Details: (+254) 0715226269
Website: https://baobox.co.ke/

Baobox

Bond over food, board games, comedy shows, quiz nights or try your hand at mini golf, simulated golf, simulated baseball or table tennis. Karaoke is also on the menu for those brave enough.


Opening Hours: 8.30am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Diamond Plaza, Parklands
Contact Details: N/A
Website: N/A

Diamond Plaza Food Court ❤️

A selection of permanent kiosks and kitchens serving Indian and Pakistani food as well as some fast-food choices. Prepare to be mobbed by the waiters thrusting menus beneath your nose as they compete for your custom. Certainly, a local experience, great food and quite fun.


Opening Hours: 12m – 1 1pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Viking House, Waiyaka Way, Westlands
Contact Details: (+254) 0712 123456
Website: www.fogogaucho.co.ke

Fogo Gaucho ❤️❤️

Nairobi’s favourite Brazilian steakhouse, serving 17 different cuts of meat and a large selection of salads. Voted “Best BBQ/Grill” in the 2013 Taste Awards, Fogo Gaucho is the place to come if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore!


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Ring Road, Westlands
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 488706
Website: N/A

Furusato

A large Japanese restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, offering affordable Japanese cuisine including sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki (6 tables).


Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: The Mall, Waiyaki Way, Westlands
Contact Details: (+254) 0736 651933 or 0 733 648294
Website: www.haandirestaurants.com/kenya.php

Haandi ❤️

Specialising in North Indian Frontier cuisine, Haandi is a consistently popular choice for diners from all over Nairobi as well as tourists in-the-know. Haandi also has branches in Knightsbridge and Edgware, London, UK.


Opening Hours: 7.30am – 11pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: 9 West, Mkungu Close, Westlands
Contact Details: (+254) 0733 576630 or 0725 547800
Website: www.mediterraneorestaurant.co.ke

Mediterraneo ❤️❤️

Traditional Italian fare including salad, pizza, pasta and at the home of the very first Italian restaurant in Nairobi.


Opening Hours: 4pm – late (Monday to Sunday)
Address: ABC Place, Waiyaki Way
Contact Details: (+254) 0204 450378
Website: N/A

Mercury Lounge

A lively cocktail bar which serves delicious bitings. Different nights have different themes and genres of music i.e. smooth grooves, blues, jazz, and house.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Gallant mall, Parklands Road
Contact Details: (+254) 0727 726345 or 0735 621824
Website: www.openhouserestaurant.co.ke

Open House ❤️ ❤️

A very popular Indian restaurant with both residents and tourists alike. Yum!


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Sankara, Woodvale Grove
Contact Details: (+254) 020 4208000 or 0703 028000
Website: www.sankara.com/dining/sarabi-rooftop-bar

Sarabi Rooftop Bar

By day, the open-air pool deck provides a great escape from the buzz of the city with healthy juices and light revitalising cuisine. By Night, enjoy delicious cocktails, an amazing rooftop views across Nairobi and revel in live music and guest DJs.


Opening Hours: 11am – 12am (Monday to Sunday)
Address: ABC Place, Waiyaki Way,
Westlands
Contact Details: (+254) 0737 776677
Website: www.experienceseven.com 

Seven Seafood & Grill ❤️❤️

International-standard seafood and grill restaurant with an extensive wine list and sinful desserts. Seven also has its very own Champagne bar located right next door. Treat yourself… you won’t regret it.


Opening Hours: 1pm – 11pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Address: Villa Rosa Kempinski, Chiromo Road, Waiyaki Way
Contact Details: (+254) 0703 049000
Website: www.kempinski.com/en/hotel-villa-rosa

Tambourin

One of Nairobi’s newest hotel offers Majlis-style cabanas on the rooftop, ambient music, shisha, cocktails and Middle Eastern delicacies as the perfect way to wind down in the evening with friends and family.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Address: Villa Rosa Kempinski, Chiromo Road.
Contact Details: (+254) 0703 049000
Website: www.kempinski.com/en/hotel-villa-rosa

Villa Rosa Kempinski

All-day international cuisine available from a collection of bars, cafes and restaurants within the hotel… Tambourin is a rooftop restaurant serving Middle
Eastern delicacies, Lucca is an italian restaurant. There is a cafe called Cafe Villa Rosa which serves a wonderful breakfast. There is also a cigar lounge.


Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Lower Kabete Road, Westlands
Contact Details: (+254) 0714 744231 or 0737 744231
Website: www.zengarden.co.ke

Zen Garden ❤️❤️

Offers 2 restaurants: the more casual “Jade Coffee and Teahouse” & the “Bamboo Oriental Restaurant”. Zen Garden’s consistent quality, huge variety of dishes and great ambience ensure that it wins innumerable awards for its food, year after year.

Gigiri | Muthaiga ▶


Opening Hours: 9am-10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Getathuru Gardens, Westlands
Contact Details: (+254) 0716 687248
Website: www.amaica.co.ke

Amaica UN

Amaica-UN is located within the United Nations complex, Gigiri, Nairobi. The restaurant serves a wide variety of international clients; United Nations staff,
High profile events within the complex as well as the daily meetings in the existing conference facilities.


Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Cedars Restaurant, UN Crescent, Gigiri
Contact Details: (+254) 0112 286970
Website: www.cedarsnairobi.com

Cedars Restaurant

Cedars offers the very best in Lebanese cuisine at very reasonable prices, including the traditional Mezze consisting of up to 24 dishes. There is plenty of seating, outside in the spacious garden, on the balcony or in the inside dining area.


Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: New Muthaiga Shopping Mall
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 488706
Website: www.japaneserestaurant-chiqkenya.com

ChiQ New Muthiaga

ChiQ restaurant serves traditional Japanese food that is both delicious, healthy, and wallet-friendly. This casual-chic dining space is perfect for a long
lunch indulging on their popular sushi platter or slurping on a savory bowl of ramen.


Opening Hours: 6.30am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: 2nd Floor, Trademark Hotel, V. M
Contact Details: (+254) 0732 186215
Website: www.harvestkenya.com

Harvest ❤️

Harvest is a tribute to local farmers and inspired by Kenya’s love for meat, farm fresh ingredients, crisp flavours and fresh organic ingredients. The ginger & sesame salmon starter is delicious.


Opening Hours: 5pm-12pm (Tues-Fri) 12pm-1pm (Sat) Address: 9th Floor, Trademark Hotel, V.M
Contact Details: (+254) 0732 186666
Website: www.hero-kenya.com

Hero Restaurant ❤️❤️

Ranked #68 on The World’s 50 Best Bars. A new kind of eatery at the intersection of design, fantasy, indulgence and individuality. Bridging fantasy and reality, the space and food celebrate heroes from comics and from our own community.


Opening Hours: 7am – 11pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Tribe Hotel, Limuru Road, Gigiri
Contact Details: (+254) 020 7200601
Website: www.jikoafrica.com

Jiko

Jiko, located in the 5 Star Tribe Hotel adjacent to Village Market, offers contemporary international cuisine in a delightful location overlooking the hotel’s
quirky pool deck.


Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Gigiri lane Craft Center
Contact Details: (+254) 0706 089666
Website: www.josephinebbq.com

Josephine Caribbean BBQ

The restaurant was conceptualized & built from the ground up and was built to mimic Caribbean food stalls and to allow Kenyans to have a real feel of how
it is sitting by the beach at a food stall. Come over and enjoy the taste of true Caribbean feels.


Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Village Market, New Wing
Contact Details: (+254) 0746 619462
Website: www.karel.co.ke

Karel T-Lounge

A stylish and cozy restaurant, you’ll find a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing meal with friends or family. Caters to guests of all
ages, with a kids menu featuring a variety of tasty and nutritious options.


Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Limuru Road, Gigiri
Contact Details: (+254) 0796 857990
Website: www.lacasadinicoristorante.com

La Casa Di Nico

Italian restaurant & wine bar with a homely feel. Offer contemporary Italian cuisine, fine wine, cocktails, Italian wood oven pizza, fresh pasta, fresh fish and daily special menus.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Muthaiga Shopping Centre, Muthaiga
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 624100 or 0734 291670
Website: www.dolcevitakenya.net

La Dolce Vita

Italian-owned, operated and managed restaurant in the green heart of Muthaiga serving unparalleled Italian cuisine together with excellent wines in an intimate atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating available.


Opening Hours: 8.30am – 10pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Village Market, Limuru Road, Gigiri
Contact Details: N/A
Website: www.villagemarket-kenya.com

Village Market Food Court

Offers an almost unlimited choice of cuisines from the dozens of outlets scattered throughout the mall. There are fast food options plus an Italian gelateria, a
juice bar, Tamambo tapas, Browns, Pasta bar, ArtCaffe, Bbrood, plus German, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Turkish, Italian and African food.

Langata rd | Wilson ▶


Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Wilson Airport, Langata Road, Nairobi
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 205936
Website: www.aeroclubea.com/pages/recreation

Aero Club of East Africa

It’s a friendly, local café. The ACEA restaurant serves good-quality, simple food at affordable prices with an interesting view across Wilson airport and a small, safe, play-area for children. Once the preserve of Club members only, this restaurant is now open to all.


Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi West
Contact Details: (+254) 0722 204647 or 0722 204648
Website: www.tamarind.co.ke/carnivore

The Carnivore

A restaurant that is ideal for meat lovers. Some say that a trip to Kenya is not complete without a meal at the Carnivore, where you will be offered game
meat such as ostrich and crocodile. We personally feel it’s a bit ‘80’s touristy’ and that there are better restaurants nowadays.


Opening Hours: 8.30am – 10.30pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Junction of Magadi & Langata Rd
Contact Details: N/A

Galleria Shopping Mall

The mall has an assortment of tasty food producers, ArtCaffe, a Food Court with a tasty Indian restaurant, Chinese, pizza etc.


Opening Hours: 6.30am – 11pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Langata Rd, Nairobi West
Contact Details: (+254) 0709 240000 or 0730 865000
Website: www.tamarindtree-hotels.com/dining

The Tamarind Tree

It’s funky & fun with an open-air garden and pool. The food is tasty, though pretty typical of a hotel’s food and their cocktails have always been delicious! Relax over a cup of afternoon tea in the Duka Coffee Shop, sip cocktails in the Dawa Lounge, or dine at the iconic Tamambo Restaurant.

Nairobi City Centre ▶


Opening Hours: 6am – 10pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi
Contact Details: (+254) 0796 766808
Website: www.kilimanjarojamia.com

Kilimanjaro Jamia

With an authentic Kenyan menu and open all day for relaxed dining in peaceful surroundings, perfect for that all-important business lunch.


Opening Hours: 10.30am – 7pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi
Contact Details: (+254) 0721 323238
Website: N/A

K’osewe Ronalo Foods

One of the most authentic Kenyan restaurants with an authentic Kenyan menu.


Opening Hrs:12pm-3pm 7pm-10pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: The Sarova Stanley Hotel, Kimathi Street
Contact Details: (+254) 020 2757000
Website: www.sarovahotels.com/stanley-nairobi

Thai Chi

Offers delicious Thai cuisine cooked by chefs brought especially from Thailand, in the elegant surroundings of the Sarova Stanley hotel in the heart of downtown Nairobi. Cocktails are a must. Dress code is smart; no jeans, shorts or flip-flops permitted.

Mombasa Road | JKIA ▶


Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Mombasa & Langata Rd junction
Contact Details: (+254) 0732 191000 or 0720 3910400
Website: www.emara.ole-sereni.com/fine-dining

Acacia Restaurant

Located within Emara Ole-Sereni Hotel, the restaurant has incredible views over Nbi National Park. The hotel also has a cafe and a bar making it a great stop on the way to or from the airport.


Opening Hours: 12m – 1 1pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Panari Sky Centre, Mombasa Road, Nai.
Contact Details: (+254) 0701 111444
Website: www.fogogaucho.co.ke

Fogo Gaucho ❤️❤️

Nairobi’s favourite Brazilian steakhouse, serving 17 different cuts of meat and a large selection of salads. Voted “Best BBQ/Grill” in the 2013 Taste Awards, Fogo Gaucho is the place to come if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore!


Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Mombasa Rd
Contact Details: (+254) 0711 091000
Website: www.panarihotels.com/hotel-nairobi

The Panari Hotel

Enjoy tasty food …ish at The Red Garnet; well roasted coffees, teas & light meals, smoothies and puddings at the Black Gold Cafe and pastries at
Amber Coffee Shop. The hotel also has an ice rink if you’re looking for something unique to do.

JKIA ▶


Opening Hours: 24hrs (Monday to Sunday)
Address: International departures lounge, Terminal 1A. Contact Details: (+254) 0716 686254
Website: www.amaica.co.ke 

Amaica JKIA

Serves an authentic African menu, including rare indigenous delicacies. Overlooking the Airport parking apron, runway and hangars, Amaica JKIA guests are treated to a scenic view that has customers enthralled by planes taking off and landing as well beautiful sunrise and sunset moments.


Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Address: Tower Avenue, JKIA
Contact Details: (+254) 0709 760000
Website: www.marriott.com

Four Points by Sheraton

2 restaurants available – The Tazama Rooftop Rest, overlooks Nairobi National Park and the runway. Ideal for business lunches and special dinners. Or Marketplace, an all-day dining restaurant serving local and international favourites.


Address: Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport
Contact Details: N/A
Website: www.kaa.go.ke/?v=be7f575c3bc9

JKIA

The food within JKIA is indeed limited. However, there is a Javahouse café, Artcaffé and a Brown’s Food Co. Brown’s is Kenya’s most respected & renowned producer in natural dairy & dairy-free products, in their little restaurants, they produce amazing cheese boards, salads, great for cheese toasties and other healthy meals.

Cafe Chains: ☕️

ArtCaffé – Stylish cafes with delicious bakeries, good all round food & a great delicatessen.
News Cafe – Hmm, maybe more of a pub actually, great cocktails, yummy food [in particular the burgers] and great fun.
Spring Valley Cafés – In our opinion the best coffee, served in simple, small spaces.
Java House-Busy, Bustling and absolutely edible. The pizzas are delicious. All branches have wifi.

Fast Food Chains: 🍔

Steers– Burgers
Pizza Inn– One Guess!
Big Square– Burgers
Burger King – Burgers
KFC– Chicken 🍗
Domino’s – Pizza

Thanks to Juju from Greenspoon for helping me with this list…

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