Places to Eat
Seven Seafood & Grill
Being one of the most distinctive and innovatively designed restaurants, Seven is considered Nairobi’s premierv seafood destination. It offers a sumptuous selection of the finest oysters, lobsters, prawns and ocean fish, delivered on a daily basis from the Indian Ocean, freshly prepared and accompanied by Seven’s signature sauces.
Tamarind is Kenya’s best known seafood restaurant, serving delicious prawns, sweet young crabs, juicy lobsters, squid, octopus and oysters brought in daily fresh from Mombasa. And if seafood does not tickle your taste-buds, Tamarind also serves steak, poultry and vegetarian dishes.
Italian / Mediterranean
Osteria del Chianti (Karen, Gigiri & Lenana)
Experience the taste of exotic Italian cuisine at one of three Osteria restaurants in Nairobi, where the chefs use the finest and freshest ingredients to prepare light, delicious and succulent Italian dishes. Chic ambience, an irresistible authentic Italian menu, traditional firewood oven pizzas and selected Italian wines all combine for a fantastic culinary journey.
Mediterraneo (The Junction & Gigiri)
Mediterraneo serves authentic Italian food in beautiful surroundings with a warm atmosphere. Here you can indulge on fresh seafood, homemade pasta and Italian vintage wines.
Karen Blixen Tamambo
Located in a beautiful peaceful setting near the Karen Blixen Museum the Tamambo restaurant is on the site of the original farmhouse which was the Blixen property. The menu is a fusion of Tamarind and Tamambo. Tamambo is a modern African brasserie that delivers friendly attentive service and delicious food whilst Tamarind is the leading fish restaurant in the country.
The Carnivore opened its doors in 1980 and is renowned as one of ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’. A large selection of meats including ostrich and crocodile together with excellent beef, pork, chicken is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an array of sauces complement this carnivore feast. The informal indoor & outdoor atmosphere, exceptional snacks and the pulsating rhythms of Africa combine to ensure an exciting ambiance. Note – they do offer good vegetarian options.
Asian & Oriental
The Phoenician is a Lebanese restaurant which serves authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisines, assorted mezes, charcoal grilled meats, various fish platters and rich, sweet pastries. It also served great Sushi and selected European dishes, including delicious pizzas from a wooden oven.
The Bamboo (@Zen Garden)
The Bamboo is a fine dining restaurant specializing in Pan-Asian cuisine. Set in an elegant sophisticated atmosphere, guests can experience and enjoy the wonders of Asian tastes, a delicious combination of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisines.
Haru Sushi and Shabu restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere in a modern yet unpretentious design with a long sushi bar and a main dining area. With an intimate and relaxed feel, it is a great place to go with friends to enjoy delicious Sushi, Sashimi and other Japanese dishes.
Misono offers a variety of Japanese food including tempura, sushi, sashimi, Teppanyaki, noodle soups and grilled seafood and meats. All dishes are made with the finest fresh ingredients and served with typical Japanese hospitality.
Furusato is the home town to some of the best Japanese cuisine in Nairobi, including delicious Tepanyaki menus. Quality food, rich tastes and friendly service stand out to make your dining experience memorable.
Open House (Westlands and Karen)
Open House is one of the most renowned Indian Restaurants in Nairobi, serving a delicious selection of traditionally cooked, authentic Indian dishes. Amongst the main courses you will find a variety of fresh fish and vegetarian dishes as well as mouth-watering masala, biriyani and other speciality dishes to suit every taste.
Haandi is the ultimate name in North Indian Cuisine, famous for its delicious curries and BBQs. Mr. Pradeep Mullick, a Chef and Managing Director, listed in “Who’s who of Chefs of the World” USA, crafted a bespoke menu and all masala’s are freshly mixed and ground daily.
This snug ‘n’ cosy restaurant features an extensive authentic Indian menu with classic curries such as jalfrezies and tikka masalas, as well as the restaurant’s signature dish, the Murg Malai Kebaab (“Chicken with a Creamy Blend of Yougurt & Spices”).
Continental / International
The warm and friendly staff, the half-in, half-out alfresco set-up with crackling log fires, the eclectic mix of comfy velvet sofas, furniture, and the diverse selection of ambient music, all create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where you can feel at home and pampered at the same time. Fortnightly exhibitions by well-known local artists add interest and colour to the walls, ensuring that there is always something new to look at while you enjoy the delicious range of food on offer.
WWW Shop & Bar (Junction)
WWW Shop & Bar is the city’s ultimate wine bar with a selection of over 40 wines by the glass from all over the world. The Chef prepares cold cut platters, imported cheese platters as well as a selection of smoked fish and many other delicacies to match the wines.
Palacina’s signature restaurant, The Moonflower, is consistently rated amongst the best dining experiences in Nairobi. With a stylish ambiance and live Jazz music, it embodies a subtle fusion of the Mediterranean and Kenyan cuisine, featuring the best local produce in a contemporary menu.
The Big Five Restaurant (Ole Sereni)
The Big Five Restaurant feautires 5 open-show kitchens serving Mongolian, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisines as well as grilled meats. Set on a 300 ft long veranda, the restaurant not only provides great food but also unrivalled views over the Nairobi National Park.
Jiko (Tribe Hotel)
Jiko perfectly combines carefully grown local ingredients with specially sourced international imports to create a unique contemporary menu, which reflects the warmth and personality of Kenya. The menu features grilled meats and vegetables, homemade pastas, breads, pastries and gelatos as well as a fine selection of wines.
Set in a tranquil garden with beautifully designed interiors, O’Sinkirri is one of Nairobi’s latest additions to fine dining. It’s mission is to deliver a variety of the freshest fish, seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes with exceptional quality, consistency and personalised service. All of O’Sinkirri desserts and ice-creams are home-made and gloriously decadent.