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Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen (Karen Road, Nairobi) – located near the Karen Blixen Museum (half a mile from the Karen Golf and Country Club), this is a spacious space with an adjacent terrace and garden for a la carte dining. Items served here include fried prawns, smoked salmon, spicy chicken wings, tamarind fish soup, Thai seafood […]

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Talismán

Talisman (320 Ngong Road, Nairobi) – this is one of Nairobi’s best-rated restaurants (with accolades from TripAdvisor.com and the New York Times). This restaurant (which has the feel of a private estate) provides both indoor and outdoor dining areas – which consistently attracts an upscale crowd (both locals and travelers). The menu is international, consisting […]

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Rozina House

Rozina House (Nyali Road, Kongowea, Mombasa) – located within walking distance of Fort Jesus Mombasa, this restaurant serves a variety of dishes – from Italian to Indian, Chinese, African and continental. Rozina House is highly favored by locals, as it has been around for as long as anyone can remember. Most remarkably, the place still […]

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Open House

Open House (Woodvale, Cl. – near Ring Road Parklands, Westlands, Nairobi) – this is one of Nairobi’s best-rated Indian restaurants. Among the recommended dishes here are: tandoori chicken, ginger fried prawns, paneer chili fry, chicken chili fry, ginger chicken wings and the malai kabab.

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Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket (The Oval, Westlands, Nairobi) – this seafood eatery is the Nairobi outpost of the South African restaurant chain of the same name. The restaurant’s interior décor is brightly-lit and welcoming. Items served there include calamari, garlic & feta prawns, as well as sushi platters, mari mari sashimi, and the “catch of the day”. […]

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Nautilus

Nautilus (Old Ferry Road, Kilifi, Mombasa) – this is one of Mombasa’s most popular seafood restaurants (ranging from prawns to oysters, clams and freshly-caught red snapper). No doubt, its seaside views are an attraction unto itself for many of its patrons.

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Misono Japanese Restaurant

Misono Japanese Restaurant (Ngong Road, Nairobi) – this is one of the best-regarded Japanese restaurants in Nairobi (serving various dishes, from tuna & salmon sashimi, to tempura, sushi, tepanyaki, noddle soups, grilled seafood and meats).

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Galaxy Chinese Restaurant

Galaxy Chinese Restaurant (Diani Road, opposite Diani Reef Hotel, Mombasa) – this restaurant offers a variety of Chinese dishes, from ginger crab to Peking Duck, which receive rave reviews from various travelers on sites like TripAdvisor.com In addition, this restaurant also offers patrons a view of the Indian Ocean.

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Fogo Gaucho

Fogo Gaucho (Viking Hse., Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi) – this is Nairobi’s “all you can eat” Brazilian restaurant, which serves over 16 cuts of juicy steaks and 25 different fresh and crisp salads. Cuts of meat served there range from picanha to top sirloin, lamb shoulder, chicken legs, beef with garlic, beef sausages, pork ribs, […]

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Distant Relatives Restaurant

Distant Relatives Restaurant (off Seahorse Road Junction, Kilifi, Mombasa) – this restaurant serves a variety of gourmet dishes for both vegetarians and carnivores (ranging from garden-grown salads, to steaks, tasty fish dishes, calamari and prawns, and mouth-watering pastas). There’s even an “all you can eat” deal (burgers on Tuesday nights, and oven-baked pizzas on Friday […]