Unless you’re a vegetarian, or you completely have something against meat that you can’t explain, you can’t call yourself a meat enthusiast until you’ve eaten a proper steak. A steak is a way of life. A rite of passage that every non-veggie foodie must go through. Kenyans undoubtedly love their meat. Nyama choma is like our second nature and completes every social gathering. But what if you cant wait for the next barbecue with the boys or the next family reunion? These ten steakhouses will be your best friends whenever you need to indulge in fine steak.
In the CBD? Tatu at The Fairmont Norfolk will whip you up a nice juicy steak and treat you like the royal you are. Although they are a fine dining establishment, they have some of the best steaks in town. Their speciality, the Morendat Platinum Beef comes from a selection of crossbred steers which are fed on premium corn and are dry aged for 21 days to give the steak its great taste and flavour.
Have you ever met someone for the first time and you instantly click? The Graze Steakhouse at Sankara has taken Nairobi by storm. Recently opened, the Graze Steakhouse will tempt you with aged beef served with their fresh bearnaise, pepper sauce, red wine jus or their delicious garlic butter. What I love about them is how they pair your meal with carefully selected wines and whisky from some of the best producers in the world. Sounds like the best friend you’ve been looking for!
If you find yourself along Mombasa Road bathing in the serenity that is Ole Sereni and craving a juicy steak, Eagles Steakhouse will get you right in the mood. The restaurant is located on the 4th floor and overlooks the waterhole of the Nairobi National Park and evokes an adventurous view as you indulge in your steak.
Saturday afternoon shopping sprees tend to work up your appetite. And since you want somewhere ambient and peaceful to relax and have a meal, you pop into Sevens Grill and Lounge. They serve the finest Kenyan beef cuts that are carefully hand selected and prepared to match your delectable taste.
5. Fogo Gaucho
Before I turn 30, I want to go to Brazil. The football, their culture and their women are nothing short of perfection. Their food? No one quite makes meat as creatively as they do. Located in Westlands at the Viking House along Waiyaki Way, Fogo Gaucho is a meat heaven you dare not miss. Their lunch and dinner buffet make for the perfect meat experience. They cater for all types of events so whether its a birthday, a business meeting or an anniversary, Fogo will create a memorable South Brazilian experience
At Pampa Churrascaria they offer 12 types of Brazilian barbequed meat where dinners eat as much as they like with exotic meat served only when available. The concept is called ‘Rodizio’. The meats are grilled to perfection and served right at the table. In addition diners can choose from their sumptuous salad bar and buffet their accompaniments for the meat. They have a soup of the day,16 types of salads,3 hot dishes,3 side dishes and house dessert. They swerve a full 4 course meal: A true taste of Brazil serving you delectable taste for 10 years now
Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel hosts the the Spur Steak Ranch, a South African chain of restaurants that serve the finest steaks, ribs and burgers that Kenya has to offer. They have an all you can eat offer on their ribs on Thursdays and on Wednesdays, you’re little ones eat free!
Nothing beats spending your Sunday by the pool with the sun in your face and a steak, potato wedges and a glass of your favourite red wine by your side. Heavenly no? Pwani Pool Restaurant at Fairview Hotel is that and more. The ambiance, swift service and their wide selection of steaks will instantly win you over.
The Soaring Eagle at Eka Hotel is one steakhouse you cannot go wrong with. Located on Mombasa Road, their wide selection of steaks, burgers and delightful salads will swoop you off your feet. Your little ones will never have a dull moment thanks to the activity area which includes a jungle gym, playstation a colouring sheet and a balloon. How’s that for family fun?
In the heart of Karen, you will find the Hemingways Nairobi in all its glory with its doors wide open, ready to welcome you and your hungry appetite. The most unique feature of the Hemingways Brasserie is the Josper oven. This indoor barbecue is one of a kind in Kenya and produces the best steaks at a sizzling 800F. Their beef is aged for 21 days to bring out its flavour and texture when cooked.
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