Nairobi Restaurant Week is back and with over 70 participating restaurants you can feel a little bit overwhelmed. Most people forget that during this week, restaurants offer lunch menus as well. You don’t have to struggle thinking about how to visit all the restaurants you want to try after 6pm. Pop into the restaurants listed below during the day to enjoy expertly cooked dishes of various cuisines.
NRW is a great chance for you to explore the food and drinks at all Artcaffe branches which each have their own distinct twist. Soak up the sun at the Lavington branch as you enjoy their lunch menu, enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail at the Westgate branch or leave with a box of cookies from the Art Bakery at whichever branch you choose to go to. Good news for the vegans: a full scrumptious vegan menu is available.
Warwick Center, Gigiri
Asian Garden offers Japanese, Korean, Thai and Indo-Chinese dishes that will have your mouth watering even before your plate is placed in front of you. If you have always been curious and wanted to know what they serve, head down to Warwick Center and try out their NRW menu.
Rhino House, Waiyaki Way
Their casual ambience and the extensive menu will take you on a culinary trip to Tuscany. The 2-star Executive Chef has crafted delightful dishes such as Mezze Maniche alla Luciano Pavarotti, which you must try.
Riverside Grove, Riverside
The Grove restaurant offers exceptional, elegant settings located at the rooftop. With a variety of local and international cuisines, it has something for every occasion be it a social event, client dinner, company gathering, welcome reception or something specially created to suit your group.
Muthangari Drive, Westlands
J’s Fresh Bar and Kitchen is a great place to enjoy wonderful British cuisine. The ambience is chilled out and they often have great live music which makes the experience even more forgettable. They also have a great selection for alcoholic beverages.
Karen Close, Karen
If you’re curious, check out J’s new rooftop location in Karen and make sure you try their chocolate fries on their menu exclusive to this location. Try their new cocktails as well as you enjoy the view and chilled ambience.
Village Market, Gigiri
Karel T-Lounge will offer you an outgoing, sprightly and fresh experience. The terrace is the ideal place to spend your evening, with have food drinks and a good time! Dig into a mix of continental dishes with vegetarian options.
News Cafe serves world class food offerings and premier beverage choices in a contemporary and vibrant atmosphere. The fact that their menu looks like a newspaper is proof of how particular Newscafe is with details, and this is reflected in the amazing food they serve.
Find out what all the fuss is about by grabbing a meal at any of Nyama Mama’s outlets. Nairobi has crowned Mama queen of preparing home-style dishes with a modern eclectic twist. Some dishes include chapati wraps to Mama’s stews and flavourful sides. Indulge in some nostalgia with our sharing platters and signature cocktails served in iconic metal cups.
Seafood lovers know they are sorted at Ocean Basket with its wide array of fresh and simple dishes. Spoil yourself with their one of a kind prix-fixe menus for the city’s biggest celebration of food which is bound to leave you craving for more. Don’t forget to try the sushi as well.
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
Mr Yao’s passion for travel and culture continues to come alive through the must-taste fusion philosophy of South East Asia. Fresh ingredients, handcrafted dishes and spices come together in communal dishes.
Bishop Road, CBD
The Pango Brasserie has established itself as Nairobi’s top lunch and dinner venue. With it’s underground wine cellar, romantic ambience, quality service, classy food presentation & excellent taste, Pango is in a class of its own. If you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, Pango is a perfect choice.
ABC Place, Waiyaki Way
A hub of culinary innovation, Seven Seafood & Grill is bringing back its sumptuous selection of Indian Ocean seafood and Kenyan steaks for this year’s restaurant week. You can’t go wrong with their array of oysters, lobsters and prawns, delivered daily and expertly prepared. Meat lovers will find Kenya’s finest beef steaks hand-cut, carefully aged and masterfully grilled waiting for them here.
Junction Of Kenyatta Avenue and Kimathi Street, CBD
A legendary open air, bistro-style pavement café, Thorn Tree Cafe is a perfect meeting place for friends and offers a remarkable dining experience in the central business district. It has a deli counter, serves pizzas from a wood-fired oven, fresh juices, beers, the widest range of coffees and a varied menu which includes popular continental and nouvelle dishes.
Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Harambee Ave
You can’t miss out on Tin Tin’s exceptional and eclectic mix of African, Indian and Chinese cuisine. There’s clearly something for everyone and you might just end up going for lunch and staying for dinner just so that you can taste everything they have to offer.
Rhapta Road, Westlands
PWC Tower, Chiromo Road
Offering an energized atmosphere in the heart of Nairobi, Urban Eatery consists of four different kitchens; a frozen yoghurt counter and a signature bar, with menus spanning from tasty early morning bites to more substantial evening feasts. The high design and contemporary space brings together trendy dining which you can bask in as you enjoy your meal from their NRW menu.
Nairobi National Park, Lang’ata
This coffee house, located at the Nairobi National Park, boasts of a delicious menu, a wide array of cocktails and beers. They aim to create a sense of conservation through the universal language of food so try something new this NRW by trying out their continental and international cuisine.