When you go to Village Market the problem isn’t what to eat but where to eat. The number of restaurants they have mean that you’re always spoiled for choice. So the Yummy team took the liberty of breaking down all the spots by cuisine so that the next time you’re craving tapas, seafood or fried rice you know exactly where to go.
EAST Seoul Street Food
They serve a fusion of Korean, Chinese, & Japanese cuisines which are mainly served on the streets of Seoul – the Capital City of South Korea. So if you’re craving kimchi fried rice, gimbap or other East Asian delicacies this is the spot for you!
Han Ji’s Corner
Han Ji’s Corner is a Chinese restaurant that serves steamed dumplings, Chinese beef and pork burgers, noodles with chicken or beef and a variety of noodle soups.
Pocha 254 has created a Japanese themed dining space and delectable cuisine. Much of what they serve is Japanese street food sold in a tapas style. Their most popular item is the menchikatsu – a mix of minced pork and beef ball that is breaded and deep-fried. Much of the food is made in a Japanese street food tapas style.
Thai Village specializes in authentic Thai cuisine, with the credo being five-star food at three-star prices. Popular meals include the som tam, a spicy salad made from papaya, and red and green curries. The curries are made using coriander, Thai ginger and lime leaves giving each dish a unique and delicious flavour.
Khazana specialises in northern and southern Indian cuisine. The outlet has been at Village Market since 2005, serving the best curries you’ll ever have. Khazana places a special emphasis on quality and freshness, with each meal prepared on order to ensure that customers get served only the best food. Signature dishes include the butter chicken, palak paneer, biriani and black daal. At Khazana, it’s all about five-star food at three-star prices.
You don’t have to drive all the way to Diamond Plaza to get a hot plate of delicious bhajia. Maru Bhajia at Village Market is serving up the original maru bhajia along with samosas, poussin chips, onion rings and spring rolls.
KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in that same Original Recipe along with Extra Crispy chicken, delicious burgers, sides and desserts. It all started with one cook who created a finger lickin’ good recipe more than 75 years ago with a list of secret herbs and spices. The same recipe is still used across the world today with real cooks breading and freshly preparing our delicious chicken by hand.
Pizza Hut, delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The company began 59 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, USA when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria. Pizza Hut was built on the belief that pizza night should be special, and they carry that belief into everything they do.
Middle Eastern & European
Zeytoon serves a wide variety of Middle Eastern cuisines. The cultural modern style of décor has beauty, charm and culture; reflective of Lebanon. The menu focuses on reasonable portions and a passion for fresh Lebanese food. While at Zeytoon be sure to try the Baba Ghanoush. It’s a dip served with pita bread and drizzled with olive oil. It tastes quite like similar to hummus because it’s made with tahini but uses eggplant instead of chickpeas, and is sometimes topped with pomegranate.
Sofra opened at Village Market in 2004 to offer a Mediterranean cuisine consisting of seafood and white meat. At Sofra, you can enjoy a variety of Turkish cuisines from Pilaf, Borek, Doner Kebab and Kofte. Sofra has a halal menu and the mixed platter is a favourite for groups who would like to share a meal.
Santorini offers a delightful menu and the best of Greek sweets like baklava, saragli and melamacarona paired with Greek coffee. Santorini has a unique array of pies and wines, olive oil, olives, seamuse scented soaps and homemade jams. The delivery menu is great for quick lunch combos.
Pomodoro is Kenya’s very first “Pizza al Taglio” from Rome. Pomodoro offers diners an Italian experience with a pizza and pasta menu and freshly baked bread that is unmatched. The outlet is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as for coffee and drinks. It caters to families, children and groups.
Pasta making is an Italian tradition, passed down over centuries and generations. Pasta Republic offers a variety of fuss-free homemade, ready-to-cook and ready-to-serve, selections; from simple fresh tagliatelle to the shop’s signature potato pecorino and mint ravioli. Dine-in and take away options are available daily.
Orchid serves authentic Persian dishes, many of which are rooted in an 800-year-old tradition of cooking. There are a wide variety of dishes made from chicken, beef, lamb and goat. At Orchid, barbeque dishes are excellent for large groups and families who wish to sample a variety of different meats. A popular accompaniment is rice which is steamed with saffron to give it a unique taste.
Coffee, Pastries & Dessert
AFTA EATS is on a mission to elevate the common dessert into a healthier, tastier and altogether better experience for all to enjoy. The AFTA EATS frozen yoghurt range is made from the highest quality natural ingredients, and lovingly developed by expert gelato makers. The outlet also offers a wide range of sugar-free frozen desserts as well as vegan sorbets, for those that prefer dairy-free alternatives.
Alexandre Chocolatier is best known for pastries, that are served with flavour and freshness. Every meal at Alexandre’s is a signature item that caters to unique palates. Of note is the restaurant’s special selection of Belgian Chocolates. Alexandre Chocolatier also makes bread for every season using 20 different recipes throughout the year.
BBROOD is a bakery chain, originally from the Netherlands, with a strong focus on high-quality, artisan sourdough bread. All their sourdough breads are handcrafted, traditionally prepared, without use of additional sugars, preservatives or additives. While enjoying high-quality, healthy bread in its purest form, at BBROOD one can also pick a savoury sandwich or delicious sweet with a coffee, fresh juice or other beverage of choice.
Brown’s Food Co
Brown’s have brought their excellent cheese to the Village Market Food Court. You don’t have to wait until you get home to enjoy their range of cheeses. You can buy some and enjoy it with a bottle of wine you purchase from The Bottle Shop or the Village Cellar.
Keventers offers the highest quality milkshakes with perfectly blended flavours like including Almond Rose, Kit-Kat, Salted Caramel, bubblegum, caramello popcorn, Banoffee, exotic blueberry, chocolate peanut butter and Snicker superior. They also have warm milkshakes suitable for cold weather days.
Spring Valley Coffee
Spring Valley Coffee beans, which are fairly sourced, are also available to take away in both medium and dark roasts. Free delivery of coffee bags to your home and office is always available.
Sweet Street offers Village Market shoppers a variety of chocolates, candies, snacks and savouries. Among international confectionery brands available at Sweet Street are Hershey’s, Ferrero, Lindt, Patchi and Godiva chocolates.
The Chocolate Bar
Absolute Chocolate handcraft chocolate in micro-batches from bean to bar in Nairobi, Kenya. They have a wide selection perfect for gifting, dessert or for a light snack. What’s great is they have testers to help select the perfect ones.
Besides breads, Italian tarts and desserts, Tiramisu also offers a wide range of American style layered cakes, muffins, cupcakes and cheesecakes. Early birds can also grab some sandwiches and piadinas, or a full English breakfast at a great price. Tiramisu’s innovative chefs continuously test out new recipes and flavours, giving bakery-foodies something to look forward to.
CJ’s features a unique ambience with tasteful décor, specially designed for your comfort. To make you feel more at home, the restaurant has carefully selected a unique theme for each location. There are 300 mouthwatering items on the menu as well as freshly brewed coffee.
Artcaffe freshly bakes artisanal bread and pastries, brew real Kenyan coffee, craft signature cocktails and lead the way in modern casual dining in Kenya. Artcaffe is unique because of their ability to provide consistently fresh, great-tasting high-quality food in a relaxed yet modern environment.
Mugg & Bean
From the beginning, Mugg & Bean has prided itself on generous portions and were amongst the first restaurants in South Africa to serve bottomless coffee. Now they have a branch in Village Market that serves up delicious food and bottomless drinks! You can always pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Rocomamas is a trendy, fast and casual dining restaurant. Rocomamas has a customisable menu which is definitely one of its kind. It consists of chicken, beef and vegetarian smash burgers, beef and pork ribs, chicken wings, nachos, fries, salads, craft beers, juices and freakshakes. The cool rock ‘n’ roll vibe makes Rocomamas the perfect place to hang out with friends and family.
Tapas & Drinks
Off The Rocks
Off The Rocks is where you’ll find the freshest oysters and a great wine list sold by the glass. The staff are ready to walk you through the menu and wines list. They also serve various local, fresh seafood. Off The Rocks has a bar setting that has been tastefully designed. It’s sophisticated food in an approachable setting.
Sample some delicious, honest and authentic tacos at Taco. Choose from fish to veggie tacos and everything in between. Taco also offers fresh tacos to-go, draught beer and East Africa’s best margaritas in a funky Mexican canteen. Contemporary eating, great ingredients and great food. It’s fiesta time!
Enjoy Spanish tapas and wine at Mi Lola’s Nairobi branch that is just as amazing as it’s Diani location. Choose from a wide variety of wines and delicious Spanish tapas as you catch up with friends or take a break from your holiday shopping.
Sina Shaka Taproom
If you love Bateleur Brewery’s beers then you will love their taproom that features fan favourites Bila Shaka and Dirty Hairy as well as a further 10 draft beers. If you want to try it all then have a go at their draft beer flights as you enjoy their bar bitings.
Taste of Africa
Taste of Africa has a sumptuous presentation of fried, grilled, steamed, stewed, or mashed Kenyan cuisine, all made nice, fresh, and mouth-watering. They offer local delicacies such as Nyama Choma (charcoal-grilled meat) with Kachumbari (salsa), dry-fried Tilapia with Ugali, charcoal-grilled Chicken with Roast Potatoes and Beef Stew with Chapati or Mukimo (a corn and potato mash fried with onions).
Nyama Mama Xpress is mama’s limited service diner delivering a dose of mama’s hearty food on-the-go. Locally inspired, some of their skillfully concocted dishes include chapatti wraps, Mama’s stews, and flavourful sides. Indulge in some nostalgia with shared platters and signature cocktails served in iconic metal vikombe.
TastiGO Grill offers good value, delicious and tasty comfort food made Kenyan style. TastiGO Grill brings the quality, taste and experience of Pizza Corner & Grill – its parent restaurant. The menu includes peri steak, sea fish fillet, grilled or crispy fried spring chicken and killer prawns.
Harvest is a tribute to local farmers, crisp flavours and fresh organic ingredients. Creations by Executive Chef Luca Pintus and his team. A key feature of the open-grill kitchen is the walk-in wine room that features a careful selection of hand-picked wines from all around the world. The extensive menu features an array of grilled meats, hearty salads as well as house-made pasta.
Karel T Lounge
Karel T-Lounge serves Mediterranean breakfast and cuisine every day from early morning till late evening. The menu consists of fresh tasty salads, sandwiches, fresh homemade pasta. Main courses are a unique selection of chicken, beef, pork and fresh fish directly from the Kenyan coast. Apero Time is Karel’s special happy-hour moment when friends and colleagues can relax and have a taste of special signature cocktails.
The Local Grill
The Local Grill is a 16-year-old South African restaurant brand that offers a culinary blend between cutting edge cuisine providing a menu offering aged beef, seafood, lamb and vegetarian options. Meals are paired with an international selection of wines to enhance the dining experience. The in-house mixologist provides a range of cocktails with an emphasis on ‘The Gin Movement’ providing international Gins and various tonic flavours, appealing to the Kenyan love for gin.
Anise Spices, Nuts & Grains is your usual round the corner market shop with a difference! Anise work directly with individual farmers and merchants who are keen to supply only the highest quality of ingredients that bring out the best taste and health benefits on your table.
Village Cellar is part of Village Supermarket. Select your wines, spirits & Cuban and African cigars in Nairobi from Village Cellar. An expert team of sommeliers and liquor connoisseurs are waiting to assist you. Village Cellar as a wide array of old world and new world wines, port, sherrys, rums, whiskeys, gins and vodka from Scotland to Japan.
Village Supermarket is a family-run speciality store that stocks a wide range of high-quality products for daily use, personal care, and home use. Available also is a deli, butchery and bakery. Speciality range imports for customers looking for organic, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free or sugar-free products are available. Shoppers can also grab a bite to eat at the in-house cafe.
Zucchini’s freshest ingredients, ripest fruit and most succulent vegetables make their way into our juices and smoothies. Each one is filled to the brim with antioxidants, nutrients and immune-boosting powers. So whether you’re picking up a healthy fix from the grab-and-go selection made fresh daily, or looking for a pick-me-up served up to order, Zucchini juice bar is all about the ‘good stuff in a glass’.
Souk offers a variety of delicious condiments ranging from dried fruits, mixed roasted nuts, chocolates, Turkish delights and nougat from all around the world. Their selection of jewelled chocolates are perfect for gifting.
Prime Cuts Deli
Prime Cuts Butchery offers an extensively unique, variety of products to meat-lovers. Expect to find a wide selection of poultry, meat and seafood. Their seafood section is quite extensive with all types of fish. They sell their chicken with different types of marinade. They also offer a diverse range of cheeses.
Enoteca is a wine retail concept that offers a wide selection of wines from different parts of Italy. Only at Enoteca will you find the top wineries of Italy such as Planeta, Gaja, Sassicaia, Ceretto and Ornellaia. Apart from wine, Enoteca also imports Sicilian olive oil, artisanal pasta and a variety of pesto, pates and sauces that bring authentic Italian flavours to your dishes.
At Casa Jamòn, the ham is silky smooth and cherry red in colour. The ham melts in the mouth due to the special archon-rich diet of the Iberian pig and the long curation process. Casa Jamòn delivers this experience and more at Village Market while offering special take-a-ways for home and exclusive events.
Carrefour at Village Market offers the same quailty of products you expect with weekly deals that will tempt you to fill your shopping cart with more than just necessities. With a wide selection of cheeses, grain, vegetables and other grocery items you will be spoiled for choice!