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Best Of Nairobi – Restaurants Perfect For Large Groups

written by Liz Maelane 10th September 2015

Dining out in large groups can sometimes seem like a burden to plan. You need to find a place that caters to everyone’s taste and mood, and allows for loud and cheerful conversation.  Save yourself the stress by booking at one these restaurants that we believe are perfect for your next meal out with a large group of friends, family or colleagues. Bring the whole team!

Abyssinia

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Huddle around a cosy table in the shed like dining area and share a few piping hot plates of Tibs, Shiro, Doro Wot and injera. They also have great fish dishes on offer that aren’t to be overlooked.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1500 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Ethiopian coffee and popcorn.

 

Adega

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Adega is a portuguese-inspired restaurant with a modern, warm, welcoming feel. It has a large balcony area that opens up to sweeping views of Nairobi. The menu works well for groups because of the variety of seafood, chicken and meat options all prepared in a Mediterranean and sometimes Kenyan style.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1800 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Portuguese style chicken and their non-alcoholic cocktails.

 

Carnivore

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Carnivore is the local take on the classic Brazillian rodizio and is a stalwart in the Nairobi dining scene. Here you can sample different cuts of game meat whilst enjoying proudly Kenyan dishes like ugali (maize meal) and sukuma wiki (kale). The restaurant is incredibly expansive and can easily accommodate groups of all sizes.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2000 per person (buffet + drink)

Must Try: Kenyan version of a caipirinha: the Dawa cocktail.

 

Hashmi

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Not the fanciest restaurant around but by and large Nairobi’s most popular Indian barbecue. It’s hard not to wonder what magic is performed in their kitchen because every item on their delectable menu is unforgettable. Portions are generous, very affordable and great for eating in groups. If you’re looking for a simple (really simple!), down to earth ambience with stellar food, Hashmi is your best bet.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1000  per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Chicken Mushkaki and Panner Rolls

 

Ocean Basket

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This popular South African seafood franchise has anchored itself in Nairobi in a truly stylish Best Of Nairobi: Restaurants perfect for large groups-Ocean Basketand flavourful manner. If fluffy fish fillets, lemony prawns and smoky calamari is what you’re craving then look no further. Mix your seafood feast up with a few fresh sushi rolls at incredibly affordable prices. Their wine menu and balcony bar are also worth taking note of. Take note that bookings only accepted for groups of 20 and above. Walk-ins only for tables of patrons less than 20.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2200 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Combos and seafood platters are the best value for money and ensure you get to try more than one juicy seafood item on their menu.

 

Open House

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With a sister restaurant in Karen, it’s no wonder Open House is one of the most loved Indian restaurants in town. Gather around a round table and dig into a wide and spicy array of curries and tikkas with meat and without. The warm decor and cosy interior feel very much like the home of someone who enjoys entertaining and serving mouthwatering meals.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1800 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Tandoori prawns and chilli paneer are to die for.

 

Pampa Churrascaria

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Nothing says sharing better than a juicy range of smoky meats on a stick being brought to your table until you tire. Pampa Churrascaria is one of Nairobi’s tastiest Brazillian barbecue spots. Indulge in a variety of cuts whilst supplementing your meal with well-prepared side items from the salad bar. Come as a team and come hungry.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2000 per person (buffet + drink)

Must Try: Grilled chicken

 

The Phoenician

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Run by a Lebanese owner with a fervent passion for Japanese food, The Phoenician prides itself on serving up food as authentic as possible to the culture it hails from. Japanese food ingredients imported from the country itself and majority of their fruits and vegetables are picked from the owner’s farm in Thika. Their extensive cocktail list, sushi menu and sizzling teppanyaki grill table is a hit with large groups.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2000 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Lebanese grilled meats, breads and homemade hummus – it’s the real deal!

 

Tokyo

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Although great for romantic dates, the restaurant is truly ideal for groups. With their private traditional Japanese dining rooms with wood panelled walls and a private karaoke room to boot, Tokyo’s well-designed space is as exciting to explore as their scrumptious menu. Be it from their impeccably-crafted sushi, noodle bowls or soups or , everyone’s sure to leave here smiling.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2200 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Sushi combos and udon noodle dishes.

 

Urban Eatery

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If you can’t agree on one cuisine for the entire group why not head over to the plush, Best Of Nairobi: Restaurants perfect for large groups-Urban Eaterygourmet food gallery, Urban Eatery. Located on the ground floor of the PWC towers this chic space offers dynamic food from a number of different local and international food brands. Start off with a cheeky drink from Mercury Bar and sample mouthwatering dishes from Bar Asia, Haandi, The Daily and Fireplace. Finish your meal off with a refreshing serving of frozen yoghurt from Yog. Breakfast also available.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2000 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: If you’re a lover of mexican food and snacks – the nachos from Fireplace and spiced potato wedges from Haandi are a must-try!

 

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