We’re crazy about noodles this month and we’ve given you everything from recipes to fun facts you didn’t know about the humble noodle. If that doesn’t have you craving a full plate of freshly cooked noodles then we don’t know what will. If you are craving them then don’t worry, we took the time to put together a list of the best places to find the chewiest and slurp-worthy noodles in Nairobi.
7 Day Chinese Restaurant
If you have driven down Rhapta Road then you have seen their bright red sign that welcomes you into their simple restaurant that serves up delicious Chinese dishes. They offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian noodle options as well as hearty noodle soups.
Location: Rhapta Road, Westlands
Operating hours: 11AM – 10PM Contact: 0706 555 555/0743 900979
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. Head down to Warwick Centre to try out glass noodle salads, a noodle bar, a wide selection of ramen.
Location: Warwick Centre, Gigiri
Operating hours: 11.30 AM – 10 PM Contact: 0709 828000
Cheka is one of the few Japanese restaurants in town that is run by Japanese owners (and they are brothers!). Expect to find authentic ramen which is full of umami. You can find their spicy and savoury noodles at Chekafe as well.
Location: 101 Manyani East Road, Off Waiyaki Way
Operating hours: 12 PM – 2.30 PM, 6 PM – 11 PM
Contact: 0717 700666
When you think of noodles, we’re sure this noodle bar comes to mind. Whether you’re a pro and want to build your noodles or simply a fan of their signature dishes and noodle soups, there’s something for everyone to try here.
Location: Westgate Shopping Mall, Westlands
Operating hours: 11 AM – 11.30 PM
Contact: 0724 303030
Pan Asian Yao
Mr Yao’s passion for travel and culture continues to come alive through the must-taste fusion philosophy of South East Asia. You’ll be spoiled for choice with their selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian noodle bowls and their selection of other noodles such as pad thai and hakka noodles.
Location: United Nations Ave, Nairobi Operating hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
Contact: 0705 567567
Pocha 254 has created a Japanese themed dining space and delectable cuisine. Much of what they serve is Japanese street food sold tapas-style. They have simple but delicious noodle meals such as kimchi udon and ramen.
Operating hours: 11 AM – 9 PM
Contact: 0711 893141
Located in the same complex as the Chinese supermarket off Argwings Kodhek, Silk Noodles is the spot to get silky, savoury noodles resting in a hearty broth. If you want noodles but not the broth, try the fried noodles with dumplings on the side. You won’t be disappointed.
Location: Off Argwings Kodhek, Hurlingham
Operating hours: 7.30 AM – 8 PM Contact: 0707 383808
You may love the sushi here but we definitely recommend their different types of noodles. Try out their japchae noodles or black bean noodles if you’re looking for Korean noodles. You can also have your noodles inside their rice paper rolls filled with vegetables as well.
Location: Oloitoktok Road, Nairobi
Operating hours: 11.30 AM – 10 PM
Contact: 020 2320000
You’re always spoiled for choice when eating at Urban Eatery. Their Bar Asia Kitchen is no different which has a wide array of noodles including stirfry noodles, yakisoba and udon noodles all with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
Operating hours: 7 AM – 11PM
Contact: 0790 999149
Wok On Wheels
If you haven’t tried the delicious and chewy noodles at this restaurant then it’s time you did. They offer a variety of noodles from beef fried noodles to chilli garlic noodles at affordable prices. We suggest pairing your noodles with their savoury sides.
Location: Muvuli Road, Westlands
Operating hours: 11 AM – 9 PM
Contact: 0701 500003
Bamboo at Zen Garden offers more than just a serene ambience. They have got drool-worthy noodles served fresh off their impressive menu. Try out their Chinese-style soupy egg noodles, pad thai, spicy udon, Shanghai and more!
Location: Lower Kabete Road, Lower Kabete
Operating hours: 8 AM – 10.30 PM
Contact: 0737 744231