5 African Restaurants For Mashujaa Day

written by Eugene Mburu 15th October 2014

MASHUJAA DAY is just around the corner and who doesn’t fancy a public holiday off from the daily hustle and bustle of the city life. It is also the best time to catch up with friends and family over a meal or drink be it at a barbecue ranch or a fine dining restaurant. I live for such moments. It’s the little things in life. “Mashujaa” is Swahili for “Hero” and Kenyans observe the national holiday by remembering our freedom fighters who fought hard and sacrificed everything to see Kenya gain her independence.

Apart from that, it’s a good day to pay homage to a personal hero that has influenced your life in some form or another. To me, that’s my Mummy and God knows we love our food, African Cuisine to be specific. WE SHALL TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS!

Take them out for a meal and drinks at any of these 5 Restaurant picks that never disappoint when it comes to African Cuisine and they shall feel appreciated.

AMAICA
Amaica is a Luhya word that refers to a traditional kitchen, which is the best way to experience Kenya on a plate. They originally specialized in Western Kenya cuisine but due to popular demand have diversified into an array of dishes from other regions of Kenya. Prepare to have your taste buds go on a culinary expedition all across Kenya.

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LE PALANKA
This is a unique destination for a sophisticated African journey. Get to sample delectable meals from all corners of the African continent and offers a fusion of exotic flavors that you definitely have never had before. They also serve amazing cocktails that you can enjoy in the garden with some flavorful Shisha and a memorable sun set backdrop.

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MAMBA VILLAGE
The indoor and outdoor setting provides scenic views of lush gardens and a man-made lake. Their weekend grills and meat platters are dreamy and if you are lucky you get to eat some perfectly grilled or roasted Crocodile meat. A fun activity for the family would also be feeding the Crocodiles which they offer on Sunday afternoons.

Mamba Village

DARI
A Garden of Eden in its sort, this is a serene restaurant in the middle of a forest conservation in the leafy suburbs of Karen. Their African menu is persuasive and boasts staple African produce prepared in new exciting ways. If you sit in the manicured lawns, you may be lucky enough to spot colorful peacocks or gazelles just mingling with nature.

fine dining at Dari Restaurant in Karen.

fine dining at Dari Restaurant in Karen.

CARNIVORE
Like the name suggests, this is for meatarians. If you are craving traditional brick oven baked pizzas or exotic cuts of game meat roasted and carved as you watch then this is the place. The spacious setting allows for big gatherings and the children’s playpen ensures they also have the best time. The service is also always exemplary and accommodating.

Carnivore

 

 

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