Must Try Date Spots in Nairobi

written by Yummy Team 19th September 2019

September is Take A Man On A Date month. With that in mind, we came up with the different spots for the different types of dates you will be planning.

Fine Dining

INTI Nikkei

Photo by Patrick Gitau

Here’s a spot where you can spoil your man. This newly opened spot is perfect for a cosy night surrounded by a plush aesthetic as you toast to appetizing seafood. What makes this restaurant ideal is that the two of you will get to try a new cuisine or more like a fusion of cuisines. Merging two worlds, INTI: Nikkei offers a beautiful fusion of Japanese and Peruvian dishes. Located on the 20th floor of One Africa Place, this is where you ought to dine this month.

Location: One Africa Place, Waiyaki Way 

Operating hours: 12 pm- 3 pm, 5:30 pm- 10: 00 pm

Contacts: 0706 555 555/ 0735065945

Casual Dining


This restaurant opened their doors to the world and we all fell in love with them. It’s every little detail that has made them the go-to spot for casual dining; from an inviting and modern interior, their delicious dishes (you should definitely have their Caribbean jerk chicken or grilled Cajun tilapia) and the fact that they’re conveniently located whether it’s in the CBD or at malls that you and your partner regularly visit. Mojitos? More like Nojitos at CJ’s is what you should have for something light in the evening that’s non-alcoholic but has healthy fruits. After work, instead of heading home or to the movies, drop by CJ’s.

Location: Limuru Road, Koinange Street, Karen Road

Operating hours: 6 am- 10 pm

Contacts: 0706 555 555/0796 000090

Themed Dining

Hero at Trademark Hotel

Photo by Blinky Bill via Twitter

Let’s agree that if you’re planning on taking your man out, he’s definitely a superhero in your life. The good thing is, there’s a restaurant for superheroes. Very meta huh? Hero just recently opened at Trademark Hotel in Village Market and they describe themselves as an ‘eatery at the intersection of design, fantasy, indulgence and individuality.’ With creative dishes such as breaded calamari and lobster two ways, this is the spot to take your superhero partner and more so if he appreciates art and comics.

Location: Limuru Road

Contacts: 0706 555 555/0732 186 666

South Asian Cuisine


If you’re looking for dishes inspired by the South Asian region, Manara is the restaurant for you. They have appetizing meals that include potato bhajia, Fattoush, Tabouleh and more. Made with the freshest ingredients and prepared to perfection, this is the joint to take your man out for a simple yet flavourful meal which he will most definitely want to come back for.

Location: Gitanga Road

Operating hours: 10 am- 10 pm

Contacts: 0706 555 555/0798 122122

East Asian Cuisine


East Asia is a region popularly known for its seafood and Tokyo restaurant offers some of the best seafood in town. The Lavington-based restaurant serves authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine so that means sushi is definitely on their expansive menu. Their chu-toro, maguro and California rolls are the dishes that will keep going back because they are to die for. We recommend you go there either at 6 pm or around 9: 30 pm when they’re not so busy for that intimate dinner.

Location: Kolloh Road, Nairobi

Operating hours: 12 pm- 3 pm, 6 pm- 11 pm

Contacts: 0706 555 555/0722 485556

African Cuisine

The Manor

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One of the most recommended meals here is their big, spicy, tender nile perch. You will not go wrong with this fish meal paired with greens and of course ugali. You can also have plantains as a side dish for a more interesting experience. Their menu is pocket-friendly, the ambience is great with old British architecture that draws you in. You will definitely get your money’s worth here.

Location: Muthangari Drive, Nairobi 

Operating: 8 am- 12 pm

Contacts: 0706 555 555/0720 314995

Fast Food

The Shack

Dates should also be relaxed and fun and what a better to achieve this than to go to a fast-food restaurant? The Shack has some of the juiciest and tastiest burgers with a side of fries you’ll ever have. You can head to The Shack on a sunny afternoon or during the weekend when you just want to be out of the house. They have a special 3-patty burger that is sure to not only fill you up but also encourage fun conversations.

Location: Magharibi Place, Mai Mahiu road

Operating hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Contacts: 0706 555 555/ 0740 729955

Ethiopian Cuisine


Enjoy savoury Ethiopian dishes at Abyssinia restaurant. From meat and chicken hot dishes known as k’ey to sizzling hot chunky dishes and vegetarian dishes. You can head here at around 11 am; most times at which they’re not that busy and enjoy the company of your date with some peace and quiet.

Location: Muguga Green, Waiyaki Way

Operating hours: 10 am- 10 pm

Contacts: 0706 555 555/0725 151515

Arabic Cuisine

Mezze on the Deck at Four Points Hurlingham

Photo by Ekta Patel


Arabic cuisine is just love on a plate and Mezze knows how to deliver that love. Mezze serves amazing Arabic cuisine and more and their rooftop location makes it the ideal spot for a date. Go there for their platter, grilled rack of lamb, spanakopita and more yummy dishes.

Location: Argwings Kodhek Road

Contact: 0706 555 555/ 0722 292700

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