The much loved and iconic restaurant brand, Nyama Mama recently launched its fourth outlet. Located at the Capital Centre, Mombasa Road, the establishment will become a focal point of the area serving both local residents and tourists connecting to and from the airport.
Nyama Mama is a new interpretation of the things we so fondly grew up with. An urban atmosphere with a nostalgic feel, it is as though you were sitting at grandma’s home. In fact, the UK’s Evening Standard heralded it as ‘giving African food a much needed modern makeover’ along with famed American Chef Personality Anthony Bourdain making Mama’s a pit stop on his Kenyan Adventure.
After working as a cook in exclusive safari lodges around East and West Africa, Mama as gone back to her childhood roots preparing home-style dishes with an eclectic twist. A fun African roadside diner Mama’s food is a burst of flavour, taking common dishes and transforming them into something contemporary. And when Mama was on the dusty road, she would mix magical spicy and fruity potions for her friends, using fine African ingredients and special homemade infusions. Her cocktails are one-of-kind served in iconic metal Vikombe.
This opening comes on the back of Mama’s recent win at the 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards where she was awarded for Best African Cuisine, Africa Continent and Best Home Style Cuisine at the MEA African Excellence Awards 2018.
Nyama Mama currently calls Delta Corner home in Westlands. At Capital Centre, Mama will introduce an area of fun activities and a shop of Mama’s collectables that have become so coveted.
In addition, Mama’s operates Nyama Mama Xpress – a limited service diner, conveniently located in central locations delivering a dose of hearty mama’s food on the go in Nairobi’s Kilimani area at Yaya Centre and in Gigiri at the Village Market.