Kilimani and Hurlingham area boast of some of the best restaurants in Nairobi. Being a diverse neighbourhood you will find diverse restaurants serving diverse food too. The area also has a wide range of restaurants offering local Kenyan, Ethiopian, Italian, Nigerian, and Lebanese cuisines.
We have our top picks of restaurants that can be found in Kilimani and Hurlingham, offering the best foods as well as great dining. Check them out.
Soft African music, dark brown tones spanning from the ceiling where wooden panels run across space above is the setting at Ankole. Their simple menu features African delicacies such as fried whole tilapia, chicken and fish curries, paneer tikka Masala, pork and mutton. You won’t be disappointed.
Like any nyama choma joint, Coco Jambo features friendly staff and comfortable seating both indoors and outdoors. Hideaway from the sun or rain in a quirky hut and sip on cool drinks from their well-stocked bar as you dig into their expertly roasted nyama choma.
Coffee & Bagels
Located on Lenana Road, this small coffee joint is doing it’s best to blend into the crowd and just to do what it does best- make great coffee, with a capital G. Coffee being a staple in most if not all establishments, it has become more of a given. Check out their special cold brew coffee and newly introduced bagels!
Renowned for its Authenticity in Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine, Habesha restaurant located on Arwings Kodhek Road Hurlingham has been winning legions of fans in the city.
What started as a food truck is now paving the way for experimental burgers with fresh new flavours. Mama Rocks changed the burger game and it’s only getting better. With their classic truck at The Alchemist and new sit-in restaurant in Kilimani, you can enjoy your gourmet burgers to your fill. Look out for crowd favourites like the Mango Masai and TIA as well as their new hot sauces!
Mezze at Four Points By Sheraton Hurlingham
Nestled in the heart of Hurlingham, on the 7th floor of Four Points by Sheraton is Mezze restaurant. A simple mix of royal blue hues and matte black is the new theme. Their menu makes the experience even better. If you do go with a couple of friends then the mezze platter is the best option. There’s something for everyone on it with chicken kebabs, chicken shish taouk, beef kebab, lamb rack and grilled fish.
Oro Restaurant & Lounge
Located at the Roof Top of Suite Life Serviced Apartments, Kilimani Oro restaurant is ideal for lunch, dinner or an after-work drink for those working in Kilimani and its environs.
The cafe is small, seating around 20 people and cosy enough for people to enjoy their food and company. Behind those walls, you leave all the stress of sitting in traffic behind and indulge in food that not only tastes good but is healthy.This simple restaurant is the perfect place to try authentic Japanese food such as onigiri, soba and sweet desserts.
Sierra Brasserie is a modern interpretation of a classical French brasserie serving simple yet elegant food using the best ingredients available and all washed down with their signature beers brewed at their state of the art brewery on Mombasa Road
Sushi Soo Japanese Restaurant
One of the best things about Sushi Soo is the Korean supermarket situated next door where one can find culinary gems such as Shitake mushrooms, mirin, roast nori and panko. The restaurant makes arguably the best sushi rice in town so go wild with the rolls.
Tasha’s Cakes & Cocktails
Crafted from the love of hospitality and history of baking expertise. Tasha’s now shares her vibrancy and quirkiness to those that dare to share. Never lacking in eccentricity and expressiveness, Tasha’s cakes and cocktails is unapologetically energetic. We celebrate life and believe that it should be lived a little extra.
The Chat Room
Our team recently tried the new English breakfast served at this small restaurant in Kilimani and we loved it! You won’t have to worry about snacking before lunch, once you’ve had a full plate of pancakes, French toast, bacon, baked beans, egg and mushrooms.
Under The Radar
The pizzas here are unmatched in taste and don’t get us started on the pepper steak that is tasty, tender and soo soft such that it requires little chewing. If you’re looking for a relaxed place to eat then this is the place to be.
This simple restaurant serves up cups full of delicious bubble tea, smoothies and meal options such as spaghetti with beef, chicken and vegetables. You have the option to order in their products until they open up their physical location.