The Best Restaurants in Nairobi

Not sure where to have breakfast, lunch, or even dinner in Nairobi well in this article we have made your work easier by listing the best restaurants in Nairobi and also the best affordable restaurants in Nairobi at the FAQs section.

The Best Restaurants in Nairobi

1. CJ’s

“We have over 300 carefully selected, mouthwatering menu items. Whatever your taste, it’s well catered for. We value you. That’s why you’ll always be served with excellence by each member of our highly skilled team members.

Eager to serve you, our experienced wait staff greet you at the door and lead you to the table of your choice in the well thought out seating arrangement. The rich aroma of freshly ground coffee is the handiwork of our skilled baristas, adept in latte art. This ensures you get a freshly prepared cup of coffee as the beans are roasted on site. To ensure you always enjoy a special dining experience, we constantly improve our signature world-class innovations.”

+254 796 000 090/ +254 795 000 090/ +254 712 000 033


“Let’s celebrate one fresh ingredient at a time. At 45 Degrees Kitchen, we believe food is the center of everything we do as humans, whether at home with family and friends or at a fancy restaurant. 45 Degrees Kitchen is committed to food with integrity, we are committed to sourcing the best local ingredients we can find in Kenya and preparing them by the skillful hands of our Chefs.

We are very passionate because we understand the connection between how food is grown or raised, prepared and how it tastes. Genuine raw ingredients come from our own garden and are also sourced from organic farms around Nairobi and its surroundings.”

+254 705 150 898/+254 705 151 086


“A new kind of eatery at the intersection of design, fantasy, indulgence and individuality. Built as a speakeasy with a discrete entrance and prohibition-style bar; the concept invites you to be members of a secret space.  Bridging fantasy and reality, the space and food celebrate heroes from comics and from our own community; the thought leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, authors, do-gooders, champions of humanity and protectors of the environment.”

0732 186 666

4. Haandi

“No company can remain successful for as long as the internationally-acclaimed Haandi without two significant ingredients: quality and class. Attention to detail, no matter how small, is paramount to us and the success of any occasion relies upon the organiser being able to relax and enjoy a pressure-free experience.

Haandi specialises in North Indian Frontier cuisine and the spices and herbs used to create each dish are selected not merely for their subtlety of flavours but also for their health-giving properties. Fish, shellfish, chicken, meat and an extensive vegetarian selection are all stylishly presented and beautifully executed.”

Address: The Mall, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi
Open ⋅ Closes 11PM
Phone: 0733 648294


“As soon as you enter the Trattoria style surroundings of LUCCA Restaurant and Deli, the tantalizing and intoxicating aromas of home cooked Italian food really stimulate those taste buds. The team of Chefs at LUCCA use the finest ingredients to deliver the greatest home cooked food, just what is required for a delicious dining experience.

LUCCA has become an instant hit with guests because of its relaxed atmosphere and delicious Italian cuisine. Designed with friends and family in mind, this venue is the perfect place to trade stories about another exciting day in Nairobi.”

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Telephone:  +254 703 049 000


“Thai Chi has been named the most authentic Thai restaurant in East Africa, with its traditional Thai decor and delectable Thai specialties prepared by experienced chefs from Thailand.

Please be advised that children below twelve years of age are not allowed into the Thai Chi Restaurant. Dress code is either formal wear or smart casual. Informal dressing in clothing such as shorts, sleeveless shirts and sandals is not allowed.”

Phone number:  +254 709 111 000



“Zen Garden is the ultimate venue, captured in the scenic surroundings of Nairobi’s Spring Valley. The sheer beauty of the location, uncompromised quality of food and high level of service, attracts customers to the restaurants and conference facilities available at Zen Garden.

The 2 ½ acre space holds three spacious entities; a restaurant, patisserie and events facility, each boasting a Zen surrounding inspired by the urban gardens of Asia.”

+254 717 976 548


“Influenced by traditional home-cooked African cuisine – Our elevated African Classics dishes are made to make your mouth-water. Satisfy your meat cravings with our dry-aged steaks and range of fine-grilled meats, or sink your teeth into one of our juicy gourmet burgers.

Our wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzas are prepared using the freshest ingredients and our house-made dough.”

Address: Galana Rd, Nairobi

+254 702 20 20 20

9. Trattoria

“Our vast menu offers typical Italian antipasti, homemade fresh pasta, pizza or delicious seafood, chargrill and to end with some homemade gelato or Italian patisseries. We also have a special menu that changes everyday based on what’s fresh at the market.

If you’ve been to our restaurant, you’ve seen – and tasted – what keeps our customers coming back for more. Perfect materials and well-cooked food, delicious pasta, seafood, and gourmet meals make us hard to resist! Stop in today and check us out!”

Address: Town House, Kaunda St, Starehe

0799 739 679 | 020 2240 205 | 020 3340 855

10. Abyssinia

“Abyssinia Exotic Ethiopian Restaurant is one of the finest eateries in Nairobi. We offer an unparalleled experience of authentic, delicious and affordable Ethiopian food in a welcoming setting – showing the true Spirit of Ethiopia.”

+254 725 151 515

11. The Lord Erroll

“The premier French and gourmet restaurant in East Africa, The Lord Erroll offers diners a delightful array of alfresco seating areas to choose from, each overlooking a different façade of the enchanting green gardens complete with beatifully ornate waterfalls, streams and ponds.

The restaurant is made up of multiple dining rooms that can be booked privately for groups as small as six and as large as 100, for banqueting, conference, weddings, meetings and bespoke events, and has a lush garden that takes up to 300pax comfortably.”



“One of the oldest and most prestigious restaurants in Kenya. CHOWPATY RESTAURANTS started off with a modest set-up at Diamond Plaza, the heart of the Indian Community in Nairobi with a 60 seater restaurant and slowly expanded to Westlands, Shimmer Plaza with a 150 seater restaurant and then a pure vegetarian fast food outlet at Diamond Plaza and the latest 200 seater restaurant at Highridge Centre at Parklands Avenue. Pure Vegetarian Restaurant”

Phone: +254-0736-613000 / 0733-999254



Q:How much is lunch in Nairobi?

While meal prices in Nairobi can vary, the average cost of food in Nairobi is KES777 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Nairobi should cost around KES311 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

Q:What is Nairobi cuisine?

In Nairobi, local Kenyan food often includes ugali (the Kenyan staple of maize meal), sukuma wiki (vegetable similar to collard greens), and often a type of meat stew or wet fry. Chapatis, beans, mung beans, maize, and kachumbari are also delicious additions to any Kenyan meal.

Q:What is a typical breakfast in Kenya?

Breakfast is typically bread (mkate) or porridge (uji) with chai. Despite Kenya being famed for its coffee (that is known for its distinctive wine-like flavor) the hot beverage of choice among the locals is tea.

Q: Affordable restaurants in Nairobi

A list of affordable restaurants in no particular order: Jakoni, Kilimanjaro jamia, K\’Osewe Ranalo Foods, BBQ Kitchen, Sno Cream, Chekafe.

Q:What time do they eat dinner in Kenya?

Breakfast is served from 6 to 9, lunch from 12 to 2, and dinner from 8 to 10.




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