Top 10 Restaurants in Nairobi

These top restaurants in Nairobi, Kenya are the ideal places for fine-dining, wedding receptions and corporate functions.


A firm fixture on the tourist trail, Carnivore is famous for succulent steaks – beef, lamb, chicken, and pork cooked Masai style on skewers over huge open pit barbecues. Carnivore has been voted amongst the world’s 50 best restaurants. It’s situated 4 kilometers from the city center and does offer a vegetarian menu.

Flame Tree

Guests can enjoy al-fresco or indoor dining at this award winning restaurant located at Sarova Panafric, 5-minute drive from downtown Nairobi. The menu is a fusion of cuisines with influences from Continental and pan-African cuisines. Flame Tree restaurant also serves mouthwatering pizzas prepared in an authentic wood fired oven.

Toona Tree

It is set on a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, overlooking the city. Toona Tree serves excellent pizzas, meat and fish dishes from the grill. It is situated on the terrain of the International Casino, in the vicinity of the Nairobi National Museum.

Alan Bobbe’s Bistro

A premier restaurant in Nairobi, Alan Bobbe’s Bistro serves excellent French cuisine. Guests can dine in the cozy interior or by the Pool Side terrace. The restaurant is also suitable for business lunches and dinners, seminars with catering in the boardroom (up to 20 people) and cocktail parties on the terrace (up to 50 people). It is located in St. Andrews on Rapta Road, Westlands.

The Lord Erroll Restaurant

It offers an exceptional garden setting, gourmet food and a winning wine list. Dinners have the choice of multiple dining rooms that can be booked privately for groups as small as 6 and as large as 80. The Lord Erroll is located 15 minutes from the city center in the suburb of Runda.


It’s the finest seafood restaurant in Nairobi and famed for juicy lobsters, giant prawns, sweet young crabs, squid, octopus and oysters. Everything is flown in from the coast daily. It also serves venison steak and poultry. Tamarind Nairobi is located in National Bank Building, Haile Selassie Avenue, near the Central Bank of Kenya.

Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden

It’s situated in a beautiful tranquil setting on Karen Road, close to the Karen Blixen Museum and about 0.8 km from the Karen Golf and Country Club, it is the site of the original farmhouse which was the Blixen property. Diners have a choice of different areas for lunch or dinner and there are a variety of functions areas for weddings, dinners, and conferences.

Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden serves the best of French, Asian and African cuisines.

Talisman Restaurant

It overlooks a beautiful, large garden with a sweeping lawn and mature trees. The menu is an exciting fusion of Oriental, Indian, Thai and Japanese main dishes. Talisman Restaurant is situated in the heart of the leafy suburbs of Karen, Nairobi.

Zen Garden Restaurant

It offers a collection of excellent eating places in a tranquil environment. The Bamboo Oriental Restaurant is an elegant fine-dining restaurant serving traditional and modern Chinese, Japanese and Oriental cuisine.

The Zen Square Conference Rooms is ideal for corporate functions and the Jade Coffee & Tea House is an all-day, all-occasion casual restaurant. Zen Garden is located on Kabete road past spring valley police station in Westlands.

Ranger’s Restaurant

It’s the only restaurant in Nairobi that gives you an opportunity to view wild animals as you wine and dine. Guests can enjoy African, English, French, Italian and Mongolian dishes. Ranger’s can accommodate a maximum of 250 guests for dinner and 400 guests for cocktail events. It’s situated 15 minutes from the city center, on Lang’ata Road next to the entrance of Nairobi National Park.

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