My Take: I’ll admit my first impression of the place wasn’t that good, I thought it looked rather ‘local’ for a joint in Karen. When I was first told about Road House Karen, I had pictured something totally different. Something similar to Pamba, Fogo Gaucho or those other Brazilian steak houses. Don’t get me wrong, am not hating on the place, I actually did ended up enjoying my time there, just that I had initially envisioned something different. Now, to the food…I cannot remember a place where I’ve had Choma done that good!! Most places are over-hyped and serve more bones than meat, or serve those nasty, fatty cuts of meat, but no, not this place. Both the Choma and the Beef Fry were 💯 ‘magnifique’ , hands down the best meat I’ve had this year. The drinks are also really affordable – local beers going for about Ksh.180 ✅ ✅ . I actually dare anyone to find a cheaper joint in Karen. Had a good time and enjoyed the food, a very nice place for hanging out with the boys for Choma and drinks
Location: Darosa Plaza, Karen Road (View on Map)
My Take: If you like Koroga chicken as much as my friend, Jude, then you’ve got to try it at Nyumbani Restaurant. It’s located in Kilimani in a nice, quiet, secluded neighbourhood. An ideal place for a family lunch, they’ve got a kiddie area, a nice big screen TV for the football fans and you can enjoy some nice, smooth, jazzy music from Dotty and the Hashtag band on Sunday afternoons.
Location: Off Ole Dume Road, Kilimani (View on Map)
My Take: I love the name, The Afghan, how did they even come up with that for a restaurant name? When most people think Afghanistan, bombs and Osama come to mind, not restaurant. It’s a unique name, and be-fitting as well, they have Afghani cuisine. The ‘restaurant’ is located at The Hub, Karen, I used the quotes because it’s a food court really, not your usual restaurant. They share the court space with a Chinese place and I believe a few others have opened up. From the food court, you get a nice view of The Hub’s ‘backyard’ which has beautiful landscaping. Oh, the food, can’t recall exactly what we had…Rice, Naan, some Afghani Chicken – I think
Location: The Hub, Karen (View on Map)