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)
My Take: Wifey hooked us up with a complimentary lunch for 2 at the Artisan Restaurant, Sankara! Located at the heart of Westlands, The Sankara hotel is known for it’s class and 5 star service, our experience there confirmed this. The Restaurant is on the ground floor and has a cosy outdoor setting with a somewhat formal atmosphere. I was fascinated by the high quality cutlery, which looked antique-like (almost made away with a spoon or two 👀 ). We had the mutton rogan gosh with naan and Chicken Tikka with Rice, all which was top-notch! The service, as expected, was also excellent. We sadly didn’t get a chance to visit the roof-top bar, which I hear has a exquisite view of Nairobi city, but that’s on my 2017 to-do list.
Location: Woodvale Groove, Westlands, Nairobi (View on Map)
My Take: UpTown Grill located on Kilimani Road comes alive on Friday Nights with good music and provides a nice place for an after-work hang-out. It’s known for it’s wide selection of Matured Whiskey and I personally think quite a lot of creativity was put into its interior decor. It also has a nice balcony setting where you can get to enjoy a drink or a smoke…they also serve up some great meals.
Desc: Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Curry
Location: Kilimani Road (View on Map)
My Take: It might not be the typical restaurant you’d expect me to post on, but, there’s just something about the Chicken wraps at Chicken Inn that’s got me hooked (I think they sprinkle some certain white powder 😉 somebody cue in 🎵🎵”I’m in ❤️ with the coco”🎵🎵, coz am seriously addicted to those wraps) Try them out spicy 😋
Price: Ksh. 350
Location: Near you
My Take: About Thyme is one of the restaurants that has been on my radar for the longest time. I’ve read so many reviews about the place and had to give it a try. I took my wife there for her birthday, more than a year ago (tells you how late this post is 😦 ). I cannot honestly remember the exact meals we ordered, but I know it was some sort of chicken, served with rice and steak served with potato wedges, I think. The restaurant has an interesting ambiance, the area has a lot of trees, and a nice outdoor setting – best enjoyed on a hot day.
Location: Peponi Road (View on Map)
My Take: Kapital Coffee, Lonrho House, surprises me that I haven’t been to this place until recently. Kapital has been around for a while now, I remember passing by the place before coffee shops were at every corner of the CBD. My date and I had the chicken fried rice, we liked it – most places do fried rice well. Its a hard meal to screw up, maybe I’ll try and have something else at the place and post about it.
Desc: Chicken Fried Rice
Price: Ksh. 500 (Approx)
Location: Kapital Coffee, Lonrho House, Standard Street (view on map)
My Take: I think Tichino is one of those places I can go over and over again and have the same exact meal (very uncharacteristic of me). I like the coffee house setting and the fact that you’ll always get space (surprises me why it’s never full ). Its a nice hang out place and they do the Chicken wraps really really well, that’s all I have whenever I go there. Check out my previous post on it here. If you haven’t been at Tichino for the wraps…please re-evaluate your life choices 🙂
Desc: Grilled chicken wraps, veg salad and fries
Price: Ksh. 500
Location: Tichinos, Standard Street (view on map)