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: 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)