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: Ugali is considered to be the ultimate Kenyan dish, served with meat and vegetables, some would call it the staple food of Kenyans. One of the best places to enjoy Ugali, especially with fish and traditional vegetables is undoubtedly Ronalo’s restaurant located in the heart of the Nairobi CBD. Its famous for its tasty fish and generous quantities.
Location: Kimathi Street, Nairobi. (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: If not for anything else, you’ve got check out this place for the ambiance. I don’t know how best to describe it, its got a somewhat East Asian feel (probably Thai) haven’t been to Thailand (yet!) but I think that’s the theme they were going for? So needless to say they’ve got Asian cuisine on their menu, we had Rice(they serve it in a bamboo ‘bowl’ thingy, which I thought was pretty cool) and Cashew nut Chicken. The food was on-point and the service was good too. They could improve on the portions though.
Location: Lower Kabete (View on Map)
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: Ok, I know, I know, enough with the fried rice…But I loooove the fried rice here!! This is undoubtedly the one meal I can order over and over, and in my humble opinion, Cake Plaza still make it best. I like it with extra pepper and extra soy sauce, yummy!!! i might actually pass by there after this article. Wow!! and I always wash it down with a cold coke and lemon. #KwaRahaZangu
Desc: Chicken Fried Rice
Price: Ksh. 400 (Approx)
Location: Mugo Kabiru Road off Ngong Road (View on Map)
My Take: I guess you can never go wrong with Burger and fries. It would take quite some effort to screw up something so simple, but that doesn’t mean that all places have the same quality, some do it better than other, one of those places is Java, my wife loves their burgers. Give it a try, guarantee you will not regret, they are served with a choice of fries or salad, or fruits…I think
Desc: Burger and Fries
Price: Ksh. 600 (Approx)
Location: Almost literally everywhere you turn in Nairobi 🙂