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K'Osewe Ranalo Foods

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Nairobi Central Business District
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Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 770 785897
06:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 06:30 - 17:30
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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yummy chicken, ugali and sukuma wiki, all eaten in a friendly environment, with good music and accompanied by a Tusker, and chit-chat with friends = a lovely evening in Nairobi.

Thank TransylvanianGrl
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times, and will continue to return every time I come to Nairobi. I have sampled many of the dishes over the years, but my favourites are the tilapia stew and brown ugali. The chapatis are sometimes undercooked (raw on one occasion) but when they are done well, they are spot on! A great place to... More 

Thank louochieng
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,740 reviews
1,083 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,431 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent local food. You order first and can be a little confusing. What we did was to look at the food first and then order as suggested by a very helpful and nice server. We got the brown ugali, the spinach, chapati, goat stew and while fried fish. It was a lot of food but all great particularly as some... More 

Thank HelenaGuerra
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Doesn't look like much from the road, but head upstairs for a great music spot. One side is a restaurant/bar where you can order traditional fares like ugali, rice/beans, greens, meats, fish, even matooke sometimes for reasonable prices. Normal beer and liquor selection. On the other side is the live music, dancing picks up by 10. This is a band... More 

1 Thank Andrew Lawrence C
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm here I always remember my home food and the place is very clean. Fresh food so you be sure you'll enjoy it.

1 Thank Puriey N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A bit chaotic and not a place I would have gone to without locals taking me. Food ok but again I needed the help of locals to work out what everything was.

1 Thank 1964RSM
Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is extremely busy and very popular, once you have been there you will know why. Generally you have to select from the buffet, after we got an in depth explanation as to the dishes, they were happy to serve us at the table.

Thank Shivona T
Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

It is a place to eat local foods and fish is a delicacy here with traditional vegetables.The Tilapia fish is freshly served with maize meal and it is quite tasty. It is a clean and easy to access if one is already in the city centre.

Thank _gmelvines
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Work visit and enjoyed, good atmosphere and food was OK. Very authentic and live music on the night we visited. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, especially if visiting from Europe etc. but I thought it was decent.

Thank Dxbreviewer1
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great place to go to sample various Kenyan dishes. The staff was very helpful and explained what everything was before we ordered. I had coconut fish with ugali and my friends had the chicken stew and dry beef. Really tasty and reasonably priced.

Thank SPinha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 770 785897

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?