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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Set in the suburbs of Nairobi, this absolute gem of a restaurant is worth a lot more than one visit. The complex - there is a spa as well - is set in a lush treed garden and has a feeling of peace as you enter from the chaos of Nairobi traffic. Friendly and efficient staff, a wonderful outside area... More 

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Thank Tony M
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has amazing grounds which make you feel at peace. The service is great plus the food is amazing. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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Thank Fwawesh
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is great, food is awesome we had noodles. Mostly visited by expatriates and indian community probably cause of the neighbourhood being in kitisuru.... Great for corporate meetings, gals lunch or dinner... I once held a baby shower and it was awesome... No need to book in advance

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1 Thank CikuGacuru
Nairobi
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there several times in about two months, with vegetarian friends. Beware of advance booking need on busy days, place is immensely popular, though by no means small. We were having lunch at Bamboo restaurant (they have three!). Place is set in a beautiful mature garden, the buildings were obviously touched by a professional designer(s), including crockery. The owners grow... More 

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Thank Gandibober
Nairobi, Kenya
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there with children and it was very right decision to come there because of the big garden and play ground. So most of us took Italian and Asian cousin. Pizzas, spaghetti, dumplings and etc. No one complained or left this place hungry. I would like to recommend this restaurant to parents with little children as well as to... More 

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1 Thank Babadogo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent all round service, food and ambience. Defenitely a must visit and if vegitarian try the "friday boys special" tofu with wraps

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Thank Hiran B
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zen Garden is always good, consistent. But, why oh why do you forget about wine drinkers? Almost as consistent as the food is the unavailability of matching wines. So often the most listed wines are called " not available". Just think for a moment........ the mark up on wine is usually more than on food, often the cost of a... More 

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Thank JohnBreit
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Starting from the location of the restaurant to the food everything here is brilliant. Came with my family for dinner and we had an amazing time. The service was outstanding, the quality and portion of the food. They specialise in Asian cuisine and they also have seafood which is one of the bests in Nairobi. We came without reservation but... More 

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Thank Juan Camilo V
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Never disappointing, always delicious with good service at affordable prices...a real pleasure in a nice environment

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2 Thank johan103
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place , the food has always been on point, the ambience is always perfect. Nice place for families gathering, parties , the kids love it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

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