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Makutano Grill

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Bogani East Road | Off Langata South Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 3884485
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Connecticut, United States
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Makutano Grill on our way to the airport. Our guide made reservations for us and informed them that we would be in a rush. The staff served our lunch very quickly, the food was delicious and we enjoyed our last Tusker in Kenya!

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Thank Susan P
Los Angeles, California
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522 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had some time before our flight, so we went to the Craft Center. While there we ate lunch at the Makutano Grill. The food was OK, not great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Prices were what one would expect at a tourist location.

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Thank Max G
Hamburg, New York
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166 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, and it was great. Menu was very versatile, prices reasonable, service excellent. Tuna melt was very good, never thought to put peanuts in a tuna sandwich. Outdoor seating area was comfortable and well shaded.

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Thank jpyzek
Norwich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The garden/outdoor eating area is beautiful. I lost count of how many species of birds we saw in the greenery and at the feeders. It was difficult to sit still and concentrate on my meal as I wanted to photagraph the birds. However, despite the decor the menu and ambience were much too European. African dishes were sadly lacking from... More 

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Thank 1964RSM
Bristol, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice lunch here on our last day in Nairobi. The service was good and my chicken curry was very nice indeed. A Tusker or 2 made this a fine spot to relax

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Thank BigKevTravels
Bern, Switzerland
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259 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The food served here is tasty and the lush garden atmosphere a welcome retreat from whatever chaos you are escaping. Did not get 5 stars because server asked me if he could bring the bill while I was still eating, which I found inappropriate. He then brought it while I was eating, made a point to mention that service was... More 

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Thank NovaOrbis
Las Vegas, Nevada
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384 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Our guide driver suggested this place for lunch while we were touring places near Nairobi. Service was excellent. Food was excellent.

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Thank TimJMeyer
Edison, New Jersey
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288 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a few hours to kill in Nairobi before our flight and our driver suggested this restaurant. The menu has a large selection and the food was very good. The garden area is very nice and the service was very good as well (although their credit card machine wouldn't work at the end of the meal; thankfully we had... More 

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Thank Blaw10
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

had a lunch here, very pleasant staff, quite good food. we want on the same day as we went to the elephant sanctuary, can tie up at the same time

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Thank 523DavidD
Nairobi, Kenya
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

My wife and I have eaten at Makutano several times over the years and never been disappointed. The food is freshly cooked, so expect a short wait. The time is spent in beautiful surroundings, outside, under umbrellas, in a compound full of different bird species - they have two main feeding stations for the birds. The food is very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bogani East Road | Off Langata South Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 3884485

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