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The Village Market

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Address: 9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 712 248890
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

East Africa's largest entertainment and shopping destination.


East Africa's largest entertainment and shopping destination.

Description: The Village Market is East Africa's largest Shopping, Recreation and Entertainment destination. The complex is home to over 150 outlets covering 210,000 square feet of retail space, 20,000 square feet of office space in addition to a host of recreation facilities. The mall essentially provides residents of the area with high-end shopping and entertainment, satisfying a niche that was not previously explored. As the name suggests, the complex embodies the spirit of the African market in an open-air setting. To live up to its African theme, are waterfalls, rivers and over 2000 exotic plants and gardens, giving this magnificent shopping centre an edge over other shopping malls. Since its inception 14 years ago, The Village Market has revolutionized shopping while redefining recreation and entertainment. Over the years, the centre has successfully been able to blend modernity and culture to provide an aura of modern shopping.This innovation has not gone unnoticed. Due to its remarkable architectural design, The Village Market has earned numerous accolades including the coveted International Council of Shopping Centres' Design Award.

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If you're living in Gigiri, this place is gonna save your life. It has one of the bet supermarkets of Nairobi and lots of decent restaurants. I go there at least thrice a week... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Helena P
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're living in Gigiri, this place is gonna save your life. It has one of the bet supermarkets of Nairobi and lots of decent restaurants. I go there at least thrice a week. It's nice and clean and seems safe enough. (In the food court there is a restaurant called "Orchid" that serves persian food. It's delicious! The kebab... More 

Thank Helena P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 799 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Village Market is a great shopping area in Nairobi. Great for general goods and set in a lovely part of the city.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is not like a typical high rise commercial mall. It is a low rise building with lot of greenery inside. The food court have some well known restaurants like Tiramisu, planet yogurt etc. It has some boutique shops besides the usual big shopping chains.

Thank Travel_away_10
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The village market is one of those shopping malls in Kenya that make one feel like they are taking a stroll through a small town! The outdoor design is such a freeing experience for shoppers and family seeking to have a fun experience. There is only one thing missing at the village market nowadays - BOWLING! When is it coming... More 

Thank EnchantedLandscapesK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice food court with something for everyone. Excellent iced coffees at Tiramisu. Huge supermarket and Zucchini veg and fruit shop.

Thank Birgitta F
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

nice mall beautiful landscaped ,waterfalls available last time i was 2000 there water slides also there ,supermarket,brand shops,food lovers place ,you just go there order cup of tea and read a novel

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

At last a mall that makes you feel like you are on an outside stroll. Nicely designed with excellent landscaping, this is the place i like to hang out in every time I am in Nairobi. And it has something for everyone.

Thank Aboudy G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Its one of the best shopping mall in Nairobi, can get everything including Nakumatt shopping center, Also have food court contains, persian, chinese, african, italian and Indian food options. Lovely place.

Thank Malgudiboy
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I love Tiramisu Restaurant at the Village Market's food court. The Italian Hot Chocolate (my achilles heel) is "purely sinful" and the pastries heavenly! The Planet Yoghurt is also amazing. Don't forget to get some Fresh Vegetables and fruits from Zucchini as well as some household shopping at Nakumatt Supermarket

Thank Ndiritu
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We've just discovered a really special coffee shop at Village Market. It is one of many in the Food plaza area right at the end, and is called Tiramisu. It has really marvellous cakes and special breads and the coffee is pretty good too!

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