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Utamaduni Craft Centre

Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Bogani East Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Great outdoors seating

Granted there are many good restaurants in Karen area, I simply love the food here, Indian food garnished beautifully, great choice of salad, etc. All tables are outdoor in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Lagos, Nigeria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Granted there are many good restaurants in Karen area, I simply love the food here, Indian food garnished beautifully, great choice of salad, etc. All tables are outdoor in a garden surrounded by birdsong of different kinds. An absolute delightful way to enjoy a meal.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is my favourite place in Nairobi for souvenir shopping. It's a bit more expensive than the open air craft markets but refreshingly hassle free. There's a good selection of items including a stall outside run by an organization that supports street children. The food is good and reasonably priced. There is ample free car parking.

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stopped here for lunch (which was delicious and very filling - big portions), only had a short amount of time for browsing in the shop. Could have used at least another 1/2 hour or more for looking at all the wonderful items they have for sale - super variety to choose from, didn't even get to all the rooms (including... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Brilliant place. Not cheap but very good quality of handicraft sold here. The restaurant attached is very good with nice varied menu and good service., Spend at least one hour in the shop so you dont miss anything. Textiles from Mail were my favourites.

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East London, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great selection Good prices Lovely atmosphere Huge variety - bags, shoes, clothing, kitchen, bathroom, kids toys. Don't miss the Street Boys Art section outside the main house - beautiful work produced by very talented street children You'll need at least an hour to grouse around. Lovely spot for coffee or lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped here after the Sheldrick / Giraffe centre to get some lunch. I wasn't expecting such a cosy and lovely cafe with nice simple international food. The lit fireplace and the furniture added to the quaint atmosphere. We didn't do any shopping so it's great if anyone just wants to eat.

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Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had heard positive reviews about this place and was glad I added it to my itinerary - not only on the front end of the trip, but also on the back end after I had seen what the curio shops along the way had to offer. The quality and variety of what they sell is fantastic. The prices may... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had a long layover in Nairobi after climbing Kilimanjaro and this was my first "real" meal after the climb and it was great way to be introduced to Kenya. This is a quite restaurant with great food. The service was outstanding and everything I saw looked delicious. It was close to the Giraffe center and was great relaxing lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our group were looking for the wooden hand crafts from Kenyan from our family but we found only the way too expensive one at shops along the way from Mara to Nairobi. So, we looked up from Tripadvisor and found this place. This place is worth going for Hassel free shopping. The place is quite big with two stories offering... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Shopping for local artcrafts and handcrafts is an adventure in nairobi, but in this center, you can find many things and their prices on each... from tshirts to artwork, from bags to tableware, and prices are reasonable, pay. With credit card,,,

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