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Ranalo Foods

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Nairobi Central Business District
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Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 770 785897
Today
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Local flavours

The place is very central and offers local food. It is possible to sit outside. There is music almost every day, not bad at all, but maybe a bit too loud. The interior is a combination od students canteen and betting house, not much of a decor, with simple tables and chairs and tv screens with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2013
Lillemusen
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The place is very central and offers local food. It is possible to sit outside. There is music almost every day, not bad at all, but maybe a bit too loud. The interior is a combination od students canteen and betting house, not much of a decor, with simple tables and chairs and tv screens with football all around (I... More 

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milano
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

of course there is a wide range of choice in nairobi, and ranalo is possibly a sincerely genuine and original place. Not so easy down town. Local food in mid-buffet mode. You can assemble your dish and bring to your table. Music most of the days. Fish, meat and a good choice of vegetables, freshly cooked. A very nice option... More 

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Tehran
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by local people as a good one to feel African atmosphere and food. Beneficiaries: 1-Life music 2-Friendly African atmosphere 3-Suitable prices 4-Good quality of food 5-Located in city center 6-Polite stuff Defects: 2-Somehow very crowded 2-Low quality of service 3-Low diversity of meals Notes: 1- Wait until you can get a table in Balcony 2- Do... More 

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Paris
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59 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had read a very flattering review of this place in the Guide du Routard but it turned out to offer mediocre food, with very very limited choice, at fairly high prices. I would not recommend it.

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Canberra, Australia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Almost all the dishes are simply stewed or fried meat, which were served with chapatis. I was disappointed that there weren't more non-meat Kenyan dishes available. The meat is very tough but tastes good. The chapatis were tasty. You can also get cokes, water etc. A very helpful employees showed us how it all worked.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I always like to visit here at least once on my journey to experience real local food for local people. Don't expect anything upper class here. You go to look at the food first on the buffet style counter. You then go to pay the window and give the slips of paper to the waiter who brings it. The reviewer... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Visited today with my partner around lunchtime. Was rather quiet when we arrived so choosing where we sat wasn't much of a problem, before it gradually filled with Nairobi office staff. From there onwards, things got worse! My partner, having been there before knew exactly what she wanted to order. No menus being available on the table, I was escorted... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very nice and delicious food.Price is a bit high compared to other restaurants but it's definitely worth it!I always eat here whenever am in the city.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food is exceptional.. and especially the fish!!! ...if you love African cuisine, Ronalo is the place to be..i enjoyed every bit.

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

african food they served us was delicious, especially the nyama choma and ugali, the band music was very nice, though too loud, soft drinks are abit expensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 770 785897

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?