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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
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Get fed in under 5 minutes!

Great traditional foods (I highly recommend the Osuga), & the fact that food never takes more than 5 mins to be in front of u is always going to be a plus!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2012
chala116
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Nairobi
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  • Local cuisine
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Bellflower, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The place was clean and nice. The menu was a little limited but from what I was told we went at a late time so that meant limited food selection. But the food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Probably my favourite restaurant in Nairobi serving good quality food at a very good price. The restaurant( K'osawei to the locals) serves traditional kenyan food and is eaten the traditional way (with your hands). The fried fish (Tilapia) served with Ugali and Katchumbari is best I have tasted at 500 Ksh for everything. If you want real Kenyan food you... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Great traditional foods (I highly recommend the Osuga), & the fact that food never takes more than 5 mins to be in front of u is always going to be a plus!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This a perfect choice if you want to taste local dishes. It has a number of options, from brown ugali, to local vegetables and traditional fish. These are some of the dishes that, to many of us, can only be associated with our grandmothers because we have long forgetten how to make them or how they taste. The prices are... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were looking for somewhere to eat authentic African food and also to hear some live music. We found both here although the music was more jazz/reggae than African but it was still an enjoyable meal and the music was not too loud. We had the fried fish (tilapia) with ugali (maize flour) and ate with our fingers the traditional... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The food is really delicious especially their signature fish and ugali. For any one who would like to taste the luo traditional food at its best, i recommend Ronalo restaurant.The food will cost you between Ksh 500/- to 600/-per plate including a drink. The only down side with this place is that its a little crowded.Other than that, its very... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Good quality African/local food at an affordable price Tasty as well. The athola with brown ugali is to die for is you are a lover of african food. The servings are however not "filling"

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

It's so popular with locals ! It's a large restaurant, yet, always full! It has a large outdoor area, and live band area. Food is ok, all Kenyan trads, fish is the best. Even some VIP comes here to eat. For grilled fish, veggie, Kenyan crape looking bread and kenyan beer with elephant on it ... All these were $12. ... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

An oasis in the middle of Nairobi. If you want real local food at great prices then go here. They told me the President often stops by lunchtime. I can see why. Lovely food. Try the Mutoke

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Has best traditional food in town - fish/ugali tumbukiza/chapati madondo/surwa....

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Additional Information about Ranalo Foods

Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 770 785897
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: African

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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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