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Havana Bar & Restaurante

Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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Ranked #101 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Pub, Grill
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Thohoyandou, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Wasn't crazy about the social scene there but the food was solid. If I had more time in Nairobi, I would have turned to Havana for a dinner again.

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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great music, great atmosphere, lots of white people! Service good and personal. Great African pictures on the walls!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Arriving with a friend on a monday evening - certainly not the busiest time of the week in a restaurant - we had the choice between a nice number of tables and the long bar. We opted for a table as we were here for dinner. Service was fast and efficient, decent choice on the menu without having to go... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Like most bars in Westlands, Nairobi, the place itself is sleazy and attracts similarly sleazy customers. The decor is actually quite pleasant and includes some amusing paintings by a local artist with a penchant for curvey women, but the atmosphere is somewhat spoilt be the ubiquitous decrepit foreigners on the prawl for hookers. Clearly the management at Havana have no... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Food good, drink selection good. What more do you need! Comfortable friendly bar in the heart of Westland area. Not immediately obvious where it is (unless you are local). Close enough to Sankara to offer a decent place to spend the evening or afternoon. I visit at least once a week, never disappointed.

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HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoy our food and the atmosphere at Havana. We look forward to serving you again this week. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I always get their chicken and steak fajitas. I can't really say they are the best in town because they are the only fajitas I have had in town. But I have been here at least 5 times. I alternate getting the chicken and the steak. yum yum yum Service isn't that great. It really depends on the waitress. I... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing atmosphere if the weather is good on Thursday nights! Everybody stands outside on the road ... feels like a street festival or so! Inside a bit rustique and crowded. Do it if you happen to be around on a Tursday night and you like a little bit of party and action!

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HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Dear Travelfan thanks for visiting Havana and sharing your observations about the Thursday nights on Tripadvisor. We can't wait for the weather to get warmer and have an even livelier crowd at the outside bar. Talking of warm weather we are pleased to let you know that this year Havana will be opening a bar and restaurant in Diani. Thanks... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went to lunch here a few days ago. As you walk in it looks like a dingy bar, the lighting is very dim. I asked a woman wearing a Havana shirt at the bar if they were open for lunch, she ignored me and kept looking at her phone. Another woman came to greet us. We sat in the... More 

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HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Dear Kate, We truly apologise for your experience at Havana, waiting for your food for an hour is not acceptable. We investigated the incident and reprimanded the staff on duty. Thank you for helping us to become better. More 

Nairobi
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Havana seems to have got the word of mouth reviews. This place is usually very busy and noisy on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Mixed type of nationalities who come over for the drinks and the loud music. Food is average. Staff are there to serve. The beer glasses are not washed properly. I do not expect to go there again... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

While on a business trip I had dinner and cocktails at Havana. Nice vibe, upstairs and downstairs venue with a pleasant bohemian vibe. Good prices and will return.

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HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks Zach for your positive review of our bar. We are glad you liked the vibe. See you next time when you're in town. More 

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Additional Information about Havana Bar & Restaurante

Address: Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 4450653
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Pub, Grill

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