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Havana Bar & Restaurante

Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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Ranked #106 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lively bar and restaurant featuring good selection of bar snacks, grills and seafood. Open 7 days a week from noon til late. Free wifi.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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

Sandton, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you are into cheap and nasty this is the place for you, that said the drink is not cheap but the area and bar is.

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

We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations. More

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This place is very popular with expats and is located in a great location in westlands. Not far from other great pubs like gypsies and black diamonds. A busy place where you always end out on the street, chilling and meeting people. Differently on my hit list when I visit Nairobi.

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Ordered the rack of lamb and the meat tasted like it was a day old and was very tough. The mojito was watered down and had to send it back.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

This place is popular place among the expats on Thursdays and weekends, walking distance from Gipsies, where crowd can spill over till the other side of the street as mentioned by some staff. But, I have been here several times for lunch. They have good selections on the menu and would recommend their quiche with mushroom ( we had second... More

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

Thanks for the encouraging review. We apologise for the snag with the credit card terminal, we have a new wireless device and this works a lot better. More

Vancouver
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Havana is tucked inconspicuously on a Westlands side street, which only adds to the awesomeness of its low-key character and chill vibes. Dinner was excellent, great value at under 1000 shillings a plate for generous portions of properly prepared meat and tex-mex. Funky artwork adds to the character, especially upstairs in the smokers' lounge. Service was a little slow, but... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Great atmosphere, great food and great prices. Always a busy / fun / party atmosphere. With a lovely hidden den of a restaurant at the back.

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