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Havana Bar & Restaurante

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Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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  • 38
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
fun evening dinner

Cozy restaurant & bar, good quality food with a fun atmosphere. Ate the calamari starter & chicken fajitas for main, both very tasty and well presented, along with reasonable pricing. certainly worth a visit if out in Westlands for the evening or staying in a hotel close by, the Sankara is a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
dave2105
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is on of my favorite restaurants. I have been here for dinner many times and was never disappointed. A good variety of Cuban dishes. Best calamari ever and usually I go for seafood. Good value for money and good service. On Thursday its famous for expat mingle so it does get crowed later in the evening

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went there with my friends and the waitresses were lovely but what dissapointed me was the dj...so we danced for hours to the same music which i didnt mind...so after some time i went to the dj to ask him if thats the only music they play...first he shush me with a finger..and i thought ..its okay he must... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I stopped by one afternoon for drinks. The place had a very nice atmosphere. Me and my friend ordered a Quesadilla and a potato dish as finger food, which were excellent. I'm not much of a seafood fan, but that seemed to be a specialty of the place. I wish I'd had a chance to go back in the evening.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went to the bar only- there is a restaurant at the back. The bar is reasonably lively and attracts a mixture of expats and locals - good place to meet a group of friends but not necessarily a place where you socialise outside your circle. The drinks are good and well priced (double G&T approx. $4.5). There are two... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Cozy restaurant & bar, good quality food with a fun atmosphere. Ate the calamari starter & chicken fajitas for main, both very tasty and well presented, along with reasonable pricing. certainly worth a visit if out in Westlands for the evening or staying in a hotel close by, the Sankara is a very short walk away.

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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice place to hang out for drinks after work, good mix of music. The waiters are friendly. Food is average. Beers are chilled. This place also starts buzzing during weekends. Been there twice in a week Would definitely visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cool happening bar next to another clubby bar in central Nairobi, nice mix of of crowd, 2 floors, good service, great for late night frolics

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I love this place. I ended up here during my first night in Nairobi. And more than 3 years later I'm still here every week (especially on Thursdays). There's always a good mix of people. Great atmosphere. Good music. Excellent food. Super-friendly staff. And of course a great selection of drinks. I wish there was more places like this in... More 

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

Thanks for your review JimmyGee. We are pleased to hear we remain your favourite bar in Nairobi. We will strive to do all to keep it that way. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there for dinner and drinks on a Friday after work. The food was very good and so was the music. When time to pay for drinks the card machine had stopped working despite us paying twice before for the meal. It was such a shame how badly the cashier and the waitress handled the situation when at first we... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and ambience. If our service levels did not meet your expectations we do apologise for your negative experience. Please note that on that particular day there was a problem with the credit card terminal and we did advise customers about this by placing notices on each table.... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

By far the best Mexican (Cuban?) food in town! I highly recommend coming and getting a table in the back, past the bar. I ordered the fajitas and satisfied my craving for south of the boarder food for awhile. All of my friends raved about their food (curry to fish to steak).

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

Thanks for taking time to review Havana Bar in Westlands. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you like the food and in particular the Fajitas. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 4450653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene

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