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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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  • 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
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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London, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 42 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 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Loved the food and the ambience. The artwork on the walls is weird and interesting. Always great first stop when having a night out. Worth doing regularly!!

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Mauritius
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a fun place...located on "Electric Avenue" where it gets so busy from Thurs-Sun that the crowd spills on to the road. Service is great, crowd is fun & interesting....locals and expats mix well here.

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The World
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food is great! The music is loud and thrilling. The mix of people is the best! Try the specialty drinks, they are sure to please.

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

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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic

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