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Havana Bar & Restaurante

Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed my evening

Met some local clients there for some beers and light chow. Snack food was really good and a good m ix of locals and tourist. nicely situated with a couple of pubs close together.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was looking for something easy going and relaxed so I went here. The food was well presented and tasted great. Friendly service.

Thank Dev G
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some local clients there for some beers and light chow. Snack food was really good and a good m ix of locals and tourist. nicely situated with a couple of pubs close together.

Thank G_I_B_8
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to Nairobi on business 4 to 5 months a year and I always stay in Westlands and always go to Havana for food (most lunch times). Can't fault it! Bar doesn't have too much light but don't worry too much about this.

Thank andym53
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have had late lunches in the well lit lounge upstairs, pleasant. Also a few nights out, far from the madding crowd. Last week after a few cold beers I discovered the ladies room had liquid soap in a bowl for us to dip fingers into. Quite the grossest thing on this planet. Worse still, given the 24hour nature of our... More 

Thank CiruJune
Nairobi, Kenya
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice music, great food and service. Nice small tucked place along busy Westlands street. It's good to go to an establishment where they know what they're doing. Never disappoints. I love going in the evenings for a drink or meal with friends.

Thank smwelu
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

People are often surprised to hear how good the food here is! Steaks are really good (the beef wellington was a standout), and the tex-mex is not bad. Service can be very slow, so don't arrive too hungry. Cocktails are decent, but not great.

Thank AMers27
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Place is top! Good crowd, chilled atmosphere Dj spin's good classics on the wheels of steel. I'm in NBO every 2 weeks and this is a must every Thursday for a ThrowBack. Much better than Gypsies for the day of the week KeepGrooving

2 Thank Bav C
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Lovely place for late night drinks...and food. Service is good considering that the place gets packed. They should consider investing in outdoor heaters though, because it gets pretty packed, and we had to sit outside. Great music, excellent cocktails!!!

3 Thank Kenyana9
Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

2 Thank Ecovagabond
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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

We are very sorry to hear Magdalena's experience at Havana. We are still glad though that you enjoyed the service by our 'lovely' waitresses and you danced for some hours, but still the DJs action spoiled what would have otherwise been a fantastic evening. We are sorry for this and have taken it up with the contracted entertainer. Please give... 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: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings


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