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Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi 00508, Kenya
+254 20 2713360
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 13
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  • 1
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese Restaurant Yaya Centre Food Court

Anyone visiting Yaya Centre in Nairobi should head for the Chinese Restaurant on the 2nd Floor food court. The food is generally excellent and quickly prepared. With the arrival of more mainland Chinese the 'standard' menu is being extended to include more unusual dishes. Ask for the Chinese Rice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2013
Julius P
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Nairobi
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Oakland, California
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It's a shopping center - which is not typically a place I would seek out, except that it was right next to my hotel and it had some lovely places to eat. I had 2 meals at "Java" - a chain of coffee shops throughout the city - and they were remarkably good. There are also some very nice small... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Anyone visiting Yaya Centre in Nairobi should head for the Chinese Restaurant on the 2nd Floor food court. The food is generally excellent and quickly prepared. With the arrival of more mainland Chinese the 'standard' menu is being extended to include more unusual dishes. Ask for the Chinese Rice Pudding - delicious chinese dessert made of sticky rice, raisins, dates,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I like Yaya center as it has everything including a Tattoo studio where i got my 4th tattoo! It has the Masai market in the roof every Sunday

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Mauritius
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Yaya centre is a good size mall popular with locals and expats. The mall has a good selection of shops that cover a broad range of products: fresh produce, clothing, sporting goods, shoes, leather products, chemists, bookshop with a very large variety of books on Africa, and local curios. You can even find shop selling musical instruments. Service providers cover... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A small shopping but with the essential, very clean and with a nice food court. I like the two christian shops there. Find christian music, inspirational books, bags, fridge magnets, postcards, DVDs, posters and many other items. Nice place to go.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Yaya Apartments are very overpriced. The building is presented nicely but the service appalling. Problems are not addressed or solved. It's a too bad approach. Walls paper thin and staff must hear the noise before they may THINK about doing something. It is appalling. They are constantly renovating other apartments, they call it works. The noise is so loud you... More 

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Khartoum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Yaya Centre seems a bit cleaner and more modern than some of the other malls like Sarit Centre and I can find most things I am looking for here when I come into Nairobi to stock up on special supplies. The Chemists have been extremely helpful when I contacted them to confirm that they would have my hard to find... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Super Americanized and overpriced. However, it is a convenient one-stop-shopping as there are dozens of stores and wares under one roof.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Yaya center has just about everything you need - Java House, banks, sewing notions, food, pharmacy. It is not always easy to park, but it is my favorite shopping center in Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great shops, Great restaurants. I love the quality of the merchandise i always get from there. Parking can be a bit confusing but there is plenty of it. There are also plenty of cabs who seem to know their way around the city. The security is also pretty great here..

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Additional Information about Yaya Centre

Address: Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi 00508, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 2713360
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi 00508, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2713360
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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