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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, Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stocking up on supplies

Good secure mall with eateries, supermarket, cash machines, souvenirs, camera store. Very similar to western countries for those traveling and needing restock supplies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Good secure mall with eateries, supermarket, cash machines, souvenirs, camera store. Very similar to western countries for those traveling and needing restock supplies.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Really liked this shopping centre. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Appreciated the food stores, the Java House, the Bata shoe store.and especially the high quality Bookstop bookstore! We have never seen such a quality collection of books for sale, particularly the Africa section. Many were university level texts that, according to the proprietor, more professors than students come to buy.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very good shopping mall, but very difficult to get parking during the day - so, unless you are going by taxi, be prepared to go round and round looking for parking!!

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Entebbe, Uganda
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I found the place very nice with an exquisite finish. It has a myriad of shops where you can buy anything from classy jewelry, clothes, gifts, souvenirs and even gym equipment. It also has a bureau de change with competitive rates. It's definitely an upscale shopping center.

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Nairobi
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I like the security, not just the bag checks at the entrances but generally there seems to be security patrolling all the floors which is good coz of the security threats we are experiencing in nairobi and Kenya in general. I LOVE the variety of shops and cafes and restaurants and their service is ok. The place is clean with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

After eating the worst food of my life for several weeks in rural Kenya, this place is a godsend. Two days prior to eating at the Yaya Center I ate dinner at Havana and another dinner at Carnivore. The food in the food court at Yaya is better than both of those. I was starving so I ordered Chinese food... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

If you want to get some great African art, go on Sunday afternoons when they have an open market in the parking lot. But, make sure you are well rested as it is quite an adventure as everyone wants to sell you something. This is not for the timid. You must know how to bargain and walk away if necessary.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

i was in form form commerce class and our teacher suggested we go and pay a visit to be able to differentiate between supermarkets, hypermarkets and whole sale shops from retail shops. he explained so many things in that when we went there i was able to love the subject again and again. this is a better place for educational... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Its basically an average shopping mall. There are better ones such as Junction which is not too far from Yaya Centre. The food court here is not very good at all.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

a fairly above average mall for the area. Has some great food spots, a few nice stores- not my absolute favorite, but not bad at all. possibly the best selection of shops that you might actually buy something in, in town. mid priced overall and some very useful stores, like hardware and bookstore...not o-lala, more practicle

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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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