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Mandhari Restaurant

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Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
254 20 282 2000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food

a favourite if a bit expensive. Staff are friendly and have attention to detail. Very good food and well presented. I prefer the pork dishes, succulent cuts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Gynocius
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a favourite if a bit expensive. Staff are friendly and have attention to detail. Very good food and well presented. I prefer the pork dishes, succulent cuts.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

What a great traditional fine dining Restuarant! From the reception drink, to the manner of service, the presentation and delivery of the delicious meal. The wine list is good. Our waiter, Ambrose, deserves a special mention! I suggest you order a side salad and see how it is presented! It would be hard to find a better Restuarant anywhere. They... More 

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Thank Craig W
Nairobi, Kenya
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I hadn't been to Mandhari in years - and they welcomed me back like an old friend. The ambience is stunning. It really is a fine dining set up. Very comfortable too. Perfect for a couple to have an intimate dinner or a group to have a celebration without one disturbing the other. The staff are great - very efficient... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The Mandhari Restaurant in the Serena Hotel in Nairobi is nothing short of outstanding. They served one of the best racks of lamb that I have ever tasted. The chef and the service staff were also eager to accommodate my celiac disease and need for a gluten free meal. This experience was a surprise and a real treat. It might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Very good service and helpful staff. They gave great recommendations that helped to make the evening a success. Great food as well. Awesome experience.

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Thank Maxwell O
Nairobi, Kenya
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

If you enjoy good food in a fine elegant surroundings complemented with background music, this is truly the restaurant. The pianist performs soft tunes as you dine and the chef has not run out of ideas. The highlight of course is the food and Mandhari is doing a great job at keeping Nairobi's fine dining scene right on top. As... More 

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Thank Janet G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

It was sea food night when I visited. Why didn’t I take a photo of the food? It’s simply frustrating that I never remember these exotic foods’ names. The least I should have done was to photograph the heaven-in-my-mouth experience, but I guess I was so taken up by the taste I forgot… I do remember however, that it was... More 

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Thank Olive N
Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Am staying at the Serena so thought of trying this restaurant, I had high expectations! given it's a fine dining place- very disappointed with the food !also, they had very limited options for desserts, I find this place to be highly overrated and bad value for money- however Service is excellent in this place and waiters are so professional! I... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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195 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I ate breakfast here 6 times and dinner twice. The breakfast buffet is a wonderful spread with so many options. They have eggs to order, waffles, pancake/crepe, and over 100 side items. I loved the fresh juice each morning. I enjoyed a dinner buffet one night and a burger and fries the other night. Everything I ate here was delicious.... More 

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Thank Laura B
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Located at the Serena hotel in Nairobi, Mandhari is undoubtedly an excellent fine dining restaraunt, really welcoming personal service and good food. It has good decor and views of the pool and the park. It is ideal for conversations while having meals. Recommended!

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  • Address: Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 20 282 2000

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