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Mandhari Restaurant

Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
254 20 282 2000
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Ranked #58 of 300 restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The setting couldn't be more traditional- somewhat stiff atmosphere with crisp linen, hushed tones, carpeting, candle light and piano music- almost reminiscent of another era. The menu is also very traditional and we were afraid it could be a bit boring. In fact, the food was rather delicious and a flavourful surprise: from the gazpacho amuse-bouche via the crab tartare... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food here, especially the seafood. We had a business dinner for 8 people before heading to the airport and I would recommend it. Good selection of starters and main courses and reasonable choice of wine. The restaurant is upstairs from the main hotel restaurant at the Serena. In these difficult times... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have dined here 3 times and they were consistent in providing awesome service and fresh food that was superbly presented.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I cannot recall ever having had such a wonderful seafood experience on all my worldly travels. All freshly prepared and superbly presented. Sincere thanks to Executive Chef Roy and his very capable team for making the dinner such a memorable occasion, and to Joyce and Maria (and not forgetting Louis!!) for the great company.

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Luberon, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is a luxury French style restaurant within the best hotel in town, the Serena hotel. The setting is very nice and very comfortable and the service as in the rest of the hotel (except for the cafe Maghreb) is absolutely perfect. So why did I put 3 stars only? Because of wine and food! Isn't that the most important... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great service than I ever expected! Food was great too. Really awesome service from the waiters. I really enjoyed the fact that I mentioned it was a birthday dinner and they baked a cake for us and presented it with a song by the pianist. It was fun!

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Engare Nairobi, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

nothing attractive. We, japanese living in Nairobi, cook far better meal at home. I had to dine there two consecutive nights.After the first night disappoint Even interviewed the chef after the first night which took us 4hours to finish the course. He was unhappy because he couldn't perform as he hoped. The staff cook at serena were not capable to... More

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nairobi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

An astonishing experience of Japanese cuisine by executive chef Tomikawa Kaiseki. Each dish on the tantalizing nine course menu was immaculately presented leaving the dinner relishing for the next item on the menu. Both the taste and presentation showed the chef's passion for perfecting Japanese cuisine in such an artistic manner. Thank you chef Tomikawa Kaiseki for your delicious creations... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I really enjoyed this restaurant this visit. I ate here twice in the past week and on both occasions enjoyed greats service, fine food, excellent wine and to my great surprise world class cheeses ...you must try these...Brie, Camembert, blue cheeses etc...just top class. I do think they need to learn how to raise fine meats locally, but the rest... More

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nairobi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great unparallelled service and ambiance. Expect the usual great standards that Serena hotels has come to be associated with . Kudos for consistency over the years .

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