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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bamboo @ Zen

Had Sunday lunch in the inside restaurant, the Bamboo side. Usually, i find the services here slow and not very responsive. however, this time my wife and i were pleasantly surprised. the waiter was very very friendly and attentive, and we complimented his services greatly. pity i didn’t take his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2012
RHSG
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Had Sunday lunch in the inside restaurant, the Bamboo side. Usually, i find the services here slow and not very responsive. however, this time my wife and i were pleasantly surprised. the waiter was very very friendly and attentive, and we complimented his services greatly. pity i didn’t take his name, would have been nice to mention him. We had... More 

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Co. Donegal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We spent a wonderful evening with 2 friends at this superb restaurant. The food is Asian fusion - Chinese, Thai, and Japanese dishes. Staff are very attentive and most helpful. The service was impeccable, and our every wish was catered for. Initially, we were given a table inside, but it was quite noisy, given there were many other diners and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Zen Garden wants to be seen as the posh choice and, indeed, it attracts affluent guests for a reason that remains beyond my comprehension. Yes, the decor is nice, so is the location in one of the nicest parts of Nairobi. The staff are friendly and efficient. The place is well planned and the space between tables offers sufficient privacy.... More 

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shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

We would like to apologise for your poor experience at Zen. Your issues with all the food have been passed on to our specialist chefs and kitchen staff and we are working towards improving in all the areas you have highlighted. Kind Regards Zen Garden Management More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I have been to this restaurant a few times now - quality of food is good (although a bit pricey...). Last experience was on Saturday (a public holiday day). Went with family. As soon as we drove in we hear an horrible loud "disco music" NOISE, accompanied by a electric saw noise coming from the neighbours... We found our reserved... More 

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Nairobi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great food at the Thai Restaurant but Coffee shop menu a bit boring and expensive. Beautiful gardens

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London, United Kingdom
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256 reviews 256 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We decided to visit Zen Garden (/Bamboo restaurant) on a whim on a Sunday evening and we were pleasantly surprised. Their website says they start serving at 7 but we fancied a cocktail before dinner so we called to see if we could go earlier. Turns out they start serving at 6pm and they're happy for you to turn up... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Bamboo restaurant is amazing! Lovely menu and very good value for money. (that doesn’t mean it’s cheap though). Their menu is offers a range of interesting option which are quite unique and different from your typical oriental restaurant in Nairobi. And very vegetarian friendly. Their wine list is good too offering some pocket friendly options… We were there for dinner... More 

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Taibon, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Zen garden is such a great place to relax during the weekend or when you just want to get away from the hustle of Nairobi life, quiet sorrounding, green, green, green, peace and quiet, good food! I loved it there!

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Went there for some tea and bites. It is a very nice place and calming too! Food was tasty and clean and good portions. Friendly staff!

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Mombasa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Beautiful location, very zen decoration. The food we had a variety of dishes, all taste wonderfuly, served in a special dishes All yammmmmmy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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