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Rolf's Place

Maasai Lodge Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254202022272
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Ranked #125 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: European, Italian, International
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
New Delhi, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A small restaurant nestled in mountainous terrain overlooking a narrow valley and connected by monkey bridge. The place is a sweet getaway spot for those looking to go far from the madding Nairobi traffic. The place offers a neat place to play football or paintball.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The paintballing experience here was so much fun. There is also an open field for playing soccer or any other game you want to. The accommodation too was awesome. I like the idea of crossing the hanging bridge to get to the place.

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Kampala, Uganda
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I knew the late Rolf when he was still chef at the InterConti at the time and was just about to leave and open his Red Bull in the heart of Nairobi. His Zuricher Geschnetzeltes was one of my favourite dishes and I kept following him from the city to the Horseman in Karen before I move to Uganda. A... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

As many of other reviewers pointed out, the road to the place is horrible. Its dirt and stone, with the bumps on every few meters, so be prepared to be shaking for few kilometers. Once you reach the place, you have to leave the car and pass the swing bridge over the gorge to actually get to the place. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

First, as noted by others, the road getting here is horrific, even in our Prado. Second, our table was given away to someone else, even though we were only 10 minutes late. Third, we had to wait an hour and a half for our food. Fourth, most of our food was disappointing, including the fattiest steak I've ever seen. I... More

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Forget, Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The dirt road close to the restaurant is interesting and shaky, generating a nice thirst. The last part of the journey to the restaurant is a rope bridge over a small valley. Our table overlooked some of the bush, and groups of baboons and other wildlife could be seen. We only had a few chips here with a one or... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Maybe i have been too many times to these places and i lost the awe for it.This is nicely situated at the edge of Nairobi National Park. Well designed, grand entree with hanging bridge and everything. The owner died a year ago or so and now it has been up for sale, no idea if that will influence the quality.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you are going to Kitengela Glass factory then Rolf's is pretty much the only place nearby to eat. So, it's also the best ...haha... for the cost of things quality was a little disappointing and sometimes they don't have things available -not surprising, it is so remotely located I am not sure how they stay open. However out of... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

You park your car and walk across a gorge on a (slightly) swaying suspension bridge, to the hotel. The restaurant is on a windswept verandah that overlooks the gorge you've crossed on your way in and then further ahead, the Nairobi National Park. The restaurant is a few kilometres outside town, so it's best for lunch on weekends. The service... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was excited to be invited to a special dinner here but found the food to be very disappointing. The waiters did not get our order correct, the food that was ordered was so tough it was inedible. Many of the menu items we were told were not available. The waiters started clearing the placemats off the table before we... More

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