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All 343 Nairobi Restaurants

Open House Restaurant

Ring Road Parklands, Opp The Mall | Centro House, Westlands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
+254 727 726345
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Ranked #4 of 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: At Open House Restaurants, we believe that Fine Indian Cuisine comes from a delicate balance of succulent food, authentic ambiance and personalised service. So when you walk into our doors, be ready to experience a connucopia of indian flavours, whilst being transported into our traditionally set surroundings. Feel free to enquire about your taste preference or take suggestion from our experienced staff. Enjoy!
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This has the best curry in the whole world. Wonderful friendly service. If you are a visitor to Nairobi, this is a must to know what the locals love to eat.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Definitely the best Indian restaurant in Nairobi. Don't be put off by the shabby exterior, or the pull of the more famous Haandi restuarant across the road in Westlands mall. Open House's food is truly excellent: fresh, subtly spiced, and not too rich. Ginger prawns are a must. Get there early as it gets very crowded.

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

For starters, the fact that this place is primarily patronized by Indian (ethnically) families is a good thing. The food is pretty legit and the atmosphere is cozy if a little cheap and cheerful. Like most any restaurant in Nairobi, the staff here also tend to dote -- invisible and efficient is unthinkable -- and may repeatedly move the same... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Without doubt the best Indian in town with a solid food selection and efficient and very polite service. Always full, mainly Indian patrons, and they should know. Not pocket friendly these days - as taxes are added on top. Long gone are the days Open House was a simple curry take-away along Muthithi Road know as the 'Den'. Great place.

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Nairobi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The service was very good, and the food was wonderful. It was nice to enjoy a tasty meal. I would recommend dressing up a bit. We went in jeans and t-shirts and felt a bit out of place. It is a little bit expensive, but completely worth it! I would recommend the vegetarian paneer and the house ice cream!! We... More 

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HCMC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Open House, Hashmi's, Diamond Plaza Food court - that is my order of good indian food. People say Haandi's, I say Open House. But, this is just my opinion. Get the ginger mushroom and the paneer chili...awesome!

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is perhaps the only restaurant in Nairobi (or perhaps all if Kenya) where table rotation take priority over a leisurely dinner. The manager is quite anxious to get new customers in that he wants the existing ones to finish their dinner in a hurry and get out. The quality is not all that exceptional anyway. Not a restaurant I... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Very pleasant curry house eatery in Karen at the Nakumatt Crossroads mall. Great food, great service, reasonably priced, what more can one want in a curry house.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Like many good restaurants, you have no idea how good this is until you go beyond the front door. This is a popular place and you need to book. The food is excellent. Service prompt and efficient. I felt comfortable and very well fed here! Also positioned close to the Sankara hotel.

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Johannesburg
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I always try to have a meal here on my frequent trips to Nairobi. If you enjoy Indian cuisine, you will not be disappointed!

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Additional Information about Open House Restaurant

Address: Ring Road Parklands, Opp The Mall | Centro House, Westlands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 727 726345
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Indian

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