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Big Five Restaurant & Bar

Ole Sereni Hotel | Mombasa Road, Opposite Zain offices, Parkside towers, Nairobi 00500, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
+254 20 3901000
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Lund, Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Buffet lunch with a broad variety of tasts. I tried sashimi as a starter and it was flawless, as was the vegetarian sushi the day before. Several nice Kenyan dishes as entres, but also pasta. The dessert- and fruit table is very fresch. If you are lucky you can spot wild animals in The Nairobi National Park while enjoying your... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been a regular over the years mainly because of the view, but service is going from bad to worse. I went for the brunch and the 2 hostesses at door did not greet or smile. No waiter came to greet or ask what i want to drink so i went to buffet. The variety is good, but the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were staying at the Ole Sereni Hotel, so it was only expected that we'd have some of our meals there. The breakfast was surprisingly rather more expensive than we imagined it would be, 3000KES per person. However it was ok, with a variety of options, really good fresh juices and a spectacular view from their terrace area. If you're... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had dinner here..previously had only had entrees which were delicious...so it looked promising. .. Unfortunately we missed out on buffet as we werre time barred and so ordered from the menu...I must say for a Saturday night it wasn't too busy but the wait staff were up and down busy and it was hard to draw their attention. We ultimately... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The ambiance is really great, We really enjoyed the animals grazing nearby as we had our dinner. The place can get chilly as the evening turns into night but they have creative solutions for this. The food presentation and the waiters were good, the chicken was quite good. The only issue is that the food gets cold pretty fast because... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I made dinner reservations at the big five restaurant to celebrate my sister's birthday. The ambience and the hotel facilities are impressive. The service though did not meet our expectations. The waiters appear demotivated, tired and unresponsive. The birthday surprise was poorly executed. I wish we celebrated my sister's birthday somewhere else

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Had a review meeting with my workmates following a day in the field, i called in a day before to reserve a table and check on buffet. Though the later was not available, we simply walked in and the service was brilliant. In an hour, we had had our meal, in very sufficient portions and left for the next market... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Conveniently located only 10 minutes away from the airport. Enjoy the amazing ambiance in this new hotel restaurant with incredible outdoor seating that overlooks the Nairobi National Park. We have been here twice because we enjoy the atmosphere so much. There is no outdoor patio like this one, located right on the vast park where you can view wild animals... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The meal was brilliant. Staff were friendly and the chef did come over to say hi. One of Nairobi's finest.

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had lunch here before our flight back to Mombasa. Relaxing meal and nice views in the outside dining area. Food was decent. We used a charge card to pay for our meal and the card never left our view with the waitress bringing the hand held machine to slide our card all with no problems. The next day our... More

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