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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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Ranked #201 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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55% Recommend
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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4 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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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Oh what a location these people have overlooking the Nairobi National Park and one of the most romantic places in Nairobi to take your loved one(s) for dinner, however the sad part is that the dinner itself is very very bad. I didn't like it a bit and let the assistant manger on duty know of how we felt. And... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The food my husband and I ate here was simply bad. We ate at the buffet. The service was lovely, and the view was nice, but of the four appetizers, two entrees, and 3 desserts we tried, only two (a passion fruit dessert and a tomato soup) were worth eating.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We went there with a colleague after a lengthy meeting at Yaya centre and for sure they had Great Live Entertainment for a weekday & Freshly brewed Beer! There WCs are also pretty modern and neat!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The big five are amazingy located providing an incredible view of the Nairobi Nationla park. Just Imagine catching a glimpse of of Giraffe or some wild Bufalo, perhaps a Lion. There is nothing for miles other than the African Savanah for miles. Imagine people goign to Masai Mara for such a Lunch or breakfast while all this is available right... More

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