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Corner Bistro

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Raphta Road (corner with Mvuli Road) | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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They try hard...

The cocktails are great and the food's good...but the service isn't. Oh! They also ran out of ice at one point so cocktails were not offered until ice was bought from the supermarket.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
ben m
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The cocktails are great and the food's good...but the service isn't. Oh! They also ran out of ice at one point so cocktails were not offered until ice was bought from the supermarket.

Thank ben m
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I have eaten here 2/3 times in the last 2 years whilst travelling to Nairobi. The menu isn't exciting but the food is usually very good but quite slow service and little information on what is happening while you wait. The wine is expensive, but I would recommend trying it out perhaps for a romantic meal!

Thank Carole G
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Slow service, too expensive and a cockroach in the bottom of the cappuccino. Nothing special about the menu either. Never going again.

Thank Molly S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Made arrangements for my wife's birthday and Corner Affair did not disappoint. Well arranged table, with flower petals added, very good service from the waiter Sorry! forgot his name!!) good food and best of all the birthday cake complete with candles. Will definitely recommend. Thank you Team Corner Affair.

Thank Francis M
Nairobi, Kenya
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were frequent visitors to the Corner Bistro but haven't been for over two years!!! What happened!!! How could it go from so good to so bad. The pizza was terrible. Starter took over 45 min. Despite asking for the Manager, he never bothered to come over until such a time that my normally very patient husband got very mad!!!

1 Thank Amrita J
Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Decent place that seems to have changed hands (and management over the last 3-4 years. Nice atmosphere. Drinks served cold the way they are supposed to be.

Thank Djinn3
Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place has pretty good food and wine. Some of the menu items are innovative, and some are not. In an era when the Nairobi garden restaurant is fading, this place carries the flag. The ambiance if fairly good at night, and good enough during the day. My biggest complaints have always been about the speed of service and especially... More 

Thank Ross V
Nairobi, Kenya
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My first visit to Corner Affair Bistro was when they first opened and it was New Year's Eve....they unceremoniously bundled us out the door by 10.30 pm. The last time I visited, it was the same. By 10.15 pm, the waitress came to advise us that they were closing and we had to leave. We had just finished our meal... More 

Thank Shaheentherani
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place feels very relaxed. There is a clear absence of management but the staff don't seem to need it. They are attentive and friendly not because anyone is making them be, but because they are genuinely great people. I have been here many times and will return because of the friendly atmosphere. I hope that the staff who make... More 

1 Thank 517buffy9
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been here multiple times. First time was for a business lunch and their alarm kept going off. Doesn't really make for the most audible conversation. The sandwich I had was great. Very fresh. 2nd time was dinner with a friend. They had set the tables and my plate was dirty. I pointed it out to the waiter who... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Raphta Road (corner with Mvuli Road) | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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  • Cuisine: International

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