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The Chancery | Valley Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Just up Valley Rd from the Pan Afric hotel - there is also another one in...
Just up Valley Rd from the Pan Afric hotel - there is also another one in Nairobi, but I have not been to that one.
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Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Somthing's not right

My family and I have been die hard fans of China Plate for years, more so when they had their Westlands outlet. We've continued patronising them despite their current location at the Chancery being a little out of our way and inconvenient. CP has always had superb grilled chicken and this was their... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Geoffrey L
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family and I have been die hard fans of China Plate for years, more so when they had their Westlands outlet. We've continued patronising them despite their current location at the Chancery being a little out of our way and inconvenient. CP has always had superb grilled chicken and this was their hallmark at the Westlands branch, their masala... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A Great place to escape to near the centre of town. Tasty food, decent quick service and a very pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Prices are on the higher side but the portions are also very big. Food is pretty tasty across the board. Good ours of business with the place being open all afternoon allowing for a late lunch without any... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ate lunch here recently. The food was good, but quite expensive. For lunch for 2 people we ordered 3 entrees with rice and paid 3800 KSH. I'm not sure if we would go again, but it was a good experience nevertheless.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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171 reviews 171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is on the first floor of an office building so the toilets are shared and they are not really immaculate. The restaurant does have the Chinese ambiance and it is pleasant to sit inside (no outdoor sitting). However, since we were the only guests for most of the time we were there, it was spooky occasionally. No music, no... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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229 reviews 229 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have always liked the food at China plate but the prices have gone so high. One dish was over 20 dollars. The waiters are old and a bit slow. I think they have now priced themselves to a point where I will look elsewhere

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

we called to book a reservation on the 14th of Feb and were told it was ok,on reaching there the place was jam parked and had to sit in the waiting area for about 45 minutes to get a table!the food was just ok nothing to call home about

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The service was so good but the food was just terrible we ended up packin for take away after only two bites then had to through it all coz it all tasted that bad.i never through away food but these was just so bad.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I visited this restaurant over 12 years ago and remember the food being a lot better. This may be because I have eaten some of the best Chinese food in Vancouver,BC and tried to draw a comparison.The rice under cooked and spicy beef just okay.The staff were attentive and service excellent don't think this is enough for me to go... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Chinese food is the most adaptable in the world. So looking for Authentic Chinese food? China maybe? I can't vouch for the authenticity of the Chinese food here. But who cares, Good food is good food. This place for what it is, it be Indian-Chinese, Hakka Chinese whatshamacallit, it is fa-bu-lous. The staff is outstanding and no matter what your... More 

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nairobi
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38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Apart from the above mentioned, some of the other food are quite lovely. The lobster was excellent too. We order the roasted chicken with poussin chips when we go as a big family and are never disappointed. The manager Shamir is doing a fantastic job. Range of chilli sauces are delicious and of course spicy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Chancery | Valley Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Just up Valley Rd from the Pan Afric hotel - there is also another one in Nairobi, but I have not been to that one.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?