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The Chancery | Valley Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent food, friendly owner great service and ambience

Large portions great variety of dishes found large sized portions to large for and settled for the small sixed portions. Sea food very good especially squid in black bean sauce. prawns also excellent

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Bob T
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours,hungry,tired and frustrated.I was not I impressed with the place the last time and reluctantly got off the road and popped into China Plate.Most Szechwan dishes are spicy so I ordered the Szechwan Mutton with vegetable fried rice.The mutton had an odd sweet taste and not at all what I expected.I had a... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It is rare I write a bad review but I feel that I was so ripped off that others need to be aware. My food was good and I would return to eat again if it was based solely on food quality. However, paying £40+ for a meal for one (including a couple of soft drinks) is excessive; I fear... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Large portions great variety of dishes found large sized portions to large for and settled for the small sixed portions. Sea food very good especially squid in black bean sauce. prawns also excellent

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Generous portions of well prepared and very tasty food made for a very good dining experience. Highly recommend the foil wrapped prawn appetizer dish. Toffee Banana was also excellent dessert. This is the best Chinese food we have had in Nairobi. Surprised it was as quiet on a Saturday night, so hope people read this and frequent the restaurant.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Its been 2 years since i last dined here... pleasantly surprised indeed... the shrimp in foil as a starter for sea food lovers is a must. Done in Garlic and chili oil... its simply yummy... we had chicken wings, hong kong chicken, beef in green peppers amongst others... must say... we were aurprised with the bursting individual flavours. The Ambiance... More 

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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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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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