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Tokyo Restaurant Karen

Kolloh Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
0722485556
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Ranked #160 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Korean, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 10 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi. Our founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, who is one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business. Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country. We recently closed our Karen branch and opened a new branch in Kolloh Road, Lavington, which will now be our main and only branch. We are open for dinners only for now, but expect to do the grand opening in September.
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It does what it says on the tin - it is a relaxed, friendly, down-to-earth establishment. The food is good. It is not posh or pretentious. It is kid and family-friendly. It is a large restaurant, but still possible to have intimate dinners. It has always been consistent. We will go again.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't go here very often... Shame really as it is just down the road.... The staff are always pleasant and willing... The food can be hit or miss... The presentation is not good.. Comes in bowls and is cold by the time you get to trend.. What's wrong with the burners to keep it warm..the decor of the restaurant is... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We used to eat Japanese food in Nairobi and has better restaurant than this, we didn't like the miso soup, the sushi and sashimi wasn't as we liked, best to use other Japanese restaurant in Nairobi.

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Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a lovely tepenyaki and good quality sushi. I recommend this restaurant for family meals - lunch or diner. The waiters are friendly and the manager is always ready to take you through the menu. If you want to experience Japanese cuisine, try Tokyo restaurant in Karen- Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My family and I came here for lunch and it was a disaster. If you want Japanese food in Karen, then Haru is a much better choice or go to Furasato in town. The problem in Tokyo started with the green tea which consisted of tasteless tea bags instead of loose tea leaves. Not a good sign for a quality... More 

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Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food is always spot on... the service is lovely and the owner is on hand to say hi and see how you are!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Teppanyaki, the experience of a meal cooked on the hot table is always a joy to the eyes and flavour, as both eyes and mouth can delight. The food was rather good and tasty. The staff was very friendly. There is an outside garden which should be a great place to relax, outside this rainy season.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

My family and I regularly visit the restaurant, which has loads room for kids to roam, cheap wine and a great choice of food. The sushi and sashimi platters are a great favorite.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great value for money...not necessarily the best in Japanese. If you like Sushi and Sashimi - try out their Sushi and Sashimi Platters. Quiet ambience. Good place to go with kids since their gates are always closed and the guard can be taken into consideration to look after your kids while you are busy savouring your food.

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Rochester, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great place for a refreshing lunch in Karen. The Korean dishes are a great treat as are the less flashy Japanese dishes. A pub-like setting and good hosts. The decor may make dinner a bit dreary but the food remains the star.

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Address: Kolloh Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
Phone Number: 0722485556
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Korean, Asian fusion

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