We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 324 Nairobi Restaurants


Forest Rd | Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
Improve this listing
Ranked #179 of 324 Restaurants in Nairobi
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Near Victoria furniture/Southern Sun Hotel
Write a Review

24 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We have visited Zeffarano's a number of times and are always greeted warmly. Originally, we were attracted to the restaurant by an advertisement indicating that a jazz group would be playing. However, on no occasion have we ever seen a jazz group there. That aside, we have been impressed by the spaciousness and decor of the restaurant, which as one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Made reservations for a friend’s birthday party which was professionally handled by Nick. They even allowed the birthday cake to be delivered directly to them. This was a plus as most people would not even let us bring in the cake. The ambience is fantastic. We sat on the balcony for sundowners and later moved in for dinner. The food... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Service is slower than the traffic on Uhuru Hwy. Only the starters are really decent food. Nothing is worth the money here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Discovered this restaurant purely by accident as It was valentine's and all the regular places were booked in advance and a girl has got to eat. Unfortunately dinner was restricted to a pre-set three course menu for the (Valentine's) day. The food was surprisingly delicious, I had braced myself for rather bland fare, more so because the restaurant had perhaps... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Nairobi restaurants usually deliver excellent food and good value for money - zafferano did not. The setting is nice but the food was bland. We were very confused when ordering off the menu and asked if we were really sure if we wanted that item because most diners that ordered it were disappointed with it. We couldn't help but wonder... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had heard of Zafferano before in good light so I convinced my wife last saturday to give it a try. When we walked in the ambience was good though the place was quite empty and it was heading to 7pm. We assumed it would fill up as the evening went so we took a balcony seat to enjoy the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

when you walk in, you think - wowe, this place has potential. then you look around, 6 diners on an evening dinner in a restaurant that can seat more than 60! first sign that things are not looking good. The starters, were not the best - oysters definitely not fresh, and no clue about the accompanying sauces. mains were beyond... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
mill valley, california
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I knew I was in the right place when I walked into Zafferano and spotted the manager, an Italian-looking man (I am from Italy and we kinda recognize each other!). Finally, I told myself, some food I can relate to (even though the foods on the safaris were absolutely wonderful and unexpected). I wasn't disappointed at all. True to its... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

If you lack a place to go to, don't mind eating in bit's and your pocket is accomodative, you tongue will certainly enjoy itself, that much I can guarantee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

After a long day of travel my family joined me for dinner at Zafferano in the Parklands area of Nairobi. After dealing with the culture shock that accompanies arrival we were all pleasantly surprised by the sohisticated decor and cusine of Zafferano. While it was too cool to eat on the covered patio (restaruant is on the 3rd floor of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Zafferano also viewed

Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Been to Zafferano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Zafferano?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing