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Zafferano

Forest Rd | Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #153 of 300 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Near Victoria furniture/Southern Sun Hotel
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Near Victoria furniture/Southern Sun Hotel
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Nairobi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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mill valley, california
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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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.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

After reading much about this restaurant we decided to have an early Father's Day dinner. The decor and ambiance is very nice but it ends there. Our evening was punctuated with "We are sorry" by the management. The service was poor, the food was mediocre and the waiters in-attentive. We ordered a Pineapple & Mint drink which was a disaster.... More

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