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Tribe Hotel | Limuru Road, The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #162 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restraunt was called Epic (which already features on Tripadvisor) and has recently re-opened as Jiko.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Grabbed the kids and my foodie friend to try the Jiko Sunday brunch (as a ritual, I don't cook from Friday through Sunday). The array was wide but was lacking in variety. For example, the savory dishes were all spicy and in some or other sauce. The seafood selection boring (prawns in shell and a few clams).The outside grill had... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Based on my experience and the reviews I've read about Jiko, it looks like they are taking the negative feedback seriously. Had a group dinner a few weeks ago and the service was a little slow but the food was delicious and the hotel and restaurant are beautiful. Went there again last night and this time it was so much... More 

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We spent our last night in Nairobi at dinner in a private room at Jiko and it was lovely.The service is great, the wine list is wonderful and features a lot of South African wines and the food is solid. The restaurant has a sultry, swanky air, which the Tribe hotel is clearly trying very hard to cultivate, and it... More 

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Datchet, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Jiko is the coffee shop/restaurant of The Tribe Hotel in Gigiri. This is a boutique hotel priced like a 5* hotel as this is one of the nearest hotel to the UN & US Embassy hub in Nairobi. My husband & I went for lunch before my flight to UK. We were expecting a daily buffet lunch but unfortunately only... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Expecting it to be busy due to the ongoing World Cup season, we were quite disappointed to see we were only one of the few tables. Jared our waiter was very good, he let us sit outside where there was a huge screening of the match which was live. Due to the onset of the chilly weather, we expected some... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The service at the jiko restaurant downstairs was excellent .However the calamari was too dry and the waiter clearly did not understand our gluten free request . The service at the upstairs lounge was terrible .The waiters were mixing the drinks and not once did I see them leave the bar .Makes me wonder who they were mixing the drinks... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

As far as reviews go, I hold no punches when it comes to culinary experiences. Especially in places I visit for the first time. I have to say the experience at Jiko offered all that is to be expected of a fine dining experience. The service was up to par, the ambience was great and the meal was divine. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I joined a colleague for breakfast at Tribe. It is a long way behind its competition (Norfolk, Serena, Sankara, Kempinski, Ole Sereni etc.), a real lack of choice / variety / selection. Yoghurt that comes in a small glass that contains around 3 teaspoons only, no bircher muesli, even the fruit selection was poor. The sausages were just dreadful, no... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not what I would expect from a restaurant in a 'boutique' hotel as the manager called it. Food was good but the service was pathetic. Waiters seemed like they were tired. The restaurant seemed keen to make us pay for what we hadn't ordered for. Items prices on the bill were inflated compared to what was on the menu card... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I've been to Jiko a number of times and have never been overly impressed except for brunch (which was lovely in the past but I'm not sure I'd return for it after last night - something has changed for the venue overall). We went again last night for Nairobi's first attempt at "Restaurant Week" and were not impressed. Ravioli starter... More 

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Address: Tribe Hotel | Limuru Road, The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: International

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