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101 East Manyani Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #57 of 321 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The best French restaurant in town! The perfect place for gourmands, serving a special "gourmet menu" on Fridays. The French Michelin-star chef always come out to chat with the guests. Food is superb! Tasteful interior and a lovely setting in a tranquil garden. Non-expensive: Friday gourmet menu (5 courses) only 3000 KSH per person. For further opinions, look at the bottom of the Eatout-page. Should definitely be included on Tripadvisor and I am sure it would quickly get listed as one of the best restaurants in town!
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Good food from an extensive French menu (including several core dishes from French cuisine), very attentive staff, good (if expensive) selection of wines. There is a business lunch menu (though we went in the evening so can't really comment on that). Location is slightly strange, as it shares a building with a hairdresser, quit smoking therapist, spa and dress-maker, but... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Have been to this restaurant for lunch and for dinner on a couple of occasions, the food has been consistently very good. The staff are very attentive and helpful and the the outside patio area is such a pleasant place to sit. Can definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I'm Belgian, living in Nairobi, and Ambiance was one of the best restaurant I went to in Nairobi. nice decors, nice and fine food. They have nice soup. I will go back to try the bouillabaisse, the duck, the foie gras,... When you go to this place your are i Kenya but with a taste of France in your mouth..

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Rochester, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I had late night dinner with three friends. On this occasion there was another couple in the restaurant. We enjoyed the attentiveness we received since it was not a busy evening. Since it was a chillier night they brought those large pot fire warmers closer to our table and the waiter was quick to assist us with placing our purses... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Went to Ambiance for about the 5th time today and it evades me why this place is always empty. The food is superb - as far as I know it is the only place in Nairobi that you can get foie gras cooked perfectly. This alone deserves recognition! The outdoor seating is lovely and really makes you feel like having... More

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Nairobi and Mombasa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This restaurant is expensive. The food is nice. The decor is good... and almost everything is Ambience branded. The place was pretty empty. Aside from our table just one other couple. I don't think this place is aimed at Kenyan Middle Class customers, just the expenses claiming ex pats. Also servings were small. Beautifully presented. But small. And it seems... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Secure compound. Attractive environment. I enjoy the food immensely. Only complaint - restaurant has been nearly empty on each of my visits. Enjoyed it when hosting a private party. Found the emptiness to be uncomfortable when meeting just a few friends.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The ambiance in this restaurant is fantastic and great for conversations. The french food has great flavours and is delicately cooked by the owner chef. It is in a quiet part of lavington and is one of those cool places for a small party of 30. What a hidden gem that is not well known.

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