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The Phoenician

The Junction Mall | Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
020 3741524
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Ranked #56 of 320 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Although sushi and Lebanese food is a weird pairing, you won't regret trying it out. The sushi is amazing, especially the platters and boats! There are two different menus depending whether you eat inside or outside, but you can always order off of both.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Thank God The Phoenician is back in Westlands. The food was super-we had both Lebanese and Japanese, and were not dissapointed by either!!!

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nairobi
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a joke of a restaurant . The food does not look or taste lebanese at all . The japanese is mediocre at best. The mains are all above 1400 so be prepared for a hefty bill. This review is of the new branch at westlands

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was the best meal of my life i went with my friends and ordered a bit of everything from pizzas to sushi it was all superb.

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Nairobi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great sushi, but the rest of the menu leaves something to be desired. Outside seating is available and it is great. The drinks menu is seriously overpriced and the drinks are that great. Service is OK.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visit The Phoenician regularly. At first we were put off / suspicious about the fact it is a Lebanese / Japanese restaurant - not a combination you see very often. We only ever eat Japanese there and it is very good. The designer rolls are quite novel and worth a try, the sushi is always good and fresh and... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Bland over-priced food in a boring looking setting in a shopping mall. I was not convinced by the ingredients freshness/quality. On a positive note the waiters were poilite.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

As regular clients of the Phoenician, we are yet to be disappointed with the food quality. A little bit on the pricey side, but it makes a nice change.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband and I went here a while back -we particularly enjoyed the Japanese aspects of the menu -the tempura and the sushi. I had a Lebanese entree, which wasn't bad -just not as notable. It is pricy, but the ambiance is great. Service was excellent. Would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was a bit bummed when they relocated from Westlands and thought the change in management would affect the quality of food and service but that hasn't changed. The sea food is fresh, and makes for an all round value for money meals there.

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