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The Phoenician

Lebanese
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The Junction Mall | Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
020 3741524
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and excellent service

I lived two years in Nairobi and used to go regularly to the Phoenician. Don't hesitate to go the restaurant on the third floor instead of the one on the ground floor The ambiance is quaint and the tables are well placed so you can either have a romantic dinner or a social one with a group of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Nadiapurple
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London
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I lived two years in Nairobi and used to go regularly to the Phoenician. Don't hesitate to go the restaurant on the third floor instead of the one on the ground floor The ambiance is quaint and the tables are well placed so you can either have a romantic dinner or a social one with a group of friend. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Having moved back to Nairobi we were keen to revisit Phoenician as we both love sushi and Lebanese. It's a shame they've given up their outdoor space downstairs because it's nice to sit outside and their balcony can feel cramped. This time we had sushi for lunch, and we enjoyed it. It was a shame that they didn't have ANY... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Chose from the Lebanese menu and it was tasty and reasonably priced. The Hummus was freshly made and they have great home made pickles. Interesting wine list (ever tried Moldovan Merlot?). Staff were friendly and attentive. Will come back soon to try the Japanese .

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Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Junction Mall | Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 020 3741524

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese

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