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The Junction Mall | Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
020 3741524
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food and Service.

I normally have been to the 3rd floor one,severally,since their food is quite good.Love their prawn tempura and some of their Lebanese mezze.I also would recommend their grilled meat such as lamb and beef,skewered or not.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The restaurant (new location in Westlands) is behind my former office so I've been there mainly for lunch. Bento box is good value (doggy bag for sure), but it takes forever to come out of the kitchen and the staff never looks in the direction of the floor so it's nearly impossible to get their attention. Lebanese food is OK... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I bumped into the Phoenician as I waited for my friend who was rather late for a date. I sat in and twas pretty quiet..good ambience if you like your quiet like me. Service was speedy although everything was not so orderly presentation wise. A little of my teriyaki was burnt but not enough to cause a furore. My friend's... More 

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Nairobi
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I normally have been to the 3rd floor one,severally,since their food is quite good.Love their prawn tempura and some of their Lebanese mezze.I also would recommend their grilled meat such as lamb and beef,skewered or not.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

They always have good food and the service is prompt. However it bring 2015. Please get wifi and herbal teas.

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London
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Address: The Junction Mall | Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 020 3741524
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vietnamese

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vietnamese

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