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Oro Restaurant and Lounge

International, Mediterranean
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Statehouse Crescent | Off Statehouse Avenue, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
+254-202635556
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7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Description: ORO Restaurant and Lounge NairobiDark wood, hints of gold, subtle lighting...
ORO Restaurant and Lounge NairobiDark wood, hints of gold, subtle lighting and a sense of intimacy are your invitation into ORO. Meaning ‘Gold’, ORO is Nairobi’s newest Oasis. Located in the tranquil suburb of State House it offers an escape from the city bustle. Exuding subtle elegance it provides the perfect atmosphere for a convivial catch up or romantic dinner and is ideal for Lunch or an after work drink for those working in the CBD and its environs.
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Warm ambience

Apart from the super efficient staff at Oro, the food is very tasty. The presentation of the food is attractive to the eye. And the ambience makes one just want to stay on and on. The menu is very creative and they must have an excellent chef executing it. I'm definitely going back and spreading... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2014
CAROLINE O
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Apart from the super efficient staff at Oro, the food is very tasty. The presentation of the food is attractive to the eye. And the ambience makes one just want to stay on and on. The menu is very creative and they must have an excellent chef executing it. I'm definitely going back and spreading the word!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've been trying out quite a few restaurant here in Nairobi but I must say that ORO is by far one of the most efficient and (as title) OUTSTANDING! Service was impeccable, food is amazing and the waiters are very polite and efficient. If I had to suggest, go for the stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon... Simply DELICIOUS!!!

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jean Marie C, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on Oro. It is always a pleasure receiving such positive comments from our guests, and we are delighted you had the chance to taste our Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon…always a favorite! The Oro team is looking forward to hosting you again soon. With kind regards, Valentina More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We have been at Oro a couple of times before this when they were still relatively new and it was great. Not sure if the laziness bug has caught up with them or they were just having a bad day this time round. Decided to have lunch there on Sunday, 23rd Feb. There was only one other person in the... More 

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Nonoks, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Oro. We would sincerely like to apologize to you and your guest for the poor experience you had with us on Sunday. As you had clearly mentioned, the restaurant only had one other guest at the time you placed your order; however, I would like to point... More 

Devon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 8:30pm. 1 hour and 40 minutes later we left having not eaten anything. It's nairobi restaurant week. This is embarrasing to say the least. Nobody apologised, or said anything at any point other than 'we've had a small problem,' which was about 50 minutes into our visit. I'm assuming Oro is short for 'Orrible experience.

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Devonteacher, We would sincerely like to apologize for the unacceptable experience you had at ORO. We are committed to ensuring that you have a great experience when dining with us, and unfortunately we let you down this time. Your feedback is very much appreciated, and we have looked into the issues you have raised with our entire team. I... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Like the name of the name it is located Gem suites this place is a gem. Amazing food and very very good service from the moment you arrive. Will definately go back and recommend!!! Will be back

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Miss Kui, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and really appreciate the positive feedback regarding our service. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon at ORO Restaurant & Lounge! With warm regards, Valentina More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

After researching lunch locations in Nairobi and finding many positive reviews of Oro I decided to recommend it for my business lunch yesterday. It was the best choice. The location (although probably better set up for an evening out with friends) was great. It was clean and welcoming. the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. The location... More 

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear ghanaian_in_nairobi, Thank you for your wonderful review on your experience at ORO Restaurant & Lounge. We are delighted you enjoyed your business lunch, and highly appreciate your positive feedback regarding our friendly staff and delicious food. Apologies for the difficulties in finding us; we are currently working on putting an ORO sign outside to enable our guests to find... More 

Nairobi
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Good for a girlie catch up. Staff very friendly and attentive. Outside area was nice, had lunch inside, a bit cold outside. Prices very reasonable. Inside feels very much like a hotel sadly a bit sterile, but would go again to check it out just for drinks in evening .

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear 232Truth7, Thank you for your review on your experience with us at ORO Restaurant & Lounge. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch, and we are looking forward to hosting you again soon. With Kind Regards, Valentina More 

Nairobi
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

After reading the reviews here, I decided to give it a try for my friend's birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. From the lighting as you walk in that is draped on the bamboo, to the ambiance in the restaurant and to the food. Job well done! My friend had the oriental pork ribs with chunky chips which were... More 

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear KenyanFoodCritic, We love food critics as they keep us on our toes all the times! Thanks for your review and for appreciating our food. All well noted…. We have just sent for fish knives, the floor manager is on board and the menu folder and bill folders have been designed and ordered. Looking forward to see you soon and... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

ORO which I learned means Gold in italian is a treasure for those that like a venue that has great ambiance, a sense of intimacy and service that feels very personalized. Whether at the main bar, the dining section or outdoor patio one cannot help feel their troubles slip away. With soothing lounge music, great decor and an understated elegance... More 

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Christian, thank you for having been our guest for several evenings. But also thank you for such detailed and positive review. We look forward to having you dining with us again during your next visit to Nairobi. With warm regards Valentina More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I visited this place 2 weekends ago and wait staff just disappeared on us so we walked off.I decided to give it another try and had the most enjoyable dinner today. I ordered the tomato soup and the masala fish,my wife ordered the chicken Tikka.I am not a dessert person but food was was so good a Tarrmisu dessert was... More 

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Valentina K, Manager at Oro Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we are glad that you and your wife had ‘the most enjoyable evening.’ We are glad that you loved the food and even got to try the dessert. We promise you will never have to walk off again as we have increased our waiting team to ensure that there is always a dedicated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Statehouse Crescent | Off Statehouse Avenue, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254-202635556

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean

Description

ORO Restaurant and Lounge NairobiDark wood, hints of gold, subtle lighting and a sense of intimacy are your invitation into ORO. Meaning ‘Gold’, ORO is Nairobi’s newest Oasis. Located in the tranquil suburb of State House it offers an escape from the city bustle. Exuding subtle elegance it provides the perfect atmosphere for a convivial catch up or romantic dinner and is ideal for Lunch or an after work drink for those working in the CBD and its environs.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm

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