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Amaica The Restaurant

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Getathuru Garden | Off Peponi road, Nairobi 00100 GPO, Kenya
+254-724-477663
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with massive variety

We went to Amaica to experience some true Kenyan food. The menu was diverse with some dishes that are way out there (fried bugs) and others being what you expect from aby top restaurant. Some of the options had a long wait time for preperation which is something to bear in mind. And sometimes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Awesome_Antz69
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Squamish, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Oh man... Terrible experience at Amaica. Trying to be adventurous, everyone on our table wanted to order the fried termites that were on the menu and the waiter came back to our table with a calabash full of nasty black burnt termites that were just unbearable to eat. We then had the taster platter with a bit of everything and... More 

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Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Misimba, Thank you for visiting Amaica and for indulging your adventurous spirit. It is most unfortunate that our Gourmet Safari did not meet your expectations. Thank you for writing in to us and we much appreciate your feedback. We are very interested in hearing more from you and would love to meet up with you and to hear firsthand... More 

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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

While visiting Nairobi we were looking for a place to try authentic Kenyan food... this place seemed promising. The restaurant is large and has great outdoor seating. When we arrived we were seated promptly and ordered drinks, which came as normal. We ordered our food and that was the end of the positive experience. We waited for ~45 minutes before... More 

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Amaica restaura... K, Owner at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It is with sincere apologies that we receive your feedback and appreciate you voicing your concern. We have since looked at what happened on the material day and we had an internal capacity problem that we have now put in place structures to resolve. We sincerely regret that your experience was... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went to Amaica to experience some true Kenyan food. The menu was diverse with some dishes that are way out there (fried bugs) and others being what you expect from aby top restaurant. Some of the options had a long wait time for preperation which is something to bear in mind. And sometimes dishes are unavailable ( if its... More 

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Amaica restaura... K, Owner at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you once again. Amaica Team More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Amaica was a relaxing experience for me. I had a business meeting and I found the environment friendly. The food was great and I enjoyed it with my team. Will visit once again.

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Carolyne G, Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Chris. We welcome you once again. Amaica Team More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Was looking forward to an authentic Kenyan meal, however, our party was disappointed. After ordering our drinks and food, we received our drinks and shortly after our appetizer came out. However, no one came to check on us for next 45 minutes. We waited for over an hour for our main dishes to come out and eventually one (out of... More 

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Amaica restaura... K, Owner at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you for writing to us and our apologies for the delayed response. We had a problem logging on to the response portal that is now resolved. We appreciate your feedback very much and acknowledge you for taking time to write in to us. We have looked at the matters arising on the material day you visited and... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went for dinner, the ambiance is great but the food crowns it all. My partner couldn't stop complementing the kundes. Chef was on point, my empty plates was enough feedback. Jesse, excellent customer service. We will definitely be back!

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Amaica restaura... K, Owner at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you visited and we're glad you enjoyed the kunde. Please come back for some more. Thanks and we look forward to hosting you again. Best Regards, Amaica Team More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to experience truly authentic and traditional dishes inspired by the different tribes of Kenya. They have a wide array of dishes and just when you think you've tasted the most amazing meal, the next one is just as good or even better. I've had a lot of biryani in the past... More 

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Amaica restaura... K, Owner at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, Thank you so much for writing to us and bringing this to our attention. Apologies for the delay in responding. We had an issue with getting into the management portal to post responses which is now resolved. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment you experienced when you visited. We have followed up to find out what transpired and... More 

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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The location is quiet enough to have great conversations, or just unwind. So this was one of the few restaurants that I have been to that serve rare Kenyan dishes from western Kenya. Termites? Definitely an acquired but good stuff. The service is quite good.

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Carolyne G, Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Zahra, Thank you for visiting and for your review. Please come back again and we look forward to serving you. Amaica Team More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great Kenyan cuisine that feels authentic. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a really well made Kenyan meal.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The culinary diversity and customer service at Amaica is such an exhilarating experience. After several visit to the restaurant I am convinced its a place i want to keep going for the good food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Getathuru Garden | Off Peponi road, Nairobi 00100 GPO, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254-724-477663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

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