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Osteria Karen

Windy Ridge Road, Nairobi, Kenya
0715456936
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Ranked #104 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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London
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I never seem to have had a good meal at osteria. The place is beautiful - lovely gardens and lots of space. However, I just don't seem to be lucky with the food. I have had meals that have taken ages to arrive, cold food, mediocre food and now I just avoid it. The pizzas (which I don't eat) are... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The starters and pasta dishes are nice, the pizzas are not quite to the same standard as those from the original Osteria restaurant on the corner between Lenana Rd and Chaka Rd in Kilimani. The wines are ok but a bit overpriced. The setting could be very nice but the garden and the pool looked a bit neglected.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Something needs to happen here! It has a big sister, or maybe there are more than two -not sure. This place I like. The grounds are nice, there is a pool, which looks nice to sit by at lunch or dinner. You can get in if you're brave! There is a lot on the menu and the standard can vary.... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've always been an Osteria girl but hadn't been to Karen. It was a random weekday afternoon so it was deserted. Service was average, prices had gone up for what I didn't think was better quality food than what I'm accustomed to. We asked about the price difference between the eating-in and the delivery (delivery was lower) and didn't get... More

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Nairobi
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It's a sad fact that this restaurant has gradually deteriorated over the last 5 years. I'm not sure if it was the change of ownership or that this restaurant now struggles to keep up with its local Karen competitors. One thing is for sure though. Serving people wine that is corked, or just of inferior quality (this has happened twice... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

the ambience & set up is amazing.Located away from the traffic of Nairobu, in a in the outskirts,around a peaceful environment, pool, lunch is the perfect time to be here

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Well recognised italian style restaurant which has other branches in Nairobi. This particular one in Karen has a very nice setting and you have the option to enjoy the garden view outside. I had Pizza and it was great, thin crust i was looking for with just the right amount of ingredients to make it a meal but not a... More

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I am gluten free and ordered the risotto with asparagus. The asparagus was mixed with the risotto as a purée . The net result was less than satisfactory. Earlier in the evening the manager walked right by without any greeting or checking to see about food or service. When someone did ask to see him regarding an issue he was... More

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Notre Dame, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A friend brought me to Osteria so I could host a group of 9. He had disappointments with the new management, but thought it would be a good place to host folks. Hospitality was great; we had no reservations. The outside dining only had 2-3 tables occupied. Wait staff was very good despite some mistakes with drink orders, starters and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My hubby ordered for a pizza which one of the ingredients was ham and it was outright off and from the two mouths full he had was enough to give him food poisoning and he even stated vomiting 30 mins after consumption, I called the Angelo(manager) and he denied everything. It was very very disheartening and above all he made... More

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