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Osteria Karen

Windy Ridge Road, Nairobi, Kenya
0715456936
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Ranked #116 of 324 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the second time we've been here - the first time at Easter when one of our guests ordered a T-bone steak. It was an impressive size - tasty and filling at the time but for a whole week at least afterwards, he was very ill. I ordered fillet steak which I had to return only to have an... More

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San Rafael, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The food was outstanding - I ordered a grilled tilapia with roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach. The portions were generous and everything was superb. I enjoyed it with a 'jumbo' glass of Chianti Classico....definitely not the best Chianti I've ever had, but then again I've found it impossible to find a decent wine by the glass in any restaurant in... More

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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A great setting for dinner and lunch. Very surprised the place is not very busy, even in the weekends. Pasta portions were huge. Service was very good. Ideal for a quiet dinner.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were very disappointed...the food was actually below average and the service diabolical. Never mind the high prices...there is another branch of Osteria in Nairobi...go to that one instead..

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great food severed in the garden. Great way to spend a sunny afternoon. But remember it does get a little chilly in the afternoon in Karen.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am slightly bemused by the run of bad reviews below. This Restaurant has kept up good standards over the years. On the food side they have great soups, a variety of pastas which I have always enjoyed. Good Beef, great Lamb chops. The wine list is decent (I have never had corked wine here) and the service is prompt... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I wouldn't know where to start! Slow service, horrible food, definitely not somewhere that I would recommend.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I would advise to go to this restaurant only for lunch and only if you do not want to eat, but just sit in a beautifully kept garden. The food is lousy, it pretends to be Italian, but the chef is most certainly not Italian and, especially for an Italian like me, this poses a major problem. Besides, it is... More

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London
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109 reviews 109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about Osteria Karen

Address: Windy Ridge Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 0715456936
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: Italian

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