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14 Riverside, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Office lunch

Seems to be an office lunch place given its location in an office block. Very full on weekday at lunch time. They also have a sale bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
AaryanRaghu
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It's a shameful experience really! Having read so much about this so called 'hidden away treasure' a friend and I decided to visit on a Saturday for a 'catch-up' lunch. Though I was hoping to find my privacy I had assumed a Saturday lunch would have been busy. How wrong was I when we turned up and found the eatery... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Seems to be an office lunch place given its location in an office block. Very full on weekday at lunch time. They also have a sale bar.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant with a live band on Fridays. The salad platter is so great. Choices are wide. I also enjoyed the desserts (strawberry cheese cake was so sumptious) and of course some wine/ I recommend this place for unwinding after a full days work.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We enjoyed an afternoon sipping tea and devouring some of the deserts. The menu offers a good variety of dishes that include breakfast. The restaurant is open for dinner and lunch everyday, although on Sunday it closes after lunch. Though faced with buildings whilst seated on the patio, there is a small garden in a peaceful setting. The salad bar... More 

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Port Louis, Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

salad bar is particularly well done not a wide choice but what there is is fresh and tasty, the special is good value too.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I can't say some of the previous reviews had not been clear enough in depicting the Secret Garden restaurant as a less than average place for a dinner, but the combination of some positive reviews (we're all different in our tastes) and the attraction of a musical trio we'd heard about drew me and my family there anyway. Our lasting... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Until now, this restaurant had a monopoly on business in this office/shopping complex, but they are about to face stiff competition from a new hotel with many upscale outlets. Unless they improve their game dramatically, they will go out of business. The food is delicious, but the wait staff are beyond incompetent. They don't know their own menu. They forget... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A difficult restaurant to review -- off the beaten path, hard to find location; nice, relaxing setting and ambiance; good service; not exactly a bargain; decent but unspectacular food.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We brave traffic to get to this restaurant.The fresh salads from the salad bar are always great and this time was no exception.The butternut soup I ordered however was not on.Turns out they had initially served me the soup of the day not Butternut which I had ordered.We eventually settled for the spicy coconut and chicken option which we certainly... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Secret Garden is a wonderful spot.....if you like pies fried in enough oil to give you an instant heart attack, calamari so tough it could snap a tooth and service slow enough to allow a very significant power nap between ordering and actually receiving food. Oh and if you like things on the menu actually being available. That's another of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Riverside, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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