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Kitale Lane | Off Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Ambience, Average Service

Could not wait to experience the refreshed palacina look. The ambience is fantastic! Great lighting at the terrace. The service needs improvement though. The waiters are polite and friendly. Service, a little slow; the capuccino a tad bitter...

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Kuvochi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Palacina never disappoints. From their prompt customer service, tasty meals, mouth watering pastries and lovely ambience.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It has furnished apartments and they are valuable for the place they offer. I highly recomend this place instead of a hotel.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Could not wait to experience the refreshed palacina look. The ambience is fantastic! Great lighting at the terrace. The service needs improvement though. The waiters are polite and friendly. Service, a little slow; the capuccino a tad bitter...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Moonflower Restaurant which is attached to the Palacina Hotel used to be a little oasis, tucked away and had excellent food and service. Unfortunately, as is the way in Nairobi anything nice does not last long before the greedy developers come marching in with their wrecking ball and remove any trace of the past delights. The restaurant is now... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you are up for something a little classy, you can't do to much better then this. The food is always good and fresh. The specials change daily (I am living at the hotel at the moment), the breakfast is fantastic... from a meal alone reading, to a date spot, this place is the best.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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458 reviews 458 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

... but finding out that "old" Moonflower is closed and now the restaurant is at the hotel - what earlier was the breakfastroom and terrace. But its nice, really nice. Calm atmosphere. Friendly service. But no - the Dry Martini I asked for was more a ginlimesour. (So far no restaurant or bar in Nairobi have any idea what a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Tucked away in a quiet environment in Kilimani, Palacina offers great service and food. The service is also excellent, waiters are attentive and quick to serve. Loved the food, the ambience makes all the difference when you have great food and service. Definitely worth more visits, highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Tucked away little boutique hotel (normally peaceful but there is a bit of building construction during the day in the neighbors plot at the moment) very nice rooms and good food, calamari friti, snapper, great fries, all good....

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We went with a group of business colleagues and were disappointed. The setting was pleasant but service was poor. We had to continually ask for service. Quality of food was mixed ranging from good to poor. The old restaurant was a favourite - not any more!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A cozy restaurant with fabulous food and fantastic staff!! I love it!! My husband and I went to dinner and as usual we were not disappointed. The food and the service are spot on!! I highly recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kitale Lane | Off Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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