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Haandi

The Mall Shopping Centre | Ring Rd Westlands, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
4448294
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Ranked #14 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Cannot compare this to other specialty Indian restaurants in Nairobi, but Haandi was a fabulous find by my North American standards. They offered an inventive menu with quite a few dishes I'd never seen in Indian restaurants on the other side of the Atlantic, or even in the UK. Complex flavours. They asked first how spicy we wanted the dishes,... More

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Went here with business colleagues as it had been recommended by others and was quite close to my hotel in Westlands. Definitely a good choice with great food and really good service!!

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Tigre-Buenos Aires
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Not real indian feeling. Looks more to a standard hotel restaurant. Food quality is average.

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India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We visited Haandi for an Indian meal on the day of arrival and on the day of departure. On both occassions the food was very good and the 2nd time, since we were in a hurry to get to the airport, the service was real fast as we requested, we were out of there in 30 minutes which is not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

I have eaten at this restaurant in Nairobi almost every time I have visited Kenya over the past 10 years and it always exceeds my expectations. I have always enjoyed the variety of food that is cooked there. I have the opportunity to also visit their sister restaurant in Kampala, which always delivers the same excellent quality of food. Very... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We recently spent almost a week in Nairobi and this was our last - and best - meal. We ate family style and the portions were more than adequate. If you like Indian food or are curious about it this a great place to go. The only negative is that it is in a shopping mall.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011 via mobile

Haandi has been working to a succesful North Indian formula for many years. It's a little rundown in the light of day, but with consistently god main coursss in flavoursome sauces you may not notice in the evening. It's popular, but you rarely need to book. If you can't finish the meal (eyes can be bigger than stomachs) they will... More

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Asia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

I was directed to this by my taxidriver. Having eaten at other Indian restaurants, I would say that it is pretty good. The portions are sizeable. We ordered 3 dishes--two meats and a veg plus naan and we could not finish them. There is no real view and the tables are close to each other. So don't expect ambience.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Nice decor, Average food and poor service sums up what has become of Haandi. Plenty of better Indian restaurants in town. Time for them to wake up and realise that past reputations only last so long.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011 via mobile

Never ever I would go this is the second time I have had a very poor service rude manager food tool forever and service was like to serve certain people The owners need to know and pull up Those days are gone where Haandi was popular

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