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“A great place to try authentic Kenyan food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ranalo Foods

Ranalo Foods
Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #82 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
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“A great place to try authentic Kenyan food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were looking for somewhere to eat authentic African food and also to hear some live music. We found both here although the music was more jazz/reggae than African but it was still an enjoyable meal and the music was not too loud.

We had the fried fish (tilapia) with ugali (maize flour) and ate with our fingers the traditional way (although knives and forks were available)...and drank the local tucker beer.

The restaurant is upstairs so its not obvious when trying to find it. it has a roof terrace so you can eat on the terrace or under cover.

A recommended experience if you get the chance

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tasty African food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The food is really delicious especially their signature fish and ugali.
For any one who would like to taste the luo traditional food at its best, i recommend Ronalo restaurant.The food will cost you between Ksh 500/- to 600/-per plate including a drink.
The only down side with this place is that its a little crowded.Other than that, its very very good.

Visited December 2011
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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“African”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Good quality African/local food at an affordable price Tasty as well. The athola with brown ugali is to die for is you are a lover of african food. The servings are however not "filling"

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Very lively and always full of people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

It's so popular with locals ! It's a large restaurant, yet, always full! It has a large outdoor area, and live band area. Food is ok, all Kenyan trads, fish is the best. Even some VIP comes here to eat. For grilled fish, veggie, Kenyan crape looking bread and kenyan beer with elephant on it ... All these were $12. 
Staff r nice , too.  No credit card. 


The best Kenyan restaurant in Nairobi. 

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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“Top Class Traditional Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

An oasis in the middle of Nairobi. If you want real local food at great prices then go here. They told me the President often stops by lunchtime. I can see why. Lovely food. Try the Mutoke

Visited July 2012

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