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“sincerely genuine in nairobi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ranalo Foods

Ranalo Foods
Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #77 of 317 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
milano
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“sincerely genuine in nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

of course there is a wide range of choice in nairobi, and ranalo is possibly a sincerely genuine and original place. Not so easy down town. Local food in mid-buffet mode. You can assemble your dish and bring to your table. Music most of the days. Fish, meat and a good choice of vegetables, freshly cooked. A very nice option in central nairobi.
Go for Ranalo

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tehran
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Genuine African Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by local people as a good one to feel African atmosphere and food.
Beneficiaries: 1-Life music 2-Friendly African atmosphere 3-Suitable prices 4-Good quality of food 5-Located in city center 6-Polite stuff
Defects: 2-Somehow very crowded 2-Low quality of service 3-Low diversity of meals

Notes:
1- Wait until you can get a table in Balcony
2- Do not try Ugali

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paris
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274 reviews 274 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had read a very flattering review of this place in the Guide du Routard but it turned out to offer mediocre food, with very very limited choice, at fairly high prices. I would not recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Cafeteria serving local dishes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Almost all the dishes are simply stewed or fried meat, which were served with chapatis. I was disappointed that there weren't more non-meat Kenyan dishes available. The meat is very tough but tastes good. The chapatis were tasty. You can also get cokes, water etc. A very helpful employees showed us how it all worked.

Visited July 2013
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Larnaka, Cyprus
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Local food in local environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I always like to visit here at least once on my journey to experience real local food for local people. Don't expect anything upper class here. You go to look at the food first on the buffet style counter. You then go to pay the window and give the slips of paper to the waiter who brings it.
The reviewer below obviously walked into the wrong place or just wasn't prepared to join in the flavour of a real local restaurant. If you have never eaten this way it can be a shock but I don't go to African countries to eat steak and chips.
It is very cheap and plaenty of it.
I will always return

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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