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“very local maze” 2 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
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“very local maze”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I can't say it's a restaurant, it is just a local cafeteria. no menu, u just go to cashier and ask about what they serve , pay and get a coupon..then go to the kitchen and get ur food,

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Delicious chicken wings!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The restaurant is conveniently located in the city center and serves the most delicious chicken wings in town. Other local foods are also available at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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50 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Local flavours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The place is very central and offers local food. It is possible to sit outside. There is music almost every day, not bad at all, but maybe a bit too loud. The interior is a combination od students canteen and betting house, not much of a decor, with simple tables and chairs and tv screens with football all around (I think it is even possible to place bets). As for the food, it is a buffet, combination of chicken, beef and fish, with local vegetables, ugali and rice. Tilapia was very good, the other meat dishes average, vegetables not really with any taste. The staff was very helpful since there were six of us, so they put the tables together. We did not notice any desert option. The place was too packed up and noisy. All in all, you come here to eat and not to chat with a friend. If you are visiting Nairobi or if you are having guests, and you are thinking where to have dinner, you can confidently try this place.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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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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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“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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