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“Pathetic” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ranalo Foods

Ranalo Foods
Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #81 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
Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Pathetic”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

As you enter,a distinct bad smell welcomes you, a raw egg kind of smell, ooh the service is dimining..........i have to pay first for service not rendered yet....as if i walked in with an intention of not paying.....since am hungry i play along and decide to pay for a service not yet rendered.....the food comes not as ordered......
I am never setting foot in this restaurant again! Period

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The chicken dishes were very tough and the ugali was well ugali. One person had the goats intestines and found them to be enjoyable. The chicken however was a real chore to chew.
Hey-atmosphere was great, the bee cold but the food-well maybe we were there on an off night.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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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
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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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53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 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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