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“Amazing food,ignore the fishy smell at the entrance coz they cook amazing fish!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ranalo Foods

Ranalo Foods
Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #75 of 318 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
Nairobi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing food,ignore the fishy smell at the entrance coz they cook amazing fish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

One of the top places in nairobi to find authentic kenyan food.
Their food is great and would recommend everyone visiting nairobi to atleast go to ranalo foods!!
Ignore the occasional fishy smell as they serve large volumes of fish to customers who dont seem to stop streaming in. And the music often local music is favoured by the patrons though can be a bit noisy in the evenings for some.
However ranalo foods is a place everyone must visit at least once for that authentic kenyan meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“HORRIFIC CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

You walk in no guidance or direction. You figure out for yourself that it is self service. You find a table for yourself. The food comes without veges. Then they tell you that you order & pay for the veges separately. No cutlery no serviettes. The food is bland!!!Ok now you need a drink, so you look for a waiter,give him money then you get the drink. As if that is not bad enough, a "dignitary" walks in. You are asked if you are done so that "muheshimiwa" can sit. REALLy!!!!!!!!!
Rubbish, never ever setting foot their again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Sydney
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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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