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“Good Food, Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria

Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria
Viking House | Off Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 4454439
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Ranked #5 of 337 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
New Delhi, India
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“Good Food, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food just keep on coming...There are 12 different kind of meat & sea food to get your hands at....The problem is only one dessert. I love to eat something sweet after meals & going by buffet standards was looking to devour at least 5 - 6 variants of sweet dishes.

Not saying that cinnamon pineapple was bad but hey buffet means buffet. Dawa (Local Kenyan drink) was very good.

The other problem was we reached around 2115 hours & the service was excellent till 2200 hours but after that everything just suddenly stopped.

Not a complaint just suggestions...Lovely place, Lovely serving staff...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and service in pleasant surroundings.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Went here as an alternative to the Carnivore. There was an extensive salad bar which surrounded a large fish tank. You are provided with a marker which is red on one side and green on the other. The idea is that if your marker is green side up, they will provide you with more meat but if it's red, they will leave you alone. This didn't really work as the waiters came regardless of whether the counter was red or green.
The meat was cooked perfectly and was very tasty, apart from the king prawns which I thought were bland and tasteless.
The dessert was pineapple covered in cinnamon which was perfect after all that meat.
Would I go again? Most definitely. The service (although they ignored the counter colour) was great and the staff were all very polite and pleasant. The restaurant itself is simply decorated and the music was very much in the background. A great place (and reasonably priced) to visit with a partner, friends, colleagues or family.

Visited March 2013
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“Best Meat restaurant I tried”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Tried several different "all you can eat" meat restaurants and this was the best one in terms of meat quality and service. The style is Brazilian. They had meat from rare to well done, which was a change for the better.

  • Visited April 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Not perfect but defn. better than The Carnivore...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Been to Fogo Gaucho several times & prefer it to the other eat-meat-till-you-drop restaurants such as Carnivore, Safari Park & Pampa Churascaria]....

Raves;
- Wide range of well prepared meats.
- Wide variety of salads & appetizers.
- Small & somewhat intimate compared to their counterparts.

Rants;
- Service is somewhat wanting ; the meat servers are always in a hurry, most rarely bother to explain/elaborate the dishes they're serving, drink waiters always need to be reminded to replenish drinks, we ordered ice cream for desert and it took too long to arrive.
- Poor choice of location ; crowded entrance & hardly any parking inside Viking House.
- Ambiance needs an upgraded.
- Lacks in-house entertainment which would be a good add-on [ a band, pianist, background music etc].

Tip ; Tends to get very busy so you might want to make a reservation.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very tasty meat and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Since we are always on the lookout to try and find a place that offers nice cooked meat meat, we decided to give Fogo Gaucho a try! Am always picky when it comes to the meat that am being served(don't like the fat much). The meat did not take long long to arrive and it was very yummy and juicy, the bar provided us with a variety of options to drink later on. Parking is also adequate and safe, we did not have to go far looking for a place to park.
Will definitely go again next Friday.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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