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“hot and sweaty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Bar & Restaurante

Havana Bar & Restaurante
Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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Ranked #117 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Pub, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lively bar and restaurant featuring good selection of bar snacks, grills and seafood. Open 7 days a week from noon til late. Free wifi.
Arusha, Tanzania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“hot and sweaty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Loud thumping music and great mixed crowd. Best after midnight to either dance or people watch from upstairs

Visited October 2012
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Nairobi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Food is good but there are shortcomings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have frequented the Havana on a number of occasions and with one exception the food served has been excellent - good quality and good value. Moreover, there are a number of dishes on the menu that we have not found on the menus of other Nairobi restaurants. The restaurant is cosy and the music from the adjacent bar is not so noisy that one cannot carry on a reasonable conversation. Also, the service is generally friendly and efficient. However, the wine list is at best only average and the house wine is so sweet as, in our view, to be like lolly water. That would not be so bad if all the wines on the list were available, but on at least three visits to the restaurant the wine we selected was not available. One other shortcoming I should mention is that there never seems to be any water available in the toilet wash basins. But for these deficiencies, we would have given this restaurant a top rating.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Munich, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good for relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

You don't go to Havana's to have a crazy club experience. It's a bar with good food, a little pricy. Fun for a few friends to go get drinks or eat and watch a football match. Later in the night, Crooked Q's above can get a little rowdy. Use Havana's as a starter for nightlife. It's in the heart of the westlands party scene, so it's easy to hop around from there.

They have a hodge-podge combination of south and central American food.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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21 restaurant reviews
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“It's not gonna rock your world”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

A decent pub with decent food. Plenty of outside seating, which is nice, but inside, both the ground floor and 1st floor, is actually really noisy due to the music, which is odd, as there's not really much of a dance floor. I found sitting inside to be generally fine, but the seating arrangements are not always conducive to groups larger than 4. Certainly not a place to have 'a chat and a quiet drink'. Staff are nice and helpful, and the food is OK. It's definitely cheaper than other places like Gypsy's, but the quality isn't amazing. I tried the BBQ Pulled Pork in a bun. It wasn't great, but then again, I am in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Buzzing Pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Must go if you are looking for a busy pub. Fri nights are almost always fully packed. Great place to enjoy your drinks. The menu leaves you wanting for more.

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