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“Fun pub to grab a drink at in an ex pat environment - outstanding dj on Thursdays” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Bar & Restaurante

Havana Bar & Restaurante
Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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Ranked #97 of 361 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Grill, Pub
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Beijing, China
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“Fun pub to grab a drink at in an ex pat environment - outstanding dj on Thursdays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

expat central on "electric street", where expats go to play. The bar area inside is pleasant with a number of flat screens that show football games, though most of the crowd spills past the small porch onto the street to enjoy the outdoors (I think because of the ban on smoking indoors). DJ on Thursdays is this ethiopian guy who spins an outstanding mix (also works Onami on Tuesdays).

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Great little bar and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Great music vibe and Mexican food
Cool mix of ex pats and Kenyans. Go for a plate of tortilla chips and cold corona. Great pick after the heat, rain , muddy pavements and crazy sucide drivers of Nairobi

  • 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
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“excellent eating and relaxing spot in westlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The place is generally busy and has a high ambiance.
Music is part of the experience and is specially enjoyable the week-end with live band.
Food is always good and typical from the carrabean style of tastes.

Visited January 2013
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Arusha, Tanzania
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“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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“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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