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“Needs Maintanance!!!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Nihonjin Club - CLOSED

Nairobi Nihonjin Club
Kayahwe Road, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya
020-571106
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Cuisines: Japanese
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Needs Maintanance!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

As introduces to us, this is the only Japanese restaurant owned by a Japanese, so we would make trips to Nihonjin club for dinner once in a while. I am surprise why the owner does not even bother maintaining the place. It is old and gives you a very dirty feeling. Food wise, I would not say the best . Perhaps it's the environment that affected my tastebuds.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“odd and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

This restaurant is in what appears to be a japanese ladies club. Because of this the building has a strange 'lived in' atmosphere. The structure itself is quite run-down : here was a goat running around the compound, an old rusted motorcycle and a shell of a volkswagen to keep it company. The gardens are weedy -- and you sat in a patio on the back where the wooden panels and planks has generally gone to seed.

All this may sound bad -- but the service is quick, the food is very good and reasonably priced -- and I found myself quite relaxed and enjoying the general decay in the atmosphere. The 'lunch box' dishes are great value.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eldoret, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Japanese in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

A 'Deep Japanese' experience; probably not for beginners to Japanese food. Usually full of Japanese families and very kid friendly.
This restaurant is not tourist-orientated and for that reason is a great experience due to it's authenticity.
We were given an English menu and as we are familiar with some dishes we had a great time. Fabulous food, best Japanese in Kenya.

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