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“Older shoppping center, but still has some nice shops” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Yaya Centre

Yaya Centre
Argwings Khodek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Older shoppping center, but still has some nice shops”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Yaya is one of the older shopping landmarks in Nairobi and is centrally located. They have a decent food court, nice bakery, and fruit and veg shop. The grocery store here (Chandarana) is a little limited, but they have certain items that are not at the other major chains (Nakumatt and Uchumi).

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Thanks to Java house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I was recommended to go to this center. So i Guess my expectations was high. I got kinda dissapointed.
The mall is nothing special. They have some good stores, and a good supermarket. The Javahouse turned out to be one of my favorite Places to eat.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A Good Shopping Center in a Convenient Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Ya Ya Center is located between the Junction and the Center. There are three cafes, a juice bar, and several up market restaurants. There is also a very good book shop with plenty of titles on Africa. There is a well stocked fruit market as well as a very good supermarket. There is a sporting goods store. There is public transportation available from Ya Ya Center as well as plenty of taxi cabs. The security is excellent. However, I must comment that prices at Ya Ya aren't cheap.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Supermarket & Nice Cafes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Upmarket shopping centre. Very pleasant with good parking - a few nice cafes and a well stocked supermarket. Aimed at foreigners and wealthy Kenyans.

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Shop till you drop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Yaya Centre is located along Hulinghum about 10 minutes drive from the City Centre. The shopping mall host several shops that range from Art Gallery, a food court, a bar plus several clothing shops. There is the open air Masaai Market on Sundays where one can buy great Kenyan artifacts.

Visited September 2012
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