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“Good, but not brilliant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yaya Centre

Yaya Centre
Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi 00508, Kenya
+254 20 2713360
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Ranked #67 of 354 Restaurants in Nairobi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Cape Town
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good, but not brilliant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Yaya Centre is obviously popular. It's not big at all, so you can walk through the entire place within about half hour if you want. I didn't really see any anchor tenants, other than Foodplus and Mr Price Home.

Nothing special really, but liked the bread bakery / coffee house on the ground floor (I forgot the name!).

There is a fantastic bookstore on one of the upper levels though, in which you can just get lost in.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Shopping and Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

There are many shops to choose from. The location is ideal and the staff in most of the shops are very friendly and professional.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Huge!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

A great mall to visit and SHOP! I loved the Maasai market in particular. The vibrant coloured beads were so beautiful! Avoid weekends, if possible as it can be crowded.

Visited April 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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29 reviews
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“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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