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“A nice, medium-sized urban shopping center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yaya Centre

Yaya Centre
Argwings Khodek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Atlanta
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A nice, medium-sized urban shopping center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Yaya Center has many shops with a wide variety of merchandise plus a bank (Standard Chartered), cell-phone center, salon, restaurants, clothing, a very good bookstore, etc. It's a little hard to navigate since the shops are on 5 different levels (there are escalators to go up, stairs to come down). It would be handy if they posted maps of each level around the center so you could more easily find the shop you want.

Visited November 2013
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Espoo, Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice, a little bit smaller shopping center in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Good collection of speciality shops and services, some of them You cannot find anywhere else. Not so busy as some of the bigger ones, so the experience might be a bit more relaxing :)

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Chinese Restaurant at Ya Ya Center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I certainly have enjoyed eating here twice. The food and service are excellent, but it is a little pricey for what it has to offer. I particularly love the dim sum. It is wonderfully located. I can't complain about the food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Yaya has the best food court so far”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Yaya Center has a lot of high end stores that are very expensive and so my main reason for visiting the mall is for the food. The food court, or rather the Food Loft as it is called, has a very unique set of three main cuisines: Italian, Indian and Chinese. So far I have tried the Indian and Chinese and the food has been exceptional and affordable. What is even more appealing is the fact that you don't have all these waiters throwing menus at you and pressuring you to order something as they wait over your head just like it is at many food courts in Nairobi. The service is restaurant style in a casual setting. It really works!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“All the mod cons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It's a shopping center - which is not typically a place I would seek out, except that it was right next to my hotel and it had some lovely places to eat. I had 2 meals at "Java" - a chain of coffee shops throughout the city - and they were remarkably good.

There are also some very nice small stores plus a small Woolworth's on the first (second to us Americans) floor. The small grocery there was OK, not great, with stale baked goods and relatively high prices.

Visited September 2013
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