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“Enjoyable experience!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Village Market

Village Market
Limuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya (Highridge)
522488
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Ranked #25 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Neighborhood: Highridge
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Neighborhood: Highridge
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyable experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Good restaurants, lots of family entertainment, interesting shops with stuff to buy for all ages. It is also the best place to find good meat in Nairobi.

Visited October 2012
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  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We love this mall! This mall truly portrays the Kenyan/African culture. We love the diverse restaurants and shops to choose from and definitely feel safe with the hyped security. The security guards are very friendly and helpful which makes it even more enticing to shop or dine there...KUDOS!

Visited August 2012
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Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pretty good stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

They offer a wide variety of food here, however the pricing can be a bit on the upward side. The decorations and theming of the location however are truly amazing, and you will definitely enjoy the atmosphere

Visited August 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Overrated, Expensive, Congested, Ordinary Mall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I had to go to Village Market. After so many numerous recommendations and talk, I found myself there. But that was a while ago. I therefore made myself relax and get a fair experience before writing this review.

Village Market is located at a good place. The surrounding areas are heavily expatriate populated. This makes the prices of things in this mall to be over inflated. If you are on a budget (shoestring or otherwise) avoid this place like a plague.

The food court has different cuisines; Indian, African, Chinese... you name it. But the prices are not worth the quantity nor quality. The quality is good I should say, but not so good as to warrant the prices offered.

The place is quite congested too. I think the planners were really trying to cram as many shops in the area as possible and not considering space. It is also easy to get lost in the maze of corridors.

They used to offer free parking. Then they introduced parking meters. No there is no period for free parking. The minute you drive in then at least Ksh. 50 (approx $0.80) is charged for the first 15 minutes.

I guess the only thing that makes the place quite popular is the bowling area as well as pool and foosball tournaments that are held almost every weekend. And the water area which is so popular with school going children brought in by school buses for a dip.

Therefore this is just another mall with rows upon rows of shops and a central food court area.

Verdict: Good mall but not worth the costs charged.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“hog on different cuisines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The best thing about the food court at village market is that it represents so many countries. Indian, Persian, Chinese, German to name a few. And these stalls are run by local people from that country. Tried almost all types of cuisines. Great flavour, and decently priced as well.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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