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“We just walked” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Zen Garden Restaurant

Zen Garden Restaurant
Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Ranked #45 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We just walked”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Aimed at the U.N crowd this is a little piece of Europe/ US in Nairobi. Asian fusion menu and square plates, waiters in black and wait-to-be-seated signs. That already throws me off. If your urban home setting, it might please you. I don't live in Kenya to sit in another "lounge" and if you get enticed by the garden...there is greenery everywhere in Nairobi and Mystic Garden is more authentic and has better food for better prices. Serious, we saw the portions and the price ...getouddahere!

Visited February 2014
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English first
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Chinese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great food and great feel. We keep going back for the food. Room for improvement when it comes to the service other than that no negatives.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The Best Oriental in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The food is outstanding and consistently outstanding. While service may have been slow on a couple of occasions we have never been let down by the food. A personal favourite are the prawn cigars.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
“Good Food but too noisy and service could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Ambiance is good food is good but service is truly appalling three of us went for dinner each got their starter at different times so some waited as others ate, same story for the main course, to make matters worse there was a private function going on concurrently so the noise meant no conversation was possible

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kampala, Uganda
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The gardens and landscape is fantastic.

Service is friendly and efficient at the Chinese restaurant. Ambience was very nice.

Sushi sand starters r good - however, it's a pricey place compared to alternatives in Nairobi

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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