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“Food and ambience were great, organisation not so much” 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 #16 of 360 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Food and ambience were great, organisation not so much”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Zen Garden has excellent food and is decorated well, however it is huge and that tends to be a problem. Sometimes it can take as long as half an hour to get a menu, and on one occasion there were confusions with a reservation made. Generally, individuals coming for coffee or drinks only, without the intention of eating, are not made to feel very welcome, and sometimes get hurried by the staff.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great setting and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Been here a few times and am pleased every time with the good service and food. The setting is great and accommodates for all different sizes if groups. Only complaint was last time it took nearly 45 minutes for the waiter to bring the bill despite multiple requests for it to be brought.

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“All garden seatings area always reserved but always empty ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good food, good ambiance. But will never allow you to sit outside even though most tables would be vacant throughout. Mint coffee always out of stock

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 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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