We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“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
Improve this listing
Ranked #29 of 331 Restaurants in Nairobi
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    56
    62
    27
    8
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
istanbul
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“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

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Zen Garden Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Zen Garden Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Zen Garden Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.