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“Top shelf service and gourmet food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pango Brasserie at the Fairview

Pango Brasserie at the Fairview
Bishops Road, Upperhill | PO 40842, Nairobi 00 100, Kenya
(254-20) 2881419
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Ranked #16 of 320 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Nairobi, Kenya
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Top shelf service and gourmet food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Everything begins and ends with service. Perhaps this is a function of being in Nairobi for a while now, but the service here puts every other place in Nairobi to shame. The food is great, but it's really pricey. It is a great place for a special occasion. The ambiance at Fairview is also great as they have a beautifully manicured garden that you can take a walk in after dinner.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“There is more than one Pango!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My friends and I were a bit confused when we visited Pango on its great reviews.
We enjoyed mid week cocktails in the lounge and watched semi naked girls dance. None of which was mentioned by any of the previous reviewers.
It turns out that there are TWO Pangos! One on Moi Av (strip club one side/actual club the other) and then there is Pango Bishop’s Rd. Great food, great service.
Just make sure your taxi driver takes you to the right place!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A Gastronomic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

An absolute MUST for foodies! Completely unexpected experience in the middle of Africa. Michelin worthy food and service. Fantastic wine selection. Pricey, but soooo worth it.

Visited April 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

the ambience was very tranquil. great service.
food was amazing - except for the ravioli which was a bit raw. the only thing about it is that it doesnt have prices on the menu... so when you get the bill its a bit of a shocker... would go back again though.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best european standards? Really...?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Unfortunately Pango seems to be wallowing in some halcyon age of 1950s paternalism. The management and waiters are apparently oblivious of the idea that my wife could earn more than me and present us with a menu with prices (for him) and a menu without prices (for her), on the understanding that money is too rough a subject for the delicate sensibilities of the gentler sex. On the other hand, it would have been more useful if my wife had been aware of the kind of money we would be paying for the flavourless rubbish we were served over the next 2hrs.

How can a restaurant be taken seriously if they have only one 'option' for wine by the glass? Are we expected as a couple with my wife breastfeeding and me driving to polish off a bottle of wine? The 'open' wine was sour and almost undrinkable and served in a soup bowl sized glass, which can accommodate half a litre... Is this to drown my sorrows as I chew through three utterly tasteless steroid-enhanced king prawns? Or were they emperor prawns, perhaps? What's bigger than emperor? Pope prawns? Big in the prawn world does not mean tasty. Far from it.... And why does every dish come with the same side plate of insipid over-cooked vegetables?

As we tasted some of the chocolate candies at the end of the meal (which are not so bad...), it was 09:30 and we were the last people in the restaurant! Maybe people here really have been transported from the 1950s, heading off to bed at 9pm. When the bill arrived (presented to the man obviously) I realised I could have eaten two far better, tastier, more inventive meals elsewhere in Nairobi without sharing the vapid conversations emanating from heaving tables of khaki-clad tourists. One to avoid.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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