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“amazinf food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Open House Restaurant

Open House Restaurant
Ring Road Parklands, Opp The Mall | Centro House, Westlands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
+254 727 726345
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Ranked #5 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: At Open House Restaurants, we believe that Fine Indian Cuisine comes from a delicate balance of succulent food, authentic ambiance and personalised service. So when you walk into our doors, be ready to experience a connucopia of indian flavours, whilst being transported into our traditionally set surroundings. Feel free to enquire about your taste preference or take suggestion from our experienced staff. Enjoy!
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“amazinf food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The food is amazing. Service is exemplary. Decor is authentic. A bit pricey but worth it. especially loved the Chicken lollipops and Chicken makanwala (sorry if not spelled right)

Visited November 2013
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boodha85, Guest Relations Manager at Open House Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear K and V,
The correct spelling is Makhanwala. Makhan is hindi for home made butter - the favourite of the indian god Krishna who was notorious for coming up with all sorts of schemes for stealing it from his neighbours as a child. We feel our pricing is very fair and if you would compare prices taking into account the portion sizes, I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised. Looking forward to having you back soon. Have a wonderful day.
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Indian restaurant in nairobi.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food,value for money,will have you dreaming long after your done
Try the ginger wings,butter chicken for vegetarians the chilli paneer is a must,it is important to pre book due to large customer base,to me open house undoubtedly creates culinary masterpieces
Suitable for all types of crowds but preferably family and friends due to the thriving and lively environment,this very factor is what gives open house an Indian flourish that makes one feel as though they are sitting in a restaurant in India!
The decorations are tasteful with beautiful blends of colors.

Visited February 2014
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boodha85, Guest Relations Manager at Open House Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you Pari for the great review,

You could try our Karen branch for a quiet romantic dinner, or even a private business lunch.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food with good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

One of the favorites for Indian cuisines. Really good service with excellent taste. Worth every penny.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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boodha85, Guest Relations Manager at Open House Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thank you for the compliments Bobby,
Its usually easier to get a table quicker on rush days at our Karen branch. The decor, presentation and a few of the dishes are different, but we ensure the same quality and satisfaction. Hope to serve you soon. Have a great day.
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Mclean, Virginia
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32 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Indian Food Nirvana!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I had tried the other well known Indian Restaurant in Nairobi but Open House wins my vote hands down. Even though we had a long wait by the bar when we got to the table and explored the menu offerings I could understand why this unassuming place is so popular. The food is just delicious and the portions just right. When I am next in Nairobi I will no doubt be back for more at Open House. This time I will try to book or just go a little earlier. If you are up for Indian food and not looking for a designer restaurant this is the place. An absolute must try!

Visited January 2014
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boodha85, Guest Relations Manager at Open House Restaurant, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for the compliments Bobby,
Its usually easier to get a table quicker on rush days at our Karen branch. The decor, presentation and a few of the dishes are different, but we ensure the same quality and satisfaction. Hope to serve you soon. Have a great day.
rgds,
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Simply delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Best Indian food I've eaten in Africa! Consistently good. I have eaten here for the past 15 years and it's one of my top 5 restaurants In the world.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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boodha85, Guest Relations Manager at Open House Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Hi Annie,
Its always wonderful to hear such good praise from a customer, but its even better when we can acknowledge that we have happy fans for 15 years and running :)
Thank you,
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