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“Expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tokyo Restaurant Karen

Tokyo Restaurant Karen
Langata Road, 300m from Karen Crossroads heading towards Karen Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
0722485556
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Ranked #128 of 301 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A very nice place, food is good and the ambiance great, the location is also super. The only downside is the pricing. All in a all a good place to treat yourself once in a while

Visited August 2012
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21 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great sushi and sashimi platter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

But unfortunately the crispy duck was tasteless and the wine list limited and very expensive - even by Nairobi standards. The service was attentive and cheerful at the beginning but at the end of the evening, we would have liked to order a coffee and brandy but we couldn't attract the attention of a waiter even though they were standing chatting with each other next to the till so we just paid the bill and left. It wasn't a bad experience, just not a terribly good one...we will go there again, it deserves a second chance...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I have been to this restaurant only once, but the experience was awesome. The food is really good and tasty, servers are nice and the whole place is nicely decorated. One important difference with most of fancy restaurants in Nairobi, is that they include the taxes in the menu prices, so at the end you don't have horrible suprises with the bill after the meal... (Nairobi has really good restaurants, but the problem with most of them is that they don't include the taxes + services in the menu prices... not really transparent I think...). Is a good place to go, I recommend it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nowra, Australia
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Personal service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I have eaten here a few times on my trips to Kenya. Each time the food and the service has been great. The last time I was there I took a friend who had never tried Japanese food before and they really enjoyed it. The highlight of the night was being greeted by and then chatting with the chef. He is actually Korean but trained and worked as a chef in Japan. The atmosphere is wonderful and the personal service simply goes the extra mile.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The ambience and the food is wow, the serene is very nice and very welcoming staff

Visited May 2012
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