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“Teppanyaki meal” 4 of 5 stars
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Tokyo Restaurant Karen
Langata Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
+254 722 485556
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Ranked #115 of 358 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Korean, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 10 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi. Our founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, who is one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business. Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country. We recently closed our Karen branch and opened a new branch in Kolloh Road, Lavington, which will now be our main and only branch. We are open for dinners only for now, but expect to do the grand opening in September.
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Teppanyaki meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Teppanyaki, the experience of a meal cooked on the hot table is always a joy to the eyes and flavour, as both eyes and mouth can delight.
The food was rather good and tasty. The staff was very friendly.
There is an outside garden which should be a great place to relax, outside this rainy season.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

My family and I regularly visit the restaurant, which has loads room for kids to roam, cheap wine and a great choice of food. The sushi and sashimi platters are a great favorite.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Value for Money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great value for money...not necessarily the best in Japanese. If you like Sushi and Sashimi - try out their Sushi and Sashimi Platters. Quiet ambience. Good place to go with kids since their gates are always closed and the guard can be taken into consideration to look after your kids while you are busy savouring your food.

Visited December 2012
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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“wide menu, good service, great for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great place for a refreshing lunch in Karen. The Korean dishes are a great treat as are the less flashy Japanese dishes. A pub-like setting and good hosts. The decor may make dinner a bit dreary but the food remains the star.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tokyo Restaurant in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The food is good and the staff are pleasant. The Tepanyaki side is a must! Very well trained chefs and the owner is always on hand.

Visited September 2012
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