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“good for south indian but too expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chowpaty

Chowpaty
Shimmers Plaza | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
254 4443527
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Ranked #47 of 364 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
India
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good for south indian but too expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

had been to chowpaty restaurant at diamond plaza , near westlands . ordered for a masala dosa . dosa was good and the sambhar too was very delicious. Reminded me of sai krupa restaurants in india . service was good . but the price of one masala dosa was 370 KES which is equivalent to almost INR 200 - 225 . So expensive dosa i have never eaten in india .

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“best South Indian in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Note: there are several Chowpaty restaurants in the Westlands/Parklands area. I believe they are all under the same ownership. This review is of the Westlands location in Shimmers Plaza).

The menu has South Indian, North Indian and some Chinese sprinkled in. I think one can get better North Indian elsewhere (albeit not as cheap) so I focus on the South Indian. Chowpaty's strength is a wide variety of dosas, each of which comes in 2 formats: plain (no filling) and masala (potato/onion filling). Get the latter in order to be satisfied. The dosas come with a coconut sauce and with sambar - delicious. The puri is also good.

Despite boasting an army of waiters, service can be slow when there are many diners, but the waiters are friendly. Beware: parking is a nightmare at lunchtime.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“yummy vegetarian food...reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

If you're looking for Asian cuisine with a spicy kick, this is the place to go to. With lots of moghlai and Chinese dishes to choose from, you will be spoint for choice without breaking the bank. Be sure to try the paneer tikka and triple schezuan rice..finger licking good!
And the dosas...paper thin and melt in your mouth.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Vegetarian Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I always make a special trip to Diamond Plaza to visit Chowpatty when I'm in Nairobi. I'll have a bit of North and South Indian food. It's the first place I ever tried a Dosa and it is still one of my favorites.

I prefer to sit outside in the food court as it's a bit more exciting--but be careful of other places with similar names.

Visited February 2013
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bethlehem
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66 reviews
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“Great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

One thing iLove about indian restaurants is the ambiance. The waiters were friendly and very fast in taking orders and helpful with the menu.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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