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“Great Lebanese food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Phoenician

The Phoenician
The Junction Mall | Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
020 3741524
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Ranked #55 of 354 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Doha, Qatar
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great Lebanese food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Restaurant upstairs is really nice, spacious, good service. We've had the Lebanese food every time we go there, their sushi is a bit overpriced compared to other restaurants/hotels. The 'small' Lebanese dishes are the best, their main courses are a bit boring and over-grilled sometimes.
Don't let them put you at the tables at the end of the partition on the right, you get bumped EVERY time by passing waiters!

  • Visited April 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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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Kathmandu, Nepal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“I really tried to like this place, but...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

I tried several times (both in the old location and in the new one), and I consistently get food poisoning.
The first time it was in the old location. I had sushi for lunch with friends. The owner was not around (he was out of the country). We all got sick!
Then, when the new place opened up at Junction, I tried the Lebanese. Again, my husband and I got sick! You would wonder how you can get food poisoning from Lebanese food - but we both did!
Then I also tried (why, I can't tell you) the Japanese again. And same result - food poisoning. The rice was also burnt!
The only times I got sick in Nairobi was these three times!
If they can fix the hygiene issues, this could be a great place to hang out, as the terrace is cozy, and the restaurant decor is nice.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Delicious Middle Eastern food and great sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Super selection; easy to feed a family with a wide selection of dishes.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Just average...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Had a post-valentine treat with my husband over the weekend at this restaurant but for me, there was nothing to write home about. It doesn't offer much of a fine dining more so a romantic candlelit experience and i found the food highly overpriced and bland. The waiters could be more professional although they tried and were quick to attend to us and check on us from time to time. My take...good place to eat out and share a drink with friends but not for anyone looking for a romantic dinner!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Best Lebanese & Japanese Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The Phoenician is very well situated at the Junction Mall with ample parking. Sushi is served in the ground floor while the restaurant is situated above with a wide variety of Lebanese and Japanese dishes

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