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“The owner Joseph is an excellent host who is always around to ensure that guests have a good time and enjoy their meals.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Phoenician

The Phoenician
The Junction Mall | Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
020 3741524
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Ranked #78 of 347 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Lebanese, Sushi, Vietnamese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The owner Joseph is an excellent host who is always around to ensure that guests have a good time and enjoy their meals.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The food is is wonderful, as a Lebanese myself it is eating away from home. The tabouleh is sour enough as it should be and the meat is tender (lahme mishwi). The batata harra (potato with lemon, olive oil, chilli and garlic) is to die for and the bread is baked in house so hot and fluffy. The restaurant is beautiful and spacious with a nice balcony for those who smoke. There is a sushi bar and everything is fresh and prepared beautifully.

Visited April 2013
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Brussels
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A bit more than average, but less than very good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Good mix of Lebanese and international food... It was good, and decently priced. Nice outdoor seating.

Visited October 2012
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Nairobi
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I enjoyed my dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I enjoyed dinner at Phoenician Restaurant recently. The owner was charming. Food was very good. Though I know that the upper level restaurant is meant to be 'fine-dining', I enjoy the outdoor seating on the ground floor at Junction.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Really great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Great food, great atmosphere (the downstairs outdoor seating) and a wide variety of really fresh sushi! Love the spicy tuna rolls - what a crunch! The owner is a really nice gentleman and very friendly and accommodating. Definitely makes you feel at home.

Visited January 2013
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“A great place for a special meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We've been to the Phoenician a couple of times now and have really enjoyed it.

The first time we went we sat outside downstairs and had mixed Lebenese and Sushi dishes, opting for the Popcorn vegetarian sushi, the falafels (just like from the middle east!), hummus and salad. All the dishes were really tasty, and the range of vegetarian options available was great. Sitting outside got a little chilly, and it was a shame to be so near the car park but the jikos made us a little warmer.

The second time we went with a group of friends and realised that the main restaurant is actually upstairs on the 4th floor. The menu is more extensive (including burgers and pizza, though why you'd want to eat those at this restaurant is beyond us!) and includes a selection of cocktails which aren't available downstairs.

One of us ordered the chorva (reported to be very good), one the vegetable gyoza and the vegetable tempura (both excellent), and two of us shared the royal fish sushi combo which was huge and apparently very tasty.

The only time I've heard someone complain about the food was about the mixed meat grill from the Lebanese section which was described as 'disappointing' but otherwise, we've really enjoyed all the food we've had there!

With several cocktails each and a shisha outside on the balcony at the end, it wasn't a cheap meal (about £25 a head if that's helpful to you) but as a place to go for a nice meal, it's hard to beat in Nairobi!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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