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“one stop shop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Junction Mall

The Junction Mall
Ngong Road/Riara Rd Junction | Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #22 of 92 things to do in Nairobi
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New York City, New York
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“one stop shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is one of the few public places in Nairobi where I felt safe to be at. Relatively large selection of stores (Kikoy is the place to go if you care for inexpensive and good quality locally made cotton clothes), food courts and good restaurants (with free wi-fi) and grocery supermarket - Nakumatt. Casino Royale on the 2nd floor is the best in town. They recently opened an Indian restaurant - Darbar e Tandoor on premises (separate entrance) which turned out very good. Great food and way better service than anywhere else I 've been in Kenya.

Visited November 2013
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Next Best Mall after Westgate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

There are such a number of diverse shops and restaurants available here, one can visit there for almost a week without exhausting options. The cafes and restaurants that stand out are Java, Art Cafe, Subway, KFC, Meditterraneo and of course, Planet Yogurt.

The Nakumatt supermarket is huge too. A good day out for the family

Visited November 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great Masai market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The main reason i went to Junction with friends was because of the masai market.. Masai market was a great place to shop for souvenirs which is a must for all my trips.. there is a lot of room for bargaining but i knew this only because i was there with a friend who lives in Nairobi.. got some very interesting stuff to give as gifts to friends and family..
The colorful masai saddles are a must buy.. many things like soap dishes, tea coasters, small decorative items made of stone with African style painting can be found there as well.. some wooden baskets are also quite interesting.. paintings made with cut leaves look amazing.. got a few my self :).. its here at masai market that one can truly appreciate the creativity of rural African tribes..
Rest of the mall seems okay.. i found a really cool bookshop inside the mall as well (books being my biggest weakness) got a few children books on animals from there.. the mall has a frozen yogurt outlet.. it has a money exchange aswell.. Nakumat is a hypermarket chain in Nairobi and Junction has one too.. it was good and i got some fresh fruits for myself from here :)

Since i was there with some amazing new friends i had made it was a memorable experience on my short visit to Nairobi..

Visited April 2013
Thank Roohi R
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Movie Night Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Junction movie theatre is great for 2D and 3D movies. They have latest releases in clean cinema with good picture and sound quality. You can take your own snacks and refreshments. I also like the Frozen Yoghurt store in the mall, with several toppings to choose from.

Visited October 2013
Thank TJ SA R
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Probably the largest mall in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Again don't expect too much. In Kenya's shopping malls you will only find a handful of shops. A walk around will take you 20 min and you are done, ready to enjoy one of the nice restaurants they feature there. In addition it has a food court and of course a Nakumat grocery store which you'll find in just about every mall. From here you could walk to the next two malls Prestige and YaYa. However as you might know there are no sidewalks in Kenya, so put on your hiking boots lol.

Visited June 2013
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