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“Excellent choice for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Java House

Java House
Westgate Mall, Nairobi, Kenya
0725-395 307
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Ranked #45 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Bistro
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent choice for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Nice varied menu. Beef Quesadillas are particularly good. Turkey sandwiches not so good (I guess Turkey is hard to mome by in Kenya).

  • Visited November 2013
    • 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
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

If you're looking for great food outside your hotel, visit the Java House. I assume it's a local chain in Nairobi, kinda like a Panera Bread here in the states.

Visited December 2013
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Lutherville, Maryland
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Stale Bread”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

First - and last - time patronizing Java House in Nairobi. I ordered a cheese and tomato sandwich on a baguette and the bread was completely stale. Had I not been starving I would haves sent it back. Chips (fries) were fine, perhaps the highlight of the plate. I requested a side of Dijon mustard and it was promptly delivered. Service was generally efficient and polite - server got standard tip since quality of food was not her fault. Loud place, with lots of couples occupying booths and a number of four-tops occupied by a single person sipping a cup of tea. They need to control table distribution better.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Consistently good, kid-friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Java House is popular among people who appreciate consistently decent food---what you ordered last time will be the same this time, no surprises. They are very willing to make changes and accommodations tho and are great about bringing kids coloring pages and crayons---they are the only place in Nairobi that I know of to do that AND they bring kids food out before the rest. Some branches have play structures for kids. Kids menu ranges from 200/= to 400/=.
Really good breakfasts and burgers. Recommend the mango smoothies and the milkshakes---again, only place in Nairobi that does a decent shake!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo, Finland
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Chance for a cup of coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

For a quick bite and a refreshing coffee, Java House is good choice.

Staff is helpful but often busy, and the snacks are worth trying !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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