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“Fun, authentic, cheap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Diamond Plaza food court

Diamond Plaza food court
Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #185 of 384 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Nairobi, Kenya
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“Fun, authentic, cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

If you're in Nairobi and want a glimpse of Muhindi life in Kenya, then this is the place to go as it is located in Muhidiland, aka Parkands. It is a little Bombay, with all the wonderful sights, smells and sounds that go hand in hand. It is far from filthy but neither is it a sanitised westernised repackaged Indian experience. I love it (helped by the fact I am armed with tropical strength insect repellent spray) and sometimes it's just great to hang. You can freely banter with other diners as well as the waiters. If you're a traveller with a budget, this is a fun place to hang out and there's loads of inexpensive shopping that can be got here with plenty of shops selling from sweetmeats to saris to indian movies. This is not 'the place' if you're finicky and fussy.

The food is good and cheap; you can eat and drink for under 500ksh. I personally recommend a taste from the wonderful array of freshly squeezed juices, sugar cane with ginger or pineapple and mint being my favourites. And I would personally always go for grilled meats, tandooris etc rather than curries as you are less likely to get sick if there is dodgy hygiene at play.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Delhi
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“Being Indian..it was fun to find decent Indian cusine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

one must look at visiting this place for small shopping & enjoying good food available at this place. remeber to bargain for your shopping and you would finally land up getting a good deal in the end.

Visited December 2011
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“Authentic Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

If you are looking for an Indian experience, this is the place to go. It might feel a little sketchy if you are not used to 3rd world experiences, but this place will not let you down. When you sit in the food court, just be prepared for a hoard of people to come and seek your business. The juices are great, bajias are to die for and nearly everything I've ever had was amazing.

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“Quick Bite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Best place to try a little bit of everything in a very informal set up. It's normally very, very busy and crowded but food is usually very fresh and good too. Variety is an understatement here as there is so much to choose from one visit is definately never enough....A favourite joint for those on a limited budget....

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“Diamond Plaza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Lots of variety with regard to food, but the waiters are a bit too "in your face"
Meal is between Ksh 500 - 1000 :-)

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