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“Best Indian Food in NBO” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haandi

Haandi
The Mall Shopping Centre | Ring Rd Westlands, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
4448294
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Ranked #18 of 354 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Indian Food in NBO”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

In my opinion the best Indian food in Nairobi. I love the garlic mushrooms. If you like Indian food, should try this.

Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Indian in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I eat at Haandi's more than any other restaurant in Nairobi - it's consistently excellent. The service is good, and they are redecorating in stages (as of March-April 2013) which hopefully will brighten a slightly dull/stuffy interior. The (glassed-off) view into the kitchen is nice.

Haandi's starts you off with the KenIndian-customary crudités with sauces/chutneys, and have a unique hot-towel system. The waiter places in front of you a steel bowl containing what appears to be an oversized mint. Pour boiling water onto the "mint", and it expands into a steaming hot towel.

Haandi's does North Indian, and does it extremely well. I tend to stick to the "dry" dishes, rather than the curries, since those tend to be heavy (albeit deliciously heavy). The chicken nilgiria tikka is divine, as is the calamari. The naan breads are the best I've had anywhere.

It's unclear to me who can have room to order from the dessert menu.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Family dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Went there for dinner with the family and the service was first-class.
The food was excellent and the staff could not have been better. We all truly enjoyed our night out!

Visited April 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Best Indian restaurant in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It's been around for years, and a must for Indian food lovers. The Chicken Tikka Masala is fantastic as well as the wide variety of other indian options on the menu.

Visited April 2013
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nairobi
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“the best Indian food in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Large variety of indian dishes cooked at perfection.
As many time you go, as many times you enjoy and leave fulfilled.
The kitchen visible from the restaurant is a spectacle in itself.
Better to make bookings otherwise you might just end a dream before it starts!

Visited January 2013
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