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“A wonderful evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haandi

Haandi
The Mall Shopping Centre | Ring Rd Westlands, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
4448294
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Ranked #11 of 320 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A wonderful evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I hadn't been to Haandi in a while, I was pleasantly surprised to find they have refurbished beautifully! The ambience was excellent and staff seemed much more motivated. Food was fantastic as always! Great evening out!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My husband absolutely loves this restuarant, I do agree that the food is wonderful and gives you a tast of India. Their menu is extensive and there is something for everyone to choose from. I have never had a bad meal at this restuarant. The desserts are not great, so we usually do not have dessert here.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Over the years the price has become more expensive and portions smaller.

Food is indeed very good - desserts are grossly overpriced,

The new décor is good, service is prompt.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baghdad, Iraq
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Curry in Africa? Probably....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Nairobi has a small if excellent selection of fine eateries and Haandi is one of the best as well as most well established. Set in Westlands Mall (not Westgate Mall).

In the typical style of indian restauarants all over, the decor is a little odd and somewhat out of step with the food. Service however is excellent and I especially like the warm towel trick - always get oohs and aahs from newbies.

Offering a great wine list (for Nairobi) and the usual selection of beers and soft drink you will find something to wet your wistle prior to tucking in... that starting with the a couple of the very fresh poppadums and some rather spicy and sweet dipping sauces complemented by some crunch fresh veg also good for dipping.

As expected, the menu is pretty extensive - I for one can only ever order the tandoori mixed platter (soooooo tasty) and a keema naan (not on the menu but they will make it if you ask) - they also have the most stupendous cheese naan but the calorie concious should avoid!

I have always filled up too much to even contemplate a dessert but still eye the delights passing by. A must for any Nairobi visitor looking to get away from the garden scene or out of the hotels.

The location is easily reached and serviced by plenty of taxis (with an ATM downstairs in the mall) and the price? Well, at just over 2,000 Shillings the mixed tandoori platter (around £15) is about the most expensive dish - most are around the 1,000 mark (fairly standard in Nairobi now) and wine will bump it up quite a bit. Nonetheless, the quality is here and it is consistent (I have been dining there since 2005) and you won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“One of the better but over-priced Indians around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You pay for the service and the shiny restaurant, more than the food. For the money it could be better, but then it is a nice place to go for a big group as you can guarantee they'll take care of you.

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