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“Sushi place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Furasato

Furasato
Karuna Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #39 of 318 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
nairobi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Sushi place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Based within Westlands this is the perfect place for a nice lunch.

They have pleasant outside seating arrangements and the waitors are always friendly. The menu is wide ranging but the dessert menu is slightly limited. It was slightly pricy for a restaurant in Nairobi.

Visited September 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Nairobi's worst!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Furusato has by far the worst food I've had in Nairobi. I ordered a boxed dinner and was at first shocked by the small portion sizes and then grateful because everything tasted so awful I couldn't finish one thing on my plate. It's also exceedingly overpriced for what is offered and especially when considering the quality of their flavors.

The service was so-so, they forgot to bring my dessert, but by the time dessert rolled around I was so disappointed with the flavors and food in general I simply wanted to leave.

I lived in Japan and Japanese food is by far one of my favorite cuisines. I was so looking forward to going to this restaurant and enjoying some authentic Japanese food, but after my first visit I definitely won't be returning.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Top three Japanese restaurant in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

It might be surpricing but there is a good selection of Japanece restaurants in Nairobi so beiing in top three is a good compliment. Thsi used to be the king but currently we prefer the Onami. Teh food is always good and the service not to bad. They keep standard and are reliable. The facilities are getting a bit worn out and need fresh up but it is still good. This is one of these places you can go to and there will be no negative surprice.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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“THE japanese in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

seafood, sashimi and suchi are great. The service is a tad slow but the quality of food compensate it. And prices are reasonable.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Nairobi is not at the sea”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

Based on a couple of recommendations, 3 of us (all Japanese food afficionados) went there and tried Sushi and Sashimi.
To make it short, the food was a major disappointment.
Service was nice and attentative, the atmosphere was a little chilly.
So the whole evening couldn't meet our expectations.
There are so many nice and good restaurants in this town,
why go for Sushi ???
We decided not to be disappointed,
instead we'll have Sushi in places where there is at least some tradition of Japanese food or a Japanese community, as we did in the past.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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