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“The best Lebanese food I've ever had!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cedars

Cedars
Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254 020 2710399/2718893/2718904/2721622
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Ranked #47 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Nairobi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best Lebanese food I've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Being new in the country, I only heard about Cedars through excellent comments from my work colleagues and thought I should check it out. I easily got all the information i needed from their website and even managed to book a table online.
My colleagues were right, the food most of all was absolutely excellent, the service was perfect, the waiters were attentive and very friendly.
Will definitely be back!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Lebanese disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Having come from a place where great lebanese food exists, this was a sure disappointment. Over-priced with terrible service and microwaved bread served in a plastic bag was not what I expected from good Lebanese food. The waiters looked like they were doing you a favour to serve you. Food was average. We had the meat bbq platter with mashed potato which was unseasoned and certainly not Lebanese in any way. Vegetables were overcooked and a platter of pickles intoxicated with vinegar were an accompaniment. Best of all, the salt shaker on the table was not functional as you could hardly get any salt out of it. There was hardly a waiter in sight to ask for a refill. Unfortunately, not a favourite and don't think we will be returning anytime soon.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dissapointed.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

After reading some of the other reviews, I expected a great dining experience and fantastic food, but was sadly disappointed.
The decor in the restaurant is quite nice, but the whole warm and cozy feeling was let down by cold, gloomy sad looking waiters. There is a bar at the restaurant but no drinks menu.
The food came out very quickly. We started with Homus (Hummus) which was ok. The bread was not fresh (quite tough), microwaved and brought to us steaming hot in a small plastic bag, wrapped in a Napkin.
Also had Mixed bbq, with mashed potato. The mash was bland, unseasoned. Meat was so so. I have had authentic Lebanese food and Cedars certainly does no do it justice.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“You'll only stop eating when you double your size”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

The most wonderful Lebanese food I've ever tried - highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jerusalem, Israel
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Excellent Lebanese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Excellent Lebanese food, the best in town, served in a nice garden. Make sure you've not eaten for several days, or plan to take a doggy back back home with you, as the portions are not small.

  • Visited June 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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