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“Bland Chicken Tikkas and Kebabs” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hashmi`s Restaurant

Hashmi`s Restaurant
Nakummat Ukay, Nairobi, Kenya
733721786
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Ranked #12 of 358 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Bland Chicken Tikkas and Kebabs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Visited Sunday 11 April 2014

It is very noisy and busy on a Sunday evening but still....... they need to maintain standards.

First the chicken tikkas are very bland and not properly marinated. I know this from past experiences and so asked for "double basting" but still very bland compared to the other tikkas available from their smaller competitors in Nairobi.

Others in our group were not happy with their tikkas either - similar bland complaint and under-cooked in one instance.

The kebabs here are usually excellent and very generous size. The size was great and cooked right - so nice and juicy but the meat was again not spiced properly.....

All in all dissappointing food and really feel these guys are mass producing and not paying enough attention to their meat marination and spices.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
“was great now average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

food is good and prices are reasonable, waiters some times ignore you, space availability is a big problem, privacy is zero you will find someone you know because every one goes there :)

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Food and Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The best barbecue and paan! Really fresh!. The service was very good, but the place could be a little cleaner.

Visited March 2014
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A personal favourite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The chooza chicken is excellent. Period. Definitely there or order take out once a month in the least.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“It's all about the chooza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We always eat the chooza chicken and can honestly say that I haven't eaten such great BBQ chicken anywhere else. Love the chooza sauce that goes along. I have actually heard people discussing how great hashmi is at another restaurant on more than one occasion. The kulfi is also quite nice.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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