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“Always Great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trout Tree

Trout Tree
Nanyuki, Kenya
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Nanyuki
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Nairobi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Always Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Location and the trout. Excellent combination, it helps that the drive there involves views to the Aberdares on one side and Mt Kenya on the other.

Visited May 2014
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Awesome awesome awesome!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We made an impromptu visit to this restaurant on our way to nanyuki. This place is quite unique. Built around a tree. Fish straight from the fish tank. Super fresh, super tasty. The ambience was great, the service was outstanding and very reasonably priced. The colobus are just an added entertainment while you sip your drink while admiring the way the restaurant had been built. Oh and the beers are chilled naturally in the river water. Kudos to the management!!!

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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Yummy Trout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I really like this restaurant. Been going there so many times. Service and food has not gone down. The choice on the menu is very good and makes one think which item to choose! Have to be careful about the Colubus monkeys, as they will try to get your food and get a free meal. I did not mind the Colobus, adds some exictement.

Visited May 2014
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158 reviews 158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Tell worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I've visited Kenya many times over the past 20+ years and keep returning to the Trout Tree every time I go... Yes it may be a little rough and ready, but The novelty of eating in a huge tree house with amazing ambiance is second to none... Highly recommended and great value for money, it goes without saying that you have got to try the "fresh" trout, but there are numerous other menu options....

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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35 restaurant reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Treetop Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Am rating this "Very good" more for the novelty of the place rather than the food. The restuarant is built in and around a large tree and looks like something that belongs in a children's fairytale. Its worth the stopover simply to witness it. Trout farms surround the restaurant so your catch will definitely be fresh. Where it fails is in the seasoning and the actual cooking. The chef has a heavy touch - the sauces could do with being a little more delicate. Service can also be very slow when they are crowded, management should look into hiring more waiters.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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