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The Village Market

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Address: 9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 712 248890
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

East Africa's largest entertainment and shopping destination.


East Africa's largest entertainment and shopping destination.

Description: The Village Market is East Africa's largest Shopping, Recreation and Entertainment destination. The complex is home to over 150 outlets covering 210,000 square feet of retail space, 20,000 square feet of office space in addition to a host of recreation facilities. The mall essentially provides residents of the area with high-end shopping and entertainment, satisfying a niche that was not previously explored. As the name suggests, the complex embodies the spirit of the African market in an open-air setting. To live up to its African theme, are waterfalls, rivers and over 2000 exotic plants and gardens, giving this magnificent shopping centre an edge over other shopping malls. Since its inception 14 years ago, The Village Market has revolutionized shopping while redefining recreation and entertainment. Over the years, the centre has successfully been able to blend modernity and culture to provide an aura of modern shopping.This innovation has not gone unnoticed. Due to its remarkable architectural design, The Village Market has earned numerous accolades including the coveted International Council of Shopping Centres' Design Award.

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Great food at Orchid

I only had an hour in this place but grabbed a quick lunch at one of the kiosks, called Orchid. The combination kebab with garlic chips was incredible. Moist, marinade meats and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to get some groceries, clothing or nice international food. It is located right across the Tribe Hotel. It is a safe place to go, since it has security guards everywhere. There is also a frozen yogurt shop, a nice Italian restaurant in the second floor.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I find everything I need at the village market. It's so convenient. Banks, restaurants, spa, hotel, chemist everything is there.

Thank Nzisa M
Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only had an hour in this place but grabbed a quick lunch at one of the kiosks, called Orchid. The combination kebab with garlic chips was incredible. Moist, marinade meats and real potato fries doused in garlic sauce. Yum

Thank Sziv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place for really good quality shopping, a good lunch, coffe or just for a relaxing stroll, within Nairobi. LOTs of shops to choose between, including local products and more international, several restaurants with international food and well guarded.

Thank Ulrika S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A pleasant morning. After wandering around the shops - lots of high end outlets here, we had a memorable lunch, really fabulous roti from an Indian restaurant in the food mall, freshly cooked loaded with fresh herbs and spices - absolutely superb. Sadly we missed the Masai market which i believe is worth a trip. Try it out.

1 Thank 114lillian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Visited whilst in Nairobi. Worth a stop off, food court is really good, good choice, great coffee and mix of cafe's too. Shops - ecletic mix of inexpensive and expensive gift shops and lovely jewellery shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of options you can choose from. The place is clean. Toilets were clean. There are lots of expats around. There's free wifi

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I love this place and love going around the shops there and restaurants. It allows you to enjoy your shopping, especially if you go on Friday when they have the Masai market opened on that day and after you finish shopping, you can eat at any of the good restaurants there: fast food and fine dining restaurants. It has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Village market is a beautiful shopping centre. It has lots of places to eat with outdoor seating. It is a lively environment which is beautifully decorated. You will also find a variety of shops and service providers. Certainly worth a visit.

1 Thank derejeb
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The Village market is an uptown market with a good choice for shops and things to select from, Their food court is quite alright but could do better, mouth watering sandwiches and snacks. Good for lazy family afternoon, a nice hangout with friends and subtle evening with a loved one.

Thank Sheillah Y

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