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The Village Market

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Address: 9/418 Limuru Road | 100, Nairobi 00621, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 7122488
8:00 am - 12:00 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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Best shopping in Nairobi

A cool design. A wide selection of stores. Big food court. I especially recommend going to meat store, a great selection and they can provide any cut, size etc. that you need, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

A cool design. A wide selection of stores. Big food court. I especially recommend going to meat store, a great selection and they can provide any cut, size etc. that you need, the vegetable store and the frozen yogurt. The only negative is that the parking is a pain.

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Village market is a must visit place in Nairobi for food and shopping. Its different from regular shopping mall. It has african charm yet it is very modern. Difficult to get parking in weekends. Some lovely food joints are there.

Thank vision2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited this mall frequently because it was across from my hotel. I felt safe while there, you can see security on almost every corner and everyone is checked before they enter. There is a very good selection of stores here, although they seem to be a bit spread out and no real organization. It seems like the mall goes... More 

Thank Atharrelson21
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

village market is a nice and friendly little mole with nice stores, good food vendors and restaurants. Security seems a top priority too.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place has been a favorite for a few years, but has dropped recently. Less and less chicken in their butter chicken. Recent order of malai kofta had one potatoe - for 850/-. And our chicken korma was made with vanilla yoghurt. You've lost us

Thank Fujobear
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The vendors at this market are ready to sell!! Be prepared to bargain and have lots of patience when doing so! The prices may start off high but if you have patience they will come down on the prices. If paying the initial price is more valuable than the time you have, go for it! Otherwise, patiently try to get... More 

Thank aanthony2013
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Come and find out! Nice place where you can relax...alot aof Restaurants and Bars...for Children some Pools....Nice Shops........Mixed population.......Parking Place in Front (expensive) ....This place was not made for my Pocket....watching yes, buying no...smile

Thank Gudrun H
Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This shopping mall is beautiful, but not very well located. There are some shops, tourist shops, bank, cash dispenser and restaurants. Quite nice place to chill.

Thank Desiree M
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have been a regular here for a while. Nakumatt is great for your grocery shopping. At the food court you're sure to find a decent meal. Try the fish fillet at Orchid or tasty treats at Tiramisu. The bookshop upstairs also seems quite interesting. The parking lot is a little bit on the dark side at night, could use better... More 

Thank matembezi
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It has a nice outdoor area and that is it. The mall is huge and it can get confusing to work your way through. We could not find, even after several visits, the information board with the names of the shops and facilities, so we always walk around trying to remember where the shop we need might be... The food... More 

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