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K'Osewe Ranalo Foods

Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi Central Business District
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Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 770 785897
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Warsaw, Poland
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

The place offers cheap and tasty food at very reasonable prices. To ease pain with selecting dishes you can see them - and check what is available. They are extremely helpful. We got fried tilapia, goat meat with sauce, kale, chiapati and two local beers all for 2000KhS - all was very tasty & fresh Later coffee next doors at... More 

Thank JakubWarszawa
Nairobi, Kenya
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

The place has plenty of space and is not over-crowded.The food is delicious and the service is excellent.The menu has a good variety of dishes to choose from and you'll be spoilt for choice.

Thank blacktraveler1
Burlington, Vermont
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159 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Great way to sample Kenyan food with local people. VERY helpful staff. Excellent fried fish. Basic decor, but the prices are very reasonable so don't expect fancy! Outdoor courtyard seating was ok,

Thank BTVWriter
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We were directed here by our hotel after asking the staff for somewhere with good local food - and we weren't disappointed! You arrive with plenty of Kenyans who look like they are on lunch break from work, so there is no touristy feeling. You order lunch at the counter and are seated by a waiter who takes care of... More 

Thank Lotraktor
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We walked over from our hotel to have dinner at Ranolo's for some Kenya food. We really wanted to try some local food. We ordered fried tilapia, fried goat, stewed meat, traditional greens, ugali ( brown and white), sodas, Tusker beer. We liked everything except for one of the greens that was very bitter. We probably ordered way too much... More 

Thank wanderwm
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Good food..african cuisine,continental an you wont miss NYAMA CHOMA. Its pocket friendly and easily accessible within town city.

1 Thank Jeff M
Lagos, Nigeria
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

My first time in Nairobi, my tour guide said I should stop by Ranalo for good Kenyan food 'Ugali' to be precise. It was easy locating from my hotel and when I got there the waiter was very helpful. He showed me the options which are more around the protein, they had chicken, beef, rabbit and more also fish. The... More 

Thank livinginlag
Singapore, Singapore
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126 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We told our driver we wanted to have local food and he brought us to ranalo. This is the place the locals come, you order and pay first, then they serve you the food. We had fish, chicken and beef. The fish is good but not the chicken and beef. Too tough. Guide told us liver is supposed to be... More 

Thank Agnes_Tan12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Tasty local food, reasonably priced. There is a bar with live music joined to the restaurant which is great fun. The restaurant is a little confusing when you first arrive, you need to pay up front for what you want at the payment desk. The waiter spotted our confusion and was very helpful though. Great service.

Thank Zoe S
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Yummy chicken, ugali and sukuma wiki, all eaten in a friendly environment, with good music and accompanied by a Tusker, and chit-chat with friends = a lovely evening in Nairobi.

Thank TransylvanianGrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 770 785897

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?