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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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491 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had read a very flattering review of this place in the Guide du Routard but it turned out to offer mediocre food, with very very limited choice, at fairly high prices. I would not recommend it.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Canberra, Australia
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Almost all the dishes are simply stewed or fried meat, which were served with chapatis. I was disappointed that there weren't more non-meat Kenyan dishes available. The meat is very tough but tastes good. The chapatis were tasty. You can also get cokes, water etc. A very helpful employees showed us how it all worked.

Thank moominoid
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I always like to visit here at least once on my journey to experience real local food for local people. Don't expect anything upper class here. You go to look at the food first on the buffet style counter. You then go to pay the window and give the slips of paper to the waiter who brings it. The reviewer... More 

Thank Martin C
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Visited today with my partner around lunchtime. Was rather quiet when we arrived so choosing where we sat wasn't much of a problem, before it gradually filled with Nairobi office staff. From there onwards, things got worse! My partner, having been there before knew exactly what she wanted to order. No menus being available on the table, I was escorted... More 

Thank Supeter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very nice and delicious food.Price is a bit high compared to other restaurants but it's definitely worth it!I always eat here whenever am in the city.

Thank Finnolitta
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food is exceptional.. and especially the fish!!! ...if you love African cuisine, Ronalo is the place to be..i enjoyed every bit.

Thank Josphine N
Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

african food they served us was delicious, especially the nyama choma and ugali, the band music was very nice, though too loud, soft drinks are abit expensive

Thank Jimmy D
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Their service is excellent and they offer a great blend of African food, especially fresh fish. They are open till late and you will still find the wide variety they have to offer, very fresh.

Thank Martha W
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

have had a couple of lunch meetings here and can recommend for those looking to go local in food. at times the place can be crowded and service slow. great location though and depending on what you order the experience can vary! Great place though popular with many!

Thank DominicM969
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Nice for those who want to go back and have a taste of the lost local cuisine. They have molten ghee for your greens and the fish/beef was well smoked before making a curry. Worth every moment and worth every penny.

Thank Isaac N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?