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K'Osewe Ranalo Foods

Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 770 785897
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried fish” (7 reviews)
“chapati” (8 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
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6:30 am - 5:30 pmAll hours
Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the ambience with a live band. Restaurant is very Very big and can accommodate large groups and there is still breathing space. The dishes are hearty, well presented and prepared. I enjoyed the fresh fried fish and fried mbuzi meat. Home away from...More

Thank Koki80
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2015

Dear Koki80, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about Ranalo Foods 'Kosewe'. It is always a pleasure to hear from our customers. Breathing space is a vital part of having an enjoyable dining experience and I am glad Ranalo Foods was...More

Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is one of my favourites in terms of Kenyan cuisine. Ranalos has grown to be such a big deal it's almost surreal for those of us who started frequenting when it was a hole in the wall eatery. The food is always hot, and...More

Thank Maseline K
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2015

Dear Maseline, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences of Ranalo Foods "Kosewe". We are thrilled to hear that you are never disappointed whenever you visit Ranalo as we strive to deliver good quality food regardless of the food choice, the...More

Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ranalo`s in Nairobi Town...next to the Nation Center (Newspaper) - great Food for Less Money...nice Place....you can sit outside or inside......sometimes is playing a Life Band....I was there several times, I was very satisfied....you will like it! Enjoy your Meal.....Fish / Meat.....Ugali / Rice.....Beverage is...More

Thank Gudrun H
Reviewed November 18, 2014

I walked in, took a sit, as I do in any other restaurant I visit. I remain seated for what is close to 15 minutes. Waiters walk around but noone approaches me. I discuss the lack of interest with my company. A client (regular I...More

Thank Leonairo
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2015

Dear Leonairo, Thank you very much for taking your time to review Ranalo Foods 'Kosewe'. I would like to apologize for the fact that we did not meet your expectations when you gave us the chance to serve you. I agree the pay first concept...More

Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was enjoyed great food and music here. It was fairly dead but that's perhaps to be expected on a what was a Thursday night.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed August 27, 2014

excellent!!!!will definitely come again and again. Recommended for luo traditional meals at any time and the cost is affordable

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love going to Ranalo for the Fried tilapia, wimbi ugali and Managu. Quality always guaranteed and super efficient service. Be careful not to go at peak times when it can get really packed, but always vibrant.

Thank Winenjiru
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Ranalo Foods restaurant in the city center of Nairobi is the place for an African dish for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is known for the original Luo dishes. It is loved by foreigners who want to sample the African dishes.

Thank Victoriasafaris
Reviewed July 13, 2014

You go in, they show you what they have that day, you choose the one you want and then you pay. A little while later they serve you. I'm not sure why I had to wait so long for food that was already made, why...More

Thank niemx
Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want some old fashioned African meaty dishes, this is a must visit. Love their '' Áthola' a luo dish'(lake side community).

Thank NjeriJ
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December 15, 2016|
Response from Shivona T | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall. Although the food is displayed in a buffet like manner, each dish is priced separately. It is definitely inexpensive and affordable by Nairobi standards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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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