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waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We were a large group; pre-ordered meat, but it took them quite long to have it ready due to staff disorganisation.

Thank Dennis M
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Not an expert on Kenyan food but I really enjoyed lunch here. Had the grill meat (goat) and ugali very tasty. The colleagues I was with are local to Nairobi and work close by, they ordered the cut of meat beforehand so I think this is the key. Very nice not fatty at all and cooked perfectly. I would definitely... More 

Thank Dxbreviewer1
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This restaurant is mainly for the road runner who wants a quick bite in a rush to catch a ride. Not a cosy place for those looking for rest-eat-and play experience

Thank charlesdwasi
Brownsville, Texas
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223 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

A typical Original with fresh meat served from the grill ... Large and very affordable meals in a very basic setting ... It is an experience that you should not miss!

Thank KaiUWulff
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Stopped by to check out this very popular spot one Sunday afternoon. They didn't have mbuzi (lamb) choma so we settled for Mbuzi wet Fry which was way too fatty and bony. But it was tender - the little pieces one could eat. Maybe the choma is good. I don't know. Very basic. Seemed to appeal to middle aged (or... More 

Thank Christine M
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

All that needs to be said is mentioned in the title! Go with friends on a Fri evening to have a great time...and dont be to judgemental of the ambience and food.

Thank Nimish H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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168 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I see this place full of cars whenever I pass by it, so we decided to give it a try. I have had nyama choma at a few places in Nairobi and this is by far the worst of all. The goat meat was fatty, chewy, and full of gristle. The chicken was undercooked and blood started oozing out when... More 

Thank The_Nomadic_Doctor
Washington, DC
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I had the best time here. The nyama choma (grilled goat) was simply delicious. The Tuskers were extra cold and a perfect pair for the charred meat. The people and staff were a lot of fun. I went with friends and we had a great time laughing and talking politics

Thank sheltydog2005
New York, NY
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have had takeaway Nyama Choma from here a couple of times and am not enough of an expert to compare it to much else. It was meaty - and chewy. I think that means it was just right. Popular and busy place.

Thank shaslau
Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Njuguna's is a land mark for nyama choma lovers in Nairobi, being right on the Highway with a very informal setting, the meat is always tasty, been these way for years. I returned after a long time and sure enough the same service

Thank Kingorik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
African, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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