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Open House Karen

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Reviewed May 10, 2021

We absolutely loved their food. Fresh, tasty and well priced. It can get quite busy, it might be useful to book ahead or to come in early. It was otherwise a great experience.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed August 18, 2020 via mobile

The food at Open house Karen is amazing. If you are looking for the best Indian food in Nairobi then head to Karen. The service was great and the precautions they are taking in these covid times..... I have not seen anywhere else. Open House...Karen you are on my speed dial! Try the butter chicken and chilli paneer... yum!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

Open House Karen beats the similarly named one in Westlands . Quality food cooked. Happy to have been recommended, Panner and chicken tikka is the best

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed May 14, 2020 via mobile

After using Open House many times over the years they dropped the ball on 26th Match. Had invited friends round and sent the order....nothing, called, texted....nothing. Several times they were engaged. Fast forward a few weeks they have the nerve to text suggesting we order...from them. You can’t treat regular loyal customers like this and expect to survive, it’s just nonsensical. In these difficult times with restaurants closed we would have loved to order from open house in Karen regularly but the fact they just could not be bothered Iingers on.More

Date of visit: March 2020
OpenHouseKaren, Owner at Open House Karen, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2020

Good afternoon, We would like to assure you that we value your custom and did not willingly choose to disappoint you. We have gone through the communication logs of your order for the 26th of March. You had sent us your order by text, for...More

Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

My family and I were treated to amazing Indian food at Open House Karen. There is so much to choose from the menu, the portions are well sized and the service is always accompanied with a big smile. I strongly recommend Open House Karen and...you will find it a delicious experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

Open House Karen beats the similarly named one in Westlands hollow. Quality ingredients, food cooked as you like it, warm & inviting service- this is the one awesome place for Indian food. So happy to have been recommended, I’ve become quite a fan of theirs...too!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020

We love Indian food and the minute Open House opened their second restaurant in Nairobi we went and have been enthusiastic regulars ever since. Quality of food is excellent and consistent even though they rotate their chefs and the kitchen [in Karen] is almost claustrofobic....Staff are always most welcoming, attentive and friendly. Our children study abroad now, but when home during holidays, the very first dinner and the last one before they leave again is at Open House, nowhere else. Large Indian families dine in this restaurant, so the food cannot be anything but superb. My only gripe is that their prices are exclusive of catering levy and VAT, adding another 18% to the total, it is time to update this and make pricing all-inclusive.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

Wow - I was blown away by this restaurant ... the service was impeccable and the food was authentically Indian. The restaurant offered an extensive menu catering for all tastes. in.addition you had the option of how hot you wanted it - which is always...handy. They have perfected to art of creating subtle flavours ... you need to experience yourself.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

The original Open House in Westlands is my favorite Indian, the Karen location doesn't have any reason to hide. They provide great food and service and no request will be turned down!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 26, 2019

I just had lunch today at Open House and was very impressed with it, The food and service were just excellent. The menu was varied, I just loved the ambiance of the new branch.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Yes, Open House Karen offers takeout services.

Yes, Open House Karen offers delivery services.

Yes, Open House Karen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Open House Karen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4