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Dancing Spoon Cafe & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Nairobi Central Business District
Bar, European, Pub, Wine Bar
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20th Century Plaza, Mama Ngina St, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Dancing spoon is just a tad bit slower than normal restaurants. Your drinks take longer to arrive and the food takes longer to arrive. Don't go there for a quick lunch as it will frustrate you. Also don't try any normal sirloin or rump steak (it's not what you'd expect) and stay away from sizzler plates (they burn you and... More 

1 Thank Workingman007
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191 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

Fish. Professional waiters. Good food. Yummy drinks. Nice views. Swinging music. High professionalism. Only one place to be, the best restaurant in Nairobi. The Dancing Spoon.

Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

the best place to have a meal before watching a movie at the Imax. The ambience is romantic and the service is quick. The place is quiet and not too crowded. I had a snack but I'll be back for a meal

Thank Cynthia I
Thika, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

A nice place to have a meal while in town especially sitting next to the window will watching people on the Mama Ngina street also you can have a snack as you go to Imax cinem,a for latest movies. Their prices are affordable what i enjoyed most was the sinzzilling pork chops on a hot metal plate with nice chips.The... More 

Thank manage99
Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

My sweetheart loves sizzling steak, we always take time to munch away before enjoying some 3D entertainment.

Thank Victor M
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

It's a great place!!The ambiance is very okay and has a romantic feel to it.It is not always crowed and its a quiet place with a good view of the city.The food is also great,but the service is quite slow,given the few number of people that's a fail.But I would definetly go back again...The food price ranges from 750/= and... More 

1 Thank Doris L
Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Had lunch at this restaurant and specifically had masala fries. Little did I know I would be running for the toilet seat a few hours later! Wil definately not come back here again.

Thank Fwawesh
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

I call it a hidden jewel because its in the middle of town, inside the Imax theatre building so you would expect it to be noisy and uncomfortable with the theatre and the traffic outside but once you get in its very very different, very quiet, they have managed to block out the noise. the cafe is downstairs at the... More 

2 Thank Shiru S
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

As I awaited the rains to subside, I thought about popping in here to wad the cold away. I had no clue that I would be in here long enough for me to compose a review. I asked for a tea pot. A metallic pot to hold only one mug of tea was brought. The waiter must have seen the... More 

Thank Arthur B
Nairobi, Kenya
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

The food is pretty decent and the portions are big. We had breakfast. The place itself, however, seems a little tired with the decor needing an upgrade. Location is very central and right next to the IMAX if you want to catch a meal before/after the movies. Service was good.

Thank alkenya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20th Century Plaza, Mama Ngina St, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 227581

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