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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Zen garden this evening with friends. The place is located in a large open garden with inside seating as well. There are giant bouquets of roses everywhere, and also on the table; this was very enchanting, and really added to the beauty of the place. Service was quick, attentive, and the food got on our tables within 15... More 

Thank 155eeshan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely premises to chill in family atmosphere. Great food, stunning gardens. Also offers conference facilities. Upmarket.

1 Thank Karola7
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Zen Garden is a little far from the centre of town or from Westlands, however it is certainly a lovely place to have an al fresco fusion lunch. Beautiful garden, lovely outdoor setting. And the food is excellent. It is a real mixture of Japanese, Thai and Chinese, all dishes delicious: Heavenly beef, tempura prawns (OMG delicious) and so... More 

1 Thank AdriAfrica
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Reserved a table in the morning with very specific requests, was told booking was confirmed, got there and got a random table and not what I had requested for. Luckily got a free table that was better. Given menus and then told 'you have 7 minutes if you want to order from bamboo '. Did not want to be rushed... More 

1 Thank Christine K
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menus are in a terrible state. For the cost of meals and drinks there, they really need to reprint. Also the service was not up to par. Will I go back yes, the food was that good.

Thank permanent-wanderlust
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best place for my 3yr old Daughter, has a play area for Kids. Me and my wife can enjoy the Food. The location is perfect, the menu is amazing and service was good during our visit. Kudos..

Thank sonigraravi
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zen garden is a lovely place within a garden and flowers. It is good to spend quality time but do not expect too much on the food. Food is not too fresh and is oily and salty.

Thank Carla B
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Zen Garden for many years and have even hosted birthday lunch parties at this venue. It's been awhile (at least a year) since I've been back. I went there for a very late lunch on a Sunday after 3 p.m. My desire had been to go to Bamboo Garden for some Asian fusion lunch (haven't... More 

Thank AbeeAbout
Nairobi, Kenya
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular place. Book to avoid disappointment especially on Sunday. Dim sum is tasty but the pastry could be lighter. Duck spring rolls stuffed with meat and very enjoyable. 2 dim sum 1 duck spring roll 1 large tea and one desert USD $50. For your reference.

Thank Martin C
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner at the Thai restaurant on a Saturday evening the place was full and very noisy,the food is good not exactly to Thai taste but something close.It is very pricey not really valve for money comparing with other same standard restaurants.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

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