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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Starting from the location of the restaurant to the food everything here is brilliant. Came with my family for dinner and we had an amazing time. The service was outstanding, the quality and portion of the food. They specialise in Asian cuisine and they also have seafood which is one of the bests in Nairobi. We came without reservation but... More 

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Thank Juan Camilo V
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never disappointing, always delicious with good service at affordable prices...a real pleasure in a nice environment

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2 Thank johan103
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place , the food has always been on point, the ambience is always perfect. Nice place for families gathering, parties , the kids love it

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1 Thank Anita M
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have not had a moment to catch up with the lovelies this year and this Christmas season provided the perfect opportunity to meet and and just catch up. After much consultation we settled on Bamboo at Zen Gardens and it did not disappoint. The service was alright not exemplary but comfortable. We started with the pork ribs and duck... More 

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1 Thank emutua2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never been but was recommended by a friend. Was fairly quiet when we went - service was spot on. The garden outside eating area has a lovely ambience. Ordered zen ribs - absolutely delicious; meat fell away from the bone and the flavour was spot on. For main I had duck; although it was tough to chose. Again, plenty and... More 

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2 Thank Charlie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience, brilliant service and really tasty meal. We had crispy pork, sizzling beef, schezuan chicken, sushi and maki and jasmine rice as well as some honey dumplings. There's both outdoor and indoor sitting and a fire brought to you if you're feeling a little cold. Would definitely recommend it for a special night out as it's a little on... More 

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2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good ambience but when busy food is not to their standard. 2 dishes were not served as asked. Instead something else wad served like there was no black beans in the black bean salad. Asked for chicken snitzel we got chicken strips.??????. Two different things. ......

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Thank dinashah66
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there on Friday, good food, good staff, beautiful ambiance. The Menu has changed, I loved the sesame beef (forgotten the name on the menu). It's sweet. Please bring back Tiramisu cake and the chicken with peanut (not peanut sauce). I still love Zen

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Thank Tabiii
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

3 years ago, i wrote a very nice review about Zen garden, because it was worth it. However, now, not so much. We went on a public holiday to Zen Garden, and had made a reservation online. Upon arriving, there was no reservation, at either of the restaurants! we got a table after 20 minutes, at the Jade restaurant, inside,... More 

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Thank S0nki
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

An amazing garden restaurant on the outskirts of the city centre.The staff were humble and accurate when taking my order.The sushi was excellent and I just wanted more.The garden is so beautifully set to accomodate kids and family gatherings.Always worth a try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Meals
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, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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?