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Zen Garden Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Ahmedabad, India
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my favourite places to eat! Excellent atmosphere, great food, vast variety, superb service, very popular. The Sushi is a must, spicy potatoes are delicious, thai curry is authentic, pizzas are perfect, cheese cakes are yummy. There is something for everyone at Zen!

Thank PrashShah
Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The surroundings are pleasing to the eye, the food is way above average, all in all it is a perfect Sunday lunch excursion! OK it is on the pricey side! We ordered tempura prawns, spring rolls, duck salad, jasmine steamed rice, chicken green carry, sizzling beef, chill lamb, a bottle of white wine, a bottle of lager, two cocktails and... More 

Thank Stavros C
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular with locals and ex-pats but not overrun with tourists, who seem to be sent to more expensive and obvious locations by hotel concierges. Good spicy food. Quite hot! Wine list not outrageous, although features some less well known wine at reasonably full prices, for example Fat Barrel (not to be confused with the other SA wine FatBastard). Outside tables... More 

1 Thank ActonDave
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great place! Food was delicious, service exceptionally good, ambiance relaxing and not pretentious! Beautiful and honest!

Thank swisscut
Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting is certainly unusual of a former residence converted to a resturant. Effort has been made with decor for the interiors and private rooms foe larger parties/groups like ours. Whats so special !!?? Nothing really.. apart from the location which is out of the usual commercial dhopping areas...and the greenery. The food portions are unfortunately very small.. the taste... More 

1 Thank mekenya
Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a brunch at Zen with friends. We all ordered from different kitchens and were happy with our food. The grounds are pretty, seating is comfortable, service is great. Very tempting to have an entire soiree there.

1 Thank Jashivo
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We where there for a party organized by Iftex. The food and drinks excellent! The waiters gave the best service. Our glasses were never empty. The place was so beautiful and cozy I will definitely return next year and try their menu.

1 Thank localenthusiast
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zen is a nice Japanese restaurant that also serves other types of fare, like sandwiches. The grounds are pretty and space is open and nicely designed. The food is pretty good. I didn't take a picture of it, but the menu was my only complaint. The size of the type of was fine, but the font and colors used made... More 

Thank MrsJeff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The food and service was brilliant, we had the heavenly beef, sushi and pork was the best Asian food in this region. With a great wine list. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner at Zen garden with my boyfriend,the ambiance is welcoming both outside and inside the food is great :-) I got myself a bouquet of flowers from Chef Den a sweet lady from the Philippines she is amazing Again thank you to Chef Den and Zen garden fraternity for your hospitality you made my night .....

2 Thank Beatrice W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?