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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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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the best date i had ever been on. We were quickly greeted and shown to our reserved table. The cutlery was posh and the food was presented brilliantly, I haven't had a more tender chicken breast. Sadly parking space was short.

Thank Liliah G
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a very nice cozy and intimate setting. We had several items off the menu and all were really good. We had the orange chicken, shrimp tempura, honey garlic beef, and a couple of different kinds of sushi. The service was very good and prices were reasonable considering the portion sizes. Great place for a date, business meeting,... More 

1 Thank 559dennise
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking up a new place to have brunch this past Sunday when i came across Zen Garden. I was especially in the mood for greenery and an escape from Nairobi's bustle so it took me all of two seconds to decide on it!:-) The service was friendly and timely. I had the filling Jade Special with Bollywood chaipur.... More 

Thank vifarel
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! We really appreciate it and are so delighted that you enjoyed your Zen experience. More 

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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Nairobi so far! They serve very healthy food and love their salads! My fav are the bulgur wheat salad and the raw papaya salad! Love their choc orange cake and their choc cheese cake too! It's a must go for everyone who is in Nairobi!

1 Thank Sonal G
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Love your post and kind review! Hope to see you at Zen on your next visit. More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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201 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought Chinese in Nairobi might have been a stretch. I am ,and always will be, skeptical of places that offer "Asian" which runs the gamut from Chinese to Sushi. Hence, I was a little edgy as I perused the sushi heavy menu. Notwithstanding this proviso, the Chinese part of the offering is really worth enjoying- it is well done... More 

1 Thank Jcraigh
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. I go once in a while most recently last Fri. The pasta was amazing as always as was the heavenly Indian spiced chai tea. I was so disappointed by the dessert. I had tiramisu. Couldn't eat more than 2 spoonfuls. Worst tiramisu I've ever had. I don't know if they've changed their dessert chef but alas,... More 

1 Thank Terry M
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are looking into your complaint on the tiramisu and will ensure that it does not happen again. More 

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bamboo (Zen Gardens) is one of my favourite restaurants in Nairobi. From the sushi to curries-a taste for every palate. It has a lovely Zen ambience and service is good. The food is pricey but worth it.

1 Thank MrsSimbaonsafari
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and ambience. Pocket friendly too! Everyone should try the chicken salad they have. Yum 😋

1 Thank Puriey N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family simply loves it here. The food is great and the garden setting makes for a delightful dining experience.

1 Thank Joel R
Nairobi, Kenya
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No wonder this place is packed on Sundays at lunchtime - which it always is. Multiple menus, not least the lovely Japanese selection. Great for adults, and great for kids. Not cheap though.

1 Thank Michael E

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, 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?