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Zen Garden Restaurant

Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (49 reviews)
“dim sum” (14 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We went there for lunch with friends. The best part was sitting outside in such a great weather! The food was ok; nothing special. Offering an "Asian" menu doesn't really help. We like more specialized restaurants where the chef can really focus and offer something...More

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
Reviewed September 3, 2017

I was really impressed with this restaurant. The decor, the cocktails and the amazing flame heaters were all beautiful but what really made it special was the brilliant vegetarian food. I had crispy tofu with pancakes ( a veggie version of duck pancakes) and vegetable...More

Thank Bizeemee
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Zen Gardens has never had an issue with food A friend brought his family for a Visit to Kenya Three young adults and the parents The General Manager and the Main Chef, Den quickly recommended amazing starters and main course We had the Papaya Salad...More

Thank krishna1967
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

The garden is very nice and good for children to play. The food are very pricy. Taste Asia with its own character. But do not try Peking duck. Very unsuccessful imitation.

Thank Yi J
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

The place is indeed in a lovely garden with great space for busy children and a playground. The restaurant is great for both families or just adult dining. The kiddos are in a playground far enough from the main eating area... yet close enough for...More

Thank 1972Sylvie
Reviewed August 21, 2017

This restaurant has so many good attributes, the food and service are impeccable, the different far eastern cuisines all prepared under the roof of one kitchen is simply baffling for the quality produced. The ambience and setting of the restaurant is also something of note....More

Thank Azhar K
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you so much for such a positive review. We will pass on the message to the team. Zen Management Team

Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Brunch is my favorite pastime, especially on Sundays. I can just linger at a restaurant to enjoy the day and the meal. Zen Garden is one of my favorite places in Nairobi for Brunch. For Zen Garden it's not just one thing. It's whole host...More

Thank frantz05
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

The overall experience is 10/10. Very stylish décor (lots of fresh roses and candles all over the restaurant, Bhudda busts line the console tables) live band and great specials on Friday evenings. Plenty of outdoor seating with heaters, private dining room facility available upon request....More

Thank REA-Eastafrica
Reviewed July 28, 2017

I find the food fresh and well made even though service is less personal. The setting and the surrounding garden is very relaxing and it is away from the hustle and bubble of city life. They have secure parking is an ideal location to enjoy...More

Thank Ajei2000
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

I used to enjoy this restaurant, the food was fresh and the service professional, albeit, somewwhat 'mechanical'. Last night while the service was acceptable, the food was not fresh and as I write this review, the morning after, I am suffering the consequences. The 'all...More

Thank foodykla
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January 29, 2017|
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Response from CheckInNGO | Reviewed this property |
can't give any better an answer but those up.
Mahuvy K
July 16, 2016|
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Response from shivradia | Property representative |
We have a large PolyPlay Kids Area at Zen everyday. We don't charge for that. On weekends, we have a bouncy castle and face painting on Sundays. We don't charge for that either.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, 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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