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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
“dim sum” (15 reviews)
“sushi” (49 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (6 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 3, 2016 via mobile

It's one of my favorite restaurant in Nairobi. It has a wonderful garden! What a surprise! The meals are fine! Play garden for the kids.

Thank József Ó
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a business dinner while in Nairobi today. The place was quite a fine dining experience. Live music, outdoor fires, fresh rose flower arrangements and yummy food were a delight. This place is a proper fine dining experience and you can take your own liquor...More

Thank SandyAnu
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited a couple of times. The ambience is great. Very tight security. Their service is impeccable from serving time, to the food. The Interior deco is warm and welcoming. Always happy to have a meal here. Looking forward to many more visits.

Thank kasusan
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
Reviewed August 18, 2016 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...More

1  Thank 559dennise
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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!:-)...More

Thank vifarel
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

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

Reviewed August 11, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Sonal G
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

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

Reviewed August 7, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Jcraigh
Reviewed August 4, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Terry M
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

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

Reviewed August 3, 2016 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
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can't give any better an answer but those up.
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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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, 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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