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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great food, good choice of wines, excellent service. Different restaurants have their individual menus including a pretty outdoor space. Staff are courteous . The sushi is excellent, best I have had in Nairobi. Dessert menus are also very very good. Take away doggie bags are well packaged and branded. It's next door to me so easy to access but even... More 

2 Thank CiruJune
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

It beautifuly set with a choice of two restaurants the service is very good I just love the place. I took my boys from when they were about 6 & 7 and they too like going out there on Sunday's and being teenagers of 13 and 15 I would have expected they had other places in mind, considering at this... More 

1 Thank Barbs K
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Love the food there, best pizza and lovely oriental food...must go there once a week...but I wish the management would look into keeping the toilets clean...you enjoy the food and ambience, but it's terrible to go into a dirty toilet with a bad stench...not a good feeling for sure!!

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

Dear Ramesh, Thank you so much for the positive feedback on our food. We really appreciate your honesty on the toilet situation, we are looking into this and will be doing our best to ensure this issue is sorted and does not happen again. Thank you Zen Garden Management. More 

North Carolina
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was surprisingly a fantastic restaurant. It had a nice variety of food and it was delicious. We sat outside and it was great. It appeared additional outdoor seating was being made. It was quite popular at lunchtime so I can't imagine at dinner time.

1 Thank nota3rdworldgirl
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Quite overrated. Not impressed at all. One visit was enough to put me off. Food not great and average service. Ambience was the only saving grace.

Thank Nimish H
Nairobi, Kenya
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98 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a very popular place and is often extremely packed. The garden is very nice and full of kids who can be very annoying. However the food is lovely: the Chinese is very good the pizza is great and the pastas are nice. I would say the best food is the Japanese and Chinese. Sadly the service can be... More 

Thank goodthickskirt
Scotland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

Has to be one of the best Asian restaurant in Nairobi, the service the food was spot on. We went as a group and the food was delivered fast enough. The grounds are very beautiful to, can highly recommend for family with small kids as well.

1 Thank Nina49
shivradia, Owner at Zen Garden Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Zen Garden. Zen Garden Management. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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292 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Had spring rolls and vegetable pizza. Excellent choice good service and excellent food. Certainly worth a visit and obviously well patronized.

Thank William G
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

I have visited the bamboo restaurant in Zen Gardens several times and the food is very delicious, which usually justifies its pricy nature. However, on this visit we left quite dissatisfied as the quantity of the portions have dropped significantly and the taste was not quite up to the high standard we have started to expect at the restaurant. This... More 

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

Dear Veer, Thank you for your review and we are grateful that you are a Zen Garden frequent visitor and have been satisfied with our services in the past. We are extremely sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your last meal at Bamboo. We will look into our portion sizes and make sure to review them fully. I can... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with a group of colleagues here in August 2015. For someone not a fan of sushi, I tried the vegetarian sushi (avocado, mushroom and something else... cannot remember) and it was not bad. Though be warned, if you eat all the served appetizers there may not be room for the main course!!!😀 Also, they had this spicy ginger... More 

2 Thank Chidinma O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?