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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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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

Service was fun and great! Very entertaining. The waite staff was pleasant and the chef really put on a show! The seating is excellent. A great place to eat and talk with friends. Good for large groups

1 Thank Jonell W
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2015

the food was really good bamboo restaurant i think...the quality of the food was awesome. the environment is relaxing and good. w e visited at about 8pm and even then, the waiter was attentive and we felt that we got the best.

1 Thank Janeann M
Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015

Amazing Thai food for Nairobi, perfect location to kick back for the day and enjoy some sunshine, and also a great place to work as the internet is perfect. My go-to in Nairobi when I need a recharge and some excellent green papaya salad.

1 Thank Monty H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Good food, great ambience, lovely gardens. Service was prompt though when it got close to closing time at night there were signs of impatience from waiter.

1 Thank Caro K
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We sat outdoors, the waiter was friendly, the ambiance was great though a bit chilly. The waiter's recommendation hit the spot...had the Green Thai Chicken. Definitely gong back there this year.

1 Thank Dan M
Nairobi, Kenya
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015

It all started with the booking and I had a feeling this would turn out well. The Zen team did not disappoint my valentines dinner. The parking was ample (considering it was valentines day), and reception by Florence and team, excellent. including our request to change sitting location upon arrival handled exceptionally. Jack our waiter did all it took to... More 

1 Thank Stanngure
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2015

I eaten, bamboo with chicken, it was delicious. This was my second time in this restaurant and that twice was a very good experience. One of the better restaurant in Nairobi.

1 Thank Nuno F
Nairobi, Kenya
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2015

Zen Garden’s setting is gorgeous and peaceful- once you are in you immediately forget that the restaurant is on a major road. With two restaurants- one continental and one oriental- there is food for every taste, and they allow guest to order from both restaurants at the same table. The food is good but expensive, some dishes being better than... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2015

Zen Garden is set in a secluded part of town and as a result is very green and quiet. The decor and general quality of the restaurant is great - very chic, modern and high standard. Unfortunately, given the size of the gardens, the restaurant had very few outdoor tables, and all under canopies so it was impossible to sit... More 

1 Thank TravellerCD1985
Nairobi, Kenya
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92 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice food, good service and beautiful Abiance. Good for a romantic dinner and if you love shushi. I would highly recommend this place

2 Thank Maxx703

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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, Gluten Free Options
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, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?