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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was visiting Nairobi on my birthday and friends took me to Zen Gardens. What a lovely place. Long stemmed roses were everywhere in the restaurant. The food was beautifully arranged and was very good. Best of all the wait staff sang a very Happy Birthday and sent me off with an armful of long stemmed roses!

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1 Thank Victoria Y
Washington, DC
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Easy parking, open space. Good place to have a coffee or drink and lounge around. Food was edible but nothing special.

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2 Thank Sunseeker_Ma12
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

If you want brown murky water for a peppercorn sauce,just order the beef fillet&you will get just that!as a side.cold.this is laughable.ridiculous prices,pretentious portions,tasteless meals is what you will treat yourself to if you make your way here.first&only time to go here mates!hope the chef&owners read this.how do you get a beef fillet tough!!!omg

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3 Thank Sabra I
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Extremely slow service. Ordered T bone steak that came after one hour and was very tough. This was changed with fillet steak that was supposed to be well done but was given medium rare. Had my meal taken away for the second time and ate after all in our table had eaten. Asian menu not allowed in the part of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2015

Loved this restaurant and the setting it's in. Very good service (and prompt - sadly we were in a hurry!). Food was very good with a good choice.

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1 Thank CameramanG
Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2015

We had reserved a table for a friend's birthday dinner and the Bamboo Restaurant did not disappoint. Lovely, fresh, spicy food, great variety, service at par as well. Was excited to practice my chopsticks skills too. :-) Overall, had a good evening, though I noted that it gets rather crowded on the weekends. The sorounding is tranquil and very calming.

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1 Thank Jackie M
Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2015

I am an habituee of Zen Garden as they offer quite a good menu for all sorts of Asian tastes. The Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisines are present in the menu. The sushi / sashimi is one of the best I have had in Nairobi and I would also suggest the tuna & avocado salad, the heavenly chicken the drizzly... More 

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1 Thank GiselaHenrique
Nairobi, Kenya
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2015

I prefer the Asian restaurant (Bamboo) which is only open in the evening. The fusion Eastern and local tastes are definitely a success. The Manchurian and "mushu" are my two favourite dishes. The lunch time restaurant (Jade) definitely has a variety on the menu but it does get quite crowded here. If you are looking for a quiet place to... More 

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2 Thank astonangel3
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

We loved the garden setting with lush green lawns and trees around. The place is great for family dining as well as business meeting/lunches. The menu was diverse and provides a good chance to experience asian cuisine for newbies. The staff was quite helpful although we had to wait a bit long to be served as they seemed overwhelmed. Overall,... More 

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2 Thank Ndiba
Frankfurt, Germany
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2015

Zen Gardens will take you on a journey of tastes all the way from Africa to Asia and back. The setting in stylish open spaces in Asian style will help you relax and fully enjoy your dinner.. Serving fusion cuisine this place is a must-visit esp. for business dinners but also when in search for a premium dinner location in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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?