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Big Five Restaurant & Bar

Ole Sereni Hotel | Mombasa Road, Opposite Zain offices, Parkside towers, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
+254 20 3901000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (2 reviews)
“juice” (2 reviews)
“ole sereni” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ole Sereni Hotel | Mombasa Road, Opposite Zain offices, Parkside towers, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chef listened and gave me exactly what I ordered. meat quality was good and wine was impressive. The grill is inviting, once you step in that grill just calls you and draws you in!!!!

Thank ooobabatunde
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Prior to our flight we ate at Big Five ordering different styles of food for the four of us. As we sat down inside we noticed how strong the smoke from the inside grills were inside the dining room. The smoke was spilling over from...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We ate here a few times during our visit, both breakfast and lunch and enjoyed sitting outside on the patio both times. The breakfast which was included in our room rate was a wonderful, huge buffet, a little hard to find everything, but plentiful and...More

Thank Plumesie
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This place opens for 24 hours and the services are fantastic.I had christine as our waitress and she gave us excellent services.

Thank Dan_ndambuki
Reviewed February 10, 2017

had breakfast at this restaurant and sat on the terrace facing the game park is so cool. You get to see some animals too

Thank collywa
Reviewed January 1, 2017

As I stayed at the Ole Sereni twice recently I used this restaurant a few times. The food is very good but is also very expensive, almost European prices. The view over Nairobi National Park is spectacular but the service needs improving. You could be...More

Thank Panthera2013
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Liked it ! the food was very good, the view was nice although after 8 days safari few buffalo's was not a high attraction. The service was good.

Thank Iddo A
Reviewed November 7, 2016

I'm sad to announce to pizza-lovers that Ole Pizza, the new restaurant at Big Five/Ole Sereni, does not represent the breakthrough in the dull pizza market that Nairobi has always been and still is. After reading the interview with Ole Sereni head chef on a...More

2  Thank RiccardoOrizio
Reviewed September 28, 2016

What a wonderful way to entertain family and friends. My oh my, the food was great, the place was decorated beautifully, and even the kids had a special meal prepared just for them and to me this was awesome. I only missed the music but...More

Thank xtinemama
Reviewed September 4, 2016

This restaurant opens 24 hours, serves international dishes and a huge variety of plates. I have tried several plates and I love almost all of them. Though the service is slow, I think this place is worth the smile the staff offers you

Thank Bobztraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ole Sereni Hotel | Mombasa Road, Opposite Zain offices, Parkside towers, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 20 3901000
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