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Big Five Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Nairobi Central Business District
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Ole Sereni Hotel | Mombasa Road, Opposite Zain offices, Parkside towers, Nairobi 00500, Kenya
+254 20 3901000
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 foodie magazine and learning about his passion for real pizza, and his praise for the... More 

Thank RiccardoOrizio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 maybe that's because the organizers didn't ask for it. Anyway we had a ball. Keep... More 

Thank xtinemama
Beirut, Lebanon
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230 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We ate breakfast in the Big Five Restaurant while staying at the Ole Sereni Hotel. The staff were polite, helpful and friendly; the variety of food on offer was extensive and plentiful.

Thank Llanelly
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I had no idea where we were going when I joined friends for dinner, but this place is a gem--especially if you sit outside. Food was great, beautiful setting, great service, and a nice gift shop. This place is now part of my "must visit" restaurant list! And I recommend the Mr Dennis Salad!

Thank textrav58
Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

See my review posted for Ole Sereni Hotel. The food and service cannot be faulted. Buffet lunch is full of varieties of great food.

Thank SimonF1950
Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

A never-ending flow of beautifully presented and excellent quality food, with a view that stretches for miles across Nairobi National Park. We visited as a couple, with a friend, taking lunch at their Big Five Restuarant. An all-inclusive cost for the buffet, with reasonably-priced drinks extra. We took small portions, visiting the buffet spread no less than five times...!! Everything... More 

Thank SimonF1950
Bothell, Washington
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Restaurant closes early so if you arrive at night, only bar service. Views over National park are lovely.

Thank LLG712
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Chef Guddu is a master, the indian breakfast was a delight and the tandoori chicken was gorgeous. Buffet was always fresh. Serving staff though need to be a little attentive as we had to call them a few times for napkins

Thank Shollay R
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

Stopped in for dinner on our way to the airport, a great way to avoid the potential traffic problems and arrive a little more predictably. Leaving Nairobi to get to the airport can be something of a challenge dependent on the weather and time of day. As we entered the lobby we were greeted by a member of staff and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, African, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?