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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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San Francisco
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159 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 high quality food including omelet chefs. We also enjoyed a nice lunch, good food, prices... More 

Thank Plumesie
Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 waiting for half an hour just to get a drink.

Thank Panthera2013
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 foodie magazine and learning about his passion for real pizza, and his praise for the... More 

2 Thank RiccardoOrizio
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3 reviews
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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239 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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88 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
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?