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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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Beirut, Lebanon
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177 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank Bobztraveler
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank textrav58
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank SimonF1950
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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

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

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Thank LLG712
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Shollay R
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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London
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44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Great for breakfast and lunch overlooking national park; good main courses in evening. Staff excellent.

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Thank mindyourhotel
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

You just enjoy sitting at the Big five, looking out into the park, and seeing the Giraffes and Ostriches and the gazelles, and if you are lucky you will catch the lion...but even just scanning the foliage is healing to the soul. I recommend Sunday Lunch, has a great offering of various foods and juices. Look out for their seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?