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Tokyo Restaurant Karen

Langata Road, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
+254 722 485556
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 19, 2017
“Wonderful Japanese food in Nairobi”
Aug 12, 2016
“Favorite Japanese restaurant”
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Langata Road, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This is my third visit to Tokyo Restaurant and each time has been a genuine pleasure. The restaurant is large with both indoor and outdoor seating (I have set outside at the candlelit tables each time). The menu is nice with good selections of bento...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here recently & it was fantastic! The tempura prawns were excellent for starters. For our main course, we had chicken teriyaki with steamed rice and a plate of sushi. For dessert we had banana crepe with vanilla icecream. Everything was delicious! I highly...More

Thank Foxychiri88
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I am not a epicurean or a foodie but after trying the food of Tokyo restaurant, prompted me to make this comment. Mr Shin the owner of Tokyo Restaurant, epitomizes the finest qualities of a gentleman and a chef. Highly courteous, polite and sensitive to...More

Thank SidChat1
Reviewed January 24, 2016

The outdoor ambience at the new location in Lavington is very serene. Probably the one place I've enjoyed eating good sushi in Nairobi....tasty and fresh. The prawn tempura and tuna/avocado salad is highly recommended. Pity that the restaurant closes at 3pm to reopen at 5pm;...More

Thank Mwikali2015
Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is now located in the Lavington area. This place has a very mellow ambiance, perfect place to have dinner with friends or the Mr/Mrs. I truly enjoyed the crunchy salmon sushi rolls and the avocado tokyo sushi platter, mainly because I love avo...More

Thank MsEMwangi
Reviewed June 11, 2015

Popular Japanese restaurant, the sushi here is great (had a veg combo with salmon rolls). Inside and outside sitting, outside is a garden, you sit under the trees, they also have private seating areas.

Thank Els R
Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was struck by the friendliness of the staff who set the tone for the rest of the meal. There is garden and restaurant sitting, which is great depending on the number of your party - the children can safely play in the garden. The...More

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed January 2, 2015

This restaurant has warm and friendly staff and Manager. There services are equally fast. It gas a family setting, with a well maintained garden and grounds. They are nolonger in Karen, they long moved to Kolloh Road, near Lavington Green.

Thank apiche
Reviewed June 12, 2014

It does what it says on the tin - it is a relaxed, friendly, down-to-earth establishment. The food is good. It is not posh or pretentious. It is kid and family-friendly. It is a large restaurant, but still possible to have intimate dinners. It has...More

Thank bluecharlie
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't go here very often... Shame really as it is just down the road.... The staff are always pleasant and willing... The food can be hit or miss... The presentation is not good.. Comes in bowls and is cold by the time you get to...More

Thank skvarose
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Langata Road, Nairobi 00606, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 722 485556
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Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 10 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi. Our founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, who is one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business. Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country. We recently closed our Karen branch and opened a new branch in Kolloh Road, Lavington, which will now be our main and only branch. We are open for dinners only for now, but expect to do the grand opening in September.
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