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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
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Inspired by the open flame grill, the seasonal menu is a tribute to local farmers; paying homage to crisp flavors and fresh, organic ingredients. Jiko authentically uplifts its inspirations while offering guests the delights of whimsy and fantasy through a playful approach to presentation.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service, Validated Parking
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Reviewed February 4, 2021 via mobile

TERRIBLE is the word. Do not visit if you want peace of mind. Slow service, food delays, unapologetic staff. Ambience was good though.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2021

Dear D294MDtanyas, Thank you very much for your review. Please note that the Jiko restaurant has been closed since March 2020 and are currently under refurbishment. We are looking forward to opening our doors once again

Reviewed April 21, 2020

My gal loved it.Awesome and private spot for two.A place I would recommend for a dinner date .Will surely visit again.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

The food was so good and delicious.judy and Jackson served us well. We appreciate for everything. Regards

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

Delicious food Nice drinks Good ambience Clean and neat Great and friendly staff.. Hannah, Nancy, Philip, Evanson,Jackson, Annvivian, Ann,Caroline,Edgar, VivianMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Dear Lanirue, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Jiko Restaurant with others here on Trip advisor. Your mention of delicious food, good ambience, clean and neat environment and friendly staff means a lot to us. The team will be very happy...More

Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Number 1 on Trip Adviser for restaurants in Nairobi and we can see why. On a Monday night it was a little low on atmosphere but the food was very good. Tribe appears an impressive hotel. It also need not be that expensive. The 3...of us shared a mac and cheese as a starter which was more than enough. The lamb, pork and fish main courses were at a similar price level to other more run of the mill Nairobi restaurants. One slight gripe. The wine list reflects the high price of wine in Kenya. When a wine on the list proved unavailable a restaurant of this standard should offer an alternative at the same price.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Dear Marlene, Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with Jiko Restaurant. Our priority is customer service and we are ecstatic that we met the mark! It is guests like you that make our job a pleasure...More

Reviewed March 6, 2020

The 7-hour braised lamb leg is one to die for....And the pasta!!!!! Oh my😍😍 Great service by Philip. Definitely gonna be back there.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

Dear 927immaculaten, I appreciate your positive feedback about the Jiko restaurant, 7-hour braised Lamb and the great service by Phillip. We do take pride in catering for our guests' needs in the best way we can. We definitely look forward to your next visit

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Best breakfast in town for sure! The options are wonderful, not a single detail is missed out. And their menu for lunch/dinner is equally amazing as well. Anything Salmon does it for me. But my old time fav is Jiko's tomato soup and spaghetti pomodoro....Absolutely delicious!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Dear Sadzlbrahim, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review! I am delighted you found our breakfast offer the best in town, and our Lunch and dinner menu amazing. Our chef will be please to read that our Tomato Soup and Spaghetti...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020

Lovely atmosphere al fresco next to a Waterfall wall over rocks with greenery, peaceful and Caroline’s service is friendly and kind.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Dear RobinW624, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience at the Jiko restaurant with others here on Trip advisor. The fact that you mention our ambience and freindly service from Caroline means a lot to us! Because that is what we want for...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Stayed several nights here and enjoyed their breakfast and dinners. The entire staff was extremely friendly always went out of their way to ensure that everything was alright.. if you come for dinner make sure to ask for Caroline.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Dear Swilde6, Thank you for choosing the Jiko restaurant and taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed our breakfast and dinners and that the entire staff were friendly and helpful. Our restaurant aims to provide a...More

Reviewed February 20, 2020

Another outstanding meal! Caroline and Phillip greeted us by name and ensured we were completely happy! Wish I didn’t have to leave this wonderful restaurant, hotel and city. I will be returning soon!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Janet Y, Manager at Jiko, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Dear Thavrilla, Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your experience at the Jiko restaurant and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Caroline and Phillip will be very happy to read what you wrote. Hope to see you...More

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kbillupsomido
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Janet Y | Property representative |
Dinner for 2 would cost 800USD on average. but we are currently closed till further notice due to the Cover -19 pandemic. Thank for considering the Jiko Restaurant. Regards-Janet
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