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Amaica The Restaurant

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Getathuru Garden | Off Peponi road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 724 477663
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Nairobi, Kenya
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234 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here recently with a girlfriend, and found the food to be freshly prepared and delicious. Not sure that I'd come regularly as it's not "comfort" food from home, but certainly will bring all of my out-of-town visitors for authentic African food in a charming setting. We had the whole grilled fish and ordered some sides. Was plenty to... More 

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Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alicia, Thank you for dining at Amaica and for your very positive review. We much appreciate your feedback. Your comments on the food and the service are very well received. We have made a point to let the team know about this great feedback. They are pleased and promise to continue with the same standards. Please do come back... More 

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167 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was empty during the weekend which is not promising but we decided to try it to get the Kenyan feeling The staff was not professional and took a lot of time to bring the food which was really average They have free wifi but very poor signal

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1 Thank Mohamed N
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mohammed, Thank you for choosing to dine at Amaica and choosing to share with us your experience. We will look into the issues you have raised for a quick resolution. We wish you well. Regards, #TeamAmaica More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We came on a Sunday, just in time for a buffet-style all-you-can-it lunch. The friendly staff explained all available dishes. The food was nice, especially the nyama choma fresh off the grill. This restaurant offers a relaxed and tourist-friendly approach to Swahili kitchen. Maybe less authentic and certainly more expensive than in an all-African road-side restaurant, but all in all... More 

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2 Thank Florian G
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Florian, Thank you for choosing to dine at Amaica and for your very kind words. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards, #TeamAmaica More 

Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Had a vegetarian meal (traditional mushrooms & night shade leaves with millet ugali / my partner had a chicken dish with the millet ugly & mchicha). Arrived in good time, hot, tasty. We both finished our meals completely. Wait staff was also very lovely, and helpful with directions to other places. A definite visit for lunch or dinner while in... More 

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1 Thank 16Letitia16
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Letitia, We sincerely thank you for your kind words. It is indeed our pleasure to have hosted you and that you enjoyed the meals and service. Please pass by again when you are in the area and we look forward to being of service. We have shared your review with our team and it has encouraged them. #TeamAmaica wishes... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

It's way too expensive for what you get in terms of quality of food. As we pulled into the parking in a raining evening, we saw lots of cars. But interestingly, we were the only table. When commented about how quiet it was, the waiter pointed to all the cars in the parking lot and said people were coming. 🤔... More 

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Thank Sam W
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sam, Thank you for visiting Amaica. It is most unfortunate that we did not meet your expectations. We will re-look at the issue you have brought out on the quality of our food to ensure all our customers get value for their money. Regarding the cars at the parking, we have a private dinning area, in which customers hold... More 

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We arrived early after an overnight stop with a need for a good breakfast before a short flight and then a long drive. We were approached by a man in a chef’s hat at the top of the escalator to the 'food court’ and after checking the menu were shown to a table tucked in a side section. There were... More 

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Thank GeorgeandJaki
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

George and Jaki , We are greatly honored to have hosted you, and are delighted you enjoyed the meals. Thank you for the great review. We have shared your compliments with our team and all look forward to hosting you again. Regards, Amaica Team More 

NYC
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

My Kenyan hosts decided to take me to an authentic Kenyan restaurant. Well this place was a disaster. I am not going to go into detail of how bad the food was, but service was even worse. To the point where we were asked to pay about 90 seconds after they brought the food out. For the next 2 days... More 

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Thank Ilia K
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear illmaster, Thank you so much for writing to us and bringing this to our attention. Apologies for the delay in responding. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment you experienced when you visited. We have followed up to find out what transpired. We have re-worked the problem and the experience you had should not re-occur. We hope that next time... More 

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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I visited the site at Jomo Kenyatta Airport but I wish I'd been able to visit the full city location! I had the vegetable biryani and loved it - great blend of flavours. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Akida J
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Akida J, Thank you for your kind words. It is indeed our pleasure to have hosted you and that you enjoyed the meal. Please pass by again when you are in the area and we look forward to being of service. We have shared your review with our team and it is a real encouragement them. Best regards, Amaica... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Very quiet at lunchtime. I thought it was quite African but partner (who is African) didn't think it was very authentic. Beware the Green dip that looks like guacamole..... It is very hot!!!

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Thank 1964RSM
Nairobi, Kenya
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630 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Food is good. Really good. Service is quick. But where are the customers? The restaurant is just behind Spinners Web. African food is served here. My favorite is the chicken biryani. There is a good space for parking car. Nice washrooms. So where are the customers?

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Thank Hans L
Amaica restaura... K, General Manager at Amaica The Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hans L, Thank you for choosing to dine at Amaica. It is indeed our pleasure to have hosted you and that you enjoyed the meal. We look forward to hosting again, please pass by again when you are in the area. Best regards, Amaica Tea More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Getathuru Garden | Off Peponi road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 724 477663
Description
Amaica is an indigenous Kenyan five star restaurant chain that provides an engaging cultural experience for customers. We are renowned for our authentic African food, service excellence based on African hospitality standards, set in an African environment to enhance your experience. Providing healthy, balanced and unique African dishes from around the country. Amaica offers the perfect environment for dining out as well as celebrating special occasions. Amaica Peponi is located in Nairobi's Westlands area. Located in the green leafy suburbs and set against the backdrop of Karura Forest, Amaica Peponi is the ideal getaway for friends, colleagues and family. Amaica JKIA is found within the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Located in the international departures terminal 1A Level 2 at the food court.Overlooking the Airport parking apron, runway and hangars, Amaica JKIA guests are treated to a scenic view that has customers enthralled by planes taking off and landing as well beautiful sunrise and sunset moments.

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