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La Palanka Nairobi

909 James Gichuru Road | Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 737 444440
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  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible5%
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“plantains” (8 reviews)
“goat stew” (4 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
909 James Gichuru Road | Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to bring friends from abroad to sample various foods from Africa. They make some great flavorful dishes from various part of Africa especially East and Western Africa. It was just finger-licking good. You can never go wrong with this place....More

Thank Liz Nicole L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Le Palanka gives you the ambience as to "Travel" across Africa sampling the mouth watering cuisines. This is a must visit for those wanting to taste the Kunde & Goat stew (Kenya), rabbit auberginbe (Ivory Coast), chicken (Cameroon), Yassa Chicken (Senegal) among others. You have...More

Thank gnyabera
Reviewed June 20, 2017

I went back to Le Palanka with my wife .The food was on time and the waiter (Maureen) was really helpful.Kudos for the change so far.

Thank rkym19
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I was at Le palanka with my friends for dinner and the kind of reception we got was to die for..the staff were so friendly and was amazed by the different african dishes they had .the area is also at a good location away from...More

Thank _Malaikamiss
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I totally loved the place from the ambiance,excellent customer service and quick service. I their yassa chicken and baobab juice .For anyone who wants to try a variety of African taste in Kenya then definitely Le palanka Restaurant is a must try .

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed June 12, 2017

If you are looking for a cool place away from the noisy CBD, look no further than Le Palanka. The facility is not only apt for family and friends but also business meetings! The staff listens and is very polite. My first visit was a...More

1  Thank JonesEb
Reviewed May 8, 2017

My friends and I have thrice been to Palanka and were disappointed each time. Many menu items like jollof rice and plantains were not available. The few that were available were really below average in taste, quality and presentation. The location and decor is good....More

Thank Smilin555
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

I brought some visitors to this restaurant to let them enjoy true west African food. I was quite disappointed. Prices were surely too high for average food. The Senegalese chicken had lots of onions but, little chicken and not a single olive spotted. The Kenyan...More

Thank Cinzia C
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The basics - food was tasty enough (when it arrived), cocktails (classic mojitos) were weird and we waited 1.5+hrs for food in a then empty restaurant. After tossing up the plethora of options to eat in this area we decided in La Palanka for a...More

Thank TravellingJane1
Reviewed December 1, 2016

I was there yesterday with my family for dinner.The service and Jollof here.Perfect!!!!Plus noticed they have new amazing staff and the sports bar.Got a cool place to watch soccer now.It had been a while and i must say ya'll should try it.

1  Thank Marvin K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 James Gichuru Road | Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 737 444440
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A unique fine African cuisine restaurant in Nairobi.Offering a fusion of exotic flavors from across Africa.
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