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La Palanka Nairobi

909 James Gichuru Road | Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 737 444440
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible4%
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909 James Gichuru Road | Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves listening to live Rumba by a band called 'Rumba Japan'. The African fresh juices menu only had 2 options out of a possible 8 or so. That was a redflag. We ended up with the baobab juice which was decent. The food...More

Thank Gikonyo M
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I really like La Palanka. I have been to La Palanka before, but tonight was the first time in three years. I am happy to say that the place has not lost its charms. It’s the best place in Nairobi for West African food. I...More

Thank frantz05
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Went for Dinner last night.We were welcomed with loud club music which was a complete turnoff. The music was just off and too loud. Service was a little slow but our waitress was pleasant.The food was great!Actually good value for money.The DJ needs to get...More

Thank Muthoni G
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My wife and I accompanied by her sister and fiance took the Saturday 9th evening to search for a random quiet meal after a busy day. On the advice of my sister in law and in the hunt of an authentic African experience we settled...More

Thank gkogolla
Reviewed June 29, 2017

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 June 21, 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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
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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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