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Dari Restaurant

165 Ngong Road | Karen Next to St Christophers School, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 724 400849
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (9 reviews)
“chops” (2 reviews)
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International, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
165 Ngong Road | Karen Next to St Christophers School, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited again this unique place where the wildlife mingles with humans in wonderful surroundings, service perfect, quality of food perfect, perfect ambiance, nothing beats it so far in Nairobi!!! If you are looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place to visit... Live...More

Thank Stavros C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch, suggest to sit outdoor as the atmosphere is very refreshing. Great food, we specially liked the sizzling steak on stone and the Tilapia Grill. The most we liked is the atmosphere and ambience of the lush green garden. We liked the...More

Thank Somnathk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting in a large garden. Food and service were good but not exceptional. Good place for a family outing.

Thank Amolo N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dari being my favorite choice for family lunch , we ordered for Thai Curry and steak stone . The food took a bit long to be served, stone was excellent but Curry was below average, we could barely taste the spices and the sauce was...More

Thank emmaoti
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The restaurant ambiance perceive itself,the customer care is up to stand.The food is tasty and the drinks have a unique taste that keeps you going back for more.

Thank olung39ati
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful settings and very beautiful set up for a restaurant. A choice of different sitting whether gardens, pati o or indoors. The staff are very attentive and the food and service quite good. Recommended for a memorable meal in Nairobi with a few animal visitors...More

1  Thank Lucy A
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant possibly has the best ambience ever. You can eat indoors but why would you want to when you can eat under a canopy out on the grass near trees and even a passing bush baby, or crane, or gazelle. The coffee was rich...More

1  Thank Philip M
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I had 9 guests for dinner drawn from the US, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia and Kenya. I was sure Dari was a choice restaurant for a good dinner. They were wowed how they were received and by the time we were getting out, most were pissed...More

Thank gnyabera
AnuroDari, Manager at Dari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the delay in your food. We believe you ordered the Steakstones and it took some time to get them to the optimal temperature which caused the delay. We have addressed this with our kitchen and implemented measures...More

Reviewed June 21, 2017

Called in for a quick lunch and coffee. It's not unusual for an ingredient or a meal to be off the menu in Kenya. Ordered an Irish coffee, but no whipped cream. Came with frothed milk, tasted fine, but did not look so good. Ordered...More

Thank 337Paula
Reviewed June 6, 2017

If you can get one, head straight for a location in the gardens where you can find some gazebo-style seating and some more permanent rooms with their own open fires. Dari is not a cheap place to eat but if you can get the right...More

Thank Jonathan P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Ngong Road | Karen Next to St Christophers School, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 724 400849
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The restaurant has been built at the edge of a natural spring, in the middle of this indigenous forest with utmost sensitivity to environmental conservation. We did our landscaping with hand wheel barrows to reduce vehicular foot print in the forest. Our well maintained lawns can host up to 4 functions at the same time, totalling to 1700 pax. We also have an ample secure parking facility. One of Dari's best secrets lies in the gardens which is patrolled by beautiful Thompsons' gazelles, Impalas, Dik-diks, Bush babies, Tree hyrax, Tree squirrels and birds like peacocks, cranes, hornbills, sunbirds to name a few.
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