The best place to be. Serene and cool. Wouldn't think twice. Wonderful service and very warm personnel
good meals . great Ambience. best of West African meals combined with Kenyan delight. Easy to locate and play area for kids. has a functional bar which is pocket friendly
I went to Mama Ashanti on a Wednesday evening/night for dinner with my husband. Our waiter was friendly and helpful but I found him not to be professionally trained-he had no idea how to pour and serve red wine (wine tasting etc). But that was...not the bad experience. We ordered a meat platter for 2, and when it came, my husband and I saw through what the kitchen had done: scattering lots of onions all over the platter to mask the absent beef beneath. Basically the beef they served us was 80% bones. From a famous and expensive place like this, shortcuts like this are simply unacceptable and I will never go back again. Though we reported to the supervisor, he seemed unperturbed by this. I guess he was tired and at the end of his day (we were last guests to leave), he wasn’t concerned.More
If you are looking for a taste of West African cuisine, this is your go to place. Had the jollof rice which was packed with flavor. Good ambience and great staff. The Friday dj was also so good.
Food was tasty... be sure to try to spicy plantains ... and the goat ... no reservations needed ... the prices are also affordable 👍🏾
Fish in this place and Ugali and local spices in an ordinary shade,Tilapia and Ugali are top of the menu it takes away my love for steak in this place, I will always come again and again. Ugali fish. Fresh fish for lunch... Yum
Our party was pleasantly surprised at this hidden gem - despite a nondescript entrance, once you enter the restaurant, you're transported to a lovely garden. 3 of us ordered the goat - we cleared the plate! It was delicious. The jollof rice was a bit...of a disappointment - quite bland, unremarkable. That being said, we will definitely return for our next goat fix. Also - the outdoor heat lamps were a nice touch given the cooler, rainy weather.More
For 3 of us, this meal of rice and meat cost us $60. We all 3 got sick after the meal as well. We waited over an hour for our food. The atmosphere was nice until they turned on the music and blasted us out.
Having lived in West Africa for over 2 years, eating the local food every day, I greatly missed it when I moved to Nairobi many years ago. Today my wife and I had lunch including Hot Pepper Goat Soup, Egusi Goat Soup with Eba/Gari, and...Ground Nut Chicken Soup with Fufu. Mama Ashanti does a good job. While the fufu is expectedly made from a box rather than freshly pounded for each meal, the fufu was quite good with the ground nut soup. The soups in general lack the heavier palm oil base usually found in West Africa, but it was tasty nonetheless. I also assume the lighter spices and palm oil is done to attract the larger non-West African clientele of Nairobi who are not accustomed to such. It was my wife's first time trying Nigerian/Ghanain food and she loved it... somewhat to my surprise. Service was very OK and friendly. Ambience is actually quite nice with many plants and nicely set wooden tables. The restaurant services a fairly upscale clientele with quite a few high end cars in the parking lot. It's not a cheap place. While it may be the best West African Restaurant in Nairobi, there is also really probably no other choice. We will certainly go again when we have a big appetite, as the food is quite filling, as an alternative to our usual spicy Ethiopian food cravings. Finally, they have a large playground and play area for kids which makes it nice for families. It's a welcome addition to the Nairobi restaurant scene.More
The food delayed significantly and we were told something happened in the Kitchen that would delay the food that we had waited for one hour! When the food finally came, it was short of exciting or mouthwatering! The goat meat and the chicken were very...dry and tasteless.More