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Ngong Road past Karen dukas, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Cannot comment as it has closed gone...... There is a Rusty nail outside catering and they are excellent.. This Rusty Nail restaurant has closed the building has gone.. All part of Kenya's history..

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Thank skvarose
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Visited this restaurant with friends right before it closed it's doors. It was scenic when it was open, and the food was nice.

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Thank Oddny B
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I attended a friend's birthday lunch at Rusty Nail, and enjoyed the friendly seclusion and staff willingness to attend patiently to each client, even when our ideas are not good for the palate. The Samosas here are a great appetizer

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Thank Sadili
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Very goooood for dinner! Had dinner here for the evening from Kisima House and it was all wow. "karebu sana as they say

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Thank Jean P
Hamilton
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Visited here for dinners and lunches. food is very good, service excellent and the garden a lovely surprise.

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Thank MacHamilton
Richmond, Australia
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

WOW, what a great spot for a chat over late night drinks. The atmosphere and setting is very nice.

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Thank RobCinOz
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This place was one of the best for steaks and such in the greater Nairobi area (it was in the Karen suburb). Please be aware that it is now closed for good.

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5 Thank Zulusafari
Doha, Qatar
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Fantastic setting, obviously an old Kenya home transformed into a restaurant. Very relaxed and laid back.

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Thank gmn23
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Beautifully decked out, the restaurant boasts splendid decor and great service though I did struggle with over salted dinner.

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Thank Murangi
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

A lovely outdoor setting with decent food for good value. Far enjoy afternoon meal and drinks in the lush gardens & patio over an evening meal though. Food & service are good though. The "barn" is a great spot to catch a major sporting event and the staff are friendly. Just check with staff when it is open.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ngong Road past Karen dukas, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?