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Five Senses Restaurant

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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $45
CUISINES
French, Fusion, Seafood, European, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 03/29/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Wow!
1. Wow!
"Decadent, delicious food, "
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2. Amazing Food!
2. Amazing Food!
"Best cheese cake in Kenya! The chef is a true artist. Fine wine list,"
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3. Five Senses indeed!
3. Five Senses indeed!
"Would definitely recommend if you’re looking to try a new place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy ambiance, great food and great service by Kelvin! The Jazz tunes added to make it Intimate and memorableMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Cekush, Thanks for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restaurant and for having spared time to rate and review your experience on TripAdvisor.We are glad you loved the ambiance and food and glad too that Kelvin went all out to make your time special....More

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Reviewed February 3, 2022

Best cheese cake in Kenya! The chef is a true artist. Fine wine list, even the starters are done with great care and quality. Must come back for the pre-ordered chef’s menu.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2022

Dear Q2171IJDMG, Thank you so much for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restaurant. We are pleased you really loved our cheesecake and much more! We are really looking forward to your visit to try out the Chef's tasting menu. We are sure you...More

Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant has perfect ambience, and best food. We got service from Sheila, she was hospitable, very indulging on the food to chose according to everyone’s taste and gave us an impeccable service. Overall, I would highly recommend the restaurant especially for intimate dinner dates....You will not regret it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear janekaren k, Thank you for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restuarant and for having taken the trouble to rate and review your experience on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you loved the ambiance, food, and Sheila's service.Thank you too for generously recommending Five...More

Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

If you are a lover of French creative cuisine this is a must for you. Chef Kim and his team are creating a guest class culinary experience for you. Try the lamb with a good bottle of red , you can not go wrong ,...highly recommended . Prices are good and you can expect very good quality for what you payMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Dear Discover43516625205, Thank you so much for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restuarant and for having found time to rate and review your experience on TripAdvisor.Thank you too for affirming and recommending our service and offering to food lovers! We are glad we...More

Reviewed April 25, 2022 via mobile

Got such amazing service from the moment we stepped in to the moment we left; coat hangers, purse holders…the staff is so observant we didn’t even have to ask. The food lives up to the name of the restaurant: the taste, the scent, the presentation,...the textures, everything was above and beyond expectation. The ambience is very serene, dimly lit and spacious with very relaxing music. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking to try a new place for an intimate evening outMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2022

Lavynne, thank you so much for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restuarant and for sparing time to rate and review us on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had a great experience in our restaurant and are pleased that in your estimate, we lived...More

Reviewed April 9, 2022

Decadent, delicious food, Sheila is an absolute gem and the ambience is just lovely. Definitely worth a 2nd 8th and 16th visitMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2022

Dear Robert, Thank you so much for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restaurant. Thank you too for having spared time to rate and review us on TripAdvisor. We are glad you absolutely loved the food, ambiance and service. We'd love to host you...More

Reviewed December 9, 2021

Great ambience and even better food! It's a perfect setting for dinner with a loved one. Special thanks to Maureen for her service!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2021

Dear Abraham, thanks so much for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restaurant. Thanks too for having spared time to review and rate us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you loved your experience at our restaurant. We shall be honored to host you again....More

Reviewed November 17, 2021 via mobile

One of the hidden gems in Nairobi. This place 😩 is pure perfection 💯. It was better than I ever expected. A truly fine dining and exclusive restaurant. Fine dining has never looked so good. We chose bitings and starters along with 2 main course...meals and a dessert. My dining experience on these multi course meals delivered excellence in every way. Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the prepared meals and our every need was met during our experience here. All the meals had a diverse and distinctive irresistible flavor. Truly a class of its own. Our plates and cutlery were changed with every meal. The chefs plating arrangements were like art to the eyes 😍. Our napkins were placed on our laps. They offer a coat stand. I would love to come here again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2021

Dear ZarahJ9, Thank you for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restuarant and for having taken the time to rate and review us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you loved the food and service we offer. We would really love to host you...More

Reviewed June 12, 2021

Lovely service. Excellent attendants. Relaxing music. covid 19 rules followed. Great evening. Fresh air. Tasty and fresh juiceMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2021

Dear Dorlynn_s, Thank you so much for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restaurant. Thank you too for having spared time to rate and review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you enjoyed your time at our restaurant just as we enjoyed hosting you....More

Reviewed May 13, 2021 via mobile

Visited the 5senses restaurant for the time yesterday and we were given outstanding service from the minute we entered by Joan O(also great ambience) Excellent starters,food and hospitality by Isaac. The experience was amazing and I’m definitely eating there again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2021

Dear Sarrysally, We were delighted to host you and are glad you loved our service, ambiance and food. We are delighted that Joan and Isaac were on hand to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. We will be glad to have you visit us again and...More

Reviewed May 13, 2021 via mobile

The name five senses was very intriguing to me. It means that you get to feel and enjoy the fine dining with all your being! The food was finger licking, the ambience refreshing and the hospitality was above and beyond. Simply just exquisite!

Date of visit: May 2021
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2021

Dear 590patiencem, Thank you so much for having chosen to dine at Five Senses Restaurant. We are glad you loved the food, ambiance and hospitality. It will be a pleasure to host you again.....and we look forward to your visit!

Reviewed January 20, 2021 via mobile

This you have to experience. From the ambience, to the food and drinks to the service...7 Star experience. Chef Kim and team did not disappoint.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2021

Dear Mwarsie, We are truly glad that you had a wonderful experience at Five Senses Restaurant. Chef Kim and all of the Five Senses Restaurant Team members are committed to ensure that you savor every moment that you spend in our restaurant. Do come again...More

Reviewed January 14, 2021 via mobile

I came across the page on IG and decided to try it out and specifically the 'King Sheep' _ The staff was AMAZING!Very professional, courteous,and friendly. I felt very welcome and got VIP treatment! _ The environment was calm, peaceful after a crazy day it's...totally the kind of ambience I needed! The music complimented it all! _ The food was too delicious enough to look at,smell and taste!!Oh don't forget the portion was extremely generous I had to take it home with me! *Definitely going back to try more of that menu!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2021

Dear 233harrietk, We are so glad you made the decision to try out Five Senses Restaurant, and especially our Lamb Shank, by another name "King Sheep"! Really glad that you enjoyed the food, the service ,the ambience! We shall be happy to host you again...More

Reviewed December 22, 2020

I stumbled on this hidden gem on my second night in Nairobi, and I quickly returned two times after, and managed to squeeze in a “last meal” right before my flight out. Here’s why I kept coming back… the creative and delicious food items -...I just had to try everything, the great personable service, the delightful aesthetic ambiance and to top it up the boozy decadent unique cocktails that I wanted to carry back with me. During my first visit with friends, I tried out the Boerewors Gourmet Sandwich with an accompaniment side of fries. The flavours sipped through in every single bite - the caramelized onions, the good quality cheese, the smokiness of the sausages… very delicious, perfection. I was in awe. The fries ended up being more than just an accompaniment, they were seasoned beautifully and nicely crispy. The portion sizes were larger than expected. I ordered the 5 Senses Pink Gin, which was prepared in front of me by the bartender, who brought a little cart right to our table. He infused the essential oils of several fruits and herbs into the drink and performed quite a show, lighting some items on fire… muddling, shaking, straining… in the end the drink embodied the effort, best cocktail I have ever tasted. Very unique presentation, very zesty, spicy and smoky flavours. Loved it! So of course I had to come back the next day. I ordered the salmon dish which literally looked like art on a plate. Excellent plating! The dish was enhanced with a beetroot and avocado puree. My table also ordered gratinated veggies and the duck dish which tasted delicious. There was a general consensus that these were some of the best meals we had ever had. I ordered a Long Island cocktail, this particular time. Having drank the Long Islands in several places, I can say that this is the best version of the Long Island that I’ve ever tasted. Most places I’ve been to try to achieve the dark color of the Long Island with Coke, but the waiter informed me that the color was made using a special syrup. It tasted heavenly and consisted of good quality tequila, triple sec and vodka - I didn’t get that ghastly headache one gets after drinking cheap liquor. The next time - I ordered the steak dish. The steak was soft but not chewy, flavourful. I think it had a spinach puree with aubergine on the side. Beautiful combinations and I could tell that the food was fresh. They had updated their cocktail menu during this time, and I got to sample a few. My favourite was Storm Cocktail which had a special-made ginger beer and rum! So so good. My last visit was pièce de résistance. It was the ultimate show of what 5 Senses Restaurant truly had within its walls. I ordered what has become my favourite food. Lamb Rack accompanied with a creamy leeks, potato chips and potato rosette. AMAZING. The presentation of this meal was a true representation of how it tasted. The lamb racks arranged like a crown over the potato-leek centre… surrounded by a green puree. I almost licked my plate. I asked to speak to the Chef, just to see who was creating these fine dishes. I met Chef Kim, a young Swiss-trained chef who has worked and been mentored by Michelin Star chefs and worked in Alain Ducasse both in Paris and Doha. As I spoke to him, I could understand why his passion for food resonated in every dish and drink that came out of the kitchen. I was amazed by his humility and talent. It did feel like a Michelin Star experience. In conclusion, my experience at 5 Senses Restaurant was a great one. The food spoke for itself. The staff were attentive, and even brought a little side table for me to place my handbag. The place was very clean, and was a refreshing take on what fine dining is. I’ll be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2020

Wangzmk, We are humbled and pleased that you took the trouble to review our food, service and space in such great detail. More importantly we feel honored that you chose to dine in our restaurant, not once but thrice during your stay in Nairobi and...More

Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

I decided to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday. I called the restaurant and they were able to set up something amazing on quite short notice. The table was beautifully set up with rose petals and the ambience was just right.They made us our very...own personal menu that was complete with wine pairings for every course. I scored major points on this day. The food blew his socks right off..we are still searching for them.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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5senseske, Owner at Five Senses Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2020

Dear Lysa, Thank you so much for choosing to give Kevin a birthday treat at Five Senses restaurant. We were honoured to host you and believe that the loss of the socks was compensated for, after all! Do visit us again, we sure look forward...More

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Five Senses Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5