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“sincerely genuine in nairobi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of K'Osewe Ranalo Foods

K'Osewe Ranalo Foods
Ranked #68 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
milano
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“sincerely genuine in nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

of course there is a wide range of choice in nairobi, and ranalo is possibly a sincerely genuine and original place. Not so easy down town. Local food in mid-buffet mode. You can assemble your dish and bring to your table. Music most of the days. Fish, meat and a good choice of vegetables, freshly cooked. A very nice option in central nairobi.
Go for Ranalo

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Tehran
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A Genuine African Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by local people as a good one to feel African atmosphere and food.
Beneficiaries: 1-Life music 2-Friendly African atmosphere 3-Suitable prices 4-Good quality of food 5-Located in city center 6-Polite stuff
Defects: 2-Somehow very crowded 2-Low quality of service 3-Low diversity of meals

Notes:
1- Wait until you can get a table in Balcony
2- Do not try Ugali

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Paris
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491 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had read a very flattering review of this place in the Guide du Routard but it turned out to offer mediocre food, with very very limited choice, at fairly high prices. I would not recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Seasondtraveller
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Canberra, Australia
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Cafeteria serving local dishes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Almost all the dishes are simply stewed or fried meat, which were served with chapatis. I was disappointed that there weren't more non-meat Kenyan dishes available. The meat is very tough but tastes good. The chapatis were tasty. You can also get cokes, water etc. A very helpful employees showed us how it all worked.

Visited July 2013
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Thank moominoid
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Local food in local environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I always like to visit here at least once on my journey to experience real local food for local people. Don't expect anything upper class here. You go to look at the food first on the buffet style counter. You then go to pay the window and give the slips of paper to the waiter who brings it.
The reviewer below obviously walked into the wrong place or just wasn't prepared to join in the flavour of a real local restaurant. If you have never eaten this way it can be a shock but I don't go to African countries to eat steak and chips.
It is very cheap and plaenty of it.
I will always return

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Martin C
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