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“Convenient shopping mall”
Review of Yaya Centre

Yaya Centre
Ranked #66 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Convenient shopping mall”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Yaya centre is a good size mall popular with locals and expats. The mall has a good selection of shops that cover a broad range of products: fresh produce, clothing, sporting goods, shoes, leather products, chemists, bookshop with a very large variety of books on Africa, and local curios. You can even find shop selling musical instruments. Service providers cover banking, travel, unisex beauty parlor, mobile phone services. Food court on second floor with italian, indian, and chinese; bakery and coffee shops. The mall feels secure and appears to be well run. Stores open everyday. Masai market on Sundays. Got there by hotel taxi but parking seems to be adequate with outdoor and basement parking, automated ticketing.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank DnSGlobeTrotters
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yaya - Modern style shopping”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

A small shopping but with the essential, very clean and with a nice food court. I like the two christian shops there. Find christian music, inspirational books, bags, fridge magnets, postcards, DVDs, posters and many other items. Nice place to go.

Visited August 2013
Thank MrsStork
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Yaya Apartments”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Yaya Apartments are very overpriced. The building is presented nicely but the service appalling. Problems are not addressed or solved. It's a too bad approach. Walls paper thin and staff must hear the noise before they may THINK about doing something. It is appalling. They are constantly renovating other apartments, they call it works. The noise is so loud you can't hear on the phone or your TV. This is 6 days per week. 8am to 6pm. I would highly recommend not staying here.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Rich B
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“one of my favorite places to shop”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Yaya Centre seems a bit cleaner and more modern than some of the other malls like Sarit Centre and I can find most things I am looking for here when I come into Nairobi to stock up on special supplies. The Chemists have been extremely helpful when I contacted them to confirm that they would have my hard to find prescription on hand. And the health food store has lots of good stuff like brown rice, cans of refried beans (mexican style) and a helpful staff. The grocery store doesn't always have the special items I am looking for but for the basics -- it is more than adequate.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Loki_21202
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Miami Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Feels like you're in the States”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Super Americanized and overpriced. However, it is a convenient one-stop-shopping as there are dozens of stores and wares under one roof.

Visited July 2013
Thank TiffanyinBoston
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