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“Pretty good stuff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Village Market

Village Market
Limuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya (Highridge)
522488
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Ranked #23 of 463 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Neighborhood: Highridge
Canada
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58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pretty good stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

They offer a wide variety of food here, however the pricing can be a bit on the upward side. The decorations and theming of the location however are truly amazing, and you will definitely enjoy the atmosphere

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Overrated, Expensive, Congested, Ordinary Mall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I had to go to Village Market. After so many numerous recommendations and talk, I found myself there. But that was a while ago. I therefore made myself relax and get a fair experience before writing this review.

Village Market is located at a good place. The surrounding areas are heavily expatriate populated. This makes the prices of things in this mall to be over inflated. If you are on a budget (shoestring or otherwise) avoid this place like a plague.

The food court has different cuisines; Indian, African, Chinese... you name it. But the prices are not worth the quantity nor quality. The quality is good I should say, but not so good as to warrant the prices offered.

The place is quite congested too. I think the planners were really trying to cram as many shops in the area as possible and not considering space. It is also easy to get lost in the maze of corridors.

They used to offer free parking. Then they introduced parking meters. No there is no period for free parking. The minute you drive in then at least Ksh. 50 (approx $0.80) is charged for the first 15 minutes.

I guess the only thing that makes the place quite popular is the bowling area as well as pool and foosball tournaments that are held almost every weekend. And the water area which is so popular with school going children brought in by school buses for a dip.

Therefore this is just another mall with rows upon rows of shops and a central food court area.

Verdict: Good mall but not worth the costs charged.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Arthur B
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New Delhi
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“hog on different cuisines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The best thing about the food court at village market is that it represents so many countries. Indian, Persian, Chinese, German to name a few. And these stalls are run by local people from that country. Tried almost all types of cuisines. Great flavour, and decently priced as well.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank cartman08
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Nairobi
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A true village market”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Yeah VM used to be the place to be but now it is all crowded, esp the food court and naturally coz of big crowds, the standards of hygiene and cleanliness have gone down, something i have watched happen over the years! what a pity.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Roseleen M
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Masai Market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Exhausting but amazing. Bargain hard you will be surprised how low you can get the goods. Some good quality items amongst the usual junk. 1/3 of the price you pay at the airport and better choice. Be prepared to be followed around if you walk away from a deal

Visited September 2012
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