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“Lovely setting but inconsistent quality”

Zen Garden Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 583 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Each time I go to Zen Garden I always leave feeling a bit dissapointed as it never quite meets expectations. The first meal I had there, we had asian cuisine and the children had pizza and whilst the pizza was great ... the asian food was ok, but quite bland. The next time we went we had sushi which was great, but the kids pizzas were not and the sevice was all out of sync. The final time the food was all ok but distinctly average. Friends have often recommended this place and whilst the setting is lovely, the food always seems to fall short. Perhaps it's just our bad luck.

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Thank Tiffany F
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great place away from town. Food was great, enjoyed the service and ambience of the place. It gets crowded though towards evenings.

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Thank Martha152
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Zen Garden is a beautiful leafy setting and an oasis of stylishness and calm in the middle of Nairobi. The food is very good and the staff are charming and efficient. It is especially nice at lunchtime or on warm evenings when you can sit outside. We go a lot and enjoy it every time.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant serving fantastic dim sum. It's in a beautiful setting in a wonderful tropical garden. The staff are friendly and helpful. We ordered dim sum, which was historic (to quote the late great Michael Winner). Moist dumplings of prawn, vegetables and chicken, tastefully served in bamboo baskets. The asparagus was particularly good. The restaurant was quiet as it was out of season on a midweek night, but we still had a thoroughly pleasant dinner.

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Thank DH14
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a beautiful spot for a leisurely lunch away from the hectic pace of Nairobi. The duck spring rolls and Jade dumplings were delish! Just make sure to ask for some plum sauce.

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Thank MEDMaputo_Mozambique
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