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“Pokey but great food”

Open House Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 544 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: At Open House Restaurants, we believe that Fine Indian Cuisine comes from a delicate balance of succulent food, authentic ambiance and personalised service. So when you walk into our doors, be ready to experience a connucopia of indian flavours, whilst being transported into our traditionally set surroundings. Feel free to enquire about your taste preference or take suggestion from our experienced staff. Enjoy!
Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pokey but great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

The entrance to this great Indian restaurant is the back end of a building and a bit of a hurdle race.
But it is well worth it.
Reputed to be the best Indian restaurant in Nairobi.
No ventilation, but spread over 2 floors, this is what a typical Indian restaurant would look like.
The owner/manager is always on site and personally assigns you your table.
Service is efficient.
The food is excellent. Takes you back to India from the first glance of the food.
We are vegetarians and can vouch for their range and taste. Do state the level of spiciness you want, up front.
For non vegetarians there is the usual set of choices and someone with us who ate the chicken said that it was probably the best they had ever tasted ever. Which is high praise indeed.
It is a popular place for expats/tourists as well.
So if visiting Nairobi and want a taste of good Indian food make Open House a must visit.

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi
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107 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Indian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

The choice of food is excellent! The taste is really great! Service is good and the staff are attentive! I think this is the best Indian restaurant in Nairobi!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Carol K
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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Indian Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Its out of the world Indian/Mughlai Restaurant. The décor, food and the special care given to all by the management team is excellent. Its a must if you love Indian Food.

Visited July 2013
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Kent, UK
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good curry house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good, but basic curry house. Nice and central - limited parking.

Food was good, but drinks more expensive than I'd have liked....

Visited March 2013
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149 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“perfect Indian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were the first ones at 630 in the evening, but by 8 it was packed, mostly with South Asians. Every course was perfect; Nan, fish, zucchini. Fast and pleasant service.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Clay W
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