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“Amazing Indian food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Open House Restaurant

Open House Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 465 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, Halal
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, 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!
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Amazing Indian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't be fooled by the obscure alley - this place is absolutely brilliant and you will smell it as soon as you open their door. Good service, spacious tables, but most importantly: lovely, lovely food. The appetizer of prawns with deep-fried (?) spiced ginger is simply amazing. Yum.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One of the best Indian Restaurants in Kenya!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went to Open house for a family meal. Service was quick and efficient, food was even better (chilli paneer is a must have!), ambience is very good although can be a bit dark and the entrance needs a bit of work. Value for money is good too, not too expensive considering the quality of food and decor. Definately a must visit for anyone looking for good indian food in Nairobi.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

very very good food - the chilly paneer and the reshmi paneer are a must have

service is very personalized and efficient

portions are big and price very reasonable

you need to book to get a table esp in evenings

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Newdelhi india
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801 reviews
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“BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT FOR MONEY IN EAST AFRICA!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Open House is located at the Nakummatti crossing road opposite the Westlands mall.The entrance is not impressive from the front but through a side alley.It was the Indian independence day & expecting a big crowd,i had booked my table for 2 in advance.I was met & greeted by Mr. Matthew who is the jt. owner of this restaurant along with Anil.

After entering i turned left & hit the Bar.Met some fine people & swapped travel stories with fellow travelers.Their `In house ` wine is good & recommend especially the white one.I liked the informal atmosphere & con.exchanges as compared to the more formal`Haandi Restaurant just across the road in westlands mall which does not have an independent bar room.

The reserved tables are on the first floor & was guided to my table by a waiter.All the tables on the ground & first floor were filled up mostly with local & Indians from all over the world with a sprinkling of other western foreigners.The atmosphere was relaxed & chatty.For starters we ordered ginger fried prawns.The order came fast & well prepared.Next was Tandoori fish Tikka & Goan Fish curry both very good.Last we had their much acclaimed Boneless mutton Biryani which was excellent in taste & aroma.For Dessert we had some good Kulfi. For the excellent food & friendly informal ambience the bill was really value for money.The only drawback was the small toilet which was only on the first floor which appeared as a temporary wooden partition in the small corner used by all customers in the bar,first & 2nd floor.

We will return & highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good restaurant..Good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

One of the best Indian restaurant in Nairobi.Delicious food and good atmosphere. I remember one of the dish we ordered was a bit salty so we didn't able to consume it so after finishing our dinner they were inquiring our opinion , then they found one dish is almost untouched, then they shown their interest for the reason why the dish is untouched .finally he deducted the price of the particular dish from our bill even we were ready to pay for that.I feel they really know how to treat their guests.

  • Visited May 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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1 Thank pooja p
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