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“Looks good, seems good, isn't good but for steak”
Review of Tatu Restaurant

Tatu Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 592 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Description: Tatu, the signature restaurant, has won several awards for its exquisite cuisine and personalized attentive service. Located on the ground floor of the hotel with access from main hotel entrance, Tatu restaurant is the new trendsetter for modern contemporary Americano-Kenyan cuisine in Nairobi. The restaurant defines the conceptualization of Fresh top quality food, warm prompt service and active lively ambience, bringing guest an elevated dining experience.
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is probably the most beautiful built-out space in the region. Service is generally good and efficient, though after mains were served, it waned considerably. They offer up an amuse bouche which was a piece of salmon wrapped around some cream cheese -- totally fine but uninspired. There's also a nice bread platter with pretty insipid dips.

After we finally got a server to see the soggy quality of the parmesean fries with truffle aioli, he noted that it was the kitchen's fault and brought us new fries. We were none to pleased to see that those remained on the bill. On the other hand, the enormous rack of lamb which I was assured wouldn't be chewy turned out to be just that. We decided, however, to share the two other mains we had among the three of us and were all full and the lamb was of course subtracted. The mushroom in cream and sherry side was delicious, tuna steak was banal, the crispy prawn starter had an uninspired accompanying salad that should have had hints of ginger and the orient, but was closer to a carrot slaw. All that said, the New York Strip steak was near perfection and the best you can probably get on the continent. Pricey, to be sure, as the proteins come with no sides -- you have to pay for those apart - but if you're in the mood for a great steak, you'd find no better than Tatu. Even though we had just 2 starters and two mains and two beers and a glass of wine, our 160,000 shilling bill (just shy of $200) seemed astronomical for the uneveness of the experience.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed at The Norfolk for 2 nights in January and had superb meals both times in Tatu. The menu was extensive and the food was delicious served by friendly helpful staff. We would definitely visit Tatu again when next in Nairobi!

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1  Thank KimT755
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Delamere Terrace, like most of the Norfolk has been recently renovated. The food has gone up several notches as have the prices. There is a wide variety of cuisines - safe options include the lamb chops; the Arabic Mezzah makes a good starter. Puddings also good and generally food is quite imaginative. Wine list good, with a rarity for East Africa, a good Alsace Riesling. Service good as you would expect from a hotel of its standing and pedigree. You will pay for the food and the historical setting, but it's worth it.

Thank africaguy
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Peaceful spot in the heart of the city - a real sense of history and charm. Hint: the French onion soup is the best in East Africa. The pizza, on the other hand, is one of the worst in the region!

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The restaurant (and the hotel, in general) has an enchanting ambience! Because of the fact that it's from the 1900's, we really wanted to visit the Norfolk because of its' history, aside from it's a good and safe place to dine before our further long travel to Masai Mara. We didn't want to be too adventurous with food during the beginning of our safari so we decided on international foods that we are quite familiar with. They have a number of restaurants to choose from. The service was prompt and friendly. Price is also competitive. It's worth a visit when you're around Kenya - wish we have the time to stay next time.

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1  Thank Shy24
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