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“Good spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Java House Downtown

Nairobi Java House Downtown
Ranked #36 of 479 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, African, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Harrisburg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It has excellent food, and It has a nice atmosphere. It is close to the hotel where I stay, so it is convenient.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a crowded version of my best restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Have always been able to go to Java and know what to order and you cant go wrong!!

But this branch is way too busy for my liking and the traffic is always coming in.

Java - Yes but lets find another branch!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank jamesweru
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“too squeezed - need beauty touch!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Somehow this has become pretty old! perhaps the fact that wifi is free thre are many Patrons that go there for free wifi and drink their coffee and so most furniture Shows tare and wear.... also the seats are too Close and honestly the class of Java is not there anymore...

Visited September 2013
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Thank Sofie13
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Java Downtown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Getting sitting space is a big problem , but they have same quality of service with other Java's I avoid the place after midday to avoid the lunch hour rush . The place should also be avoided after 4pm , otherwise early morning you get a good experience

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank RichardMwangi
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Stockholm, Sweden
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402 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Java House Downtown - nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This might be a great coffee&chat&hanging out with friends place, but my impression was that it was just too small and very crowded (we were there for a meal around 4PM on Thursday) and not really cosy place. Staff was very nice (standard for Java places), but eating there just did not feel right. Toilet is too small and flush in the ladies' room did not work. No wi fi available. Standard Java menu (very good, no complaints about food quality), I guess standard offer when it comes to coffee and pastry (we did not try this). No sitting outside, no windows, no nice view (just the main busy street). There are much better Java places in Nairobi.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Lillemusen
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