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“Great food ”

Tokyo Restaurant Karen
Ranked #249 of 553 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 10 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi. Our founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, who is one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business. Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country. We recently closed our Karen branch and opened a new branch in Kolloh Road, Lavington, which will now be our main and only branch. We are open for dinners only for now, but expect to do the grand opening in September.
Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food ”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely tepenyaki and good quality sushi. I recommend this restaurant for family meals - lunch or diner.

The waiters are friendly and the manager is always ready to take you through the menu. If you want to experience Japanese cuisine, try Tokyo restaurant in Karen- Nairobi.

Thank Naje2013
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best to avoid”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

My family and I came here for lunch and it was a disaster. If you want Japanese food in Karen, then Haru is a much better choice or go to Furasato in town. The problem in Tokyo started with the green tea which consisted of tasteless tea bags instead of loose tea leaves. Not a good sign for a quality Asian restaurant. For the main course we ordered Korean Bulgogi which tasted like Chinese stir fry according to my Korean wife, a maki which was tasteless and wrapped in dry rice and a Don Katsu which actually made me gag. When we complained to the manager, he lamely said the food was the standard they always served. We quickly exited the place and had a delicious lunch at Haru instead.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Noah M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love Sushi and Enjoy this Place!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food is always spot on... the service is lovely and the owner is on hand to say hi and see how you are!

Visited May 2013
Thank MVaughters
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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Teppanyaki meal”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Teppanyaki, the experience of a meal cooked on the hot table is always a joy to the eyes and flavour, as both eyes and mouth can delight.
The food was rather good and tasty. The staff was very friendly.
There is an outside garden which should be a great place to relax, outside this rainy season.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank JoseHenriques
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere.”
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

My family and I regularly visit the restaurant, which has loads room for kids to roam, cheap wine and a great choice of food. The sushi and sashimi platters are a great favorite.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Murangi
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