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“best South Indian in Nairobi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chowpaty

Chowpaty
Shimmers Plaza | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
254 4443527
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Ranked #34 of 463 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“best South Indian in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Note: there are several Chowpaty restaurants in the Westlands/Parklands area. I believe they are all under the same ownership. This review is of the Westlands location in Shimmers Plaza).

The menu has South Indian, North Indian and some Chinese sprinkled in. I think one can get better North Indian elsewhere (albeit not as cheap) so I focus on the South Indian. Chowpaty's strength is a wide variety of dosas, each of which comes in 2 formats: plain (no filling) and masala (potato/onion filling). Get the latter in order to be satisfied. The dosas come with a coconut sauce and with sambar - delicious. The puri is also good.

Despite boasting an army of waiters, service can be slow when there are many diners, but the waiters are friendly. Beware: parking is a nightmare at lunchtime.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Maldon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“yummy vegetarian food...reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

If you're looking for Asian cuisine with a spicy kick, this is the place to go to. With lots of moghlai and Chinese dishes to choose from, you will be spoint for choice without breaking the bank. Be sure to try the paneer tikka and triple schezuan rice..finger licking good!
And the dosas...paper thin and melt in your mouth.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank shruts100
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Vegetarian Indian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I always make a special trip to Diamond Plaza to visit Chowpatty when I'm in Nairobi. I'll have a bit of North and South Indian food. It's the first place I ever tried a Dosa and it is still one of my favorites.

I prefer to sit outside in the food court as it's a bit more exciting--but be careful of other places with similar names.

Visited February 2013
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Thank AdamERWhite
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bethlehem
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

One thing iLove about indian restaurants is the ambiance. The waiters were friendly and very fast in taking orders and helpful with the menu.

    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank atotijaber
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India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“right place for veg food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

authentic indian food is their speciality, a good spread of north indian, south indian food,other items too,but stick to the indian menue. Large variety of preparations well made, taste as good as the ones back home. Visited them after three years, they have added to their menu, was a very pleasent surprise.Was able to get my childhood favourite drink VIMTO, worth a try. Keep it up.

  • Visited January 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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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JerryIndia
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