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“Superb Food and Service but a Little Price with Average Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chowpaty

Chowpaty
Ranked #27 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nairobi, Kenya
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197 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Superb Food and Service but a Little Price with Average Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I love Southern Indian Food and the food was indeed superb. Everything was very fresh and tasty. The menu was very extensive.
I have to say that the service was super efficient and very friendly. Our waiter was a true gentleman.
The location is quite convenient and easy to get to. I live in Kilimani and had no trouble reaching the restaurant thanks to the new improved roads.
However, the food isn't cheap. Furthermore, the nothing special and couldn't be described as romantic. Nonetheless, I'm happy to be able to get superb Southern Indian Cuisine in Nairobi.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Vege food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

In Nairobi Chowpaty is the place to go for any vegetarian Indian,Chinese , Mexican or Italian food . It's reasonably priced and has three restaurants in Westlands and parklands try its South Indian food, pastas any dish of manchurian, variety of dosas, sarso Ka saag and make ki roti and the kids love the special Garlic Chips and special Garlic mushrooms all restaurants have free wifi facility

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Mayurkant1
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India
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“good for south indian but too expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

had been to chowpaty restaurant at diamond plaza , near westlands . ordered for a masala dosa . dosa was good and the sambhar too was very delicious. Reminded me of sai krupa restaurants in india . service was good . but the price of one masala dosa was 370 KES which is equivalent to almost INR 200 - 225 . So expensive dosa i have never eaten in india .

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 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
      Food
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Thank travel_f00d_l0ver
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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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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank marc_nbo
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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13 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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