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“A special place in the heart of Westlands” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amaica The Restaurant

Amaica The Restaurant
Ranked #216 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Amaica is an indigenous Kenyan five star restaurant chain that provides an engaging cultural experience for customers. We are renowned for our authentic African food, service excellence based on African hospitality standards, set in an African environment to enhance your experience. Providing healthy, balanced and unique African dishes from around the country. Amaica offers the perfect environment for dining out as well as celebrating special occasions. Amaica Peponi is located in Nairobi's Westlands area. Located in the green leafy suburbs and set against the backdrop of Karura Forest, Amaica Peponi is the ideal getaway for friends, colleagues and family. Amaica JKIA is found within the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Located in the international departures terminal 1A Level 2 at the food court.Overlooking the Airport parking apron, runway and hangars, Amaica JKIA guests are treated to a scenic view that has customers enthralled by planes taking off and landing as well beautiful sunrise and sunset moments.
Nairobi, Kenya
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A special place in the heart of Westlands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Amaica is an authentic restaurant that showcases the best of Kenyan cuisine beyond the plethora of goat meat, ugali and sukumawiki that you find everywhere. There is something for everyone but keep the pizza and KFC mentality at home. Decor is tastefully done and the restaurant has lots of seating areas. The outside patio is a prime location. There's also a jungle gym for kids.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 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
      Food
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2 Thank Madame_Trey
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Lima, Peru
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't know why this place isn't more popular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We've eaten here several times, and each has been a good experience. Once, we were offered a buffet and the others time ordered off the menu. I like going here with out-of-town visitors to give them a sense of Kenyan food. The menu is quite extensive, with choices representing cuisine from all over the country. It's not the greatest food on the planet, but there is a wide range of flavorful dishes, many of them things you may not have tried but are well worth tasting (like pumpkin greens). The setting is very pleasant, with a big terrace and view of the Karura Forest. There's a playground for children. The only odd thing is that each time we have been there, it has been nearly empty. I'm not sure how they stay in business, and I think they deserve more credit and business.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank vgwin
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Bellflower, California
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice quiet place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was a nice little quiet place. The food was pretty good. Service was good (but we were the only ones there at the time). My husband enjoyed the food (he's Kenyan)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank phisigchick
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Go Elsewhere!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had the mixed platter. First, the waiter eliminated a number of items from the list of dishes we were supposed to get. What was left really was not very tasty at all, with numerous off-flavors. Finally, the price was quite outrageous for Nairobi. We were there on a weekend night and only one other table was occupied (also with tourists).

The next day, a friend took us to Ranalo Foods in downtown Nairobi. Lots of people, very lively. The food was far better than Amaica and at a fraction of the price.

Visited December 2012
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Thank BigDiveNut
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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great African food and experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The restaurant is great with a wonderful African ambiance and great food to match. The locations are great and are accessible to all. The prices are okay, in my opinion it is value for money. Do you have any guests from abroad? Here is a great place to introduce them to African cuisine

Visited June 2012
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Thank SerahMucha
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