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“Best Curry in Africa? Probably....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Haandi Restaurant

Haandi Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 511 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baghdad, Iraq
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Curry in Africa? Probably....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Nairobi has a small if excellent selection of fine eateries and Haandi is one of the best as well as most well established. Set in Westlands Mall (not Westgate Mall).

In the typical style of indian restauarants all over, the decor is a little odd and somewhat out of step with the food. Service however is excellent and I especially like the warm towel trick - always get oohs and aahs from newbies.

Offering a great wine list (for Nairobi) and the usual selection of beers and soft drink you will find something to wet your wistle prior to tucking in... that starting with the a couple of the very fresh poppadums and some rather spicy and sweet dipping sauces complemented by some crunch fresh veg also good for dipping.

As expected, the menu is pretty extensive - I for one can only ever order the tandoori mixed platter (soooooo tasty) and a keema naan (not on the menu but they will make it if you ask) - they also have the most stupendous cheese naan but the calorie concious should avoid!

I have always filled up too much to even contemplate a dessert but still eye the delights passing by. A must for any Nairobi visitor looking to get away from the garden scene or out of the hotels.

The location is easily reached and serviced by plenty of taxis (with an ATM downstairs in the mall) and the price? Well, at just over 2,000 Shillings the mixed tandoori platter (around £15) is about the most expensive dish - most are around the 1,000 mark (fairly standard in Nairobi now) and wine will bump it up quite a bit. Nonetheless, the quality is here and it is consistent (I have been dining there since 2005) and you won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the better but over-priced Indians around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

You pay for the service and the shiny restaurant, more than the food. For the money it could be better, but then it is a nice place to go for a big group as you can guarantee they'll take care of you.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thane, India
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4 reviews
“Ok OK FOOD”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Food is ok ok and not so up to the mark, No value for money. Place is also look old and Staff is nice, Need improve in indian food and curry.

Visited October 2012
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Boston
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious food, rip-off rice, and please be fair to the waiters”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

The food there is truly delicious, but the reason for the low rating is the absolute robbery they pull of with the price of rice. Seriously, 500 Ksh for the rice?! That's $6! You'd think your meal comes with rice? No sir, you have to get it separately.
Oh, and a nice little racket management is running: if you put the tip on your credit card, the servers will not see a dime of it! So, please, be kind, tip your servers in cash separately.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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gurgaon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice Variety of Indian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Amazing variety of Indian food. Felt as if I was in India. The food tasted nice and the service was also good.

Visited September 2013
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