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“Bland Chicken Tikkas and Kebabs” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hashmi`s Restaurant

Hashmi`s Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Halal, Barbecue, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Nairobi, Kenya
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Bland Chicken Tikkas and Kebabs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Visited Sunday 11 April 2014

It is very noisy and busy on a Sunday evening but still....... they need to maintain standards.

First the chicken tikkas are very bland and not properly marinated. I know this from past experiences and so asked for "double basting" but still very bland compared to the other tikkas available from their smaller competitors in Nairobi.

Others in our group were not happy with their tikkas either - similar bland complaint and under-cooked in one instance.

The kebabs here are usually excellent and very generous size. The size was great and cooked right - so nice and juicy but the meat was again not spiced properly.....

All in all dissappointing food and really feel these guys are mass producing and not paying enough attention to their meat marination and spices.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“was great now average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

food is good and prices are reasonable, waiters some times ignore you, space availability is a big problem, privacy is zero you will find someone you know because every one goes there :)

Visited March 2014
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5 Thank moha m
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Food and Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The best barbecue and paan! Really fresh!. The service was very good, but the place could be a little cleaner.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Rose R
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent for chicken tikka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I have visited hashmi many times and the chicken tikka is succulent , big piece and tasty to the bone. Selection of poussin chips with vegetables makes a satisfying meal. Special vimto is good. Highly recommended. Good value for money.

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Thank AGM-MARTZ
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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

People usually come here for the Tikka, but the Poussin and Mutton Kebabs are really good too! They have fantastic fresh fruit juice, particularly the tangerine. The food is always good, the service is very friendly. Word of caution though, if going for dinner, try and get there before 8pm to avoid the queues!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank irofrank
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