This is a list of the best African restaurants in Nairobi. The list focuses on renowned restaurants that serve authentic African food and provide an engaging cultural experience for customers.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best African restaurants in Nairobi.
1. Le Palanka Restaurant
Le Palanka is an African cuisine restaurant in Nairobi giving you a delicious array of authentic African dishes from East, Central and West Africa. The restaurant aims to provide great quality food at amazing prices.
Location: 909 James Gichuru, Lavington.
Contacts: 0737 444 440, 0711 444 440.
2. Nyumbani Restaurant
The restaurant serves the very best of African delicacies within a serene lush garden complete with private gazebos. The most popular dish at the restaurant has been Nile perch, Tilapia and kienyeji chicken served with three options of accompaniments.
Location: Diani Road, Kilimani.
Contacts: 0784 666 369, 0784 666 301.
3. Mama Ashanti Restaurant
Mama Ashanti serves the best of West African food, specialising in recipes from across West Africa. The restaurant’s favourites include especially whole grilled fish, pepper soup, and fried plantains.
Location: Muthangari Gardens, Off Gitanga Road, Lavington.
Contacts: 0736 222 324.
4. Nyama Mama
Nyama Mama is an unpretentious, fun, modern-day African roadside dinner. Locally inspired, some of its skillfully concocted dishes include chapatti wraps to mamas stews and flavorful sides.
Location: Delta Tower (Westlands) and Capital Centre (Mombasa Road).
Contacts: 0704 567 567, 0701 567 567.
5. Mama Oliech Restaurant
Mama Oliech Restaurant is a household name that specialises in African dishes, mainly fresh fish from Lake Victoria. They have several branches located in Dagoretti Corner, Yaya Centre and Hurlingham.
Contact: 0701 707 070.
6. Ankole Grill
It is named after the iconic cattle breed of East Africa, the Ankole Watusi. It aspires to bring you a unique African steakhouse experience.
Locations: Kilimani and Kitisuru.
Contacts: 0710 202 020, 0703 212 121.
7. Amalayi African Cuisine
The restaurant serves the very best of African cuisine, from kienyeji vegetables, chicken to popular African drinks.
Location: Kilimani-Chaka Road.
Contact: 0796 309 979.
8. Amaica Restaurant
Amaica is an indigenous Kenyan five star restaurant chain that provides an engaging cultural experience for its customers. It is renowned for authentic African food, service excellence based on African hospitality standards set in an African environment to enhance the customer experience.
Location: Peponi Road, Westlands.
Contacts: 0716 687 248.
9. Kosewe Ranalo Foods
It is a family-run restaurant popular for serving traditional and local dishes and playing the smoothest tunes. It is a truly African delight in continental authentic dishes. They have branches in Nairobi CBD, Upper Hill and Westlands.
Contacts: 0726 638 538, 0721 323 238.
10. Tupelo African Restaurant
It is a state of the art restaurant located in the Upper Hill area, furnished with real, natural African flavoured foods with a serene environment.
Contact: 0719 189 412.
11. The Big Fish by Osumo Brad
It is the number one restaurant in Nairobi when it comes to tasty and delicious fish. The main branch is located along Garden Estate Road opposite Ruaraka Methodist Church. The Westlands branch is located along 27 Church Rd.