We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tokyo Restaurant Karen

Langata Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
+254 722 485556
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (7 reviews)
“main course” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Fusion
££ - £££
Langata Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

We used to eat Japanese food in Nairobi and has better restaurant than this, we didn't like the miso soup, the sushi and sashimi wasn't as we liked, best to use other Japanese restaurant in Nairobi.

1  Thank C_Don_13
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely tepenyaki and good quality sushi. I recommend this restaurant for family meals - lunch or diner. The waiters are friendly and the manager is always ready to take you through the menu. If you want to experience Japanese cuisine, try Tokyo...More

Thank Naje2013
Reviewed 18 January 2014

My family and I came here for lunch and it was a disaster. If you want Japanese food in Karen, then Haru is a much better choice or go to Furasato in town. The problem in Tokyo started with the green tea which consisted of...More

1  Thank Noah M
Reviewed 24 June 2013

The food is always spot on... the service is lovely and the owner is on hand to say hi and see how you are!

Thank MVaughters
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Teppanyaki, the experience of a meal cooked on the hot table is always a joy to the eyes and flavour, as both eyes and mouth can delight. The food was rather good and tasty. The staff was very friendly. There is an outside garden which...More

1  Thank JoseHenriques
Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

My family and I regularly visit the restaurant, which has loads room for kids to roam, cheap wine and a great choice of food. The sushi and sashimi platters are a great favorite.

Thank Murangi
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Great value for money...not necessarily the best in Japanese. If you like Sushi and Sashimi - try out their Sushi and Sashimi Platters. Quiet ambience. Good place to go with kids since their gates are always closed and the guard can be taken into consideration...More

Thank Nimish H
Reviewed 5 November 2012

A great place for a refreshing lunch in Karen. The Korean dishes are a great treat as are the less flashy Japanese dishes. A pub-like setting and good hosts. The decor may make dinner a bit dreary but the food remains the star.

Thank jared c
Reviewed 19 October 2012

The food is good and the staff are pleasant. The Tepanyaki side is a must! Very well trained chefs and the owner is always on hand.

Thank Renie C
Reviewed 17 October 2012

A very nice place, food is good and the ambiance great, the location is also super. The only downside is the pricing. All in a all a good place to treat yourself once in a while

Thank Waryblue
Nearby Restaurants
The Carnivore Restaurant
3,314 reviews
.39 miles away
Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant
130 reviews
.64 miles away
Java House
49 reviews
.00 miles away
Simba Saloon
10 reviews
.00 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
45 reviews
.40 miles away
Sadili Oval Sports Academy
9 reviews
.95 miles away
Scenic Air Safaris
5 reviews
.42 miles away
GP Karting
41 reviews
.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tokyo Restaurant Karen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Langata Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 722 485556
  • E-mail
Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 10 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi. Our founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, who is one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business. Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country. We recently closed our Karen branch and opened a new branch in Kolloh Road, Lavington, which will now be our main and only branch. We are open for dinners only for now, but expect to do the grand opening in September.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing