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“Excellent fish and bhajia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kahawa

Kahawa
Ranked #266 of 538 Restaurants in Nairobi
Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
Stockholm, Sweden
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487 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Excellent fish and bhajia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is a quiet little restaurant in CBD, has outside sitting, not much of a view, but great food. Prices reasonable. Juices excellent, freshly made, cocktail was especially good. Tilapia was tasty and bhaija potatoes come spicy, extra hot and mild. The food is mainly local. The daily menu is written on the board. Do not miss.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

For the best fish in town, this is the place to be.. I have never been disappointed. The fresh juices are also heavenly. You gotta try this place out to see for yourself!!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Sue O
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Sligo, Ireland
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339 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Delicios reasonably priced food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

Nairobi can be a pricy city, but Kahawa turned out to be a good restaurant with reasonably priced tasty dishes. The staff were friendly and the service was great

Visited February 2011
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Paris
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“One of the few really nice and relaxing quality diners in downtown Nairobi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

Kahawa is one of the very few reasonably priced AND delicious diners in downtown Nairobi. While the coffee remains disappointing, albeit less disappointing than in the city's most other coffee houses (as everywhere in Nairobi/East Africa, only U.S. Americans might find some taste in the very weak and stale local brewing style), the food is a real treat, simple stews and curries with a strongly Indian touch. The setting of the restaurant didnt change much since the 1960s and sitting on the shadowy outside terrace is wonderful. What a pity that the outside smoking days are over...

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LuKn
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