5 Restaurants You MUST Visit in Nairobi

We spent a week in Nairobi and we were absolutely blown away by how extensive and diverse the culinary scene is. From the sausages on the streets to the fancier garden restaurants, Nairobi might be the most popping African city for for gastrophiles outside Johannesburg. Combine that with the weather and endless greenery, we're really suffering in Lagos


 Dim Sum Burger

Dim Sum Burger

Perfect for late night eats, Brew Bistro is heaven if you love your beer. The Dim Sum burger, in particular, is excellent. The pulled pork on it is outrageous and it's easily the greediest thing you'll ever order in your life. Oh, if you're down to party, the DJ is pretty elite. 

thebigfivebreweries.com

 

Carnivore

 Carnivore Menu

Carnivore Menu

Langata Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

+254 733 611608

Move over Fogo de Chao. If you're ready to "finish" yourself with all manner of meat, Carnivore is the move. It's on every Nairobi to-do list for good reason.

From safe choices like beef sausages to more exotic options like crocodile and ox balls, the odds of you tapping out after the second round of meat are very high. 

tamarind.co.ke/carnivore

 

 

 
 Thai Red Curry with Pork Shank

Thai Red Curry with Pork Shank

As far as dining in Nairobi in concerned, Talisman is at the topmost of the top tier. They serve a combination of African, Asian, and European fare. The feta and coriander samosas are to die for while the Talisman Burger is probably the best burger you'll find at any upscale restaurant. 

thetalismanrestaurant.com

 
 Pork Belly Ribs 

Pork Belly Ribs 

Marula Mercantile is one that slips under most radars, but it was one of our favorite spots in Nairobi. The space is super cozy and the menu is pretty "edgy". Perfect for brunch.

marulamercantile.com

 
 Finga Lickin' Harissa Chicken Wings

Finga Lickin' Harissa Chicken Wings

Mama Rocks Gourmet Burgers

Argwings Kodhek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

+254 705 155155

If you're going to only one place on this list, it should be Mama Rocks. And if you do, visit the location at the The Alchemist.

The African-inspired burgers are absolutely glorious. The burgers you MUST try:

  • Ushago.at
  • Sweet Mother
  • Mango Masai Mama

mamarocksburgers.com