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K'Osewe Ranalo Foods

Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 770 785897
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried fish” (7 reviews)
“chapati” (8 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 17:30All hours
CUISINES
African
PRICE
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Value
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LOCATION
Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Also know as Kosewe's, this place apparently was started as a road-side fish kiosk. The owner apparently became well-known after being featured in an advertisement that promoted cooking fish with a particular oil. Since then, it's significantly grown and seems to be a popular hangout...More

1  Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Treat yourself to traditional cuisine perfectly prepared by master chef.you will be spoilt for choice here with mouth watering local dishes.i love aluru-luhya local delicacy quail meat.loads of local vegetables,fish and the ever smiling and welcoming owner Kosewe.keep it up.conveniently located in town near Nation...More

Thank MercieMyra1
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Ranalo offers great Kenyan cuisine at an affordable rate. I can always count on them to deliver top notch on whatever ethnic meal I am inclined towards on the particular day. Word of note: go there around 12 pm else you will be frustrated due...More

Thank MamaPeanut
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I have see this place as a recommendation on several guides but I must say that it was'nt the best. Food was below average. The nice think was the live music with african-latino mix. Very pleasent to listen!

Thank Paulina C
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I visited Ranalo Wednesday through Sunday in May/June 2014 during my vacation in Kenya. Muziki motomoto na Maroon Commandos and Nairobi band. I can't wait to visit again soon. There's no place like home. Thanks Ranalo foods for keeping up our tradition - Music, Food,...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Not so easy to spot, but the entrance is very close to the Nation building with a small sign saying Ranalo’s. Go through a doorway and a security guard will do the usual search and then you head upstairs and enter a different world! Go...More

Thank martin p
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2015

Dear Martin P, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Ranalo Foods 'Kosewe'. I am glad to hear you had a great dining experience. I will be sure to pass your feedback to the rest of the team. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 18 February 2015

Simple, cheap, stripped-down, straightforward and damned tasty. Order at the counter. Sit. You've got your food within a few minutes from the giant cafeteria in front. No utensils. Authentic to the gills.More

Thank peripateticwon
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2015

Dear Peripateticwon, Thank you for taking the time to review Ranalo Foods 'Kosewe'. Your honest feedback is highly appreciated. We are glad to hear you had a go at Kenyan food like a Kenyan and enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back to...More

Reviewed 16 February 2015

Ranalo Restaurant aka Kosewe located right in the middle of Nairobi CBD has never been a disappointment. I visit the restaurant regularly and the food they serve is first class real Kenyan dishes - whether you order coconut stew fish, deep fried fish, free range...More

Thank apiche
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2015

Dear Apiche, Thank you for taking the time to review Ranalo Foods 'Kosewe'. We are thrilled to hear that you always have a great dining experience whenever you visit us. We aim to serve quality food that you would normally have at home, at a...More

Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the ambience with a live band. Restaurant is very Very big and can accommodate large groups and there is still breathing space. The dishes are hearty, well presented and prepared. I enjoyed the fresh fried fish and fried mbuzi meat. Home away from...More

Thank Koki80
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2015

Dear Koki80, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about Ranalo Foods 'Kosewe'. It is always a pleasure to hear from our customers. Breathing space is a vital part of having an enjoyable dining experience and I am glad Ranalo Foods was...More

Reviewed 27 January 2015

This is one of my favourites in terms of Kenyan cuisine. Ranalos has grown to be such a big deal it's almost surreal for those of us who started frequenting when it was a hole in the wall eatery. The food is always hot, and...More

Thank Maseline K
RanaloFoods, Manager at K'Osewe Ranalo Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2015

Dear Maseline, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences of Ranalo Foods "Kosewe". We are thrilled to hear that you are never disappointed whenever you visit Ranalo as we strive to deliver good quality food regardless of the food choice, the...More

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willybaaba
The price of a fresh tilapia meal
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Response from Shivona T | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall. Although the food is displayed in a buffet like manner, each dish is priced separately. It is definitely inexpensive and affordable by Nairobi standards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:30
Thursday
06:30 - 17:30
Friday
06:30 - 17:30
Saturday
06:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 770 785897
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