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Zen Garden Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had dinner at the Bamboo restaurant with a group of friends on a Friday evening.The ambience is cool and relaxing. The variety of food to suit every palate is amazing.The stir fried rice plus the sizzling fried beef are simply mouthwate ring. The staff are attentive and friendly and service is fast. It's simply a great place to hang... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is divine, from the continental Jade restaurant to the Bamboo restaurant. The food from every kitchen is tasty and the service is attentive and quick. The place is also very friendly to Children as they have lush green gardens for kids to play. I would definitely come back.

Thank Kagacha
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Zen is a wonderful restaurant that transports you outside of the confines, hustle and bustle of Nairobi into beautiful grounds and great food. My wife and I came with our young son on a Sunday afternoon who was able to run around the expansive grounds, playing with all the other children. We enjoyed a late afternoon lunch comprising primarily Dim... More 

1 Thank Peter_and_Arti
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the suburbs of Nairobi, this absolute gem of a restaurant is worth a lot more than one visit. The complex - there is a spa as well - is set in a lush treed garden and has a feeling of peace as you enter from the chaos of Nairobi traffic. Friendly and efficient staff, a wonderful outside area... More 

Thank Tony M
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has amazing grounds which make you feel at peace. The service is great plus the food is amazing. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Thank Fwawesh
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is great, food is awesome we had noodles. Mostly visited by expatriates and indian community probably cause of the neighbourhood being in kitisuru.... Great for corporate meetings, gals lunch or dinner... I once held a baby shower and it was awesome... No need to book in advance

1 Thank CikuGacuru
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there several times in about two months, with vegetarian friends. Beware of advance booking need on busy days, place is immensely popular, though by no means small. We were having lunch at Bamboo restaurant (they have three!). Place is set in a beautiful mature garden, the buildings were obviously touched by a professional designer(s), including crockery. The owners grow... More 

Thank Gandibober
Nairobi, Kenya
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there with children and it was very right decision to come there because of the big garden and play ground. So most of us took Italian and Asian cousin. Pizzas, spaghetti, dumplings and etc. No one complained or left this place hungry. I would like to recommend this restaurant to parents with little children as well as to... More 

1 Thank Babadogo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent all round service, food and ambience. Defenitely a must visit and if vegitarian try the "friday boys special" tofu with wraps

Thank Hiran B
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zen Garden is always good, consistent. But, why oh why do you forget about wine drinkers? Almost as consistent as the food is the unavailability of matching wines. So often the most listed wines are called " not available". Just think for a moment........ the mark up on wine is usually more than on food, often the cost of a... More 

Thank JohnBreit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?