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Rolf's Place

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Maasai Lodge Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 20 2022272
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We visited Rolfs place on my way, to the Airport, with my Family. Never been there before, it was our first visit. The place looked neglected and needs thorough renovation. Went by the Pool Side to make a few inquiries about the place, from the Lady at the Counter, who was in charge, she was rude and loud, talked in... More 

Thank stephan115
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

I visited Rolfs place a while ago, with a couple of friends, over the weekend, in the evening, for drinks. we had a nice quiet evening, when, we were through, we asked for the bill, only to be told by the Cashier, that she had run out of Receipt Books, thus, she could not give us a bill, we insisted... More 

1 Thank Judy a
Detroit, Michigan
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463 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

After a morning spent driving around the Nairobi National Park, Rolf's is a great location to stop for a bite. For kids, it is really fun to cross the rope bridge entrance to the restaurant. Although, I did notice a couple patrons struggle with it as they appeared to be afraid of heights. The food is decent, but nothing noteworthy,... More 

Thank waverider681
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The pasta was VERY sweet which was weird. Would not order that again. But having a Tusker with that view makes up for it all.

Thank Elyse D
Thika, Kenya
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

amazing entrance over the bridge nice set up of the restaurant cozy lounge cool view from the poolside food is excellent served from the kitchen and by the pool choma zone

1 Thank Arfanz4444
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Rolf would turn in his grave with the way the restaurant has been neglected since his death. Food reasonable but when pre booking no indication that it is cash only!!!! Won't be returning until things improve

Thank Liz B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Arrived looking forward to a great day out, swimming and lunch! On arrival we waited some time to be served, through out the day we had very slow service. We were seated in the outside terrace and unfortunately there wasn't adequate shade so we ended up having to move the table mid dinner! The toilets were really run down, some... More 

Thank Caroline B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

My first time to Rolf's and when you arrive you're greeted by a rope bridge that takes you to a beautiful building with a great view. I thought to myself, this is going to be good. Sadly no. The service is really quite poor, the bar was poorly stocked and the food average. My Bloody Mary was full of SALT!!... More 

Thank Andy S
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We had more than a few hours to kill before catching our flight home, so we explored Nairobi a little, and stopped in at Rolf's Place for lunch. Rolf's came recommended, and I'm glad we made our way there. A short drive from where we were in central Nairobi, and well worth the trip. It was fun. Nice view overlooking... More 

1 Thank Stephen W
Woodstock, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2016

While the food was perhaps mediocre, the view from Rolf's is worth the drive, and bridge walk -- it's an incredible place to feel absolutely like you are in the middle of it all -- with a view of the valley and national park, it's become a must-do for recommendations to friends in Kenya.

Thank SaraCStello

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Bar, International, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maasai Lodge Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2022272

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