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Rayan Hotel & Restaurant

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Portal Chambers, 1st Flr, Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The portions are big and you can easily share one plate 2 people. the prices are reasonable and the soup is well made. Get the balcony sitting area.

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Dakar, Senegal
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have heard that the goat meat is imported from someplace where the goats are well-fed and well-taken care of! Wonderful goat meat (especially!) dishes, but I'm sure that the other meats here are delicious as well. Huge portions! Two or three can eat for what is served on certain "Platter" type lunches!! Everything is very tasty here. The folks... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

When I am hungry and want a hearty meal, this is my place. Food is delicious and the portions more than enough. The prices are also great. The downside is when busy service takes a bit of time.

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Thank SerahMucha
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

In addition to huge portion of food is a fair price and a wide range of african, arabian and indian menu avalaible here; it's worth to try.

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Krakow, Poland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Living in Nairobi for around two years, I was dropping by Rayan at least once a week. It has really good and fresh food, huge meals and the best juices in town. Especially for this price. If you're not very hungry, ask for something smaller, e.g. shawarma. Definitely worth checking out, if you want to get lunch with locals. It... More 

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1 Thank KasiaGie
Nairobi, Kenya
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117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Rayan makes food that is really filling and fresh. The servings are very large and it is best to come on a really hungry stomach. The food is mainly non vegetarian. The service is fast. On the down side however, the restaurant needs to improve on cleaniliness. Maybe hire professional cleaners.

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Thank Hjkenya
Cairo, Egypt
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

I was looking for Halal restaurant till I found this . I like the food and the atmosphere there , hard to find a table at lunch time . A wide variety of African dishes plus good location near Kenyatta avenue and the city center . Prices are reasonable .

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bethlehem
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2013 via mobile

Always enjoyed my meal here until a rat crossed my table walking comfortably as if it lived there. I almost threw up being that i had just finished my meal. Well i had to dash out though i was having a good time with my gal. Sad ending to a fabulous meal

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2012

I thought I should look for a place for a quick bite while in Nairobi on a rainy Wednesday evening. Turning the corner I saw this place and thought, why not? So I popped in and immediately noticed that it specializes in Somali cuisine. I ordered for their delicacy, which was goat meat that had been roasted then deep fried.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portal Chambers, 1st Flr, Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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