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Mahiga Mairu Ave, just off Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I was in Nairobi from work and we asked the locals we spent a lot of time with on where to go for local culture. They dined with us and made order nyama choma, basically a whole goat for the five of us. Service was extremely slow by US standards, but who cares? The roast goat is delivered to your... More 

Thank Mark H
Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went here for Nyama Choma but it was not my best Nyama Choma experience in Kenya. The place does not give a clean look. It is quite dark. The food was not particularily good and part of it was not warm enough.

Thank Rune H
Nairobi, Kenya
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We went with a group of friends, It is a local restaurant for barbecue, called Nyama Choma, only local music and local food, The food was good but the service was just out of the normal. Very enjoyable.

1 Thank Jimenairobito
Gothenburg, Sweden
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

If you like a local joint this one is very good. Good food, good drink and the staff is very friendly. Worth a visit...

Thank Goldheed
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Excellent for individual and group nyama choma outings with several segregated areas that can hold up to 20 people at a time. Good for wedding and church Harambee organizing committees and the car wash comes in handy too. They recently introduced a barber shop. So if you are a mlevi you can really find your spot here. Oh yeah, they... More 

Thank Crispus M
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The place is reasonably priced, nothing fancy but good for casual meetings since it's conveniently located along the highway. Easily accessible by public means and private means. I used to love the food before but on several occasions my friends and I experienced abdominal discomfort after having a meal at the restaurant. It stopped been a restaurant of choice and... More 

Thank Qui_Ivy
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Went there for lunch with some work mates and I have never been dissapointed!The food is fresh and the portions are large enough value for your money.The service is okay not too good neither bad!The ambiance is good and easy for a not so uptight place with good food. Thus is a good chill out joint that has a mature/adult... More 

Thank Doris L
Nairobi, Kenya
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162 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

All self respecting Nairobi residents have a favorite nyama choma joint. Debates over which reigns supreme are very common, my favorite is Maxie, as my family affectionately calls it. Yes, it's a bit dingy and run down. Yes the bathrooms are atrocious (it is a choma joint after all). But other than that, it's wonderful. You can order in advance... More 

Thank Madame_Trey
Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This restaurant is near a large new office space, and the food was fine. I had the chicken and rice, with extra spice. While I've had better (the chicken was a bit dry), I've also paid more money at other locations. This is a local place, with many regional specialities. When I walked in, I could see some raw hearts... More 

Thank heddomcq
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

This review is a somewhat conflicted one. The food is really incredible and I imagine you'd be pleased if you told the waitress to just pick anything for you. However I forgot what I ordered pretty much every time I ordered. The service was really slow in fact saying the service is slow is the understatement of the century. The... More 

1 Thank Chege N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahiga Mairu Ave, just off Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?