Attractions In Kenya

Cuisine and Night Life

Kenyan Cuisine

 
There is no singular dish that represents all of Kenya. Different communities have their own native foods. Staples are maize and other cereals depending on the region including millet and sorghum eaten with various meats and vegetables. The foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma. Sukuma wiki, a Swahili phrase which literally means "to push the week," is a simple dish made with greens similar to kale or collards that can also be made with cassava leaves, sweet potato leaves, or pumpkin leaves. Its Swahili name comes from the fact that it is typically eaten to "get through the week" or "stretch the week."  Nyama choma is grilled meat – usually goat or sheep. It is grilled over an open fire. It is usually eaten with ugali and kachumbari.
 

Eating Out

Carnivore Restaurant

The Carnivore is a meat specialty restaurant and it is justifiably referred to as 'the ultimate 'Beast of a Feast'.
Carnivore has been twice voted amongst the world’s 50 best restaurants by an expert panel in Restaurant ‘magazine, it is simply described as ‘amazing’.
 
A variety of meat including ostrich, crocodile and camel, is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding.
The Carnivore is a unique experience. This open-air meat specialty restaurant has become a standard stop on the safari trail. Every type of meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game, is roasted on traditional Maasai swords (skewers) over a huge, visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant.

The waiters then carry these swords around the restaurant, carving unlimited amounts of the prime meats onto sizzling, cast iron plates in front of you.
The food details are mouth watering. They are:
Whole joints of meat - legs of lamb and pork, haunches of venison, rumps of beef, sirloins, cuts of lamb, spare ribs, sausages, chicken wings, and skewered kidneys.
Crocodile -
The meats are constantly paste, and turned until perfectly cooked; the meat is succulent and well flavored.
Nb: The feeding frenzy doesn’t stop until defeat is declared by the over-fed guests who signal that enough is enough by lowering of a white paper flag perched atop the central tray. This is followed by dessert and coffee.
The full meal including a soup course is at a set price. A vegetarian menu is also offered. First time visitors to The Carnivore are enthralled by the spectacle of the roasting pit, the service and the distinctive flavors of food.

Facilities

There is also a "Simba Saloon" night club on the premises with a capacity of 2,500, as well as an internet cafe, playground, and six bars.

Location

Carnivore is an open-air restaurant located in the Langata suburb of lying 7 kilometers west of Nairobi.The atmosphere of The Carnivore combines the rustic feel of a rural environment with the feeling of a medieval banqueting hall. This was accomplished by the use of streams and tropical gardens throughout the restaurant, and by using rough-hewn beams and local woods. Another famous feature to set the tone of the Carnivore experience is the house cocktail The 'Dawa' (which means medicine or magic potion in Swahili.

Fogo Gaucho

Visit Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria for an authentic South Brazilian experience. Located in Nairobi's popular Westlands district it offers a chance to eat as much as you like for a fixed price. With more than a dozen cuts of meat, with a lavish selection of 20 or more salads.
The restarant is supervised by your Brazilian hosts who have created this elegant Brazilian restaurant that offers fine dining, South American cuisine, top class services and an incredible selection of wines. Fogo Gaucho Churrascaria is a great venue for all sorts of special occasions. Whether you want just a family meal,celebrate an anniversary, business meeting or even an office party, this spacious restaurant has a lot to offer with seating capacity for over 230 diners and addition dining space for another 100 guests. It's just perfect for private functions, conferences or parties.The restaurant has live music on Friday and there is ample parking. .
The Churrasco (Nyama Choma), is prepared in the traditional Brazilian way, by Brazilian chefs using the same original style of food preparation. In a truly Brazilian environment you can feel as though you have flown to Brazil without even needing your passport!

 Nyama Choma Ranch

Nyama Choma Ranch
Nyama Choma Ranch

Flaming BBQ, sizzling Safari Cats

Essentially Kenyan in both atmosphere and cuisine, the Nyama Choma Ranch offers a stunning selection of roasted barbecued meats; sizzling hot, presented on skewers and carved at your table; accompanied with jacket potatoes, crispy salads and tasty dips. Choose from prime Kenyan steak, succulent chicken, traditionally roasted mutton… and sink your teeth into a variety of meats (plenty of vegetarian options too!).

Warmly lit by the glowing inferno of the barbecue, open to the night air and wafted by luscious aromas of barbecued meat, the Nyama Choma Ranch also features one of the most evocative stage shows in Africa. A compelling kaleidoscope of beat, colour, costume, culture, acrobatics and raw excitement the sleekly sensual Safari Cats are a dance team with a difference.

The Nyama Choma Ranch CabaretWith its own stage, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, the Nyama Choma Ranch plays host to Nairobi's premiere cabaret. Commencing their 45-minute performance at 9pm nightly, the Safari Cats are our team of professionally trained and choreographed dancers, whose performances are also eagerly welcomed all over the world.

The Safari Cats' dancers and Acrobats stage show is the premiere event in town, and is complemented by the resident live band nightly.

The Nyama Choma Ranch barEssentially Kenyan in both atmosphere and cuisine, the Nyama Choma Ranch Bar overlooks our famous BBQ area. It's the place to be as you enjoy a variety of drinks, wine and exotic cocktails

- See more at: http://travel.kenya.co.ke/restaurants-game-meat-cuisine/nyama-choma-ranch?section_id=3#sthash.NrxA8m4X.dpuf

Flaming BBQ, sizzling Safari Cats

Essentially Kenyan in both atmosphere and cuisine, the Nyama Choma Ranch offers a stunning selection of roasted barbecued meats; sizzling hot, presented on skewers and carved at your table; accompanied with jacket potatoes, crispy salads and tasty dips. Choose from prime Kenyan steak, succulent chicken, traditionally roasted mutton… and sink your teeth into a variety of meats (plenty of vegetarian options too!).

Warmly lit by the glowing inferno of the barbecue, open to the night air and wafted by luscious aromas of barbecued meat, the Nyama Choma Ranch also features one of the most evocative stage shows in Africa. A compelling kaleidoscope of beat, colour, costume, culture, acrobatics and raw excitement the sleekly sensual Safari Cats are a dance team with a difference.

The Nyama Choma Ranch CabaretWith its own stage, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, the Nyama Choma Ranch plays host to Nairobi's premiere cabaret. Commencing their 45-minute performance at 9pm nightly, the Safari Cats are our team of professionally trained and choreographed dancers, whose performances are also eagerly welcomed all over the world.

The Safari Cats' dancers and Acrobats stage show is the premiere event in town, and is complemented by the resident live band nightly.

The Nyama Choma Ranch barEssentially Kenyan in both atmosphere and cuisine, the Nyama Choma Ranch Bar overlooks our famous BBQ area. It's the place to be as you enjoy a variety of drinks, wine and exotic cocktails

- See more at: http://travel.kenya.co.ke/restaurants-game-meat-cuisine/nyama-choma-ranch?section_id=3#sthash.NrxA8m4X.dpuf

Essentially Kenyan in both atmosphere and cuisine, the Nyama Choma Ranch offers a stunning selection of roasted barbecued meats; sizzling hot, presented on skewers and carved at your table; accompanied with jacket potatoes, crispy salads and tasty dips. Choose from prime Kenyan steak, succulent chicken, traditionally roasted mutton… and sink your teeth into a variety of meats (plenty of vegetarian options too!). Warmly lit by the glowing inferno of the barbecue, open to the night air and wafted by luscious aromas of barbecued meat, the Nyama Choma Ranch also features one of the most evocative stage shows in Africa. A compelling kaleidoscope of beat, colour, costume, culture, acrobatics and raw excitement the sleekly sensual Safari Cats are a dance team with a difference.
The Nyama Choma Ranch Cabaret With its own stage, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, the Nyama Choma Ranch plays host to Nairobi's premiere cabaret. Commencing their 45-minute performance at 9pm nightly, the Safari Cats are our team of professionally trained and choreographed dancers, whose performances are also eagerly welcomed all over the world. The Safari Cats' dancers and Acrobats stage show is the premiere event in town, and is complemented by the resident live band nightly.
The Nyama Choma Ranch barEssentially Kenyan in both atmosphere and cuisine, the Nyama Choma Ranch Bar overlooks our famous BBQ area. It's the place to be as you enjoy a variety of drinks, wine and exotic cocktails
 

Trattoria Ristorante

Established since 1981, Trattoria is the oldest family run Italian restaurant in Nairobi. From Mamma’s Ruff’s homemade pasta to the home made ice cream,  the menu abounds in specialties from the south of Italy, Rome, Tuscany, Piemonte and Veneto.
They use only the freshest produce, accompanied by a selection of Italian Wines. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a glass of wine at their “Luna Bar”, this corner of Italy, in the heart of Nairobi is the place to be!
At Trattoria you can enjoy typical Italian cuisine indoors and outdoors at any time. Experience the warm breeze and view in the heart of Nairobi, on the exclusive mezzanine veranda.Their vast menu offers from antipasto, homemade pasta, pizza, seafood char grill, and to finish, homemade ice-creams and cakes. Additionally you can wind down in their new piano bar with a wide selection of Italian wines and cocktails.

Location

Trattoria is located in Town House on the corner of Wabera/Kaunda Street. Within the City Centre of Nairobi.

TAMAMBO KAREN BLIXEN COFFEE GARDEN

Set in what used to be Karen Blixen’s old coffee farm estate, is the delightful Tamambo restaurant. The beautiful gardens are a great place to enjoy the peace and quiet of rural Africa.
The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden dates back to 1906. Baron Blixen bought the Coffee Company for his wife Karen in 1913. The Swedo House has been refurbished to its original style. It’s available each day as a lounge for guests, or for tea or cappuccino or for romantic dining by the fireplace. It’s also a popular venue for receptions, small meetings and formal dinners.

There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions.

The restaurant and function areas are situated in the midst of one of the oldest formal gardens in Kenya and include huge jacaranda, candelabra cactus, bottle brush and other trees and over 200 species of blooming flower varieties.

Dinning at the restaurant

All you can eat curry lunch: A sumptuous curry buffet, featuring chicken masala, lamb and vegetables curries served with freshly made Naan breads made in their Tandoor oven. Rice, poppadum’, salad and curry condiments.

Dining: A light menu is available in the bar for late night snacks and a clay pizza oven creates pizza’s that are just delicious. There are five areas for lunch or dinner. The menu is extensive with a variety of international food on offer.

Weekly specials are popular and a soup and seafood bisque of the day are also available. Menu items include: steaks with a wide variety of sauces from the French Belgian gourmet chef: Pierre. Numerous seafood dishes are offered such as fish with Pink Butter or Crab Diablo and a wide variety of salads.

There is a good vegetarian choice and pasta items are available. The bar snacks offer sizzling beef and chicken, hamburgers, cottage pie or chicken wings if you prefer.
 
Location
Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is Located in a beautiful setting on Karen Road, near the Karen Blixen Museum and about half a mile from the Karen Golf and Country Club; it is the site of the original farmhouse which was the Blixen property.

Allan Bobbe’s Bistro

Alan Bobbe's Bistro is a French restaurant named after a British Army officer. Alan Bobbe first arrived in Kenya in 1941 to do some intelligence work for the army during the war. After the war he stayed on to pursue his passion for cooking and opened Alan Bobbe's in February 1962.

When Alan opened his little Bistro in 1962, his voice was well known to the settlers’ crowd having been the first radio broadcaster in the Kenya colony from 1952. One of the most popular programs was "What’s Cooking" where he shared his passion in gastronomy, very soon his listeners begged him to taste the real thing rather then drooling over the airwaves.

The Bistro was an instant success. It's reputation as the premier restaurant in Nairobi over the years has attracted the custom of many international personalities such as Bing Crosby, Pele, Jacky Kennedy, David Lean, Sydney Pallack, Will Braudt and more recently the current president of the United States Barack Obama, when he last visited Kenya.

The Allan Bobbe’s Bistro setting is by the pool, above the river with parkland on the opposite side of the river. There is a waterfall outside that can be heard inside.


Cuisine-French
Some of the main dishes served include Seafood Marmite and Magret de Canavel
 

 
Location
Allan Bobbe’s Bistro is located in St. Andrews in the secure up market suburb of Westlands.

 

NIGHT LIFE HOT SPOTS

 

K1 Klubhouse
K1 Klubhouse is a lively Kenyan club in Parklands. making this somewhere to check out if you like funky music and a high energy atmosphere.
In addition to the actual club, there are several bars and other attractions at K1 which you should check out; There are several bars; Heaven has a nice environment for socialising and sharing a drink; a sports bar with big screen and a also a hall of pool tables which is popular for a place to hang out.The balcony overlooking the neighbourhood and trees offers somewhere you can enjoy nature from high, while the in-house spin doctors give sounds to match the mood of the moment. Paradise bar is on the ground floor and offers 10,000 volts of party music together with an amazing dance floor where you can boogie on down.
The Pitcher & Butch pub has a modern look and African features.

 

Skylux Lounge & Bar

About

Feel like chilling in a trendy, lounge with other adults 21+yrs? Want to dance to the latest tunes and vibe to some golden greats? Head on over to SKYLUX where we offer luxury surroundings, good vibes, professional service, delicious cocktails!

Location

Soin Arcade 2nd floor Westlands Nairobi..

 

Brew Bistro & Lounge

Description:

Walking past the glass encased brewery through to the chefs table, past the theatre and pulse of the busy open kitchen, guests enter the fine dining distinctly sophisticated atmosphere of intrigue and opulence. The interior reflects the natural beauty of its locale warm reds, lavenders and corals evoke  glorious Kenyan sunsets. The dramatic & energetic interior is complimented by a centralized open kitchen which serves Pan-Global cuisine. The unique cuisine incorporates a fusion of French, European, Asian and classic Kenyan flavours. Enjoy the electrifying atmosphere, the Brew Bistro offers an unparalleled dining adventure. The Brew Lounge is a place where primal instincts come out to play. The quintessential Brew Lounge experience reaches new heights of luxury with an expansive lounge and an exquisite outdoor terrace where guests can feast on delectable bites and sip specialty crafted premium brews and cocktails
Location:
Piedmont Plaza, Ngong' Road

 

 

 

 


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