In the southeast of the African continent, we find Kenya. A country characterized by scenic beauty, thanks to its countless forests, its villages, the Savannah, and the beautiful beaches that frame the Indian Ocean. Distinguished by a rather warm climate on the coast and milder towards the hinterland, Kenya attracts many tourists from all over the world, eager and curious to discover the world of the Savannah, with Safaris and excursions. Having, over the years, become a tourist destination, it hosts many local and ethnic restaurants. Primarily in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, but also in Mombasa and Watamu. African and Asian cuisine is the most popular, but there are many restaurants with European cuisine and more.
Below you will find the list of the 15 best restaurants in Kenya.
- INTI-A Nikkei Experience – Nairobi, Kenya
The INTI experience is all about the best Nikkei cuisine. The restaurant celebrates the marriage of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine in unique contemporary urban settings right in the heart of Nairobi. A mix of traditional Asian flavours.
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2. Mediterraneo Restaurant – Westlands – Nairobi, Kenya
Mediterraneo Ristorante at 9 West is a sophisticated dining option in the heart of Westlands, featuring custom Italian furniture, classic Vespa scooters, and a stretch of stunning Fornasetti wallpaper. Mediterraneo is dedicated to creating an authentic Italian dining experience, with traditional dishes, exclusively imported wines, and a uniquely genuine atmosphere.
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3. Oysters & More at Village – Seafood Restaurant – Nairobi, Kenya
Oysters & More is a bar and restaurant on the ground floor of Village Market. We serve fine and contemporary cuisine at the food court. With our menu, created by the 2 Michelin stars chef Mohsine Korich, our consultant, we prove that the food at the food court does not have to be unhealthy! Try our oysters, seafood, and aged meat, as well as vegetarian & vegan dishes, sip champagne or fine wines, enjoy music, and dance- with Oysters & More.
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4. Hero Restaurant – Nairobi, Kenya
A new kind of eatery at the intersection of design, fantasy, indulgence, and individuality, serving delicious treats of Japanese cuisine and Asian cuisine. The restaurant is built as a speakeasy with a discrete entrance and prohibition-style bar; the concept invites you to be members of a secret space.
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5. Harvest Restaurant – Nairobi, Kenya
Inspired by a Kenyan’s true love for meat, the open grill Brasserie focuses on farm-fresh ingredients carefully paired together to take you on a true culinary journey. The restaurant also features a curated selection of wines from all around the world.
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6. Seven Seafood & Grill – Nairobi, Kenya
Seven Seafood & Grill is Nairobi’s premier Seafood & Steak destination offering a sumptuous selection of the finest Indian Ocean seafood and grass-fed Angus/Borana steaks in one of Nairobi’s most distinctive & innovatively designed restaurants. A mouth-watering array of oysters, lobsters, prawns & ocean fish are delivered daily, freshly prepared & accompanied by Seven’s signature sauces.
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7. Asian Gardens – Asian Restaurant – Nairobi, Kenya
Asian Gardens is a staple venue located in Gigiri in the heart of Nairobi known for its finest and most authentic pan-Asian food with a beautiful intimate outdoor setting. Its cuisine varies, from Japanese to Lebanese, with influences from Southeast Asia.
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8. La Salumeria – Italian Restaurant – Nairobi, Kenya
La Salumeria has a touch of conservative home-cooked Italian and European cuisine in a very contemporary setting right in the heart of Nairobi. The most typical dishes of the Italian culinary tradition, from homemade pasta to Neapolitan pizza, to first and second courses of sea and land, with a Mediterranean aroma and taste.
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9. Nyama Mama Capital Centre – Nairobi, Kenya
Nyama is located in the centre of the capital and offers a suggestive location in a classic African style. At Nyama the menu is structured in such a way as to satisfy native and non-native palates. African and Asian cuisine is offered, with a modern reinterpretation of the dishes.
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10. La Tasca – Nairobi, Kenya
La Tasca Spanish Corner In Nairobi is the ultimate premier celebration of sherry, wine, and food for Spanish cuisine enthusiasts while In Nairobi with a warm and cosy wine & tapas bar situated at the Lavington Mall.
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11. II Covo Restaurant – Mombasa, Kenya
II Covo Restaurant specializes in European cuisine and Italian cuisine. The Italian is renowned for its originality, with the menu consisting of a wide range of original pasta dishes, fresh starters, and salads including a variety of fish Carpaccio, tuna, and red snapper. Fresh lobsters, prawns, calamari, and octopus all depending on the day’s catch, are also part of Il Covo’s luscious and extensive menu along with fabulously tender Aged Angus meats.
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12. Amandina Restaurant – Watamu, Kenya
Amandina Restaurant has an enviable reputation for offering the finest Mediterranean, Moroccan, and African cuisines, which have been carefully selected by the chefs for you to enjoy with drinks in some of the most pleasant surroundings you can find on Kenya’s coast. The perfect place to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the stunning coastal scenery.
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13. Hemingways – Watamu, Kenya
Hemingways Watamu is an iconic tropical paradise on the Kenyan coast, located right in the middle of the pristine Watamu Marine National Park with its idyllic white sand beach and turquoise waters. It serves a selection of sumptuous continental dishes, offering international cuisine. The perfect place to kick back, dine and relax in style as you watch the day come to life over the Indian Ocean.
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14. Zeppoli’s Restaurant – Watamu, Kenya
Zeppoli’s Pizza & Fast Food is a restaurant franchise that was opened by a group of acumen with the vision of providing services with the ability to create the most amazing customer experiences for both local and international tourists within Watamu. It offers international cuisine that embraces European, American and Asian styles.
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15. Malaika Beach Villas – Malindi, Kenya
A Wonderful Beach Restaurant located in Mayungu between Malindi and Watamu, the restaurant is located on the beach with white sands floor in the marine reserve of Watamu And Malindi, sunbeds, and gazebo service to enjoy a full day on the beach. Serving the best of Italian, seafood, and local and international cuisines. The ideal place that makes every meal an unforgettable experience!
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If you are travelling to Kenya and want to try other local and multi-ethnic restaurants in Nairobi, Watamu or Mombasa and other cities, come and visit our guide of the best restaurants in Kenya.