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K'Osewe Ranalo Foods

Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 770 785897
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried fish” (7 reviews)
“thali” (41 reviews)
“chapatis” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 5:30 PMAll hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

I go here frequently when I am in town! It is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in downown Nairobi! It features GREAT Western Kenyan cuisine. The whole fried Tilapia are amazing. The fried beef in a rich, dark "sauce" is amazing. I love the...More

Thank AmeriTraveler57
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The restaurant offers very good African dishes for excellent value. Most meals are Luo traditional dishes and the natural accompaniment has to be ugali (either white or brown). You feel at home eating with your hands and the crowd is always large, which inhibits more...More

1  Thank Chege G
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Just down the block from the iconic Nation Centre. This restaurant features Luo cuisine so in addition to the usual "nyoma" (meat) you find in other places, fish is featured on the menu. Additionally if you get tired of maize ugali, this place features the...More

Thank PaeanMelody
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday evening, you can eat, drink and dance to rhumba by a live band. Variety of food and different set ups to choose from. Beers at 200 soft drinks at 100.

Thank Clara B
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Kosewe's great place to hang out anytime, always popular and sometimes with local Lingala bands at volume 11. Not much can be added - the reputation is well established simple , good tasting food at very reasonable prices in the centre of Nairobi. Contrary to...More

Thank Guilfybear
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Also know as Kosewe's, this place apparently was started as a road-side fish kiosk. The owner apparently became well-known after being featured in an advertisement that promoted cooking fish with a particular oil. Since then, it's significantly grown and seems to be a popular hangout...More

1  Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Treat yourself to traditional cuisine perfectly prepared by master chef.you will be spoilt for choice here with mouth watering local dishes.i love aluru-luhya local delicacy quail meat.loads of local vegetables,fish and the ever smiling and welcoming owner Kosewe.keep it up.conveniently located in town near Nation...More

Thank MercieMyra1
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Ranalo offers great Kenyan cuisine at an affordable rate. I can always count on them to deliver top notch on whatever ethnic meal I am inclined towards on the particular day. Word of note: go there around 12 pm else you will be frustrated due...More

Thank MamaPeanut
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I have see this place as a recommendation on several guides but I must say that it was'nt the best. Food was below average. The nice think was the live music with african-latino mix. Very pleasent to listen!

Thank Paulina C
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I visited Ranalo Wednesday through Sunday in May/June 2014 during my vacation in Kenya. Muziki motomoto na Maroon Commandos and Nairobi band. I can't wait to visit again soon. There's no place like home. Thanks Ranalo foods for keeping up our tradition - Music, Food,...More

1  Thank John K
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15 December 2016|
Response from Shivona T | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall. Although the food is displayed in a buffet like manner, each dish is priced separately. It is definitely inexpensive and affordable by Nairobi standards.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kimathi Street, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +254 770 785897
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