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Havana Bar & Restaurante

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Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Grill, Pub
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Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 4450653
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16:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 03:00
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Nairobi, Kenya
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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Arriving with a friend on a monday evening - certainly not the busiest time of the week in a restaurant - we had the choice between a nice number of tables and the long bar. We opted for a table as we were here for dinner. Service was fast and efficient, decent choice on the menu without having to go... More 

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1 Thank CedricVandermeulen
Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Like most bars in Westlands, Nairobi, the place itself is sleazy and attracts similarly sleazy customers. The decor is actually quite pleasant and includes some amusing paintings by a local artist with a penchant for curvey women, but the atmosphere is somewhat spoilt be the ubiquitous decrepit foreigners on the prawl for hookers. Clearly the management at Havana have no... More 

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5 Thank Safari_njema10
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

Food good, drink selection good. What more do you need! Comfortable friendly bar in the heart of Westland area. Not immediately obvious where it is (unless you are local). Close enough to Sankara to offer a decent place to spend the evening or afternoon. I visit at least once a week, never disappointed.

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Thank Exitroute
HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoy our food and the atmosphere at Havana. We look forward to serving you again this week. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I always get their chicken and steak fajitas. I can't really say they are the best in town because they are the only fajitas I have had in town. But I have been here at least 5 times. I alternate getting the chicken and the steak. yum yum yum Service isn't that great. It really depends on the waitress. I... More 

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1 Thank mje22066
Nairobi, Kenya
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Amazing atmosphere if the weather is good on Thursday nights! Everybody stands outside on the road ... feels like a street festival or so! Inside a bit rustique and crowded. Do it if you happen to be around on a Tursday night and you like a little bit of party and action!

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Thank Stephan M
HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Dear Travelfan thanks for visiting Havana and sharing your observations about the Thursday nights on Tripadvisor. We can't wait for the weather to get warmer and have an even livelier crowd at the outside bar. Talking of warm weather we are pleased to let you know that this year Havana will be opening a bar and restaurant in Diani. Thanks... More 

Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We went to lunch here a few days ago. As you walk in it looks like a dingy bar, the lighting is very dim. I asked a woman wearing a Havana shirt at the bar if they were open for lunch, she ignored me and kept looking at her phone. Another woman came to greet us. We sat in the... More 

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2 Thank Kate K
HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Dear Kate, We truly apologise for your experience at Havana, waiting for your food for an hour is not acceptable. We investigated the incident and reprimanded the staff on duty. Thank you for helping us to become better. More 

Nairobi
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Havana seems to have got the word of mouth reviews. This place is usually very busy and noisy on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Mixed type of nationalities who come over for the drinks and the loud music. Food is average. Staff are there to serve. The beer glasses are not washed properly. I do not expect to go there again... More 

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Thank Silas N
Sandton, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

While on a business trip I had dinner and cocktails at Havana. Nice vibe, upstairs and downstairs venue with a pleasant bohemian vibe. Good prices and will return.

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1 Thank Zach M
HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

Thanks Zach for your positive review of our bar. We are glad you liked the vibe. See you next time when you're in town. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

If you are into cheap and nasty this is the place for you, that said the drink is not cheap but the area and bar is.

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2 Thank Dublin_Five_O
HabanaGroupGM, Manager at Havana Bar & Restaurante, responded to this review

We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations. More 

Siaya, Nyanza, Kenya
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

First of all, the environment here is pretty awesome. Very welcoming and comfortable, easy to spend a few relaxed hours with friends getting caught up, away from the hustle of Nairobi. The food is good, although I found it a bit tricky to know what to expect. Definitely recommend the fajitas, although if you're looking for something authentic, this may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Grill, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 03:00
Monday
16:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 03:00
Thursday
16:00 - 03:00
Friday
16:00 - 03:00
Saturday
14:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 4450653

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