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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was invited to a party and was blown away by the venue, food and attention to detail. The service was efficient and the owners happy to take me on a tour of the establishment. They are always working on new offerings, keeping the food current and the desserts, not to be missed.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended an event here recently and we loved the gardens and the selection of food. However, what put us off to a great extent was the attitude and service from some of the staff members. As a restaurant, staff members should not so obviously pick and choose the people they would rather serve; each and every single customer deserves respect,... More 

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Thank KatMaina
Nairobi, Kenya
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zen restaurant is a beautiful and harmonic place. The gardens and decoration are just beautiful and modern. It is a different concept of restaurant in Nairobi. There are several options for Asian food. No doubt this is a place for real foodies!!

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Thank Jimenairobito
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the food being amazing, the scenery and aesthetic is what I commend. Located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Zen Gardens provides amazing green vibes as soon as you walk in through the door. Something that we don't see a lot in Nairobi is restaurants being child friendly, but they offer it all. The restaurant is split into several... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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58 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with friends at the Zen Garden and the sushi was great. I personally tried the "all tempura" rolls as I loved sushi and they were very good, we also tried some starters which I liked it very much The price is ok considering the type of restaurant and the food being served. It is a very nice... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menu is full of interesting options. We tried the green papaya salad, the crunchy duck salad, the noodles in garlic and chili and the Thai green chili chicken. The two salads were tasty and large enough to be shared by two people. The noodles were very nice, both spicy and salty. The food is quite nice. The restaurant's major... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Zen has to be one of the only restaurant in Nairobi that we have been to numerous times and have never ever had a bad experience or bad food. In fact the food here has to be the best Asian food in Nairobi, the consistency the service is spot on every time, even with a large group. Sundays are definitely... More 

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Thank Nina49
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The food is over priced for no apparent reason. Doesn't taste any different than what I would get out there. Too many white people.

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Dubai
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This garden restaurant has nice view. The starters served with drinks were delicious. The main course and desserts were very good. The staff was prompt in providing the service. Overall a great dining experience.

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Thank gdbhinge
Nairobi, Kenya
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634 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I wrote a review 3 years ago - was not really happy with the food - but after that i have eaten more on the Asia side - Bamboo. Food - service has been brilliant, though expensive. Most of the times its been a pleasant restaurant for lunches - close to my work. But then today I found out that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

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