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Maasai Lodge Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 20 2022272
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Came here for a friend's birthday and really enjoyed the view, and the bridge walking in is amazing for pictures. If you are afraid of heights, it can be frightening but i found it absolutely fun. The best place to make a reservation though is in the main house, as it has better ambiance and a cozy seating area as... More 

Thank sandie m
Level Contributor
56 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

As soon as you cross the sway bridge from the parking lot and cross the gorge to the main restaurant/boutique hotel you feel you are a world away. We went with a small group of people from work for lunch and fun. We played Paint ball - they have a good field, and equipment was reasonable. Kes 1,000 pp. Other... More 

Thank Timkut68
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Rolf's is a great place to do brunch or a lazy lunch on the weekends. It has one of the most unique locations as it is near Nairobi National Park and features a long rope bridge that carries you over a creek complete with baboons and other wildlife. The food was also good and the portions were very generous. We... More 

Thank Jason L
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

A friend told us about this place a year ago and when on a drive within the area we decided to check it out. Well it was nice, we were there for about 2 hours and it met our expectations, we visited on a week day the place wasn't busy so our service was nice and chap chap, the restaurant... More 

Thank Joseph E
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

I came across this place by chance. The road to rolfs place is dusty, but don't judge a book by its cover. Once you get there, there is a crazy bridge(scared of heights), that you must cross to get to the restaurant. That is an experience in itself. For the faint hearted, there are nearby steps that can be used... More 

1 Thank Salma_Timamy
Nairobi Region, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Went there recently & the service was not good. My food order came first without the fries (had to wait for these to be prepared) and my friend had to wait for almost 10 minutes for her order to arrive. We had to share a steak knife since they had run out of them.... seriously! I asked for a doggie... More 

1 Thank Jackie C
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

i went to this place for dinner. the waiters who served us was every nice even though i could tell that she is new as she did not knew some of the things we asked but that was okay. the food was really delicious and at reasonable price. one big problem is that inside they have zebra real skin on... More 

Thank Abdisariam
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

My husband and I decided to go for lunch to Rolf's place after hearing all the hype about it, when we got there, the staff seemed to be all over the place and disorganised. After settling down and having our drinks we ordered food, when it arrived, our beef carpaccio was not very good. It looked like it was old,... More 

Thank Phera J
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Sweet Place. There is no mentioning a list of places that you can relax and enjoy yourself as a Kenyan would without mentioning Rolf’s Place. Built on the side of a cliff, and only accessible by a roped bridge over a deep gorge, Rolf’s Place is as breathtaking as the stars on a clear night. The service is impeccable and... More 

Thank Mwarango
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

A small restaurant nestled in mountainous terrain overlooking a narrow valley and connected by monkey bridge. The place is a sweet getaway spot for those looking to go far from the madding Nairobi traffic. The place offers a neat place to play football or paintball.

1 Thank AdiSharma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Italian, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maasai Lodge Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2022272

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