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“Our favorite restaurant in Nairobi..”

Mandhari Restaurant
Ranked #65 of 734 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A celebrated fine-dining experience, Mandhari offers an unusually diverse yet intuitively chosen menu that has been designed to showcase the talent of our Chef and the diversity of our local, regional and international dishes. And, as you might expect, our menu is supported by an exceptionally comprehensive wine cellar.
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Rarely we dine in our Hotel, but in this Hotel the Mandhari Restaurant is exceptional good . Its service, wines, and meal selection are worth the visit. Fine dining...

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SerenaHotels, F&B Manager at Mandhari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us and for your continued patronage.
Our aim is to surpass our guests' expectations and nothing makes us happier than to receive very high rating and positive comments from you.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your experience with us.
Thank you once again for your feedback. We look forward to another opportunity to be of service to you, hopefully, in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,
David Shitakha| Food and Beverage Manager
Nairobi Serena Hotel

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Mandhari is indeed a prime dining choice for Nairobi. Very nice ambience, extremely attentive and very well trained staff. The food is excellent - great appetisers, the tiger prawns exactly on point, the escargots really fantastic, and an excellent mutton curry (the portion size could actually a bit smaller ;-) ). The wine list is very nice - got a great Nederburg Petit Verdot. The petits fours at the end were indeed a treat. Also, very nice work on the coffee.
Overall - great job - congratulations to chef and team!

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SerenaHotels, Food & Beverage Manager at Mandhari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us and for your continued patronage.
Our aim is to surpass our guests' expectations and nothing makes us happier than to receive very high rating and positive comments from you.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the various menu options we offer and the wine pairing that went along with your meal. We take note of your comment on the portioning and will look into that.

Thank you once again for your feedback. We look forward to another opportunity to be of service to you, hopefully, in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,
David Shitakha| Food and Beverage Manager
Nairobi Serena Hotel

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit Nairobi I make sure I make a trip to Mandhari for dinner or lunch. Having lived in Europe for over 10years and having eaten in many gourmet restaurants I still feel Mandhari is a cut above the rest. The ambience is great with the subtle piano playing in the background combined with the sound of the African crickets and the trees in the wind outside. The service always fantastic, just the right speed and attentive and with great explanations and recommendations. And the food and drink speaks for itself. We started with a cocktail in the lounge accompanied by some warm cashews, crudités, and casava chips. We then were escorted to our table on the terrace since it was a very warm night. We were offered an amouse bouche which was amazing - green mussel with lime foam, spinach flan mouse and duck cannelloni. We then had a selection of starters with a special mention of the prawn tempura, the oysters and the ceviche. We then enjoyed our mains - I had the rack of lamb which was so tender and flavorsome. My husband enjoyed the chilli prawns whilst my parents opted for a steak and fish option. We had a great South African red wine to accompany our meal. We finished this off with 3 desserts as per the chefs recommendation which were the best I have ever had! A white chocolate cheesecake, a passion parfait and a champagne jelly with blueberry cannelloni. Highly recommend Mandhari for a romantic or special dinner between friends or family. The whole experience is worth every penny, very good value for money.

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SerenaHotels, Food and Beverage Manager at Mandhari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us and for your continued patronage.
Please note that our aim is to surpass our guests' expectations and nothing makes us happier than to receive very high rating and positive comments from you.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the various menu options we offer and the wine pairing that went along with your meal. The desserts are a new touch to the menu which we are especially glad was to your liking.

Thank you once again for your feedback. We look forward to another opportunity to be of service to you, hopefully, in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,
David Shitakha| Food and Beverage Manager
Nairobi Serena Hotel

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Food was good (7/10) when it arrived. Main course came 1 hour after starters and the food was well over priced.

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SerenaHotels, Food and Beverage Manager at Mandhari Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your experience.

Kindly note that we aim at surpassing our guests' expectations and therefore your feedback is important to us as this will motivate us to improve on our offer and service delivery. In this regard, we notice from your rating that we did not meet your expectations of which we sincerely apologize. Please note that measures are being put in place to ensure this does not re-occur in future.

We thank you for bringing these issues to our attention and hope that you will give us another opportunity to better serve you in the future.

Sincerely,
David Shitakha
Food and Beverage Manager| Nairobi Serena Hotel

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nairobi Serena Hotel, being in my humble view the best hotel in Nairobi, had to have the best fine dining restaurant in Nairobi, the superb Mandhari Restaurant upstairs with beautiful views @night ! The Mandhari Master Chefs & Superb Staff are a vegetarian's delight and the vegetarian lasagne + dessert was blissful ... I cried in delight ! Superb Food ... Made Superbly !!!

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