Nairobi is a melting pot with people from across the continent of Africa and around the world! It’s one of the biggest reasons we enjoy living here so much. We are always learning about new cultures and making friends with all different sorts of backgrounds and upbringings.
I think people are shocked a lot of times by the fact that this city is such a dream for foodies. You can find just about every type of cuisine here, and in the last several years a ton of new restaurants have begun popping up around the city. This was a hard post for me to write because I have so many favorites here… but after a lot of deliberating, I’ve narrowed it down to my “Top 5” suggestions. While you won’t find Java House or Art Cafe on this list (very popular restaurants in Nairobi with multiple locations), it’s not because I don’t like them or never go there. Sometimes I just get tired of eating the same stuff. And when you could have a unique atmosphere and more exciting menu for the same price as Java House, why not branch out and try something new? Enough gabbing, here are my top 5!
5. Open House
I had really never been exposed to much Indian food before my first trip to Nairobi several years back. I think it intimidated me because everything was so foreign and I wasn’t sure what anything was on the menu! Thankfully, a few friends ordered for the whole table and we all shared several entrees. I was ruined! The smells, the flavors, all the color…. Indian food is now one of my favorite cuisines.