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Amani ya Juu

Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: On Ring Road in Riverside, near Prime Bank, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 4449071
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am glad they finally put up a good sign at the entrance. Its such a nice lovely little place. The little trinkets in the showroom are unique and good. They have very nice salads... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 July 2016
Janeann M
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Nairobi, Kenya
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128 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was my first visit to Amani. I met up with friends for breakfast. The garden area is very nice and great for kids. The location is also pretty central - in Riverside. Amani has a great story behind it and they do some great work however they need to make a little effort in their food department. The spanish... More 

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Nelson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely selection of handmade crafts, jewellery and clothes. Knowing that the selling of these crafts supports men and women who may otherwise not have work is an added bonus. There is also a workshop which we were invited to look around, and a cafe in a lovely garden setting. It's about a half hour walk from the CBD.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

am glad they finally put up a good sign at the entrance. Its such a nice lovely little place. The little trinkets in the showroom are unique and good. They have very nice salads, filling as well. The coffee was strong and well brewed just the way i like it. The trees and kiddy area has a homely feeling. Almost... More 

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Thank Janeann M
Nairobi, Kenya
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

From the moment you pull down the driveway, to the lovely garden and adorable boutique- this place is charming. I could seriously take one of everything in the store, it's beautiful and well made. Even more wonderful is the story behind Amani ya Juu. If you visit, please ask one of the ladies about getting a tour of the facilities.... More 

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Thank WhitneyKoonce
Nairobi
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I had an awesome salad and fresh squeezed juice. Service was quick and friendly making this place perfect for a quick lunch.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Amani is a wonderful little shop with great items, purses, jewelry, clothing, Christmas, and lots more. Each item is hand made, and each woman that has made it has a story. You know that when you purchase something there you are supporting a great cause. Great place to buy gifts, whether you are in Nairobi or you can go online... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

I stopped by Amani for lunch with a friend after having heard about their adorable garden cafe and shop. Both my friend and I ordered salads that were incredible. I will agree with other reviewers that the service was a bit slow and the servers did seem a bit irritated with their jobs, but we chose not to let that... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Amazing shop run by women who are overcoming great obstacles in their lives. Beautiful items for sale- jewelry, crafts, home goods, purses, nativity scenes, Christmas ornaments, clothing. Great prices too. Lovely setting in gardens with a very nice cafe. Enjoyed a very nice and peaceful lunch in these gardens right in the middle of Nairobi. Highly recommend a visit to... More 

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Mysen, Norway
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Amani ya Juu is both a shelter for women, a workshop, a restaurant, a playground and a gift shop. The prices are a bit expensive - on all accounts, but we left without breaking the bank. Likewise the gift shop was small, but organized with well above average prices - but not scandalously so. The outdoor serving area is nice... More 

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Thank Martin R
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Amani has a great selection of gifts: jewelry, bags, clothing, cards, ornaments, kitchen items, and Christmas. All of the items are reasonable priced and for a good cause. There is also a nice cafe where you can order lunch. I ordered a salad and it was huge - definitely filling! We happened to be there on a rainy day and... More 

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