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Mandhari Restaurant

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Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
+254737252535
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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223 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Thank Raiber
SerenaHotels, Food & Beverage Manager at Mandhari Restaurant, responded to this review

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... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 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... More 

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SerenaHotels, Food and Beverage Manager at Mandhari Restaurant, responded to this review

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... More 

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Reviewed 8 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 review

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.... More 

Lima, Peru
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A weekend at the Serena Hotel, Nairobi...a spoil! A special restaurant in a great down town location. The night sounds of the crickets and croaking frogs adding to the authentic African ambience. The menu really varied and the service from both the maître d' as well as the Sommelier most attentive. Well worth the experience...

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered lobster but chef managed to spoil the taste of the lobster by adding a very heavy mushroom sauce. Taste of lobster was spoiled. Also the dush if my partner was very dissapointing.

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Thank twister2015
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great service...my always-go-to place in Nairobi. Great to see service at its best. Thanks for spoiling us.

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Thank Fiona M
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

With great cuisine, the restaurant gives a warm welcome with a food suitable for all taste. It provides both a la carte and buffet style.

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Thank mwas2
Mississauga, Canada
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206 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I had the opportunity to have lunch at the Mandhari recently. The ambience and attention to detail is indeed amazing. The service as well as the food was great. I just felt a bit on the high side but then again it was a business lunch. The overall selection was very good.

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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

a favourite if a bit expensive. Staff are friendly and have attention to detail. Very good food and well presented. I prefer the pork dishes, succulent cuts.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254737252535

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