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Tokyo Restaurant Karen

Langata Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
+254 722 485556
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (7 reviews)
“main course” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Fusion
$$ - $$$
Langata Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This is my third visit to Tokyo Restaurant and each time has been a genuine pleasure. The restaurant is large with both indoor and outdoor seating (I have set outside at the candlelit tables each time). The menu is nice with good selections of bento...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here recently & it was fantastic! The tempura prawns were excellent for starters. For our main course, we had chicken teriyaki with steamed rice and a plate of sushi. For dessert we had banana crepe with vanilla icecream. Everything was delicious! I highly...More

Thank Foxychiri88
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I am not a epicurean or a foodie but after trying the food of Tokyo restaurant, prompted me to make this comment. Mr Shin the owner of Tokyo Restaurant, epitomizes the finest qualities of a gentleman and a chef. Highly courteous, polite and sensitive to...More

Thank SidChat1
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The outdoor ambience at the new location in Lavington is very serene. Probably the one place I've enjoyed eating good sushi in Nairobi....tasty and fresh. The prawn tempura and tuna/avocado salad is highly recommended. Pity that the restaurant closes at 3pm to reopen at 5pm;...More

Thank Mwikali2015
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is now located in the Lavington area. This place has a very mellow ambiance, perfect place to have dinner with friends or the Mr/Mrs. I truly enjoyed the crunchy salmon sushi rolls and the avocado tokyo sushi platter, mainly because I love avo...More

Thank MsEMwangi
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Popular Japanese restaurant, the sushi here is great (had a veg combo with salmon rolls). Inside and outside sitting, outside is a garden, you sit under the trees, they also have private seating areas.

Thank Els R
Reviewed 18 January 2015

I was struck by the friendliness of the staff who set the tone for the rest of the meal. There is garden and restaurant sitting, which is great depending on the number of your party - the children can safely play in the garden. The...More

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This restaurant has warm and friendly staff and Manager. There services are equally fast. It gas a family setting, with a well maintained garden and grounds. They are nolonger in Karen, they long moved to Kolloh Road, near Lavington Green.

Thank apiche
Reviewed 12 June 2014

It does what it says on the tin - it is a relaxed, friendly, down-to-earth establishment. The food is good. It is not posh or pretentious. It is kid and family-friendly. It is a large restaurant, but still possible to have intimate dinners. It has...More

Thank bluecharlie
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Don't go here very often... Shame really as it is just down the road.... The staff are always pleasant and willing... The food can be hit or miss... The presentation is not good.. Comes in bowls and is cold by the time you get to...More

Thank skvarose
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Langata Road, Nairobi 35-00606, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 722 485556
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Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 10 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi. Our founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, who is one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business. Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country. We recently closed our Karen branch and opened a new branch in Kolloh Road, Lavington, which will now be our main and only branch. We are open for dinners only for now, but expect to do the grand opening in September.
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