Top 10 Theme Restaurants in Kenya You’ll Cherish Forever
For all the avid foodies out there who love to sample multiple cuisines, here are ten of the best theme restaurants in Kenya that deserve a special mention.
1. Carnivore Restaurant, Nairobi
Located on Langata Road, Nairobi, ‘Carnivore’, a unique restaurant owned by the Tamarind group deserves a special mention. The entrance to the restaurant has a ‘rustic’ feel and the seating arrangement is spacious. You will see the large oven which is specially ordered from South Africa. Meat of all kinds is served here, especially beef, buffalo, ostrich and crocodile. Mr. Dawa will serve you a special welcome drink, which is an aperitif. There is a little flag indicating that it is full once you drop it off. The concept of the restaurant is like ‘serve until you drop’. The staff will help you with endless meat and will continue to do so until you say ‘I’m full’ by lowering the flag. With a unique concept from the Tamarind Group of Hotels, it is certainly an attraction for any tourist visiting Kenya.
2. Moorings Floating Restaurant, Mombasa
The only floating restaurant in Kenya is The Moorings. This floating platform was built in 1994 on Tampa Creek, on the North African coast. Drink your bar beer while enjoying nature. The restaurant serves all varieties of sea fish and alcohol. Enjoy Crimson nights and delicious grilled fish. This platform has capacity for a maximum of 100 people. During spring tide, you can take a walk on the beach near the floating platform.
3. Tamarind Dhow Restaurant
This is a huge ship used as a base for the restaurant. The concept was first implemented in 1972. The Dhow sails every week from morning to night. The single Dhow seats about 70 people at dinner. The maximum it can host is 100 people and that too for a cocktail party. Mainly seafood is served here.
4. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant
This cave is 180,000 years old and is located near Mombasa, 30 km south of the city and 200 meters from the high tide mark. Just three decades ago, George and Jackie Barbour decided to transform the cave into a unique restaurant. There is a triangular Makati umbrella that is attached to one corner of the restaurant. The flat is elegantly lit and decorated with chandeliers. The restaurant specializes in fish and shellfish and all kinds of continental food.
5. Ol Covo Bamburi Restaurant
Bamburi is an island located 12 km from Mombasa. It is a two-story structure, with the top floor being intended for a place to dine and entertain in Mombasa. The upper deck has a balcony and sea views. It has a large wood-burning shed for making traditional pizzas. It serves pasta dishes, new starters, salads, lobster, prawns, squid and octopus. You will only love the tasty food and fabulously tender meats.
6. Fisherman’s Camp Restaurant
This restaurant is located near Lake Naivasha. It has a funky atmosphere and is great with food, music and fresh air. It is open restaurant with wooden place; enjoy a freshly made pizza sitting under the sky. You can rent a campsite to let yourself be pampered in the middle of the soft grass. It’s a great place to spend a few lazy Sundays.
7. Azura Royal Orchid Restaurant
This restaurant is located near Nyali Bridge, Mombasa. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean as you sit on the other side of the restaurant. Enjoy succulent cuts of meat, seafood wonders and grilled shellfish. It is an excellent opportunity to savor your beer and enjoy seafood delicacies.
8. Haandi, Kisumu
Located in Capital Centre, Nairobi, Haandi is a restaurant of Indian origin. The restaurant is spread over an area of 4,000 square feet. It sports all kinds of Indian food. You’ll love the naan, kulcha, and signature chapatti and tandoori roti. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. They serve the food on a brass and glass plate; salt and lime are carefully placed to the side, giving it a typical Indian look.
9. Tilapia restaurant on the beach
Located near Otoe Road, Kisumu, this restaurant is the best choice to see Lake Victoria and have various types of fish. You will get grilled fish, grilled fish, grilled fish in the sauce along with Ugali and Sukuma. You will love this African variant.
10. Talisman Restaurant
Located on Ngong Road, Nairobi, Talisman is a boutique restaurant and offers a variety of experiences to visitors. The New York media described Talisman as one of the best restaurants in Kenya. Enjoy the beautiful organic garden and enjoy the ambient bar with your friends. The cuisine is a combination of European, Pan-Asian and African delicacies. You can enjoy delicious cuisines like sushi and sashimi platter, bacon stew and homemade gnocchi.
There are many exciting facts that you can enjoy while you are in Kenya. Apart from the themed restaurants, you should also try the African street food joints.