This is a list of the best Swahili restaurants in Nairobi. Swahili food is one of the world’s first fusion foods, with an alluring blend of African, Asian, Indian, Arabian and Portuguese flavours. Swahili food features a variety of spices that add more flavour thus making it the most prevalent in East Africa.
Well, if you are a lover of Swahili cuisine, we have sampled the best restaurants in Nairobi that offer the best of Swahili delicacies.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best Swahili restaurants in Nairobi.
1. Karai Indian & Swahili Cuisine
An authentic marriage of Swahili and Indian cuisine is fully explored at this opulent restaurant. It is a fully-fledged restaurant that specialises in the best Swahili, Indian and seafood delicacies.
Location: Waridi Court, Kilimani.
Contact: 0728 070 707.
2. Swahili Plate
Swahili Plate serves authentic Swahili dishes for dine-in and takeaways. The restaurant provides mouth-watering dishes and first-class event catering, whether it is corporate events, parties, weddings or family gatherings.
Location: Sarit Centre Food Court and CBD Muindi Mbingu Street.
Contact: 0773 497 954.
3. Malindi Dishes Restaurant
The restaurant specialises in a wide range of local, coastal, Swahili cuisine and international oriental dishes. The dishes are uniquely made by experienced chefs using locally sourced fresh organic ingredients and a mix of the finest herbs and spices.
Location: Gaberone Road, Off Luthuli Avenue.
Contact: 0722 292 525.
4. Mpambe Dishes
Mpambe Dishes is the right place to savour tasty Swahili dishes prepared by well-experienced chefs.
Location: Along Muinami Street, California (Pumwani- Eastleigh).
Contact: 0705 864 344, 0728 957 518.
5. Mandhari Swahili Dishes
It is a premier eatery serving authentic Swahili cuisine. You can pop by to sample the delicacies they offer.
Location: Fedha Area, Embakasi, Behind Quickmart Supermarket.
Contact: 0115 580 290.
6. Arryannas Swahili Cuisine
The restaurant purely serves authentic Swahili dishes prepared by experienced chefs. Their prices are also affordable.
Location: Along Mombasa Road.
Contact: 0708 158 746.
7. Fatso’s Authentic Swahili Dishes
The restaurant serves the true taste of Kenyan coastal food 7 days a week, natural, fresh and tasty.
Location: Bogani Road, Karen.
Contact: 0722 729 836.
8. Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant
It is a fine dining restaurant with a modern interior aesthetically designed to stimulate a tropical vacation. Seafood is the focal point of their kitchen, including local coastal cuisines.
Location: Kijabe Street, Nairobi CBD.
Contact: 0758 956 805.
9. Tamu Tamu Dishes
Tamu Tamu Dishes are experts in preparing and serving tasty Swahili cuisine. Their prices are affordable to all.
Location: KTDA Plaza, Opposite Kenya Cinema, Moi Avenue.
Contact: 0748 186 374.
10. Manara Restaurant
Manara Restaurant is regarded as the house of authentic cuisine, authentic Arabic and Swahili inspired food and barbecue. The restaurant is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.
Location: Gitanga Road, Lavington.
Contact: 0798 122 122.