For all avid food enthusiasts who love to try multiple cuisines, here are ten best themed 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 gives a “rustic” feel and the seating arrangement is spacious. You will see the large oven that is especially requested from South Africa. Here meats of all kinds are served, especially beef, buffalo, ostrich and crocodile. Mr. Dawa will serve you a special welcome drink, which is an aperitif. There is a little flag that indicates that it is full once you leave it. The concept of the restaurant is like “serve until you drop”. The staff will help you with the endless meat and will continue to do so until you say ‘I’m full’ 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 in Tampa Creek on the North African coast. Have a drink of beer while enjoying nature. The restaurant serves all varieties of sea fish and alcohol. Enjoy the Crimson evenings and delicious grilled fish. This platform has capacity for a maximum of 100 people. During the spring tide, you can take a walk on the beach near the floating platform.
3. Tamarind Dhow Restaurant
This is a huge ship that is used as the base of the restaurant. The concept was first implemented in 1972. The Dhow sails every week from morning to night. The individual Dhow accommodates about 70 people at dinner. The maximum that it can accommodate is 100 people and that also for a cocktail. 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 water 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 fixed in one corner of the restaurant. The floor is elegantly lit and decorated with chandeliers. The restaurant specializes in seafood 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, and the top floor is intended for a dining and entertainment venue in Mombasa. The upper deck has a balcony and ocean views. It has a large log house for the preparation of traditional pizzas. It serves pasta dishes, new entrees, salads, lobsters, prawns, squid and octopus. You will only love the tasty food and the fabulously tender meats.
6. Fisherman’s Camp Restaurant
This restaurant is located near Lake Naivasha. It has a funky vibe and is great with food, music, and fresh air. It is an open restaurant with the wooden place; enjoy freshly made pizza sitting under the sky. You can hire a camp to be pampered in the middle of the soft grass. It is a great place to spend some 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 across from the restaurant. Enjoy succulent cuts of meat, seafood wonders, and grilled shellfish. It is an excellent opportunity to have a beer and enjoy seafood delicacies.
8. Haandi, Kisumu
Located in Capital Center, Nairobi, Haandi is a restaurant of Indian origin. The restaurant covers an area of 4000 square feet. It has all kinds of Indian food. You will love the signature naan, kulcha, chapatti, and tandoori roti. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available. They serve food in a brass plate and glass; the salt and lime are carefully set aside, giving it a typical Indian look.
9. Tilapia Beach Restaurant
Located near Otoe Road, Kisumu, this restaurant is the best choice to see Lake Victoria and have various kinds of fish. You will get Grilled Fish, Grilled Fish, Grilled Fish in 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 wide 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 such as sushi and sashimi plate, braised bacon and homemade gnocchi.
There are many interesting facts that you can enjoy while in Kenya. In addition to the themed restaurants, you should also try the African food outlets across the street.