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11 Best Restaurants in Westlands You Should Visit

Fogo Gaucho: best restaurants in Westlands
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Whenever you are in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, make a point of visiting the best restaurants in Westlands. Here, you get a different perspective of this suburb that doubles up as the city’s commercial hub.

Expatriates and well-heeled Kenyans congregate in Westlands, to socialize and indulge in leisure activities. This commercial hub has a huge impact on Nairobi’s neighbourhood and administrative divisions. There’s a bustling collection of stores, eateries, and pubs in the area.

Until the early 1980s, Westlands was mainly a residential area with a few shops. It then grew into a major commercial and economic centre outside of Nairobi’s CBD.

It was formerly part of the Kenya Uganda Railway, which crossed what is now Waiyaki Way. Its reputation gets better with its status as an entertainment hub. Here are the best restaurants in Westlands.

Open House Restaurant

Best Restaurants in Westlands

Open House Restaurant is on of the Best Restaurants in Westlands. Photo/Booknbook

Fine Indian cuisine is a delicate blend of exquisite food, authentic ambience, and personalized service. That’s what makes Open House Restaurant special.

The moment you step into the restaurant, get ready to dig into a world of Indian flavours and traditions.

The Node Restaurant

The Node Restaurant

The Node Restaurant: Best restaurants in Westlands. Photo/Jacaranda Hotels

A multi-concept setting characterises The Node Restaurant, sitting next to Jacaranda Hotels.  Its classic Italian and Indian dishes rank it among the best restaurants in Nairobi. Here, you unwind and relax peacefully.

Clay Oven Restaurant

Clay Oven Restaurant

Clay Oven Restaurant. Photo/Clayoven Indian Restaurant

Clay Oven is among the best restaurants in Westlands. The scintillating Indian music is playing softly in the background and the rich aroma of Indian food will always keep you stuck here. The walls with different textures create a smooth but flowing appearance.

Fogo Gaucho

Fogo Gaucho: best restaurants in Westlands

Fogo Gaucho: Best restaurants in Westlands. Photo/TripAdvisor

In the latter half of 2007, Brazilian Gaucho Chefs brought the centuries-old grilling tradition of churrasco in Westlands. Today, when you walk to Fogo Gaucho, you have a chance to enjoy 17 cuts of different types of meat.

Before this, you enjoy the soup of the day and a variety of salads before a grill waiters feed you to your fill. You also enjoy a special dessert if your stomach allows it.

Urban Eatery

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Urban Eatery: The best restaurants in Nairobi. Photo/The Eat out

The Urban Eatery is a hip and laid-back eatery. It has four different kitchens, as well as a signature bar with cutting-edge technology. The moment you set foot on the property, you are instantly and irresistibly sucked in. The blend of corporate glamour, rustic art, and planters produces a fantastic marriage between the three elements.

Its kitchen by Sarova caters to a wide range of events, with a menu influenced by Western, African, and Indian cuisine.

About Thyme Restaurant

About Thyme Restaurant: Best restaurants in Westlands

About Thyme Restaurant: Best restaurants in Westlands. Photo/The Kenyan Nomad

Your journey to the best restaurants in Westlands isn’t complete without visiting About Thyme Restaurant.

With a wide variety of foods from around the world, About Thyme’s menu is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Vegetarian cuisine offers a wide variety of options to suit a variety of palates.

With a wide variety of foods from around the world, About Thyme’s menu is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Vegetarian cuisine offers a wide variety of options to suit a variety of palates. Throughout the years, its desserts gained a cult following.

INTI – a Nikkei Experience

Mercado - Mexican Kitchen and Bar

Mercado – Mexican Kitchen and Bar. Photo/TripAdvisor

Food is at the heart of the INTI experience at this restaurant celebrating the union of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. The Nikkei Cuisine has an interesting history.

In 1889, Japanese workers working in sugar cane fields in Peru gave birth to Nikkei cuisine. They combined Japanese culinary skills with Peruvian foods they could get in their area because they lacked many of their native ingredients. Esentially, Nikkei cuisine is a result of this cultural convergence.

Mercado – Mexican Kitchen and Bar

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Mercado – Mexican Kitchen and Bar. Photo/TripAdvisor

If you are a foodie, Mercado serves you Mexican dishes with its plethora of flavors and textures. The chefs create a menu, bringing out the best of Mexican cuisine to Nairobi, Using locally sourced, organic, and fresh food ensures that you have a high-quality experience every time you visit.

Seven Seafood & Grill

Best restaurants in Westlands

Seven Seafood & Grill: Best restaurants in Westlands. Photo/Experiene Sevens

There’s no better location to eat if you’re looking to experience authentic Kenyan cuisine than Seven Seafood & Grill. Oysters, prawns, lobsters, saltwater fish, and other seafood are in plenty and prepared Expert chefs prepare them to your liking while meat is also in plenty.

Golden Tulip

There is no restriction on what you can eat or drink at the hotel. To meet your specific needs, their professional chefs prepare delectable dishes from around the world and the local area.

Whether you stop by for lunch, brunch, or supper, you can expect delectable food from this establishment’s kitchen.

Graze Steakhouse

The design behind this restaurant in Sankara Nairobi is to make you feel like a true gastronome. As an upscale New York-style steakhouse, the Graze menu features aged meat and delicious seafood combined with some of the world’s greatest wines and whiskeys.

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