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Top 10 Best Restaurants in Village Market, Nairobi (Joints for the Foodies)

Aside from being the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi has the tallest buildings, the longest expressway in Africa, stadiums, parks, and large malls, one of which is the Village Market.

The Village Market, located at Gigiri along Limuru Road, is a one-stop mall with a world-class shopping and recreation experience.

It features a classy gym, hospital, restaurants and hotels, fashion stores, a park, art and furniture stores, fashion and accessory stores, health and beauty stores, entertainment joints, and banking services, among many more.

If you are a foodie and can’t go without munching on something, Village Market is the place to be.

International cuisines available here are Thai food, Indian, Chinese, Italian, and local cuisines.

 If you are a meat lover or vegetarian, restaurants at the Village Market have got you covered.

Here’s a list of the best restaurants to check out for top-notch dining experiences.

1. Harvest Restaurant (Largest Burger In Kenya)

Selfishly, I want to start with my favorite restaurant.

Harvest offers a world-class interior ambiance, as you enjoy watching your meal prepared in their open-plan kitchen.

The high level of hygiene is unmatched, with the cleanest kitchen and washrooms you will ever find anywhere.

The warm lights, cozy chairs, and friendly staff are just a few of the things you will get to enjoy.

You also get the opportunity to have a one-on-one with the chef while placing your order.

Though I have had the opportunity to try their seafood, my all-time favorite dish is the giant burger, served with two bowls of fries (seasoned and plain), a bowl of salad, and sauces (mayonnaise and ketchup).

Physical Address: Second Floor, The Village Market

Phone: +254 732 186 215

Email: h[email protected]

Working Hours: 6.30 am – 9.00 pm, Monday – Sunday

Website: https://www.harvestkenya.com

Best Dish: The Giant Burger

Average Cost: Ksh 1,500 – Ksh 4,000

2. CJ’s (Relaxed & Memorable Dining Experience)

With over 300 items on the menu, CJ’s remains to be the one place you can visit and enjoy all their dishes.

I personally do not have a favorite, simply because it makes it hard to choose when all their dishes are just out of this world.

Their Mexican pizza is worth dying for though, especially since it’s made unique by adding cheese in the crust.

You will also enjoy their flavored cold drinks, especially the Mojitos.

Physical Address: Ground Floor New Wing & First Floor Old Wing, The Village Market

Phone: 0799 000090 / 0796 000090

Working Hours: Monday – Thursday, 6.00 am – 10.00 pm; Friday – Sunday, 6.00 am – 11.00 pm

Website: https://cjs.co.ke

Best Dish: Mexican Chicken Pizza

Average Cost: Ksh 900 – Ksh 2,000

3. Khazana (A Combination Of Indian Curries & Grill)

If you love Indian food, Khazana is your place to be at the Village Market.

Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or non-vegetarian, Khazana takes your mouth on a quick trip to India and back.

For fellow lovers of spiced chicken, I would advise you to try their chili garlic chicken. It leaves you craving for more.

Physical Address: Food Court and Ground Floor Old Wing, The Village Market

Phone: 0727 329 937

Working Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11.00 am – 11.00 pm

Website: https://www.khazana.co.ke

Best Dish: Chilli Garlic Chicken

Average Cost: Ksh 850 – Ksh 1,950

4. Karel T-Lounge (Exceptional Dining Experience)

Karel caters to foodies of all ages. Their carefully crafted menu caters to meat lovers like myself, vegans, and vegetarians.

Though I haven’t had the chance to taste their meals, my love for white meat would draw me into trying their mushroom or grilled chicken breasts.

I would also seriously consider their pork chops, and mixed sea food grill.

Physical Address: First Floor New Wing, The Village Market

Phone: 0746 619 463

Working Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Website: https://karel.co.ke

Best Dish: Karel BBQ Platter

Average Cost: Ksh 1,000 – ksh 2,500

5. Spring Noshery (For A relaxing Breakfast Experience)

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Even so, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go for the most expensive breakfast to have a full stomach throughout the day.

Spring Noshery happens to be one of the most affordable, and yet classy, restaurants in the Village Market.

With as little as Ksh 300, you can enjoy a beverage of your choice.

The fully satisfying Spring Breakfast is the cheapest breakfast combo available at the mall.

And the amazing set-up provides comfort and relaxation as you enjoy your meal.

Physical Address: New Wing, Between Pizza Hut & RocoMamas

Working Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8.00 am – 9:00 pm

Best Dish: Crepes

Average Cost: Ksh 350 – Ksh 1,000

6. Golden Stool Kitchen & Bar (Taste Of West Africa)

Golden Stool takes you on an adventure throughout West Africa with its signature dishes.

The restaurant is decorated with West African traditional décor that suits all sorts of events.

For seafood lovers, the juicy African-style prepared shrimp food is worth dying for.

Physical Address: New Wing, Next To Village Cellar, The Village Market

Phone: +254 714 118 112

Email: [email protected]

Working Hours: Sunday – Wednesday, 11.00 am – 10.30 pm; Thursday – Saturday, 11.00 am – 11.30 pm

Website: https://goldenstoolkitchen.com

Best Dish: Jollof Rice / Pasta

Average Cost: Ksh 700 – Ksh 2,600

7. Hero Restaurant (Dine In The Best Ambience Yet)

Hero Restaurant’s theme is based on four comic superheroes; Chef Chops, Spyce, Honeytooth and Big Mama.

The wine and dine combination makes it a perfect venue for just chilling after a long busy day at work.

 I simply cannot get enough of their Infinity drink, the perfect combination of Pink Gin, blueberries, and tonic.

Their best dish is the Chicken Bao Buns, though you can never go wrong with their lobster.

Physical Address: Village Market, 9th Floor, Trademark Hotel Village Market

Phone: +254 732 186 666

Email: [email protected]

Working Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 5:00pm – Midnight; Friday, 5:00 pm – 1:00 am; Saturday, 12.00 pm – 1.00 am; Sunday, 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm; Closed on Mondays

Website: https://www.hero-kenya.com

Best Dish: Sushi, Panko Breaded Chicken Bao Buns

Average Cost: Ksh 600 – Ksh 2,400

8. Artcaffe (Enjoy A Relaxing Meal)

Artcaffe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an amazing ambiance.

Their exceptional customer service accompanied by their delicious food brings about perfection in a highly challenging industry.

The art cafe is a place to just relax and enjoy a meal, cup of coffee, or piece of cake—whatever your preference is—in your own zone.

They specialize in pastries and coffee. However, they have a wide variety of dishes on their menu.

I personally enjoy their signature burger, the Art Burger. Though not the biggest, it is meaty and juicy, leaving you with only room for one of their flavored drinks.

Physical Address: Ground Floor New Wing & First Floor Old Wing, The Village Market

Phone: 0712 143 839

Working Hours: 7.00 am – 8.00 pm

Website: https://www.artcaffe.co.ke

Best Dish: Art Burger

Average Cost: Ksh 300 – Ksh 2,250

9. RocoMamas Kenya (The Fast Casual Restaurant)

Talk about the most sumptuous burgers you will ever have.

The mouth-watering high stacks of juicy fillings added are simply unmatched.

Aside from the tasty smash burgers, RocoMamas offers the best deals when it comes to wings.

Physical Address: Ground Floor New Wing & First Floor Old Wing, The Village Market

Phone: 0743 162 600

Email: [email protected]

Working Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9.00 am – 11.00 pm

Website: https://www.rocomamas.com

Best Dish: Chilli Cheese Bomb, Wings, Ribs

Average Cost: Ksh 400 – Ksh 2,600

10. The Local Grill (Nairobi’s Steak House)

This is the perfect designation for grill lovers.

Whether you love your steak wet and juicy or simply dry, the Local Grill is the perfect dining destination for your date or social group.

Of all their grill options on the menu, I find the beef segment eye catching.

The perfectly grilled beef ramp simply melts in your mouth, which you can have with a side dish of your own choosing.

Physical Address: First Floor New Wing, The Village Market

Phone: 0757 130 061 / 0746 860 650

Email: [email protected]

Working Hours: Sunday – Wednesday, 12.30 pm – 10.00 pm; Thursday – Saturday, 12.30 pm – 11.00 pm

Website: https://www.thelocalgrill.co.ke

Best Dish: Grassfed Beef Ramp

Average Cost: Ksh 1,000 – Ksh 5,800

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Kenyalogue Writer

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