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We are the Big Knife Restaurant. We have several branches in Nairobi and are the renowned home of Turkish Doner Shawarma in Kenya. We offer a wide range of Shawarma menu from Chicken Rolls, Beef Rolls, Plates/Mixed plate and Combos.

Our Motto

Good food ,good people and good times

Our Features

Turkish Restaurant and Fast Food Restaurant

2 Reviews for Big Knife

Ken Chege

389 Reviews

Can’t have enough shawarmas

4.33/ 5

This fast-food restaurant is popularly known for its shawarma. They are a Turkish restaurant that majorly offers shawarmas and pizza with a few sides. This place has a good ambiance and even better staff. Though they have a few branches in Nairobi, I frequently go to the one at South C. Evening walks are always better when I pop by here. Their shawarmas go for as low as KES250 for the chicken roll. They have both beef and chicken. Their pizzas cost KES570 for the small size and KES670 for the large one. Their food is halal. The big knife has numerous offers running throughout the week. The one I like is for KES990 you get a large pizza and 2 shawarma rolls. The food is amazing I promise. You can’t stop at one roll. They also have ample parking and sitting space in the area.

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Lynne Olonje

79 Reviews

Touch and go Shawarma at an incredibly affordable price.

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3.33/ 5

The first time I tried the big knife shawarma was a few years back .There was a concert that was held at Ngong Racecourse and Big Knife were vendors. I had spent most of the night enjoying the music and by the time I was hungry enough to eat all the wraps were completely over the only thing that was left was the chicken .It was actually still being sliced and served. Practically speaking on that day I just ate chicken. The second time and my official shawarma try was in their branch in Hurlingam . It was a such a hectic day and I was feeling quite hungry and tired . When I saw their restaurant I was like why not. I’d always wanted to officially try eating from their menu because there was so much talk about their food. What I absolutely loved about this fast food restaurant before I even ate anything is the affordability. Their prices are so fair and you literally don’t have to think twice about splurging here. Their regular chicken shawarma was 250/= and personally I felt like it was quite filling I didn’t need to have more. It was basically just chicken and some vegetables lathered in a little creamy sauce and then covered up in the wrap. In regards to taste and flavor , I felt a little bit disappointed .There was little to no effort that was put. The chicken on its own wasn’t as juicy and spicy as it could have been. I had actually told them I wanted my shawarma spicy but the only spice they added was ordinary over the counter chilli sauce. (this was a little bit funny on that day )This meal to me was overally very bland but I didn’t really regret it because first of all it was cheap and second it was very filling. If you are looking for somewhere to have a quick meal that is very budget friendly with light specifications in regards to flavor then voila :Big Knife it is. They also have student friendly packages that come with a soft drink at such an affordable price. The most common combo is the student special where you get shawarma ,soda and fries at 350/=. Talk about affordability.

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