Nairobi boasts as a culinary hub with variety of global cuisine restaurants and food to give you diverse taste of international flavors. One prominent cuisine is the Japanese cuisine and the Japanese Restaurants are much loved for their authentic ramen bowls , sushi , sake and peaking duck. Here are my top ten favorite Japanese Restaurants in Nairobi 2022.
Shokudo are a Japanese cuisine casual café and specialty store located at two locations across Nairobi ; one at Astrol Petrol Station , Lenana Road and the other is located at Craft Centre Gigiri Lane and are open from 10am to 9pm.
Shokudo are passionate about Japanese Culture and Cuisine, and have indulged in it for over 20 years. In Japan, they are inspired, loved and challenged in high doses and therefore Shokudo are attempting to create a little Japan in Nairobi by bringing over 20 years of good food and good vibes to Nairobi.
Shokudo’s food items range from Kshs. 150 to Kshs. 4000.
2.)MISONO JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Misono Japanese is the ultimate Japanese dining experience in Kenya , both authentic and localized. Misono is located in Nairobi (Est.1995), at Kilimani Adams Arcade and Mombasa (Est.2006).
Misono Japanese Restaurant a formal dining Japanese dining experience in Kenya that reflects the creative and simple nature of Japanese cuisine & philosophy, but also being adaptive to their clientele with the vibrant use of local ingredients at their respective seasonalities. Whether from the land or the sea, they combine the freshest and premium of picks and catches, that is translated into a subtle but rich oriental dining experience that is set to reinvigorate your palate.
Misono is open from 12pm to 9.30 pm daily and have food items ranging from Kshs. 250 to Kshs. 3000.
Tokyo Restaurant is a Japanese/Korean restaurant that has over 20 years of experience serving top class food in Nairobi.
Their founder and Head Chef is Mr. Youngho (Philip) Shin, who is one of the only licensed chefs in Japanese food in Kenya. He has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business. Before coming to Kenya, he spent 10 years working for a 5 Star hotel in South Korea, where he learned his trade. With this level of experience, you can be rest assured that food coming from his hands will be the best in the country.
Tokyo are located on Kolloh Road, Lavington, which is their main and only branch and are open from 12pm to 10pm daily. Their food ranges from Kshs. 350 to Khs.7200.
Sushi Soo is a proud food train of Japanese foods including Japanese Tepanyaki and steak and Korean barbeque too. Sushi Soo are the first food train restaurant in East Africa and they also offer major continental foods.
Sushi Soo are best known for dinner dates that provide you an amazing live cooking experience under warm lighting and for the most generous sushi boats with the most remarkable services.
Sushi Soo are located at Oloitoktok Road , Nairobi and are open from 10.30am to 10pm daily.
Furusato Japanese Restaurant located along Ring Road Parklands, Westlands Nairobi is your best option for Japanese cuisine in Kenya. Furusato is a cozy garden restaurant with ample sitting area for you to enjoy the best of both indoor and outdoor seating .
Furusato offers 6 Teppanyaki tables and you can enjoy a sushi platter or a live cooking station with sake accompaniments . Furusato is open daily from 12pm to 11pm.
6.)CHEKA JAPANESE IZAKAYA
Cheka Izakaya is a Japanese style Restaurant and Bar “IZAKAYA” which is operated by Japanese in Nairobi Kenya. The restaurant name “CHEKA” means “Laugh” in Swahili language as they are known to simply and authentically put a smile on your face as soon as you enter their premises.
Cheka are known for their saucy dumplings, hot ramen bowls and interesting Japanese desserts. They are open everyday from 10am to 10pm and are also available for food delivery services through Uber Eats and Jumia Food.
Cheka food ranges from Kshs.200 to Kshs.2100.
Haru Japanese Restaurant located along Karen Road, Nairobi is a unique , casual dining restaurant that has proven that fresh, innovative and healthy Japanese cuisine is a must try.
Haru has an intimate feel to it and welcomes large groups of friends and family to enjoy their big shareable platters.
Haru’s food items range from Kshs. 200 to Kshs.4850 and are open from 11.30 am to 9.30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
8.)CHIQ JAPANESE RESTAURANT
ChiQ Japanese Restaurant located at New Muthaiga , The Hub and Sarit Center is a Japanese restaurant committed to creating happiness to their clientele, staff and to everyone through their food and spreading of Japanese culture and promoting its traditions.
ChiQ serve the best aged beef with some good selected red wine. They open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11am to 8pm and have food items ranging from Kshs. 100 to Kshs. 1600.
The Chiyo Restaurant is an oasis of oriental calm set against a backdrop of rice paper screens , bamboo fronds and sculptured Japanese gardens, Chiyo showcases the essential culture of Japanese cuisine.
Enjoy the exquisite delights of sushi or sashimi served in the time-honored manner, experience the visual and culinary theatre of the Teppanyaki table, where your personal chef creates a succession of delicate dishes right before your eyes , or try a traditional spicy Korean casserole, cooked at your table.
Chiyo is open daily from 1pm to 3pm for lunch and at 7.30 pm to 9pm for dinner and is located at Safari Park Hotel and Casino Nairobi.
10.)THE PHOENICIAN RESTAURANT
The Phoenician is a Japanese and Lebanese restaurant on Matundu Lane, Westlands that offers the best Lebanese and Japanese dining experience in Nairobi.
The Phoenician’s extensive menu offers a colorful selection of Lebanese and a fine selection of Japanese and other dishes that are familiar to any international palates. The premises provide just the right mix between sophistication and a family friendly ambience.
They open daily from 12pm to 8.30 pm and have meals ranging from Kshs. 300 to KSHS. 11,000.
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