Well, their presence is now more visible in Nairobi, and it’s in form of restaurants inspired by the Chinese themes. So, if you love Chinese food, make a point of sampling out what these eateries are serving.
(a) Spring Garden
This is one of the few restaurants situated on the old colonial buildings of Nairobi. You will find it along James Gichuru road, some short distance before shell oil station. The interior decor portrays Chinese aura, with its rich colours, decoration and theme.
Here, the menus you find are typical of a Chinese restaurant located in Nairobi. Try tasting the soup too. It’s super-delicious!
And lastly, this is one of the cheapest Chinese restaurants around, with meals going for between Ksh600 and Ksh1000 only – great value for money!!
Cb) Fang Fang, in Lavington
This one is also located along James Gichuru road. It has a beautiful garden, which we feel is not being exploited to capacity. Furthermore, the interior is a little bit worn down. It may also lack the kind of finishing that makes its counterpart ”Spring Garden” attractive to the eye.
Word has it that some years back, their menus tasted delicious, but has since deteriorated. So it qualifies to fall in the list of not-so-perfect Chinese restaurants in Nairobi CBD.
Cc) For You, Lavington
If you are at the corner of Ole Odume Road and Gitanga Road, you will spot it. It has a large garden, plus the staff are friendly and the food is great. However, the place is not so richly furnished, compared to Spring Garden restaurant.
You can buy food here between Ksh500 and Ksh1000 a plate.
(d) Mr. Wok, Lavington
With nice food and cozy ambiance for visitors to enjoy, this place will offer you value for money.
It’s located in Muthangari Road. The problem with this restaurant is that they’ve squeezed too many tables into a small space, making it somehow claustrophobic.
Food is good, and the price range is between Ksh800 and ksh1,500.
If you are along Mombasa Road, you will spot another branch of Mr.Wok at Capital Center. They also cater for a wide range of vegetarian diets.
(e) Yue Hai, Kilimani
It recently joined the list of Chinese restaurants in Nairobi, and it’s located in Kayahwe road (Dennis Pritt Road).
It also has a small cozy garden you can enjoy while taking lunch or dinner. They have a wide range of duck and chicken menus, which sets it a little bit apart from its Chinese counterparts. They also serve Shark fin soup in Nairobi.
You can eat here if you’re willing to spend between Ksh600 and Ksh1500.
You can also check Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi for more delicious menus.