Indian restaurants in Nairobi are not dedicated to cuisines from one region alone but draw on culinary traditions from across the entire Indian subcontinent. Kenya has a huge Indian population. They arrived with the British, who recruited 32,000 indentured laborers from India to build the Kenya-Uganda railway.
Hardworking, aggressive in business, and highly skilled, they soon established a burgeoning commercial community, which still controls most of the country’s retail trade.
Whether you’re yearning for chilly curries to the not so spongy naan from North India, a little bit set lunches and dinner from the South. Traditional foods or dishes with a contemporary Indian twist, can all be found in Nairobi – if you just know where to look.
Savor the unique tastes of India at any of the following restaurants serving you authentic, hearty traditional cuisine.
Indian restaurants in Nairobi
Here is a list of the top restaurants within Nairobi in no particular order.
The Mayura’s Experience
THE MAYURA, an exquisitely designed theme based restaurant complements the pleasure of enjoying an authentic Indian meal while relaxing over fine drinks and delectable light eats.
The restaurant is present at the following locations:
1. The Hub, Karen
2. Kenrail Towers, Westlands
3. SGR Terminus, Syokimau
Royal Kitchen Restaurant
Royal Kitchen opened its doors in December 2010 in the bustling suburb of Nairobi. Located on the Westlands Road, Westlands, the Restaurant’s central location provides the perfect balance of comfort and privacy.
The quaint, warm Royal Kitchen offers an extensive menu of Multi-Cuisine food, beverages, desserts, and a daily specials menu.
Hashmi Barbeque Center
This is a classic (and classy) family-run restaurant that presents delicious Indian barbecue cuisines designed to reflect an ethos of innovation and creativity.
Hashmi is turning out some wonderful dishes, including truly superb barbecue chicken wings, excellent lamb chops, and other traditional tandoor dishes.
Vista at Emerald Hotel
Located on Woodvale Grove in the heart of Westlands, the Vista Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant offering a variety of cuisines. Enjoy Indian, Chinese and Italian specialties in a serene setting. You can also enjoy a great view of Nairobi from the 7th floor of the Hotel Emerald.
Open House Westlands is one of the most renowned Indian Restaurants in Nairobi. Located in a central location in Westlands, it offers a mouth-watering selection of traditionally cooked, authentic Indian dishes, with the emphasis on flavor.
Sahara Garden Restaurant
Sahara Garden Restaurant located in the Parklands area is one of a kind restaurant offering both self-cooking & outside catering services. It also has a fully stocked bar where you can enjoy your favorite drink after savoring their tasty dishes.
Anghiti Westlands/ Muthaiga
For generous sizeable portions, friendly service and a welcoming warm atmosphere then Anghiti is a good choice. The aromas of unique Indian recipes are sure to pull you into the restaurant right from the streets of Westlands.
Bhandini at The InterContinental Hotel
Bhandini transports you to Northern India in the first-class style with fine cuisine and a sophisticated setting. The Chef works his culinary magic in a glass-enclosed kitchen so you can see what goes into dishes.