Eat Kimchi at these Korean Restaurants in Nairobi

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: August 24, 2021  

You might have heard someone mention Kimchi  or come across an Instagram video describing its health benefits. But what’s the fascination with this trending food? And what even is it?

Kimchi is a spicy Korean side dish created from salted, fermented vegetables, usually cabbage and radishes. It gets its fiery kick from a paste made of chili powder, garlic, ginger, red pepper and sugar and its signature tangy fish sauce. 

Kimchi has been classified as a superfood and is great for weight loss, healthy skin and gut health. It’s full of good probiotics, vitamin A, B and C, and antioxidants. Koreans even claim it can help cure SARS and bird flu and other zoonotic diseases (though of course this is not proven). Beyond that, it’s delish and you should try it.

Here are some Korean restaurants in Nairobi where you can indulge in Kimchi.

Dae Jang Geum

Dae Jang Geum along Kilimani road is famous for its Korean barbecue but Kimchi is a staple on the menu. They have great outdoor seating for alfresco dining. Call 0726 291359  for reservations.

AIN Guesthouse

This Guesthouse  along Argwings Kodhek is popular with Korean tourists in Kenya who don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation. The Kimchi here has that “homemade” flair; fermented for weeks so you know it’s the bomb! Call in advance to get a bowl 0722 732722.

East Seoul Streetfood

Located at Village Market Food court, Eat Seoul Streetfood serves a Fusion of Korean, Chinese, & Japanese cuisine and Kimchi in mason jars. Call ahead to save some for yourself 0718 862607

Goong Restaurant

Goong’s famous rice pancakes go really well with their Kimchi. They do deliveries too if you live in Lavington. Call 020 2320000


This fusion restaurant along Ring Road Parklands serves a spicy octopus Kimchi that’s a hit with patrons. Call 0722 488706 for reservations. 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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