UPDATED: Nairobi Restaurants Offering Dine-in Services Amid COVID-19

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: July 21, 2020  

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that a select number of restaurants operating in the city will be allowed to offer dine-in services if they put into place strict, protective measures to protect employees and patrons.

These include placing signs at entrances saying patrons can’t enter if they have symptoms of COVID-19, screening customers for fever at the entrance, limiting occupancy, implementing heavy sanitation routines, and spacing employee work stations. Staff are also supposed to be tested regularly. 

Restaurant operating hours have been extended to 7:30 PM as of June 16th.

The burden on restaurants is very high and many are facing serious challenges to re-open, so, for now, the number is limited. But we hope to see more restaurants re-opening soon.

Here are  Nairobi restaurants that are now offering dine-in services (please send us more to add to the list if you have heard of any others-

Four Points by Sheraton 

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport is open for business with all the necessary COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Marketplace and Tazama Open to Dine In:

Tables spaced out to maintain social distance, QR coded menus to minimize contact.

20% off your bill at The Marketplace Restaurant, serving continental treats. Open until 7.30pm daily.

Dine at Tazama Restaurant with iconic views of the Nairobi National Park. Open from 5-7.30pm serving authentic roasts and grills.

Private In-Room Dining:

Safely dine with a private meal set up for upto 6 people with specially curated menus at KSH 2,500 per person. To enquire, e-mail or call +254 740 031 196.

UrbanBurger KE

All their branches are open for business daily from 10am-7pm

Mwiko Gardens

Located along Eldama Ravine road Parklands. They claim to be the best “Koroga” Spot in the city.

Captains Terrace

Enjoy your meal with a view of Nairobi National Park.

Zipang the Irish Pub

Located along Mombasa road. Casual restaurant. Call 0780959277 for reservations.

Nabo Bistro

1297 Olenguruone Road, Lavington.  Fusion between Classical French dining and Bistro dining. Call +(254) 794-583-771

Boho Eatery

A whole foods restaurant focused on ‘conscious & sustainable living’. They claim to be Nairobi’s best vegan & vegetarian restaurant. 60 Ndovu Road, Hardy, Karen, Nairobi. 0727 502416

Level 24 Eatery 

Casual eatery in Westlands. Veg options available.

Karen Kitchen Sosa

They claim to be the “Best Comfort Food Restaurant In Nairobi”. Open 8am-7pm. Located at one stop arcade Karen.

About Thyme


Tue – Fri 11.00am – 7.00pm
Sat & Sun 10.00am – 7.00pm

Call 0721850026

O’Sinkiri Restaurant

Ring Rd Kilimani off Lenana Rd
0708 087 047

The Cooper Ivy 

All Day Dining, Bar and Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Take Away, Bakery, Delivery. The Promenade Drive, Westlands, General Mathenge Rd, Nairobi.  Call 0781 234234 

Milan Kenya

Located at The Mirage Chiromo Road, Milan is openfor Dine-in from 10:00am-7:00pm daily. Call +254717223344 for reservations.

Mawimbi Seafood

Fine dining seafood experience at Longonot Place, Kijabe Street.  Open for takeaway and dine-in from  7:30 am-7 pm. Reservations- 0758 956 805

Fonda Nbo

Authentic Mexican restaurant-Sarit Center RoofTop Garden. Now open to satiate your mex-cravings from noon to 7:00pm everyday

The Lava Latte

Game night has not resumed at the Lava Latte on State House road but they’re offering dine-in services from 10:00am-7:00pm daily.

Baobox Cafe

Known for it’s great food, board games & fun, Baobox in Westlands is now open for dine-in.

Kengeles Lavington Green

Bistro and Bar located at Lavington Green. Open for dine-in from 11:00 AM- 7:00PM daily. Cashless payments only.

Yahya Food

Yahya Food is a fast food restaurant located in Argwings Arcade, off Argwings Kodhek. Open for dine-in from noon till 7:00PM.

Burger King

Dine in at Burger King from 11:00am-7:30pm at these branches: Hub Karen, Nextgen, Two Rivers, TRM mall and Shell Lavington.

Mama Rocks

Mama Rocks burgers are the bomb! And they’re back to business. Open all week, standard COVID-19 operating hours.

Manara Restaurant

Manara has an array of delicious dishes to offer Nairobi (Gitanga Road – Next to QuickMart). Call 0798122122 for reservations.

La Salumeria Restaurant

Italian restaurant. Korosho Rd, Dhajay Apartments, Behind Valley Arcade. Open daily from noon to 7pm.

Sierra Bar & Grill – Yaya

Enjoy some great burgers and beer at Sierra. Open from 11:00am-7:00pm daily.

The Clique Lounge

Casual restaurant on Ngong Road. Open from 10:00am-7:00pm daily

Kilele Nyama

This steakhouse is located on the rooftop of Ibis Styles hotel Nairobi open from noon to 9:00pm.

Asmara Restaurants Kenya

This Ethiopian Restaurant along General Mathenge Drive is now open Dine-in all week from noon to 7PM.

Ankole Grill

Located along Senteu Plaza, Galana Road, Ankole grill is open for dine-in daily from 10:00am-6:00pm.

Mercado – Mexican Kitchen and Bar

This Mexican restaurant is opening up for Dine-in on the 11th of June.

INTI – A Nikkei Experience – Kenya

The only Nikkei restaurant in Nairobi will be opening for Dine-in on the 11th of June.

Honey & Dough

This fusion restaurant at One Africa Place is open for Dine-in from 11th June.

Kilimanjaro Jamia

This Swahili dishes restaurant along Kimathi street is now open for dine-in daily from 11:00am-7:00pm.

Bridges Organic Restaurant

Kaunda Street, CBD Nairobi. They serve organic meals-mostly plant based dishes. Open for dine-in daily from 9:00am-6:00pm.

Hob House

This restaurant serves mainly Lebanese cuisine . Located in Kitisuru, call 0702 076969 for reservations.

INCA at the Social House Nairobi

INCA is a Peruvian restaurant at The Social House Nairobi open for dine in from 11:00am-7:00pm daily.

IL Giocoliere

This chic Italian restaurant on UN Avenue Gigiri is open for dine in daily from 10:00am-7:00pm

Geco Cafe

Located along Mbaazi avenue in Lavington, Geco Cafe is open for dine-in daily from 8:00am-7pm. Call 0792 489449 for reservations.

Purple Haze Nairobi

Open for Sunday Brunch by the pool. Call for reservations 0737 676767.

The Other Room

This fusion restaurant at the Social House Nairobi is open for dine-in daily from 10:00am-7:00pm. Call for reservations. 0709 216000


The Islamic restaurant along Kimathi street in the CBD is open for dine-in.

Rocaffé Restaurant

The Cafe along USIU road is open daily from 8:00am-6:00pm

La Dolce Vita

The Italian restaurant in Muthangari is now open for dine in.

– 10% OFF (Orders Upto 2000Kshs)
– 20% OFF (Orders Upto 5000Kshs)
– 25% OFF (Orders 5000Kshs+)

*Reservations (Required)

+254 722 624 100 / +254 734 291 670

Fogo Gaucho

The Brazilian steakhouse in Kilimani is now open for dine-in

Carnivore Restaurant

Open daily from noon to 7pm. Enjoy some great nyama choma.

Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham

Open daily for Dine-in from 9:00am-7:00pm

Coffee Casa

Doctor’s Park, Third Parklands Avenue Next to Aga Khan Hospital is back to business.

Shamba Cafe

Farm-to-fork goodness at Shamba cafe along Loresho ridge. Call in advance for reservation. Open daily from 9:00am-6:00pm

Tamarind Tree 

Tamarind Tree adjacent to carnivore grounds now open for dine-in daily from 11:00am-6:00pm. Call 0709 240 240 for reservations.

Brew Bistro and Lounge Rooftop

Their Ngong road and Westlands branches are back to business. Enjoy Sunday brunch and daily happy hour from noon to 4pm. Alcoholic drinks must be served with food.

Haandi Restaurant – Westlands, Nairobi

Indulge in some south Indian cuisine at Haandi’s. Open Daily from 11:00am-7:00pm

Rozina Restaurant

The seafood restaurant in Westlands is open from  11am to 8pm daily. Call 0713 469988 to reserve a table.

Hot Dishes

Hot Dishes along Kimathi street is open daily from 8:00am-6:00pm.

Pepino’s Pizza

Their Ruaka and Kimathi street branches are open

for Dine-in everyday from 10:00am-5:00pm

New Rain

New rain in Juja has good Mbuzi Choma. Open daily from 10:00am-6:00pm

Aroma & Sky View- Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

Aroma & Sky View restaurant at the Crowne plaza hotel-JKIA is open for Dine-in everyday from 8:00am-10:00pm.


Get your sushi fix from Haru.  Located on the ground floor of Karen Professional Centre along Karen road. The restaurant has proven that fresh, innovative and healthy Japanese cuisine has taken pole position as one of the trendiest culinary frontiers in Nairobi.  Dine In from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Pronto Cafe

Their standard street cafe is open for dine-in. Enjoy some halaal food. Open daily from 10am-5pm

Saab Bakery & Cafe

Located at the Waterfront Mall Karen, Saab has some amazing pastries and and plenty more to choose from their diverse menu. Open from 8 am- 5 pm. Call 0703 222777 to make a reservation.

Legend Karen

Enjoy some nyama choma and cold beer at Legend. Open daily from 9am-4pm. M-pesa payments only.


Their Karen branch is open for Dine-in daily from 11am-5pm. Enjoy scrumptious Indian dishes.


Sit down for some bomb burgers daily from 11am-4pm. Village market, food court.


All their branches are now open In-dining. They’ve upgraded their menus with easy to clean plastic & will be sanitized after each use.

Nabo Bistro

Experience a fusion of classical French and bistro-style food. The theme chosen for the restaurant is a very rustic/industrial look, to portray the French and bistro styles. Sit down for a juicy burger and some fries. Payment by card/mpesa only. 1297 Ole Nguruone Road, Lavington.

Harvest Restaurant

Harvest has an open grill brasserie that focuses on farm-fresh ingredients carefully paired together to take you on a true culinary journey. Call 0730 886000 to make a reservation.


Indulge in authentic Italian dishes at Sugo Restaurant.  Located at the Sarit Center-Floor 2F, Sugo is famed for its massive pizzas and delicious gelato.

Pallet Cafe

Their Thigiri Ridge Cafe is open for Dine-in services. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee, delectable pastries and an array of dishes. Al-fresco dining available. Pallet is great because it provides training and employment to persons living with disabilities. Worth spending your dimes in a socially conscious establishment.

Big Square

Big Square has opened up some of its branches for dine-in. Sit down for some juicy ribs and filling burgers from 11:00 am-5:00 pm at all their branches.

For some great Mbuzi Choma, visit Mbuzi Munch at the Galleria Mall. Their goats are grass-fed, organically raised, marinated in their delish secret sauce, and lava grilled to perfection. Their fries and grilled ugali have to be tried to be believed! Open daily from 11am-4pm.

The Social House Nairobi

Dine-in daily at The social house from 8am-4pm. Their Midweek offers are mouth watering and their weekend brunch is back at Ksh 2500.


Get your cuppa and pastry fix from this iconic cafe.

List of re-opened branches for dine-in guests: ⁣

ABC Place, Lavington, Sarit Centre, Mbagathi Way, Lenana Road, Waiyaki Way, Hurlingham, Capital Centre, Airport View, Galleria, UHMC, Junction Mall.


Lebanese restaurant along Lenana road. Open from 10:ooam-4:00pm for Dine-in Services. Enjoy Lebanese staples like couscous, Kebabs, Kibbe, Falafel and Taouk

Cafe Deli

Cafe Deli has 2 branches in the CBD: Along Kenyatta Avenue and Moi Avenue. They offer delectable cakes made from scratch, freshly brewed coffee and à la carte lunch.

La TASCA Spanish Corner in Nairobi

Located at the Lavington Mall along James Gichuru road, La TASCA offers authentic Spanish dishes. Opened from 11am-4pm.  Call for reservation as space is limited 0740 397669.

TastiGo Grill

TastiGO Grill based at Food Market, Village Market Mall & Yaya Centre Mall have some bomb wraps, Haloumi Tika and chilli wings. Their loaded fries are scrumptious. Open Monday-Saturday from 11:00am-5:00pm

CJ’s Restaurant

CJ’s Restaurants in Nairobi CBD along Koinange street and Village Market are open for dine-in services from 6 AM-4 PM Monday- Saturday. They offer an array of dishes from quesadillas to jerk chicken, fries, and shakes. Their menu boasts 300 items to choose from. 

Fang Fang Chinese Restaurant

They’re open for sit-in services every day from 11 AM-4 PM. They offer Chinese classics like:

  • Dim Sums     
  • Hot and Sour Soup
  • Quick Noodles
  • Szechwan Chilli Chicken
  • Spring Rolls

K’Osewe Ranalo Foods

A favorite for fried Tilapia and Ugali, K’Osewe is open every day from 11 AM-4 PM. Located along Kimathi street, next to the Nation center, K’Osewe is your plug for filling African classics in the middle of the CBD.

Swahili Plate

Their Sarit Centre Branch is open every day for dine-in services from 10 AM-4 PM. They have all your favorite Swahili dishes. From breakfast Mitahi to spicy Biryani. 

ChiQ Restaurant

For scrumptious Japanese specials like Kaarage, sushi, Ramen noodles, shrimp rice, tofu, and okonomiyaki, check out Chiq Restaurant in Muthaiga along Thigiri road. Dine-in services from 11am- 4pm daily.

Mint Shack

Located on no. 56, diagonally opposite the OiLibya Petrol Station, along Peponi Road. Mint shack offers an array of options on the menu, including decadent palak paneer, buttery yellow daal and pepper wings. They’re open from 11 am-4 pm every day. Only card and M-Pesa accepted as payment.


Bon Appétit 


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