Nakuru Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Nakuru

August 17, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Discover the best restaurant in Nakuru, Kenya including Merica Hotel Restaurant, Oyster Shell Restaurant, Kokeb Restaurant, Sisima Coffee, Moca Loca Coffee & Lounge, Java House, Gilani's, Signature Pub & Restaurant, Albizia Club, Masala Kraft Restaurant
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1. Merica Hotel Restaurant

Kenyatta Avenue, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible African, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 1-888-790-5264
Excellent
22%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
10%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 59 reviews

Merica Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By Rajeev712 - Noida, India

Dear Friends,
I stayed in the hotel for 7 days and it was a very confertable stay.
A fully eqquiped hotel with free break fast, use of swimming pool and free Wifi made the things even better.
A centrally located hotel, banks, malls, casino market all are in around the hotel.
Good food and helping & courtious behavier of the staff will make the stay very nice.
All credit cards including Amex are accepted here.
Regrads
Rajeev

2. Oyster Shell Restaurant

Milimani, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Indian, African, Seafood, European, Asian Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
19%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Oyster Shell Restaurant

Reviewed By Dennis O

The place is set in a secluded environment, with good food, though be prepared for a long waiting time. Easier if you can call in the order. The food is top notch, especially the Indian cuisine.

3. Kokeb Restaurant

Court Road, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff African, Ethiopian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
15%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
5%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 19 reviews

Kokeb Restaurant is a peaceful oasis offering not only authentic Ethiopian cuisine in a casual atmosphere, but also Italian and Kenyan food. You can eat indoors, but I always enjoy eating in their shaded eating area outside. Beautiful, and a must for any stopovers through the Rift Valley.

Reviewed By njoxjan - Nairobi, Kenya

The place is just perfect for meetings,business or chama meetings.The food and ambiance is super plus great ethiopian food and very friendly waiters

4. Sisima Coffee

Spikes Center | Kenyatta Avenue, Nakuru 00200, Kenya Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Cafe, Italian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$78 +254 736 921772
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Sisima Coffee

Sisima Coffee is a unique place in the heart of Nakuru, a traditional coffee house with a classic, yet, contemporary African ambience, relaxing, inspiring and refreshing. We are a premium hospitality leader, consistently delivering a personalized, authentic experience centered around the customer, a haven of true and exceptional customer service.

Reviewed By A T

I've been here three times but only eaten here twice. It's actually a pretty decent place in terms of decor, clean and modern-ish.
The first time I came with a friend, it was very early evening, the staff greeted us and were pleased we were there, we indicated that we wanted to eat there and sat down. The staff just stood around chatting, and after ten minutes of waiting, I approached the staff to ask if we could order. They told us they were closing. We were the only ones there, but it as very early evening and we'd been told we could order, so I couldn't understand what was going on.
I decided to try it a second time, it was late afternoon/early evening and I was hungry, and again we were the only ones in the restaurant. Half of the menu was unavailable, but we didn't know this until we actually asked for each item. And 35 minutes after our order had been taken, the wait person came back and told us that three of the items we'd ordered were no longer available, so we had to once again consult the menu which took even longer. And then at some point the music from the night club in the building started blaring away. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other talking. Only one person seemed to be focused on serving us, while the other three just stood around chatting and texting.
The food when it was finally served about an hour later was ok, but not as good as what I would expect for such a nice looking establishment, and the wait! The prices were ok and not over the top.
So I came back the next week because I was determined to try and have a good experience here. It was Sunday lunch time, and
it fared better than the last time, this time only 1/3 of the menu had run out...oh wait, the wait person came back to us 10 minutes later to tell us that half our order wasn't available. This time there were only three people working, although an extra person joined later. But it still took 15 minutes for our juices to be poured - however, at this point we were still the only people in the restaurant. About an hour later (this is during the lunch period), the very loud night club music started again! It was terrible and again ruined the lovely atmosphere.
Technically this should have a 'terrible' rating, but because of the decor I rated it higher.

5. Moca Loca Coffee & Lounge

Kenyatta Avenue & Club Rd, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Bar, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +254 708 084839
Excellent
35%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Moca Loca Coffee & Lounge

Reviewed By Kenneth P

This is just the place. Great food with Karaokes on Friday. American setting. The service is great and the ambiance even more so.

6. Java House

West Side Mall, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +254 724 647982
Excellent
44%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Java House

Reviewed By jesse j - Nairobi, Kenya

You cant miss this spot, located right at the entrance of Westside mall, its a cool place and conducive for business meetings. Service was fast and my coffee was super. Thanks to the friendly staff and ever smiling Lady manager.Dear Jesse, Thanks for taking the time to review and recommend us to other travellers. We're glad to hear that you enjoy our coffee, services and we do hope your next visit is around the corner! See you soon! :)

7. Gilani's

Club Road | Gilanis Supermarket Building, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations Indian, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
22%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Gilani's

Reviewed By Karl K - Berlin, Germany

We came for lunch several times, and the food was always good. The Indian manager was very friendly and treated us like special guests. Compared to Java or KFC in Nakuru, gilanis is much cheaper with equal quality.

8. Signature Pub & Restaurant

Oginga Odinga Road, Nakuru 20100, Kenya
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Signature Pub & Restaurant

Reviewed By felista k

I have been here a couple of times.I just go to drink and dance.There is dance floor and great music however the crowd there comprises of youths and I assume lots of University students.Lots of miraa chewing too and people smoking everywhere.Its a good place to drink never noticed any food in the place.

9. Albizia Club

Sobea Menengai Road, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +254 721 806329
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Albizia Club

Reviewed By Jesse Muchina N

good country lodge yet 20 mins from town centre. Exquisite food ....great outdoors...luxury accommodation!

10. Masala Kraft Restaurant

The Alps Hotel Nakuru, Nakuru 20100, Kenya Indian HK$47 - HK$94 +254 716 411119
Masala Kraft Restaurant

Masala Kraft Restaurant is Nakuru most recognizable Indian Fine dining restaurant and a place for guests looking for the finest service. With a restaurant capacity of up to 50-60 pax and a garden that can seat up to 100 pax, Masala Kraft is the place of choice for dinner, wedding birthdays or any other event be it social or business. We are away from the hustle and noise in the CBD. We seat on the

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