Top 10 restaurants in Nyanza Province, Kenya

December 27, 2017 Etsuko Causey

Nyanza Province (Kenyan English pronunciation: [ˈɲaːnzə]; Swahili: Mkoa wa Nyanza) was one of Kenya's eight administrative provinces before the formation of the 47 counties under the 2010 constitution. Six counties were organised in the area of the former province.
Things to do in Nyanza Province

1. Oriental Restaurant

Oginga Odinga Rd, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Asian, Chinese Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Oriental Restaurant

Reviewed By Byron78 - London,Kenya and all about

Went for dinner on a rainy Tuesday evening,a group of 4 guys.They have Seating outside though once the rain started it was necessary to move.The starters we ordered were quickly there and fairly good portions of ribs and wings.The mains of pork,beef and chicken were similarly generous which resulted in leftovers.The quality of food was very good,tasty and fresh and pleasant atmosphere and service.All in all a pleasant evening with quality food and an enjoyable evening,what else can one ask for.

2. Kisumu Yacht Club

Kisumu, Kenya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Indian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner 2022050
Excellent
20%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 45 reviews

Kisumu Yacht Club

Reviewed By Brian M - Nairobi, Kenya

What a lovely place to watch the sunset while having a cold beverage and a bite to eat.The view is just breath taking and you're simply drawn to always going back.The service is very welcoming right from the gate to the kitchen and bar.The food is a mixture of African,Indian and barbecue all in one depending on ones taste buds.An area that can accomodate functions,parties and kids facilities are also available.Try it you will love it.

3. Rooftop Bar

Duke of Breeze Hotel | Kakamega Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Bar, European, Pub Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Excellent
24%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Rooftop Bar

Reviewed By Eva T - Thessaloniki, Greece

The Terrace is nice, the bar is solid, has a nice view over kisumu. The stuff is polite and the music good. All that would make the place wonderul but the food was so disapointing that ruined the whole mood. I ordered the fish. That's how they call it actually, fish fillet with fancy described sauce and chips. What i got was mostly not so well fried chips (yes, it's possible) few in number and on top of them, barely visible, a small slice of fish. Tiny. With a bit of cold sauce in the same color as the fries, something yellowish, on top. My friends meal looked more appealin, but tiny portion as well. They should be ashamed to present dishes like that, for a price that is high for Kenya standards. Sorry not even close to recommended for food. Go for a beer, I wouldn't trust them for coctails either.

4. Mon Ami

Nairobi/Kisumu Highway | Adjacent To The Shopping Mall., Kisumu 40100, Kenya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, African, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night +254 20 2021739
Excellent
28%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Mon Ami

There were two branches.One in Mega Plaza closed last Dec,this one is an open air restaurant with a seperate coffee shop.Its located in the Mega City compound which houses Nakumatt and other stores.

Reviewed By Ken S - Atlanta, Georgia

We stayed at The Vic Hotel and had lunch at Mon Ami the day we arrived because it is conveniently adjacent to the hotel. But, after that first lunch we found ourselves back at Mon Ami at least twice a day - for drinks or snacks or a dinner. We had such wonderful service from managers - Janie and Catherine and, by the end of our stay, our servers had become our friends!
Everything on the menu is delicious, but you should certainly try the pork chops. Believe me, you will thank me! And - don't miss trying the iced coffee. That drink, alone, will bring you back to Mon Ami!
We travelled to Kisumu to visit family, but I can't wait to go back to visit Mon Ami!

5. Simba Club

Jomo Kenyatta Highway | Its the big walled compound next to United mall., Kisumu 40100, Kenya Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
33%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Its a sports club with a restaurant as its main business.It has a sports bar inside as well.It has been there for abt 14 yrs.It has a Friday buffet for £5 which is amazing value and superb quality.

Reviewed By spanner48 - Wallingford, United Kingdom

Tucked away down a back street, but very large, once you get through the gates. There's almost a maidan, between the walls, with tables set out round the edges, outside, but under cover.
Food is mostly Indian [mostly north Indian/Gujerati] plus Chinese. Nothing exceptional, but good and reliable.
Service was a little slow, but friendly.
Doesn't take credit cards.

6. Tilapia Beach

Near Obote Road, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout African Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
27%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 80 reviews

Tilapia Beach

This one is listed on Google maps - On Lake Victoria Kisumu. It has amazing food and is a terrific location so I'd like to review and recommend. Unfortunately most businesses in Kenya have no online presence.

Reviewed By sugimotohiroko - Nairobi Region, Kenya

Initially we were told each fish costs 600-700ksh. But the bill came with 1600 for each Fish. This really upset my Kenyan companions.
Way over priced and not worse visiting. Unless you want to be charged extraordinarily tourist prices for ordinal lay fish. We can get better fish in kisumu elsewhere or even restaurant in Nairobi serves better fish for that price. Nto recommended as all.

7. The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe

Achieng' Oneko Road | Tuff Foam Plaza, Rooftop 3rd Floor, Opposite Maseno University City Campus, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Bar, Healthy, Asian, Pizza, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner HK$78 +254 728 270013
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe

Laughing Buddha Lounge and Café started in June 2009 with a unique concept of a Vegetarian Café serving fresh Eggless Cakes and Pastries and a mouthwatering menu of foods from around the world, alongside a boutique Hookah Lounge Bar. In a very short time, Laughing Buddha, or fondly known as LB became a popular brand amongst residents and visitors to Kisumu. On the top of our signature treats are the Sizzling Brownie, Grilled Sandwiches, Milkshakes and Mini Desserts. What was once a dream project to fulfill an everlasting passion for food and fine dining has now been ranked in Top Three in well-known travel guides and websites.

Reviewed By shafiqjafferji - Nairobi, Kenya

we checked into Kisumu after 10pm and rest assured, ou will barely find a place where you can have any meal in this town!
Atleast the 'Buddha' had something for us. the waiter Saleh was friendly and helpful as he guided us through the menu and helped us choose a few items which we could have the quickest possible.
I must say the paneer samosa, and the poussin chips were well prepared and tasty. the Vanilla milkshake was also well prepared and the service was rather quick.
Only downside was that the place was rather costly!

8. Habesha - Ethiopian Restaurant in Kisumu

Off Indusi Road - Tom Mboya Estate, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +254 710 175651
Excellent
37%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
12%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Habesha - Ethiopian Restaurant in Kisumu

Reviewed By Karen N - Kisumu, Kenya

We first visited this restaurant a couple of years ago. The waiters were all smiles and we really enjoyed our coffee and popcorn: typical Ethiopian snack, as well as some samosas and sausage. Last month we went back hoping for a repeat experience. The tables are so dusty with the varnish dry and faded, and the smiling waiters were gone. There was just one girl who looked so bored or disillusioned and half hardheartedly wiped our table. The only thing available on the menu was the coffee and popcorn, no other snacks. I was afraid to ask for food because I would not be sure it was fresh. We just left.

9. Big Bite Sweet and Restaurant

Nzoia Street | Milimani, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Big Bite Sweet and Restaurant

Reviewed By MissTravelFiend - Kisumu, Kenya

The restaurant is hidden away in the Milimani residential area, without even a sign to advertise itself. It's a simple place but the food (it's all vegetarian) is absolutely delicious. I love the dragon potatoes, paneer dishes and just about everything else I've tried. The sugarcane juice is also really good. Definitely the best Indian food I've had in Kisumu.

10. Nairobi Java House

Jomo Kenyatta Street | West End Mall, Kisumu 40100, Kenya Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
47%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Nairobi Java House

Reviewed By Nyobu - Nairobi

I made the Java my first stop during a recent business visit to Kisumu as I needed a good coffee. As always it was the same great coffee I get at any of the other Java branches country wide. Keep it up!

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