Where to Eat in Athi River: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 4, 2017 Leida Jutras

Discover the best restaurant in Athi River, Kenya including Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, Pampa Churrascaria, Tatu Restaurant, Pace Gardens, Maanzoni Lodge

1. Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel

Kenyatta Avenue & Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$314 - HK$392 +254 20 2757000
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel

A small piece of Thailand in Nairobi, Thai Chi has been awarded as the most authentic Thai restaurant in East Africa. With its traditional Thai decor and delectable Thai specialties prepared by experienced chefs from Thailand, Thai Chi is one of Nairobi's most elegant dining establishments.

Reviewed By Madame_Trey - Nairobi, Kenya

We visited Thai Chi on a Saturday for lunch with our children. Children are not normally allowed in the restaurant except for lunch only on the weekends. I appreciated that families could be accommodated as my children have a sophisticated palette and I was anxious to expose them to Thai food.
We ordered a variety of starters and mains to share. The food came out beautifully presented and very quickly. I am a lover of Thai food and have visited the country severally, I view the offering at Thai Chi as excellent!
Notable dishes include the stir fried prawns (knuckle sized perfectly moist prawns in a delectable sauce), the glass noodle salad and the pepper beef. The pad thai, the pad thai....my mouth is salivating.
Heat level is indicated on the menu to ensure that you order as to your preference. I view the prices as fair, at between Ksh1200-2200 for mains.
The wait staff was attentive and the manager also checked in on our table. I would happily visit over and over.

2. Pampa Churrascaria

1st Floor Panari Sky Centre | Mombasa Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$196 +254 722 131047
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

Pampa Churrascaria

Pampa is a haven meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Our concept is 'Rodizio' Meaning eat as much as you want, which includes starter,16 types of salads, 3 hot dishes, 3 side dishes,30 types of dressings, 13 types barbequed meat, and the dessert grilled pineapple with cinnamon and sugar

Reviewed By nigelrev - Salisbury, United Kingdom

Visited the restaurant with my team twice on the last visit to Nairobi.
First night was terrible. The meat was seriously tough and the salad bar had been decimated. (Probably because the meat was terrible). Apologies all round and by way of compensation a small discount was offered and an assurance it would be better the following day.
Returned, the meat was an improvement but not as good as in the past. There is a lot of competition now in Nairobi for such restaurants so unless the quality and pricing is addressed I am afraid the decline will continue.
Very hit or miss currently no consistency.

3. Tatu Restaurant

Harry Thuku Road | Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi 00100, Kenya Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Contemporary, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +254 20 2265000
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Tatu Restaurant

Tatu, the signature restaurant, has won several awards for its exquisite cuisine and personalized attentive service. Located on the ground floor of the hotel with access from main hotel entrance, Tatu restaurant is the new trendsetter for modern contemporary Americano-Kenyan cuisine in Nairobi. The restaurant defines the conceptualization of Fresh top quality food, warm prompt service and active lively ambience, bringing guest an elevated dining experience.

Reviewed By Billy J

What a fabulous experience. Chef Joshua and his team were friendly, polite and amazing. The food was excellent! the flavors were “out of bounds” (to borrow a popular american chef’s rating scale)
Really a genuine gem! Started with a Lobster appetizer with a white sauce that was exquisite. ATM salad (avocado, tomato, mozzarella) was great. Then the “Lobster cappuccino” with a Lobster croquette. Followed by a seared duck with orange heaven!
the piece de resistance for me was the palate cleanser, the hand made Mango Sorbet!!
Finally to the main course: Beef Tenderloin! Amazing flavor, the meat alone was wildly good, when added to the sauces.....oh my!!
My highest recommendation for anyone in or near Nairobi!!

4. Pace Gardens

Acacia Road | Kitengela, Athi River, Kenya Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments Diner, African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly HK$31 - HK$55 +254 719 182029
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Pace Gardens

The restaurant has an a la carte menu with a a good variety and is an outdoor restaurant set in landscaped Gardens. We also have a childrens Fun Park.

Reviewed By njeri2016 - Nairobi, Kenya

I have visited Pace Gardens a few times and enjoyed it each time. My children really have fun in the kids play area, and it is strategically located so that it is in good view of the dining area. I liked the fact that there is also someone full time to look after the kids as they play.
The food was tasty, moderately priced and the service good.
The Gardens are beautiful and the views across the plains stunning.
I would however recommend that an arrangement is made to cater for guests if it rains.

5. Maanzoni Lodge

Lukenya Mombasa Rd Machakos, Athi River 10090, Kenya +254 20 2699600
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Maanzoni Lodge

Reviewed By CM J - Vancouver Island, Canada

We enjoyed a variety of local favourites, delivered to our table on the lawn by a friendly and helpful waiter. Tasty food in an exquisite location. Great spot to pull off after the brutal drive from Nairobi. Loved the hot towels, before and after the meal. Very refreshing.

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