BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |

IMG_7044 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |My friend and I enjoyed recently an authentic oriental dining experience at the Bamboo Restaurant at Zen Garden, Nairobi, Kenya; and I must admit that this is one place I can dine at again and again.

If you eat a great meal somewhere, the smell and taste can etch in your brain forever, don’t you agree? In fact, right now as I write this piece, my mind is right back to the tasty, crunchy-long prawns I had at the Bamboo restaurant.

BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT 

From my experience, the Bamboo Restaurant at Zen Gardens serves the best oriental cuisine that Nairobi has to offer –from Thai to Chinese to Japanese. Located in the leafy green suburbs of  Spring Valley, the Bamboo restaurant has a good aesthetic appeal from the moment you walk in; it’s a perfect place for special occasions, business meetings or family outings.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

As I walked through the doors of the restaurant and into the main dining area, there were 2 things that struck me: 1) The great stunning decor with a Pan-Asian twist; and 2) the view of the manicured lawns as well as the lovely flowers that had adored the tables.IMG_6955 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_7014 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_7000 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_7011 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_6976 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_6897 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_6898 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |We kicked off the afternoon with a glass of cold juice– rich, fresh and delicious. As I sipped on mine, I instantly felt relaxed and enjoyed the tranquil surrounding.

Next, the Chef passed by our table and briefed us what to expect – from the starter to the main course to the dessert; I must say at that point I was really excited and looking forward to my meal!

STARTERS

We had three starters: 1) Prawn tempura served with light soy ; 2) Green papaya with cherry tomatoes, bean sprouts, roasted peanut with lemon dressing; and 3) Firecracker sushi. The prawns were my favorite as they were crunchy and very delicious – definitely was the highlight for me!IMG_6799 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_6828 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |

MAIN COURSE

Next it was time for the main course, a selection of Thai curry chicken, Grilled fillet fish, Udon noodles and Shanghai rice.

Being the hedonist that I am, I sampled everything with great gusto and each dish harmonized wonderfully with the next. I really liked the Pan-Asian flair from the dinnerware to the cutlery.IMG_6871 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_6885 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_6886 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |

DESSERT

To finish off, we were presented with a refreshing Chef’s special dessert. The texture was very unique, lots of chocolate just the way I like and the flavors were very delicious. IMG_6902 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |IMG_6910 BAMBOO ORIENTAL RESTAURANT AT ZEN GARDEN | NAIROBI KENYA | REVIEW |

VERDICT 

Bamboo Oriental Restaurant is a sterling example of why it tops as one of the best restaurants in Nairobi.  The impeccable service, authentic food, stunning decor and beautiful landscape views puts Bamboo restaurant on par with Nairobi’s strongest restaurant contenders; and if you love Pan Asian cuisines, then you got to try the Bamboo Oriental Restaurant.

Well, that’s it guys! I’d love to hear from you what you think about the Bamboo Oriental Restaurant at Zen Garden?  Is it a place you’d want to visit? What do you think about my visit? or have you already been there? Please leave a comment below.

Thank you xx

Photography by Brian Gatimu


Bamboo Oriental Restaurant,

Location: Lower Kabete Road

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 803 4445 / 6

+254 717 976 548

Email: info@zengarden.co.ke

Website: http://www.zengarden.co.ke/bamboo/


My dining experience at Bamboo Oriental Restaurant was courtesy of EatOut Kenya and Magical Kenya. However, as always, Sly The Globetrotter retains 100% editorial control and all opinions, are my own.

 

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6 Comments

  1. November 14, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    This place looks great but what about their prices is it affordable. B.E.A.utiful photos

    • November 14, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks George for your lovely comment. Well, it isn’t a bargain-basement restaurant but not bank-breaking either; the prices reflects the quality and it’s definitely a good place worth every dime!

    • December 5, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Their selection of desserts are to die for!!! absolutely delicious!

  2. November 29, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Great write up as usual. Keep it up. I must visit this place to spoil myself. sounds a great place with great food.

    • December 5, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you 🙂 super amazing place, you’ll love it!

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