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Cosy and diverse!

Yaya is a cosy mall in a dynamic part of the city. It has grocery stores, healthy food shops... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Amman, Jordan
via mobile
All in one shopping center

YAYA center has all kinds of shopping imaginable. I usually go there in morning to have cafe in... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Sunil G
Bengaluru, India
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 January 2016

There is this new shop on the second floor, they sell SOAPS! Yes SOAPS! You can smell the shop from the lifts! When you walk in, you meet a nice gentleman who takes you through all the different Natural soaps they sell. I bought a...More

3  Thank Jenny A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Yaya Apartments are very expensive. I think the owners of the apartments have forgotten they are in East Africa and not New York. The walls, floor, ceilings are paper thin. You hear everything, even your neighbors TV. We heard the footsteps of the couple above...More

7  Thank Jamesion
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad little mall smaller than the pictures. Tried to get sims card but phone place was very unhelpful. Nice little market there but crowded. Overall not a lot of good stores. Coffee at the java place was terrible and they tried to give...More

1  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Yaya is a cosy mall in a dynamic part of the city. It has grocery stores, healthy food shops, clothes shops and restaurants of different cousins. It has around 4 shops where you can find African made stuff. I recommend it!

1  Thank Vacation631320
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Not an impressive mall. Not much in the way of stores and a small food court. The only highlight that it was Sunday and the Masai market is at this mall that day. That was worth going to

Thank robann52
Reviewed 19 July 2018

YAYA center has all kinds of shopping imaginable. I usually go there in morning to have cafe in numerous cafe houses, shop for indian items, have lunch in 2nd floor and come back.

1  Thank Sunil G
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I come here on weekends to shop for indian groceries. There are many coffee shops located in basement and a good food plaza in second floor

Thank PriyaM857
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Yaya is ok, but it's not a place to shop for vegetarians and people who is much into organic food. The supermarcets are poor in that way. Unless you want to pay way too much in Healthy U.

Thank PernilleJ213
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I always go to Yaya, for the Java coffee and mint tea from Art caffe. The mall has a variety of stores for clothing, food, snacks to name a few. It is a great place to catch up with a long time friend. Conveniently, located...More

Thank missoy2016
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went on Weekend. Not overcrowded, just right. Parking was available. The food joints were filled. Nice place to spend time shopping at chandrana or eating at various outlets as Pizza Hut, Java etc. Masai Market was also available.

Thank Pankaj_Sootha
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Yaya is a decent mall. It feels a bit outdated. Shopping at the Chandarana here is always a nightmare for me as it's overcrowded and badly organized. The mall in general feels crowded and hard to get around in. What I really enjoy is the...More

Thank whitneykoonce
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Pretty good mall with a well-stocked super market There's even a fine dining restaurant at the top of the mall.

Thank Ding H
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