CJ's Koinange

CJ's Koinange

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Hours
Sun
6:00 - 23:00
Mon
6:00 - 23:00
Tue
6:00 - 23:00
Wed
6:00 - 23:00
Thu
6:00 - 23:00
Fri
6:00 - 23:00
Sat
6:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
CJ’s, a fully-fledged restaurant specializing in delivering a relaxed and memorable dining experience. Each location features a unique ambience with tasteful decor, specially designed for your comfort. To make you feel more at home, we’ve carefully selected a unique theme for each location.
PRICE RANGE
R 14.00 – R 16.00
CUISINES
Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,281 reviews
Excellent
1,108
Very good
136
Average
17
Poor
13
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Wanjiru M
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 friends
CJ's which stands for Cafe Javas is nothing special, and yet it is. In all my dining experiences in Africa, I have never had such superb customer service as I did at CJ's. The menu is beautifully diverse from Tex-Mex to proper continental. They do not serve alcohol please note which makes it a favourite for families. An added star to CJ's is that food order arrives by the time your drink is halfway and pipping hot! There are no short cuts to flavours too, which is a rare thing for a 'franchise' like restaurant. Pricing is comfortable and has a wide range for any pocket. Ambience vary from Nairobi to Kampala (been to both ends with similar raving experiences) but comfortable was a definitely part of the plan. Of all CJ's though, my favourite remains the one @TheVillageMarket, Nairobi. In Kampala there are not too many options which makes CJ's an easy favourite. Well done CJ's.❤
Written 8 January 2020
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Jackson Mutisya
Langata351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
On my recent visit to CJ's last week, I was impressed by the preparedness and implementation of COVID 19 measures. Service was relatively fast and the staff very pleasant. I had the chicken wings wich was very sumptuous but the so called handcrafted lemonades are pathetic and too DILUTE. I had the Blue Lagoon, I would not recommend. The place was quite full and very noisy, with both human chatter and kitchen clatter. Quite a turn off, even conversation was streneous. Maybe the management should consider investing in some background tubed music.
Written 27 August 2020
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pixelmarshal
Hello and thank you very much for your review; both positive and constructive. We are very sorry to hear of your experience and we aim to do better. Kindly feel free to share your contact details with us and we will get in touch with you for more information about your experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we will be sure to pass on your regards. Thanks again!
Written 8 November 2020
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Jibrel Ahmed
Lavington2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 solo
I visited CJ's restaurant on Wednesday 28th October 2020 in Nairobi I must say it was a excellent experience full of lovely staff assisting me in their quality service & welcoming me into the restaurant. All the staff are very nice helping me order and recommend what is best food & beverages to get as it was the first time ever came into their restaurant was unsure what to order. I was served Zuhura she was fantastic in assisting me and asking any questions or suggestions on what to order and what I would like to eat and drink. The same with Victor who was also very helpful and offering outstanding customer services to me. I ordered chicken omelette with a baguette which was amazing, chocolate twist croissant with a hot chocolate followed by a strawberry banana pancake with a caramel latte and strawberry, passion fruit and peach infusion. Brilliant food and drink I spent 2 and half hours great Wifi relaxing taking in a splendid atmosphere and work ethic of all the staff working at CJ's.The restaurant is very lovely atmosphere with how the staff are effective in their services to customers and customers enjoying themselves in a nice cool restaurant. Conclusion I highly recommend anyone to visit this restaurant whether it is by themselves like I did or with friends or family get to experience outstanding services of CJ's situated in Koinange Street in Nairobi Kenya.
Written 28 October 2020
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pixelmarshal
Thank you for your awesome feedback, we strive to do our best everyday. We'll pass on the compliments to Zuhura and the rest of the team. We hope to see you soon?
Written 5 November 2020
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Lwatson1970
Evesham931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 business
Something for everyone with a menu to suit all tastes. Large portions and friendly service to guide you through your choices. Very wide range of non-alcoholic drinks from soda, juices, smoothies etc but no alcohol served. Right in the middle of the village market so feels like a food court venue as it is reasonably open. Good burgers, great chicken wings and shame we didn’t leave room for dessert.
Written 8 February 2020
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peter d
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
I enjoyed mercy G services,she was very kind and attended to everything that we needed.she advised us on food and it was perfect.The mushroom beef steak was cooked to perfection.The array of drinks available was really welcoming. CJ's has excellent services and the ambiance was really good.
Written 10 March 2020
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Princess Maggie K
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 solo
It was my first time.... Everything was ok(quality of food was not as I expected though) But was pissed me off was just after i finished my food and taking my coffee was brought fir the dessert menu, unfortunately I couldn't take any coz was full.. the waitress was like 'I can bring you the menu?' ..I felt like I was being indirectly chased away now that my business was done (I hadn't even finished my coffee). I think it's only courteous to let the customer request except if indeed they have overstayed.....mind you there are people there I left whom i found and they were even done eating when I got there. Will think twice before going back...I don't need a place i i will rush eating
Written 4 July 2020
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Jam D
Mount Vernon19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 solo
It's such a cute and relaxing place with delicious food, great wait staff, caring manager and good cooks. The waiter helped me get connected to WiFi, gave me info on the area, took photos of me as a solo traveler, attentive to my table and was just sweet. The manager came over and gave me info on things to do, made some calls for me and was just pleasant and I met the chef and she also helped me to plug my phone in and got situated. They work together well and are very pleasant.
Written 21 January 2020
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Duncun Motanya
Nairobi31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 business
I went in for a quick business meeting with a friend. It took about 6 minutes before a waitress came to my table. No smile but polite. I made an order for dawa(mixture of ginger, garlic honey) and it was delivered in 2 minutes. I have never tasted such worse dawa in my life😬. Bitter and couldn't feel the taste or smell for key ingredients like ginger or garlic. Dawa cost - 230/- My rating for CJ's dawa. 2/10
Written 27 October 2020
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pixelmarshal
Thank you very much for your feedback. We're sorry to learn about this, and it's something we take very seriously. We'd like to get in touch with you directly to get more details about your experience and make things right. Please DM / inbox us your contact info so we can reach out. Thank you.
Written 5 November 2020
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Mahira A
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We visited the Village Market one in a group of 6 people and we were very happy with this choice. The food was very good and we got try most of the main meals. The steak was amazing, the plantains which took as a side dish and the juices were very good. The portions are huge therefore be mindful of that and the desserts also met our expectations. The young waitress took very good care of us and we really thank her! Highly recommended this place.
Written 7 October 2020
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pixelmarshal
We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community and we will be honoured to have you over again.
Written 6 November 2020
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MaaZA1N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 friends
We visited Cj’s waterfront for brunch with a couple of friends and the service was super amazing. Thanks to the team, special mention to the manager Lewis. He was professional, courteous and had a good mastery of how the meals were expected. He also had a good understanding of the preparation of the meals as desired by the clients ! Highly recommended
Written 25 June 2020
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Nabila Nabz
Mombasa18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Best food in Nairobi. I made the mistake of ordering an appetizer and a main course had to doggy bag the main. Everything on the menu is delicious and very filling. I enjoy their range of mocktails. It gets busy so be sure to catch the server's attention first.
Written 5 March 2020
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Betty
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 solo
Best MOCKtails eg cocktail? mojito, passion colada, nice plantains. Food a flop. Have had their quesadilas. Wasn't impressed. Recently jerk chicken zero flavour. It was like eating rotisserie chicken for quite a bit, DECOR 100%
Written 28 June 2020
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Wang'ombe K.
Nairobi3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Exceptional customer care from Edna at village market . She is well knowledgeable of the menu, very friendly, goes an extra mile to check on customers, very welcoming, quick to attend to customers and makes you want to visit CJS again. Thank you Edna.
Written 23 October 2021
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Judy N
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
CJs personifies the kind of service all in the hospitality Industry should aspire to from the moment you get in to when you leave. Responsive, good customer care, professional, great ambience, good quality food at affordable prices not to mention very good portions. They need to open more outlets. Have been and will continue to be a loyal customer.
Written 28 December 2020
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pixelmarshal
We're humbled by your kind words. Thank you so much.
Written 26 February 2021
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Stijn T
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
We went for lunch during December 2021. Covid 19 measures really well respected (washing hand outside and staff is wearing masks). The waiters are always smiling and really helpful. Food was fresh and crispy fries (what is an exception in Kenya). We took the leftovers (meals are very big portion) as take away for the children on the street. The decor has a western vibe.
Written 11 January 2022
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