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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Great restaurant with a nice outside space. The food was great. I took my friends, who are vegetarian, and this really was a winner as far as the whole party was concerned.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Very slow service. Priority definately given to foreigners. I was there for over 20 minutes with zero service. The waiters couldn't be bothered and they were not even busy. I only sat through this wait as I had a sleeping infant in my arms otherwise...I would not have bothered.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

Waiters were not interested in serving us. We sat for about 10 minutes without being attended to. Waiters totally ignored us yet they were walking around. This is the second time we experienced the same thing. We will definitely not return.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

This place is so busy you don't even get parking. So my mum and I went out to lunch we ate at Cedars biggest mistake. 1) Parking in that small area is stressful 2) Service slow priority given to foreigners 3) Food tasteless and blend...I can make better we ordered kebabs rice it wasn't even "authentic" Lebanese food" 4) Prices of the meal are overrated I felt we wasted 4,000 gor nothing I could have bought the ingredients and cooked at home my family of 7 would have been satisfied and happy. The ambience out door sitting is the only nice thing. Just a wasteful day , wasted good money Don't understand what the hulaboo all aboutMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022

Back to Cedars after not having been there for eons, due to the [usually] horrid traffic in the area around the restaurant. We fell in love with the restaurant all over again. The Labneh with garlic could be a bit less thick, but their thin,...home-made pitta was mouth-watering. Bit of a shame that the time between finishing a basket of pitta and a new one coming took so long. The Baba Ghannouj and Falafel especially were to die for and their garlic condiment is still the best ever. Waiting staff was friendly, alert and courteous, we'll be back soon.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

The BEST Lebanese restaurant in Nairobi hands down! And very helpful staff. Great ambience with amazing outdoor gardens in both branches. Plus beautiful kids area. MUST VISIT

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

This Lebanese restaurant offers authentic food from Lebanon. My daughter, who has lived there, proclaims it so. The meal was entirely delicious, the service was exemplary and the garden surroundings beautiful.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 15 February 2022

we really enjoy going to Cedars but never again to the Gigiri branch. we called in advance yesterday and she confirmed to book us. when we arrived, the waiter was rude and said you booked late and sat us in the back on a table...that wasn't ready. we were waiting for a while and when I complained, he was not cooperative and didn't offer us a solution. his supervisor came and apologize but we felt like we were treated unfairly because suddenly they offered us a nice table that was empty all along. treating clients respectfully is important and should be done without discrimination.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022 via mobile

I have found my favorite restaurant in Nairobi. Have been here several times and tried to taste most of the menu. The food is fantastic and at times a culinary exquisite dining experience. They serve freshly baked bread every day. Atmosphere, interior and exterior are...very nice. The place also has very good service. I really appreciated that the staff came with warm cloths to wash my hands before the food was served.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

Centrally located, it was a pleasant surprise to find this oasis. It’s very large and the outdoors dunning set up is beautiful. The landscape gardening is really the best aspect of this place. It’s like an urban garden. Very nice place to meet with friends...and colleagues - lots of outdoor space so that’s especially good during Covid times. There is also a nice play area for kids. Another big plus. Oh, and my cup of cappuccino was HUGE and tasted nice. That’s where the positives end. In my cappuccino, I found some mystery bits when I got to the bottom of the cup. I chickened out and did not want to ascertain what was in there - but I know it wasn’t good. We had to track down the staff both times we looked for them. We waited for our bill for no less than ½ hour - and the place was not even busy. I went for afternoon coffee so did not try the food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

The food is amazing, there's a variety of dishes which differ vastly and paired make a diverse and interesting meal. Even during these times, the restaurant has managed to maintain a high standard for all the food. We got the vegetarian mezze and weren't disappointed....The service, however, was really slow. The attitude was nonchalant and uninterested, and it took several tries to call them or get them to take our food order.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 June 2020

Took almost 1 hour get service, the food was cold and before i had 3 bites i was being told i had to pay my bill.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020

Food was way overpriced. Has a bad tummy afterwards Service was really poor, I did not feel welcome, it seems the staff have their heads stuck in the clouds. I would not go back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

We have tried most of the Lebanese restaurants in Nairobi but I have no hesitation is saying that this is BEST LEBANESE RESTAURANT here. This looks to be an old Villa converted to restaurant but they have maintained greenery very well. I would recommend to...sit in SEMI OPEN area to get best of this place and not to be affected by undue rain etc. They have many vegetarian options, staff is cooperative with decent service. Ask for hot Lebanese breads (they may not give hot unless you ask for it), garlic sauces; which are complementary but gives best taste here. Overall MUST VISIT restaurant for residents as well visitors if you are fond of Lebanese Food.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 November 2019 via mobile

This is a place where you can get a perfect backed steak! The wine is also good with the meat. And for the price you don’t have to skip this place, it’s a fare price for the meat you get 👌🏻

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4