Best International Restaurants in Kenya

Oysters & More at Village - Seafood Restaurant

$$$ Village Market, Limuru Rd, 00601, Gigiri, Nairobi
International Fine dining Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Embark on a culinary voyage at Oysters & More at Village, Nairobi's top spot for seafood lovers. Located in the fashionable Village Market area, our restaurant delivers a sophisticated seafood experience, directly showcasing the freshest ingredients from the ocean’s depths to your table. Oysters & More offers a chic and modern setting that mirrors the elegance of the sea. The interior is adorned with nautical-themed decor, including sleek, marine-inspired furnishings and soft, ambient lighting that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The outdoor patio area is perfect for a breezy dining experience under the stars, making it ideal for romantic evenings and casual gatherings. The focus is on simplicity and excellence, allowing the seafood's natural flavours to shine through. The menu features a wide variety of oceanic treasures, from the finest oysters to sumptuous lobster dishes, all prepared with sophistication and a commitment to quality. Dive into the extensive selection of oysters sourced from the best waters around the globe, or enjoy the signature seafood platters that offer a taste of everything the ocean provides. The Grilled King Prawns and the classic Fish and Chips are guest favourites. The Seafood Risotto and Lobster Thermidor provide a luxurious dining experience for those looking for something truly unique.

Tamarind Brasserie

$$$$ Dari Office park, 165 Ngong Rd, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100, Karen, Nairobi
International Fine dining Premium Casual
Experience the vibrant essence of global cuisine at Tamarind Brasserie, Nairobi's premier dining destination, where culinary innovation meets tradition. Located in the bustling heart of Nairobi, in Karen, Tamarind Brasserie offers a delightful fusion of flavours catering to local and international palates. Tamarind Brasserie boasts an elegant yet comfortable setting, with decor that blends modern design elements with traditional touches. The restaurant features rich wood accents, contemporary art pieces, and ambient lighting, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. Whether dining indoors or enjoying the pleasant Nairobi weather on the spacious patio, Tamarind Brasserie offers the perfect environment for any occasion. The menu is a curated blend of international dishes with a twist, incorporating local ingredients and bold flavours. Tamarind Brasserie takes pride in offering a gastronomic journey that spans continents, from the spices of Asia to the hearty dishes of Europe and the vibrant flavours of African cuisine. Enjoy a diverse selection of dishes that highlight the culinary versatility. The signature offerings include Moroccan Spiced Lamb Chops, Thai Green Curry, and Kenyan Tilapia in Coconut Sauce. The chefs are dedicated to crafting dishes that are flavorful, visually appealing, and healthy.

Lion In The Sun - Fine Dining Restaurant

$$$$ Marine Park Road, 80200, Malindi
African International Fine dining
The perfect escape just made easy: celebrate your special occasion in style at Lion in the Sun Restaurant. Enjoy a delicate selection of Coastal flavours in one of the most romantic settings in Kenya with this exclusive set-up that promises an indulgent experience in this hidden gem. An explosion of flavour and colour that is as tempting as unpretentious creates the mood where resort guests are joined by locals searching for the highest level of experience. Located in Lion in the Sun - a Billionaire Retreat- this newly opened restaurant brings new flavours, transporting you from Malindi to the Mediterranean Coast.

Red Garnet - Fine Dining

$$$$ Panari Sky Centre, Mombasa Road, 00100, Mombasa Road, Nairobi
International Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Discover Red Garnet, a culinary jewel in the prestigious Panari Hotel in Nairobi. Renowned for its luxurious atmosphere and exceptional cuisine, Red Garnet provides a fine dining experience that combines global culinary trends with local flavours, all served against Nairobi’s stunning cityscape. Red Garnet boasts a sophisticated, elegant interior that complements its refined dining ethos. The decor features rich, dark wood panelling, plush seating, and refined table settings, all designed to create an atmosphere of luxury and comfort. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer diners breathtaking views of the Nairobi skyline, making every meal a picturesque event. At Red Garnet, the chefs craft dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Utilizing only the finest ingredients, the menu reflects a blend of international cuisine with a touch of Kenyan influence, ensuring each dish offers a unique flavour profile. The commitment to quality is evident in every plate served, from delicate appetizers to robust main courses and decadent desserts.

Galaxy Restaurant - Eka Hotel

$$$ Mombasa Road, 00506, Mombasa Road, Nairobi
African International Fine dining
Eka Hotel Nairobi has continued to stirred up the local culinary scene with two restaurants, two bars and a 24-hr coffee shop that cater to the needs of our diverse clientele, offering delectable experiences and divine memories. Each dining experience provides our guests with a taste of a broad selection of international and local cuisine. Eka Hotel offers dining at its best with the freshest flavors of locally sourced produce. It offers a selected buffet breakfast, all day a-la-carte and snack dining, flowing coffee/tea dispenser and 24 hour room service. Spread out over the ground floor, the Galaxy (150 covers) showcases the finest cuisine, complete with live show kitchen and outdoor terrace overlooking the pool.

Rock and Sea Restaurant

$$$ Mida Creek, 80202, Watamu
Italian African International Fine dining Family Style
Rock and Sea is a charming beachfront restaurant in the beautiful coastal town of Watamu. It offers a delightful dining experience with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Situated along the picturesque shoreline of Watamu, Rock and Sea welcomes guests with its relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking ocean vistas. Nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Kenyan coast, this restaurant provides a serene setting where guests can enjoy delicious cuisine while listening to the soothing sound of the waves. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with the menu, which features a diverse selection of dishes inspired by both local and international cuisine. From fresh seafood caught daily to flavorful grills, salads, and vegetarian options, each dish is prepared with care and expertise, using the finest ingredients sourced from local markets and trusted suppliers. Indulge in the signature dishes, such as the mouthwatering seafood platter or the savoury coconut curry, expertly paired with a refreshing cocktail or a chilled glass of wine from an extensive drink menu.

Safina Beach Bar & Grill Restaurant

$$ Spiaggia Jacaranda, Kanani Road, 80202, Watamu
African International Casual Dining
One of the hidden gems in Watamu. Safina Bar & Grill is a romantic place with good vibes, sunbeds, and bar/restaurant on the most beautiful beach of Watamu. Serving African cuisines, seafood and Barbeque. There is nothing better than relaxing all day lying on a comfy bed under the sun, with a restaurant cooking fresh seafood and a bar serving classic cocktails. Safina Beach is the perfect place to spend the day in Watamu.

Karel T-Lounge

$$$$ Limuru Road, Village Market, 00100, Gigiri, Nairobi
International Mediterranean Fine dining Casual Dining Cocktail Bar
Escape into the refined world of teas at Karel T-Lounge, Nairobi's premier destination for tea lovers. Located in the city's bustling heart, in the Village Market, Karel T-Lounge offers a serene and elegant setting where patrons can savour the art of tea amidst the urban energy of Nairobi. Karel T-Lounge is designed with sophistication and comfort in mind. The interior blends classic and contemporary styles, featuring plush seating, delicate china, and soft lighting that create a tranquil and inviting atmosphere. The lounge's decor is accented with elements of nature and art, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation and conversation. The menu celebrates the diverse and aromatic world of teas, featuring a carefully curated selection from across the globe. Each variety is chosen for its quality and uniqueness, from the robust flavours of black teas to the subtle nuances of white and green teas. Karel T-Lounge also offers a range of herbal infusions, providing options for all preferences and health benefits.

Pablo's Restaurant

$$$$ Argwings Kodhek Road, 00100, Hurlingam, Nairobi
International Asian Fine dining Premium Casual
Step into Pablo's Restaurant, where culinary finesse and modern sophistication converge to create an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of Nairobi. In a stylish, urban setting, Pablo's offers a refined atmosphere with a menu that blends international influences with local flavours, setting a new standard for fine dining in the city. Pablo's Restaurant features a contemporary design with sleek, minimalist decor accentuating a chic, elegant vibe. The space is thoughtfully arranged with intimate seating and ambient lighting, creating an ideal environment for romantic dinners and business meetings. Artistic touches and soft music complement the serene atmosphere, providing a perfect backdrop for a memorable meal. Pablo's menu is a testament to innovation and quality. The skilled chefs use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to craft inventive and satisfying dishes. The cuisine at Pablo's transcends boundaries, offering a sophisticated fusion of flavours from around the world, carefully tailored to appeal to local and international palates.

Nana Inkiri Steak & Wine House

$$$$ PQFQ+42, Kandara Rd, 00000, Lavington, Nairobi
International Casual Dining Family Style
Nana Inkiri Steak & Wine House is a restaurant located in Nairobi. Mainly a meeting place for families, or business meetings, the perfect place to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation in the company. Nana Inkiri's menu is based primarily on meat, cuts of absolute quality, rigorously and carefully selected by the chefs. Rich, abundant dishes, accompanied by a remarkable wine which draws from the most significant producers and counworldwide world. An international menu leaves room for many cultures and allows all palates to taste unique recipes and dishes.

Level 8 Lounge & Bar

$$$$ Argwings Kodhek Road, 00100, Hurlingam, Nairobi
International Premium Casual Elegant & Chic Cocktail Bar
Elevate your evening at Level 8 Lounge & Bar on the eighth floor of Four Points by Sheraton in Nairobi. This exclusive rooftop lounge offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline, providing an unmatched backdrop for a night out. With its chic ambience and sophisticated offering, Level 8 is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. Level 8 combines modern elegance with a relaxed vibe, making it the perfect setting for socializing and unwinding. The outdoor terrace wraps around the lounge, offering guests an unobstructed view of Nairobi’s bustling cityscape and beyond. The contemporary decor features comfortable lounge seating, ambient lighting, and a stylish bar area, creating an inviting atmosphere for all occasions. The bar menu at Level 8 is crafted to complement the sophisticated setting, featuring a selection of gourmet small plates and inventive snacks. From fresh sushi rolls to savoury sliders, each dish is prepared with a focus on flavour and presentation. The drink menu includes a wide array of premium spirits, expertly mixed cocktails, and a carefully curated selection of wines and craft beers.

Botanica - Kitchen and Gin Bar

$$$$ 7th floor One Africa Place, Waiyaki Way, 00100, Westlands, Nairobi
International Premium Casual Cocktail Bar
They are on the 7th floor of One Africa Place, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi. Botanica - Kitchen and Gin Bar is one of the most prominent Food Library locations, full of bustle and atmosphere, comprising a cosy indoor area, a lush green terrace and the trendiest Gin Bar in town. Guests can dine in for breakfast, lunch or dinner from our curated menu that boasts several of the finest farm-to-table. Botanica's decor takes inspiration from nature, creating a botanical haven filled with greenery, floral accents, and natural wood tones. The atmosphere is refreshing and relaxing, with a design emphasising open spaces and natural light. This garden-themed setting makes Botanica the perfect spot for a casual lunch, a serene evening, or a night out with friends. The kitchen at Botanica serves contemporary dishes, emphasising freshness, flavour, and artistic presentation. The menu features a mix of local and international cuisine crafted to complement the bar's vast array of gins and other spirits. Seasonal ingredients are the stars here, with each dish designed to delight the senses and nourish the soul. Highlights include artisan flatbreads, fresh seafood dishes, and inventive salads. The Grilled Octopus with a tangy citrus dressing and the Beetroot Carpaccio are favourites among regulars. Botanica is renowned for its extensive gin selection, featuring local and international brands, with bespoke gin cocktails crafted by expert mixologists.

Bambino - Latin Italian Kitchen

$$$$ Ground Floor, 9 West Building, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, Nairobi, 00100, Parklands, Nairobi
Italian International Premium Casual Pizzeria
Discover the delightful fusion of Latin zest and Italian tradition at Bambino - Latin Italian Kitchen in the bustling city of Nairobi, Kenya. This unique culinary destination is celebrated for its innovative blend of vibrant Latin flavours with the rustic charm of Italian cuisine, creating an unforgettable dining experience. At Bambino, the menu is a vibrant mosaic of colourful dishes, each crafted to tell a story of cultural harmony. From spicy, tangy appetizers to hearty, soul-satisfying pasta, our dishes use only the freshest local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques from Latin America and Italy. The star attractions include wood-fired pizzas, handcrafted pasta, and an array of tantalizing tapas that invite you to taste the diversity of two rich culinary worlds. The atmosphere at Bambino is lively yet intimate, featuring decor that marries the warmth of a traditional Italian trattoria with the exuberant spirit of a Latin fiesta. The space is ideal for family gatherings and romantic dinners, offering a welcoming vibe that feels exotic and familiar. Enhance your meal with a selection from our curated wine list, which includes selections from both Latin American vineyards and Italian estates or choose from our signature cocktails that beautifully marry the bold flavours of the regions.

Cool Beans Cafe

$ Danka Plaza, Links Road Nyali, 80118, Nyali, Mombasa
International Casual Dining Family Style Pizzeria
Located in the heart of Mombasa, Cool Beans Cafe is a trendy, modern establishment known for its relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, and exceptional coffee. The cafe is a popular meeting place for locals and a welcoming spot for tourists looking to taste the city's vibrant culinary scene. Cool Beans Cafe offers a diverse menu featuring a fusion of international and local dishes. Their breakfast menu includes classics like omelettes, pancakes, and granola bowls, while lunch and dinner options range from pasta and pizza to hearty sandwiches and local Kenyan specialities. The real standout, however, is their coffee. Sourced from local coffee farmers, each cup is brewed to perfection and presented with care. The cafe also offers a variety of other beverages, such as fresh juices, smoothies, and artisanal teas. Cool Beans Cafe boasts a contemporary and cosy atmosphere. The interior design merges industrial elements with warm, rustic accents, creating a space that is both trendy and comfortable. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, the cafe offers a view of the bustling city streets, making it an excellent place for people-watching or catching up with friends. The outdoor patio area is trendy during the cooler months, offering a refreshing ambience for guests.

Amka Restaurant

$$$ Delta chambers, Waiyaki Way, 00100, Nairobi
African International Premium Casual Elegant & Chic Cocktail Bar
Cafe AMKA in Nairobi, Kenya, is a delightful escape into a world of artisan coffee and creative cuisine. Located in the bustling heart of Nairobi, this charming café serves as a cosy retreat for coffee enthusiasts, food lovers, and anyone searching for a quiet spot to relax or work. The atmosphere at Cafe AMKA is warm and inviting, featuring a blend of rustic and modern decor. The interior is adorned with wooden accents, comfortable seating, and local art, creating a vibrant yet soothing environment. Large windows allow natural light to flood the space, enhancing the welcoming ambience and making it a popular spot for bocals and visitors. Cafe AMKA prides itself on its expertly crafted coffee, which is sourced from local Kenyan coffee farms. The café offers a variety of brewing methods, including espresso, pour-over, and French press, each designed to highlight the unique flavour of the beans. The baristas are skilled and passionate about coffee, eager to share their knowledge and recommend the perfect brew based on individual preferences.

Char-Choma Restaurant

$ Aga Khan Beach Cottages, 80100, Bamburi, Mombasa
African International Casual Dining
A Breathtaking Beachfront Choma restaurant and bar that offers a child-friendly environment and memorable food experiences. Serving delicious African and International cuisines with a beautiful picturesque Indian Ocean, where one can bask in the sun, and indulge in a scrumptious Nyama Choma. Just the place to make your vacation memorable!

Luwa Beach Restaurant

$$ Malindi Jacaranda, 80202, Watamu
Italian African International Fine dining Casual Dining Family Style Pizzeria
Luwa Restaurant is situated on the North Coast of Kenya, approximately 100km North of Mombasa and 10km South of Malindi, this stunning little escape boasts powder-white beaches bordering the crystal clear coral waters of the protected Watamu Marine Park. Serving both African and International cuisines, Seafood, and much more! With a stunning Sunbed, umbrella, setting, amazing Oceans view by Luwa beach, quite the paradise on Kenya’s coast!

Seven Seafood & Grill

$$ Waiyaki Way, 00800, Westlands, Nairobi
International Fine dining
Seven Seafood & Grill is Nairobi's premier Seafood & Steak destination offering a sumptuous selection of the finest Indian Ocean seafood and grass-fed Angus/Borana steaks in one of Nairobi’s most distinctive & innovatively designed restaurants. A mouth-watering array of oysters, lobsters, prawns & ocean fish are delivered daily, freshly prepared & accompanied by Seven’s signature sauces.

Kokkos Cafe Bistro

$$$ Diani Beach Road Costa Sur Complex, Diani Beach, 80401, Diani
International European Casual Dining Family Style Bistrot
Kokkos Cafe Bistro is a cosy and inviting cafe in the heart of Diani, Kenya. This restaurant offers a casual dining experience with a menu that blends local Kenyan flavours and international cuisine, making it a favourite among locals and visitors. The cafe is known for its friendly atmosphere, excellent coffee, and freshly made pastries, which pair perfectly with its laid-back setting. Kokkos Cafe Bistro stands out for its commitment to quality and vibrant ambience. It is an ideal spot for a leisurely breakfast, a relaxing lunch, or a pleasant evening out. Situated along the bustling Diani Beach Road, it is easily accessible and serves as a welcoming stop for travellers exploring the beautiful coastal region.

South Palms Restaurant

$$$ Plot LR 13430, Diani Beach Road Diani, 80400, Diani
African International Premium Casual Pizzeria
South Palms Restaurant is a delightful dining establishment in the scenic area of Diani, Kenya. Positioned near the south end of Diani Beach, this restaurant offers a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, enhancing its tranquil and picturesque setting. South Palms Restaurant specializes in a fusion of local Swahili dishes and international cuisine, providing a unique taste experience that captivates both local patrons and international visitors. The restaurant's open-air design allows diners to enjoy the gentle sea breeze and the soothing sounds of the ocean waves while dining. Known for its exceptional service and scenic location, South Palms Restaurant is a must-visit for those seeking a memorable meal in a stunning coastal environment.
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