Best Casual Dining Restaurants in Kenya

The Carnivore Restaurant

$$$$ Carnivore, Langata Rd, Nairobi West, 00509, Langata, Nairobi
African Casual Dining Ethnic Premium Casual
The Carnivore Restaurant, located in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, offers a unique dining experience that has become a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike. Renowned for its adventurous menu and lively atmosphere, The Carnivore immerses its guests in an African-inspired culinary adventure, making it much more than just a restaurant – it's an experience. Situated on the outskirts of Nairobi, The Carnivore is set against the backdrop of Kenya's bustling capital and its stunning natural landscapes. The restaurant's ambience is a dynamic blend of rustic African charm and modern elegance. It is famous for its 'Nyama Choma' (roasted meat). It has established itself as a 'beast of a feast' dining destination, offering an array of exotic meats traditionally cooked over an open fire. Upon entering The Carnivore, guests are greeted by its iconic central barbecue pit, where an assortment of meats is roasted on traditional Maasai swords over a charcoal fire. The decor is an ode to African artistry, featuring tribal motifs, warm earthy tones, and artefacts that contribute to an authentic and warm atmosphere.

Blue Marlin Restaurant

$$ Beach Road, 80401, Diani
European Casual Dining Family Style
The Blue Marlin Restaurant is located in Diani Breach, on the eastern coast of Kenya, a tourist resort well known for its crystal clear sea waters and beautiful beaches. Prides on not just its perfect location on the beach but also a breath-taking view of the Indian Ocean. Guests staying at the Blue Marlin Boutique hotel and walk in visitors can get to enjoy a wide variety of locally sourced seafood, and an amazing selection of cocktails. Whether you want a breakfast or a light lunch, or a long afternoon of eating and drinking, the Blue Marlin menu will complete a perfect day at the beach. The Chef’s table by Blue Marlin – a unique, romantic, and private experience. The table is set in a Swahili style gazebo on the beach level, away from other diners and lit only by candles and moonlight with only the sound of the waives and the warm atmosphere of the light of the stars. Couples will enjoy a 5-cource tasting menu, specially designed using the best produce of the day, paired with 2 glasses of champagne and will have their own waiter serving at their table. The Chef’s table experience must be booked and planned in advance. Blue Marlin host yoga and breakfast every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. Blue Marlin can host weddings, events, fashion shows, family celebrations and corporate experiences. We take bookings for exclusive and shared venue hire. Our experience and excellent organization ensure that we constantly produce and deliver the highest quality events and celebrations. Please contact us with your requirements and ideas.

Jolly Bar Pizzeria

$ Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80401, Diani
Italian African Casual Dining Family Style Pizzeria
The Jolly Bar Pizzeria is an Italian Pizzeria serving delicious pizza, seafood cuisines, with a wide selection of drinks from Italian coffee to beers and wines.

Havana Bar Diani Beach

$$ Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80400, Diani
African Mexican Casual Dining Fast Food Family Style Pizzeria
Havana Bar Diani Beach is a chilled restaurant & bar which provides both indoor and outdoor settings. The restaurant suits party numbers as well as cozy romantic dinners, serving tasty Mexican cuisine with great music, and a nice cozy ambiance for all.

Baby Marrow - Italian Restaurant

$$$ Silversand Road, 80200, Malindi
Italian European Casual Dining Pizzeria
The Baby Marrow is a unique, sophisticated, elegant but casual Restaurant with an extensive menu varying from Italian to international cuisine, mixed with local food specialities, fish specialities, meat, and vegetarian including pasta dishes, appetizers and grilled, not to forget the delicious Neapolitan pizza.

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!

Makuti Restaurant & Pizzeria

$$ Watamu Beach Road, 80202, Watamu
Italian African European Mediterranean Casual Dining
The restaurant is located on Watamu Beach Road, the main street of Watamu, it is a typical African restaurant, with dishes, Italian, European and African cuisines freshly and expertly prepared.

Marafiki Beach Bar & Restaurant

$$ New Jacaranda Road, 80202, Watamu
African Casual Dining
Marafiki Beach is located right in the heart of Watamu. Serving delicious African cuisine and Seafood dishes!

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.

Salama Beach Jacaranda

$$ Jacaranda Beach, 80202, Watamu
African Casual Dining
Salama Beach Jacaranda is a unique restaurant in Watamu serving delicious African cuisines and seafood, with sunbeds to layback, making it the perfect spot to relax whilst enjoying the coastal scenery!

Harvest Restaurant

$$$$ Limuru Rd, Village Market, 00800, Ruaka, Nairobi
European Fine dining Casual Dining
Inspired by a Kenyan’s true love for meat, the open grill Brasserie focuses on farm-fresh ingredients carefully paired together to take you on a true culinary journey. The restaurant also features a curated selection of wines from all around the world.

Karel T-Lounge

$$$$ Limuru Road, Village Market, 00100, Gigiri, Nairobi
International European Mediterranean Fine dining Casual Dining
The Karel T Lounge is located right in the heart of the Village market in Nairobi, serving authentic International, European and Mediterranean cuisines. With a mission to inspire and nurture friendship and solidarity while tasting healthy food from worldwide locations!

Bazaar By Khazanah

$$$ Warwick Centre, UN Avenue, 00601, Gigiri, Nairobi
Indian Casual Dining
Bazaar By Khazanah is a unique Indian restaurant that introduces you to the Indian cuisine and culture of Delhi, India.

Orchid Restaurant

$$ Limuru Rd, 00601, Gigiri, Nairobi
Middle Eastern Casual Dining
Orchid Restaurant is located in the Village Market, serving sumptuous Middle Eastern and Persian cusines.

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 Casual Dining
Level 8 Lounge & Bar is located at The Sheraton Hurlingham Hotel on Argwings Kodhek Road. The rooftop offers sweeping views of the Nairobi skyline and sets a relaxed atmosphere. This is the perfect place to enjoy a drink with colleagues and friends after a busy day.

Lobby Café

$$$ Argwings Kodhek Road, 00100, Hurlingam, Nairobi
African Casual Dining
At Lobby Cafe, guests can enjoy the finest and most authentic Kenyan coffee and fresh pastries; located at Sheraton Hurlingam Hotel on Argwings Kodhek Road, the perfect spot for a casual meeting or relaxed conversation.

Meso - Modern Asian Izakaya

$$$$ 2nd Floor, Westgate Shopping mall, Mwanzi Rd, Nairobi, 00100, Westlands, Nairobi
Asian Casual Dining
MeSo is a modern Asian Izakaya (i-zakat-ya) experience inspired by the journey of a hungry mind in a contemporary luxury dining setting. Izakaya, a combination of kanji (stay) (drink) (place), represents the rich sensory indulgence of our fresh ingredient dishes in a fine-dining set-up. Conveniently located at Westgate Mall, second floor, MeSo is a culturally vibrant and enchanting culinary haven in the heart of Westlands Business District for your business lunch or a leisurely catch-up with loved ones and friends.

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.

Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant

$ Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, 80401, Diani
Italian African Casual Dining Family Style Pizzeria
The Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant enjoy an enviable location on Kenya’s stunning Diani Beach. With a stylish outside seating area and a la carte restaurant, it is perfect for a relaxed afternoon or a moonlit dining experience. Offering a delicious choice of fine dining, international cuisine, fresh seafood, and Italian pizza. Get a bespoke wine menu selection and a range of spirits, liqueurs, and cocktails. Hosting several private functions and public events and much more.
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