Nyama Mama Restaurant Nairobi: A Daring Reinvention of Kenyan Food!

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The team at Nyama Mama have been dear friends of mine for years! Therefore when the day came to sample their food before they open their doors to the public this week, we had to turn up and try out their much awaited delicious food.

One thing we are guilty of in Kenya is not being too experimental with our traditional food. The same Ugali I first had when I was capable of eating solid food as a baby is the same one our family still has to date! So it was quite fascinating to hear that the Nyama Mama crew was determined to be play around with traditional Kenyan cuisine and tease us with a whole new angle.. Here is how it went!

Let start with the restaurant’s interiors.. As you walk in past the front desk, you encounter the open kitchen on your left and the bar straight ahead of you…


After which you step out to the terrace on your right.. The furniture was modern with a touch of African fabric. This made the space look quite vibrant.


There is a second level with more sitting space. What is interesting about this level is that everything can be disassembled to open up the space for an event. Secondly, there is a private dining space for those who value their privacy..


And finally we get to the food.. As I mentioned before, the menu has a heavy Kenyan influence, but you also have your usual suspects like burgers and salads. There are fusion dishes too (see the falafel…) Here is the itinerary of the food we sampled… Each dish was well presented and obviously full of flavour!

Ugali Fries With Garlic Sauce 


Mashed Cassava Balls with Mama’s Pili Pili Sauce



Chicken 65 Marinated (Fried then tossed in a rich gravy)



Chapatti Quesadillas with Kachumbari and Guacamole


Falafel with Hummus


Beetroot Orange and Feta Salad


Curry Goat with Chapatti


Tusker BBQ Pork Belly with Mashed Sweet Potato


Crispy Grilled Rabbit (Sungura) Choma


Grilled Halloumi Burger


Smokehouse Burger


My Verdict? If you know what is good for your tastebuds, then stop by Nyama Mama and immerse yourself in some of the most delicious food I have tasted this year! Oh, and here is the tasting crew!


Nyama Mama Contact Details..


Club House
Delta Tower (Oracle House)
E: delta@nyamamama.com
T: +254 20 7602067/8

Village Market
Food Court
Limuru Road
E village@nyamamama.com
T +254 20 7602069 or
+254 703 567567

Yaya Centre
Second Floor, Food Loft
Argwings Kodhek Road
E yaya@nyamamama.com
T +254 20 7602066 or
+254 702 567567