Nyama Mama

Having only been back in Nairobi after almost 9 months living abroad, it is inevitable that there are quite a few new places that have sprung up. The first of those that I went to visit was on Tuesday night, called “Nyama Mama”, located by Westlands round-about on Waiyaki Way, at Delta Towers.

“Nyama” means “meat” in Swahili, so I presumed that it would be a predominately Kenyan restaurant.

Walking in, I was surprised at how hipster it is. Miss-matching chairs at tables; a combination of sofa seating; round and square tables; a crate that is acting as the kitchen and giving the idea of a ‘side of the road feel’. Some of their lighting was a bit modern, while others is more retro, with hanging lights that look like they have come off of a movie set.

The waiters were very attentive and the wine list has a reasonable choice on offer, with a glass being 400-500 Kenyan Shillings.

When we noticed a swarm of mosquitoes (the only side to the place), the Manager, I presume, came over and lit a bowl of coffee and the scent seemed to deter them from our table. I am really grateful for that because according to those mozzies, I have really tasty skin and no pair of leggings can stop them!

I didn’t have dinner there,  but had a small starter of lamb samosas which were quite tasty and were served with a pineapple chutney. Each portion contains four samosas. From the scents that were drifting around the venue, I hope that the mains tastes as good as they smell.

Over all it was a pleasant experience and no doubt I will be back there at some point or another.

I look forward to trying all the new spots in town!


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