Thousands of people brave the traffic jams and commute every morning into Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD). And, the same thousands struggle to decide what to eat during lunchtime. Forgetting to bring a packed lunch from home or being tired of the same take-out suggestions or even not having enough time to sit down at a good restaurant, those annoyances that make lunch a chore and not a joy will be things of the past. Thanks to a chance meeting with one of the proprietors of Swahili Delicacies, Capital Lifestyle’s search for the best lunch spot in Town has been placed on hiatus for a while.
With a culinary background in Dubai, the proprietors of Swahili Delicacies have successfully blended their professional culinary experiences with their Coasterian roots. The result? Mouth-watering flavours of home and portions that could feed a Sumo wrestler.
For a great pick-me-up during the middle of the day, the house special Tamarind Juice is a must try! The slight tartness with the tamarind’s natural sweetness is definitely a refreshing fix served ice cold.
Opened from 6:30am to approximately 9pm daily except Sundays, Swahili Delicacies offer daily specials from Monday to Friday setting your wallet back only 250 to 350 bob. Must tries include crowd favourites such as Chicken Tikka on Tuesdays, Mutton Biriani on Wednesdays and Chicken Biriani on Fridays. Swahili Delicacies even offers a delicious and affordable Swahili breakfast with a cup of steaming Masala tea for only 100 bob. Affordability has never been as cool as this!
Located in a relatively obscure location on Moi Lane between Moi Avenue and Tom Mboya, in a basement at the rear of Mageso Chambers, it’s definitely surprising that Swahili Delicacies have managed to cater for many corporates and well-publicised events considering it’s lack of curb appeal.
Location aside, Swahili Delicacies is definitely worth the trek. Efficient service, consistently good food and just a few minutes from the CBD; look no further, head to Swahili Delicacies today for lunch!
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Here’s the famous Chicken Tikka. The chicken was clearly marinated very well. The flavours saturated the chicken to the bone!
Lunch specials come with rice, chapati or ugali and sides of vegetables.