Best lunch spot in CBD: Swahili Delicacies

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Swahili Delicacies photographed by Susan Wong 2011

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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Swahili Delicacies photographed by Susan Wong 2011

Here’s the famous Chicken Tikka.  The chicken was clearly marinated very well.  The flavours saturated the chicken to the bone!

 

Swahili Delicacies photographed by Susan Wong 2011

Lunch specials come with rice, chapati or ugali and sides of vegetables.

Swahili Delicacies photographed by Susan Wong 2011

Swahili Delicacies photographed by Susan Wong 2011

Swahili Delicacies photographed by Susan Wong 2011

Swahili Delicacies photographed by Susan Wong 2011

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

  • Marokko

    This is the place to  be for lunch and breakfast in town, been there and it’s well put by Susan “the food has Mouth-watering flavour” for those who have not tried it you are missing out on some good food. “Chakula Tamu” and great value for your pocket too.

    Thanks Susan am a great fun of Swahili Delicacies.

  • Shakay

    This is the place for good food at affordable price,the Biryani on Fridays is the boom,wish i was there to sample some of the food you were sampling.I will make it a point to try all the food on the menu,thanks Susan for the lovely pictures makes my mouth water just by looking at them.
     

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