Kenya’s Taste Bar and Restaurant Awards are back!


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After two successful Taste Awards in 2011 and 2013, the third Taste Awards 2015  is back.

This year Taste is raising the ‘bar’, making the competition even tougher in the Prestige Judges Category as well as in the popular People’s Choice. Evaluations and nominations are already well underway.

Under People’s Choice Category, patrons will have the opportunity to vote for their most popular establishments across 16 awards including Most Popular Nyama Choma. Voting will open in August 2015 online via Taste will also be introducing voting via WhatsApp in real-time.

The Prestige Category includes the excellence list of Nairobi’s top restaurants and bars as voted on by a panel of food connoisseurs, beverage experts and personas of note at ‘Taste The Best Workshop’ which took place at Capital Club on 27th June 2015. This will also form the nominee list for top accolades such as Chef of The Year.

As part of our commitment to excellence and championing innovation Taste will introduce a new award for 2015. The Rising Star Award for up and coming chefs. It is open to any junior chef under the age of 25.

As with every Taste Award all evaluations are conducted impartially and to international rankings. All results are audited and monitored by BDO.

Results will be unveiled at the awards evening in early September.


 Prestige Category (Judges Voting)

  • Taste Excellence Top 12 Restaurants and Bars
  • Chef of the Year
  • Mixologist of the Year
  • Best Front of House (Service)
  • Best Wine List
  • The Rising Star, Junior Chef of The Year

People’s Choice Category (Popular Vote)

  • Most Popular Italian
  • Most Popular Continental
  • Most Popular East African/ NyamaChoma
  • Most Popular Indian
  • Most Popular Chinese
  • Most Popular Pan-Asian
  • Most Popular Food On The Go / Franchise
  • Most Popular Vegetarian
  • Most Popular Cafe or Coffee House
  • Most Popular Cocktail Bar
  • Most Popular Night Out Venue
  • Easy Dining In a Hotel
  • Most Popular Bar in a Hotel
  • Newcomer of the Year (Independent)
  • Most Popular Restaurant at the Coast
  • Most Popular Bar at the Coast

  • Is that so? If you want to shoot, shoot don’t talk. Let us wait and see.

  • Mtende710

    Just another Quixotic attack planned by Israel and America, the two bully schoolboys in the global playground. 

    • Big_fish876

      With Russia and China lurking in the shadows. Don’t worry, the Israelis won’t be there much longer and the US is about to get a dose of reality. 

    • RobDH

      I say, “Nuc” them. Turn Iran into a glass parking lot, NOW!

  • Peace Lover

    Well, Do you all think Attacking on Iran will stop all violence ? How about Israel ? Israel got NUKE ! Why the heck US and EU and UN does not say anything about that ? Zionist Jew Killing  Innocent Kid and women on the Gaza and West bank no one says nothing about that .  

    • upuzi_tele

      talk about al shabab kidnaping and killing innocent people in kenya and somali first before talking about Arab issues.You know nothing about Arab issues.

  • Pierre

    Peace Lover, I totally agree wit U, US n Israel hav ova 200 nuclear warheads n de International Community is sayin notin bout it! Poor Iran! It myt face wot Vietnam, Iraq n Afghanistan faced, kip aside Libya! Tiz Upizi Utele dude juz sounds as his name! He daznt hav any in4 bout de world politix! Upuzi Tele…Try 2 C beyond de motion pix on ur screen!

    • Anonymous

      Dude, reading your comment was pure anguish. Please use words next time….

  • shahid afridi

    The stupid Israel can,t defeat Muslims.We r in favor of Iran Nuclear weapon its is right.

  • IRAN

    damn israel down with israel Iran is the hero with God

    • RobDH

      Yes, Iran will be with God. They ALL will be dead. Thank God!

  • Igutatony

    bomb them. they have been warned for many months! what more can you do. even the world is overpopulated.Make sure you strike them really good!!

  • Big_fish687

    Israel has become a rogue nation. Strike Iran and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Russian-Chinese bloc mobilize. Thought you had a tough time in Iraq? LOL wait until Russian air power is aiding endless swarms of Chinese soldiers. 

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