Dishy Treats : Fish Inn

Nairobi may be inland but that doesn’t mean you’ll struggle to find a good serving of some fish. The culinary scene here has been on an upward trajectory in recent years, with new eateries, cafes, and bars popping up almost weekly. Being a metropolitan city with a buzzing and diverse restaurant culture, Nairobi wouldn’t lack a taste of some fishy meal now, would it?

From fresh tilapia to prawns and crabs, here are the go-to fishy places in Nairobi.

Kwa Musyoka – City Market

We covered Kwa Musyoka’s in Kibandaski some while back. Musyoka has some of the best affordable food in the CBD. The guy that handles fish there is a chap called Sero. Besides being affordable, Musyoka’s is easily accessible from anywhere within Nairobi.

Kilimanjaro Jamia

Located in the CBD on Kimathi Street, this is one of the most easily accessible restaurants in the city. Despite being a famous Somali restaurant, Kilimanjaro has a huge and diverse menu. This includes some really good fish. The Organic Tilapia (served with brown ugali and traditional vegetables) which is on their menu at 480/-.

Cedars Restaurant

This place offers an authentic Lebanese Cuisine. The Cedar tree is the national emblem of Lebanon representing their drive and passion to impress, excel and endure. Cedars Restaurant prides itself on giving you a true taste of the Lebanese spirit.

They however also have a vast menu which includes a Seafood section. Some of the foods here include; Grilled Marinated Tilapia Fillet at 1,800/- and the Spicy Fish at 1,800/-.

Gypsy Bar

Located in Woodvale Groove in Westlands, Gypsy bar is one of the liveliest bars in the city. They have an ‘International Cuisine’ and part of it is the fish. You can grab some good tilapia at Gypsy while enjoying a drink or two.

The Branch

This restaurant has come into the industry and is slowly cementing its place in the food industry. Located right in the middle of the CBD on top of The Kenya Cinema, it is one of the most easily accessible restaurants. They have a huge variety in their menu but their fish is a must have. They have tilapia in different forms but the Coconut for 700/- Tilapia is a must have.

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