Dine at Iconic Rooftop Restaurants in Nairobi

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Rooftop restaurants in Nairobi…how many are there? Where are they? When you are looking for things to do in Nairobi, one of the most popular activities is to check out some of the city’s impressive restaurants. Restaurants are a dime a dozen in Nairobi, and the experience of trying out new places is usually great. What makes it even better is having a view of the skyline to go with your drink or meal.

We want to elevate your dining or lunching experience, literally. Lunch, dine and wine at some of the of the best rooftop restaurants in Nairobi. We will also include a list of rooftop bars that serve food as well. Go ahead, eat your heart out and enjoy the view.

  1. Level 8 Bar and Mezze on the Deck Restaurant

Best Western Hotel is home to these two rooftop bar and restaurant and if you haven’t been, you need to go as soon as possible. They both rise over Hurligham and are the ideal place to spend your evenings. Mezze is arguably one of the most affordable rooftop restaurants in Nairobi yet it still has that classy vibe.

Image of the interior of Level 8, a rooftop restaurant in Nairobi

The Swanky Level 8 is one of the best places to chill out after work. (Image credit- Facebook)

Level 8 is a swanky joint and very laid back if you are just looking for a place to have a drink. Their signature ciroc cocktails are very popular.  There is a place set aside for those who would love to smoke shisha. The breeze and the poolside view of the setting sunset and the Nairobi lights make for a very relaxing time. Check out what other people are saying by reading the reviews on their Yululate profiles.

  1. Brew Bistro Rooftop
Image of a terrace deck at Brew Bistro. It is among the popular rooftop restaurants in Nairobi

Booze check, Food check and view…check!!! (Image Credit- Brew Bistro)

When you hear Brew you automatically think of their booze. The booze, especially the premium brewed craft beer is great, we all agree. But the Westlands based rooftop bar has something almost as great, an awesome outdoor terrace. The slick sunset spot has an open plan and expansive space for those who love to dance. The place is usually packed especially on Friday so you might want to check in early enough. The joint is also open for private events, corporate events or for a sit down dinner for a large group. You can book the space here. It’s definitely one of our favorite rooftop bars in Nairobi

  1. Cloud Nine Restaurant
Image of amazing view of one of the rooftop restaurants in Nairobi

This view is everything!!! (Image Credit- Cloud 9)

At the top of Clarence House Hotel and Apartments is Cloud Nine and along with their continental cuisines, you’ll be treated to a blissful 360 degree view of Westlands. It has been rated highly when it comes to the top rooftop restaurants in Nairobi. The restaurant is next to a swimming pool which is heated at night, if you fancy a swim.

  1. Sarabi Restaurant and Supper Club, Sankara

Sankara is one of Kenya’s luxurious hotels and Sarabi restaurant and Supper Club, on the rooftop makes it even better.  The décor is elegant and the open air pool deck makes it the perfect place to unwind over a meal or drink.

Image of Sarabi, one of the best rooftop restaurants in Nairobi

So gorgeous!!! (Image credit-Sankara)

Some customers who’ve reviewed it on Yululate mentioned that it is an awesome place for a date as it provides a romantic setting. You can also take your friends for an unforgettable night of dining. You should definitely put it on your list of rooftop restaurants in Nairobi to visit.

  1. Tambourin, Villa Rossa Kempinski

Tambourin is a rooftop top lounge and restaurant in Kempinski.  They focus on a Levantine dining experience, offering delicacies from the regions of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Apart from the food and view, every 15 minutes on the hour from 8 pm to 11 pm, you can enjoy performances from some of the best belly dancers. Check out one of the best rooftop restaurants in Nairobi and leave your reviews here. You can also go through their food menu on their profile on Yuluate.

  1. Khweza Bed and Breakfast
Image of Khweza Bed and Breakfast , one of the best rooftop restaurants in Nairobi

Image Credit-Khweza

This charming bed and breakfast located in Ngara makes it to the list of the best rooftop restaurants in Nairobi because it’s great view of the city. That and the authentic African food, rustic wooden décor and the fact that it is very affordable. Check out the photos and reviews of the joint on here.

  1. The Nest

The Tribe hotel definitely outdid themselves with one of the best rooftop bars in Nairobi. This Moroccan themed bar is nestled at the outskirts of Nairobi in Gigiri. It’s a lovely place to escape the city’s noise with the view of the surrounding forestry giving it a tranquil and calm feel. They also offer shisha which you can indulge in.

Image of the interior of the Nest

Image creditt-The Nest

Other balcony and rooftop restaurants and bars in Nairobi worth checking out include La Maisone Royale in Westlands, Artcafe Oval, Budhaa Bar in Westlands, The Waterhole overlooking the National Park, The Pool Deck at Sarova Stanley and Ocean Basket.

So how about it? Think you’ll have a taste of the high life this weekend? If you do, remember to review the restaurants here. You can also find restaurants and hotels near you on Yululate. Just search, read reviews and pick your favorite.


Zeddy Kosgei
Zeddy Kosgei
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