Nairobi Restaurants Making the Most of Outdoor Spaces

Sometimes the seating at a restaurant can make up for a lot. Ever been to Nairobi restaurants and all else is mediocre but somehow having an awesome seating made you forget? Yea, us neither. Nothing can make up for bad service or bad food.  We are however not talking about that.  We want to talk about the times when you want a view to go with your awesome meal. Outdoor seating anyone?

These are some of the best Nairobi restaurants that have made use of patios, decks and gardens and turned them into lovely outdoor seating areas for their customers.

Habesha Restaurant

If you are looking to have some authentic Ethiopian or Eritrean cuisine then Habesha restaurant is the place you need to be. It was voted Best Value for Money Restaurant at the inaugural Taste Awards so you know it’s one of the best Nairobi restaurants. It is located on Arwings Kodhek Road in Hurlingham. Their customers enjoy their meals outside. They have a spacious seating area at their terrace. Read reviews by other customers on their Yululate profile.

Image of the seating arrangement at Habesha restaurant. Its the top Nairobi restaurants.

Check out the seating arrangement at Habesha. (Image Credit- Habesha)

The Talisman

With their hallmark greenery and fresh air, The Talisman have made every effort to create the ideal ambiance for those seeking a candle-lit romantic dinner, a casual evening drink with friends, an outdoor lunch with family and everything in between. It’s among the top Nairobi restaurants that has been reviewed highly. It’s the ideal place not only to go for a meal but to host an event too. It’s located in Karen. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Image of diners at the Talisman restaurant in Nairobi. Some Nairobi restaurants have great outdoor seating

Enjoy a romantic night out at the Talisman. (Image credit- Talisman)

Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden

Still in Karen is the famous Tamambo restaurant located near the Karen Blixen Museum. The restaurant is situated in the midst of one of the largest and oldest formal gardens in Kenya. Diners have a choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. We love their cozy terrace and garden for one of the best dining experience. This is one restaurant in Nairobi you should definitely dine in. It’s worth it.

Image of Tamambo restaurant, one of the top Nairobi restaurants

(Image credit-Tamambo Restaurant)


Java has been the top café in Nairobi for decades now. They are famed for their coffee service and great ambiance in their cafes. Some of their coffee houses have awesome outdoor seating on their terraces and decks. Check out the Java at Thika Road Mall, Java at Galleria mall or the one at Arwings Kodhek Road. We have their menus on Yululate.

Image of food served at Java,one of the Nairobi restaurants with outdoor seating

The food at Java…(Image Credit-Java)

Dari Restaurant

Dari restaurant is located in Karen on an indigenous forest with lawns, beautiful plants and flowers. You can dine outside with this beautiful backdrop.  It is among the top Nairobi restaurants favored simply for their serene environment. Their food is awesome too. Have a look at photos of the restaurant here.

Image of the food sold at Dari Restaurant. Its also one of the Nairobi restaurants with outdoor seating

Image Credit-Dari Restaurant

About Thyme Restaurant

This Westlands based restaurant has an intimate cozy feel that makes it perfect for a dinner or lunching outing. It’s among the Nairobi restaurants that have a tranquil setting. They also have imaginative, carefully-prepared, and beautifully presented dishes from around the world.


About Thyme Restaurant

What do you think of our list? Do you know of any more Nairobi restaurants that have made use of outdoor spaces?  Let us know on the comments section below and remember to review your favorite restaurants on our website. Let us know if their services, food and even ambiance come up to scratch.



Zeddy Kosgei
Zeddy Kosgei
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