LOL! I was wrong. Samaki Samaki restaurant is located in the heart of Lavington, 28 Othaya Road. It originally started as a bar and restaurant in Dar es salaam Tanzania and joined the Kenyan market in December 2021.
When you have outgoing sisters like mine, the chances of you not knowing all the newly opened restaurants in Nairobi are very minimal.
We went for an impromptu meal on Saturday. At the entrance, you will be met by a polite, beautiful host who will show you to your table, I find this very welcoming, it helps you avoid wandering around aimlessly trying to find a seat.
The restaurant is very clean and the service is great, the space is really beautiful. It’s very cozy indoors, and if dining al fresco, the bar area is the centerpiece, decked in a series of lampshades that look like small upside-down bamboo fishing nets, and when these are lit in the evening, you won’t help but stare.
We ordered a platter that came with Octopus, Kalamari and Lobster served with coconut rice. This was going for 5500Ksh. Honestly, none of our cameras did any justice in showcasing the platter.
My expectations of the restaurant meal were high because of the ambiance, guess what? I was not disappointed. As a seafood lover, nothing hits home as good seafood.
Samaki Samaki offers different fish dishes such as Swahili fish curry, baked oysters, and king prawns pili pili.
Every Saturday they have live jazz music from 2 pm, and the band played an array of international songs, as well as Kenyan classics.
The core crowd is generally mature, so if your looking for Jazz, seafood, and a cozy space to dine this is certainly the restaurant to go to.