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Heard of the newest restaurant in Nairobi, The Jukwaa Lounge? Or of the Kenyan Cuisine Craze that has hit Nairobi so hard at Jukwaa Lounge? Then I’m glad! Right at the heart of Nairobi, a foodie gem was re-launched in April this year 2018 that is so promising when it comes to the hotel industry.
Well, Jukwaa Lounge is a swanky restaurant and lounge located in Uhuru Park, one of the most known fun places to visit in Nairobi. With less than a minute’s walk from the parking spot, Jukwaa is easy to locate and good enough, Jukwaa Lounge offers free parking for all who come in.
Anyway, if you have not been to Nairobi, then I’ll tell you frankly how traffic fills up in the city towards the evening while people are getting home from work. So nothing would be more calming than driving along the highway and settling at Jukwaa Lounge in Uhuru Park as you admire the city lights at night and have this refreshing Kenyan cuisine. Oh yummy!
Jukwaa serves Kenyan cuisine and offers a tremendous variety on the menu to ensure there is something for everyone, especially to lovers of Kenyan dishes. It was such an honor to be hosted at Jukwaa Lounge by Mr. Aol Paul, the manager and restaurant owner of Jukwaa Lounge, and his team so that we could experience the great treats offered there and mind you, that was one really great treat I’m not forgetting any time soon!
We started our day at Jukwaa by talking to Ann, who welcomed us warmly and kept us company when we got to the lounge. Surely, nothing satisfies a client more than great hospitality, right? Even if they won’t return there till later, they’ll always talk about it! I do so! Ann was kind enough to tell us more about Jukwaa, take us around the restaurant and cater for our meals. After which, Mr. Aol came in and we had such a great time with him.
From him, we actually got to learn that since the re-opening of Jukwaa Lounge, the journey has been, and is, actually promising, even for a young restaurant. You can’t wait to read the full interview that I’ll be sharing so soon! We had some soft drinks while having our conversation and since I love the Crest soda, that was my preference while for Tall, my photographer Fanta was his choice! Oh my goodness! I wonder why he always goes for Fanta! Ha-ha! Anyway, for such a hot day, such a cold drink was brilliantly refreshing!
Moving on to THE FOOD!!!
Over lunch after the refreshments had already gotten our appetites at the roof, we went right away to the main meal; ordering rice with chicken stew while Tall ordered ‘ugali’ with fish stew. Both the dishes were served with vegetables and more drinks.
The chicken steaks were so tender and had been cooked to perfection with juice oozing out from every bite; they simply melted in my mouth. I’m certain that Tall was also enjoying his fish dish since he wasn’t even talking to me! I’ll choose to assume that he has as much table manners! Ha-ha! Chicken dishes have always been my favorite since the other time when I had been craving for some appetizing chapatis with chicken stew for lunch, I had one at Jukwaa that did not disappoint at all. But today, I had chicken stew and rice that was just as sweet!Yummy!
Talk of Jukwaa Lounge and talk about Kenyan cuisine! It’s so special when Kenyan dishes are prepared right at the heart of the capital city of Kenya. Good enough, the food is also very affordable! From their menu, here are some of the other yummy dishes offered at Jukwaa Lounge.
And what I loved most about the service at Jukwaa is the fact that as you wait to be served, you can always watch awesome programs on the TV or be outdoors enjoying the scenic view of the waterfront.
Mind you, the SET-UP at Jukwaa Lounge is just one to give thumbs up to!
Since the re-opening of Jukwaa Lounge, the restaurant has been refurbished after being closed down for a period of time. And true to say, the re-launch has been such a hit; overseeing perfect décor of the whole place, from the interiors to the exteriors. The restaurant has 2 lounges that will perfectly host your events on baby showers, business meetings and other private talks. A smaller lounge will host up to 12 people while the bigger lounge will host up to 25 people. As well, the bar would be great for you and your guys while for a normal meeting with your peers, the open lounge would serve you just right. But nothing excites me more than having my time outside. The outdoor décor is just amazing. There is no doubt that the one who did the furniture for Jukwaa is absolutely talented! Apart from that, Jukwaa sits at the heart of Uhuru Park overseeing a perfect waterfront that provides you with that cool breeze when you are sipping a cold drink. Just what I went for!
While choosing to keep my dressing effortlessly chic for a fun yet sunny day, I wore a pair of black denim jeans and paired it with a high low bell sleeved top. So cute that I finished the look off with a straw sunhat and gladiator sandals, right? So you got plans for your birthday, your graduation party or a baby shower but you actually don’t know where to host it at? Then drop by Jukwaa Lounge and get to prepare for your event in style! Thanks to the great interiors and outdoors at Jukwaa, you can host your parties, ceremonies, conferences and meetings comfortably!
As well, if you are the type who cherishes making memories on Sundays with family at Uhuru Park, then just drop in at Jukwaa after your awesome boat ride and enjoy the yummy Kenyan cuisine! I’m certain you’ll love the place! We had such a great time at Jukwaa! Although everything was amazing, my personal favorites were the chicken sauce and chapatis.
Definitely try these dishes when you drop by at Jukwaa Lounge, a fine eatery in Nairobi that provides great service, meals and is perfect for a meal out with family and friends.
Pretty outdoors at Jukwaa Lounge
Pricing: Average thus very affordable with prices ranging from 300-400
Food: Kenyan Cuisine.
Child Friendly: Yes, Jukwaa Lounge offers a child playground and even the inner lounges allow for baby changing.
Alcohol Available: Yes, at the bar.
Opening: Every single day.
Nightlife: Yes, when planned for.
Parking: Free parking.
Hosting: Free venue provided for all your events and parties as long as you order from the restaurant.
VISIT JUKWAA LOUNGE:
Location- Uhuru Park, Nairobi
JUKWAA LOUNGE ONLINE
Well, isn’t Jukwaa Lounge just amazing? Whenever you are in Nairobi, don’t forget to drop by Jukwaa Lounge for a taste of the Kenyan cuisine. I’m so in love with the place; what about you? Please let me know your thoughts below…