Monikos Kitchen

Valley Arcade (Off Gitanga Rd), Lavington, Nairobi

Special Offers & Discounts

Nairobi Burger Festival @ Moniko's Kitchen

When: From 8th May to 14th May 2017
What: Enjoy 2 for 1 on selected burgers during the Nairobi Burger Festival.

10% Yummy Discount at Monikos Kitchen

When: All Day, Every Day
What: 10% discounts plus special offers and VIP invitations to the coolest events and experiences

Wine Wednesday at Monikos Kitchen

When: Every Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
What: Enjoy 2 glasses of wine at the price of 1 on Wednesdays, from 1600hrs to 1900hrs

Restaurant Information

Monikos Kitchen is situated at the heart of the Valley Arcade shopping center offering guests a delightful menu and tranquility under the Nairobi sun. We run two concepts: a garden lunch cafe and dinner menu. Serving up an innovative, healthy menu, the restaurant offers the freshest sandwiches on baguettes, wraps and salads using ingredients sourced daily from local farmers. Monikos Kitchen positions itself as a healthy restaurant. The menu extends its offerings to include an array of pasta dishes and daily specials to ensure that our guests enjoy the food in season as well as the freshest "catch of the day". Monikos Kitchen also offers a specialty Kenyan Coffee Brand -Ransley's Coffee - as well as a choice of freshly baked pastries and desserts.

For diners looking for a casual and intimate setting, Monikos Kitchen remains open into the late night serving continental bistro dishes with an innovative wine list and a full bar.

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  • PaidParkingLot
  • FreeWifi
  • Delivery
  • OutdoorSeating
  • Takeaway

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Sarah Mwanjila

Love their food!Especially their pasta meals!they are delicious!Would go back again.

Kagai Munge

The food is really good, I always have my Thai yellow chicken curry whatever time of the day, and a cappuccino double shot. Good ambiance and some awesome playlist.

Olive Adai

Service was a bit wanting as we waited a while before being served. I had the burger while my friend had the red Thai beef curry. I enjoyed my meal but the curry wasn't anything special. I would go back back though. It has a chilled vibe to it and I need to taste the pork ribs that were unfortunately sold out.

Ed Bundi

I dined here with some colleagues and we had a Swedish themed dinner experience that was quite enjoyable. The starter was heated wine with some nuts….it had never occurred to me that one could heat wine and that it could have such an enjoyable taste. The food consisted of a number of sea foods and though am not much of sea food enthusiast I still indulged in a little bit of everything. Our waiter Carol did a commendable job and so did the guy running the place whose long beard made me think he must be a true Viking descendant. I also enjoyed the Swedish habit of singing before taking drinks. All in all I had a good time, the food was good, the service was commendable and I would definitely come back and recommend others to visit.

nariko setso

Moniko's; never again. S l o w and sloppy service, too many tables, too close together. Order a salad and you get 90% lettuce leaves, with a few pieces of avocado, salmon or whatever thrown in. The bread served with our salads was old, hard and bone dry. We complained to the owner, but he said it must have been toasted by accident ... This place is a farce.

Devna Vadgama

I've been to Monikos mainly in the daytime and have enjoyed it every time I go, though in the middle of a shopping centre, it doesn't feel like it. The space is calm and I can get into my work with the occasional top up on coffee and or eat a meal. I really enjoy their pasta and cause I'm usually rushing through stuff, I avoid ordering burgers, though I hear they have some great options. I'll be back to try those at a more relaxed time.

Nelly Thoithi

We had two great waiters: Eric and Brian. My burger was great, perfectly juicy. Good value for money all round.

The cocktail menu is really boring!

Madhvi Ruparel

A lovely place located in Valley Arcade. A nice place for a Sunday Brunch.

Alex Forbes

We had a great NRW16 dinner experience. We like how Moniko's gets into the spirit of NRM and comes up with an interesting menu. You get both starters as part of the menu (not one of two) - the three brushetta's are a delight - fresh, zingy and each one different. However they would have been better with thinner and toasted bread. The two cold soups served in large shot glasses were refreshing and very good. The pork loin and beef were both delicious, good sized portions but the sides came cold requiring a zap of the microwave. Desert was very good. Service was excellent - attentive and always quick to act. Overall really good and we found excellent value for money.


Not a bad place to go for a nice business lunch or drinks. The food is mostly good, though some specials - like the Spanish-themed food some weeks back - were a miss. But points for trying, especially since in Valley Arcade there aren't nicer places, particularly if you're there on business.