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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good, but the overall restaurant experience is superb. The staff are attentive, helpful and friendly. The menu is long and offers something for everyone. The prices are very reasonable. Note that this restaurant does NOT serve alcohol, but it does offer...a zillion choices of fruit juices, teas and mocktails. The 2nd floor terrace is magnificent, and the open balcony it creates is wonderful. Save room for the White Forest Cake for dessert.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down the best restaurant in nairobi, and we have been to quite a few. We had breakfast and later dinner at cj's and we couldn't be happier with both meals. Very busy menu that offers a variety of food. 5 of us and we...all ordered something different and everyone was more then happy. The highlight is the dessert and drinks menu. Some of the best milkshakes you would have ever had and fresh juice drinks and mocktails (velvet cake milkshake is heaven, thanks me later). Added bonus was that the whole menu was halal food.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good, prompt service. Food excellent and large portions. Super clean. Close of Best Western hotel! We had the pizza! We visited twice while in Nairobi.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we went with friends/family for dinner the staff is great fast the food came out pretty fast BUT we all got wrong orders some had to eat that wrong order , the steak had no salt chilli flavour it was over powering flavour of...rosemary or some herb instead of getting medium I got raw I was sick by the time we reached home. The chairs make horrible noises when trying to sit or get up. Very uncomfortable chairs for short ppl. The crowd there are so noisy loud they don't know or don't care they've come to a high end mall and how to behave. But the staff were all greatMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022

I had a wonderful meal here. I ordered the pepper steak combo and it was delicious and filling. The portions here are very generous! The service was awesome- very attentive and always with a smile!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

We visited CJ’s twice during our week in Nairobi and very much enjoyed both visits. The staff are friendly and the food is great. Recommend sitting upstairs, particularly when the glass wall is open - a really nice experience in the madness and chaos of...the CBD!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

Perfect Place in Nairobi CBD,it never fails or disappoint,tasty food and Great customer care. We were served by Matbell wanjiru, can rate her 7 stars, she is one of a kind with great customer care skills and perfect service. Will always come back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Good food, well presented and decent portion sizes. Modern environment with helpful friendly staff. Can get busy: we had difficulty getting seated at 6pm on a weekday and ended up by the front-door next to a noisy table of business people (with visitors) which wasn’t...ideal. But a good choice and would go again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022 via mobile

Loved the strawberry passion peach fuse drink recommended. The chicken dish was also so yummy and juicy. The waiters were super friendly. Served by Hamisi and Valerie. Thank you CJ’s team

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

Very customer-centric and professionalstaff. Enjoyed every bit of my time there! Best dine-in restaurant in Nairobi hands down.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

Went for dinner while staying closeby Village Market. Service is good. Quality of the food is OK. All together an OK'ish place for dinner. There are better options around.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2022

Took my daughter for graduation dinner yesterday. My son joined us. We've been having the worst bout of diahrroea since. Service was great up until we paid our bill then nothing after!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022

Good food and broad menu. Shakes and specialty drinks are wonderful. Portions are good and the food quality is nice. Prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

I was very excited about trying the Cuban sandwich at CJS. I LOVE Cuban sandwiches. When I got my order, however, and opened it up to find that it came without cheese, and instead of mustard it had CRANBERRY SAUSE. What? I strongly dislike cranberry...sauce and never imagined that a Cuban sandwich would come with, otherwise I would have requested it without it. In addition, the photos also show the Cuban sandwich came with cheese and what looked like turkey or ham, which mine did not. My sandwich consisted on dry pieces of chicken, pickle, and cranberry sauce on bread. I was very disappointed with my order. Will not be ordering from here again anytime soon!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022 via mobile

Great portions for great prices. If your looking for authentic, salads definitely check out CJ’s. Love their pasta as well

Date of visit: February 2022
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Nasra M
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I have no idea about employment opportunities at CJs
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Kayllah V
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Hi, Yes, we do have open positions for: Barista, Sous Chef CDP, Commi 1, 2 & 3, Waiters & Waitresses. Visit our website to apply. PLEASE NOTE that we do not ask for payment of any kind, including COVID-19 test costs from... More
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Hi Moureen, unfortunately we do not have any open vacancies at the moment.
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CJ's, Nairobi - Junction of Kionange & Biashara Streets and The Village Market, Nairobi Central Business District - Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, CJ's offers takeaway services.

Yes, CJ's is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

CJ's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5