Top Ten Best Fish Joints In Nairobi

Top Ten Best Fish Joints In Nairobi
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By Isaac Blessings

Fish is one of the most popular delicacies in Kenya. With the rise of many local joints and restaurants within Nairobi, it might prove to be a hard task figuring out where to get the freshest, well prepared and most delicious fish at an affordable price. 

But worry no more because in this article, WoK highlight some of the best fish joints in Nairobi.

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Mama Oliech’s Restaurant

Mama Oliech’s Restaurant was established in 2006 and is among one of the best fish joints in the country. The restaurant is run by the family of former football star Dennis Oliech after the death of his mother. It is best known for its large and fresh deep-fried fish from Lake Victoria. It is mostly popular restaurant for employees who flock the premises mostly during lunch hours to have a taste of the delicious Ugali and Fish accompanied by Kachumbari and greens on the sides. The restaurant hit the world’s headlines when Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg ate Ugali and Fish at the restaurant during his visit to Kenya. The restaurant also got an opportunity to prepare fish for the former US President Barack Obama during his visit to his ancestral home. It is ranked as the number one best fish joint in Kenya.


It is located along Marcus Garvey road, Kilimani, Nairobi. It has several other subsidiaries across the city.

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The Big Fish Restaurant

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The Big Fish Restaurant is the newest fish joint in Nairobi. The restaurant was first opened as a small joint along Thika Road. During the pandemic in 2020, the founder, one Osumo Brad, took a picture of the well prepared fish and posted it on twitter. The tweet went viral and many Kenyans placed their orders of the well-prepared fish. Since then the restaurant has gained loyal clientele and grown to open a new subsidiary in the suburbs of Westlands. They get their fresh fish from Homabay county in the mega Lake Victoria. It is currently one of the best fish joints you can find in Nairobi.


It is located along Thika Road near Garden City Nairobi and the other branch along Alozi Estate Road in Westlands.

K’Osewe Ranalo Foods

K’Osewe Ranalo Foods is one of the best restaurants in Nairobi that offers Luo traditional cuisines. The restaurant offers fish prepared in different designs such as coconut, smoked, fried or roasted fish. If you are a lover of traditionally prepared cuisines then you should definitely try out this restaurant. It has a huge space with indoor and outdoor seating which means you can go there with your family, colleagues or friends. It has ample parking and security of yourself and your belongings is guaranteed.


It is located along Kimathi Street in the heart of Nairobi city. It also has subsidiaries spread across the Nairobi metropolitan area.

Chepchikoni Delicacies

Chepchikoni delicacies was established in 2019 by a 26 year old university graduate Hodiah Chepchirchir. The restaurant began as an online hotel whereby she cooked food and delivered to her neighboring households. Slowly by slowly the restaurant began growing with people ordering their favorite meals and within no time she had more than she could handle. This prompted her to start her first physical joint along Thika road near USIU University and it became a popular destination among the campus students. Today, the restaurant has several subsidiaries across the city which are known to offer some of the well-prepared fish in Nairobi. They do online deliveries as well as customized outside catering for weddings, birthday parties or any celebrations.


Lumumba Drive, Nairobi

Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant

Mawimbi Restaurant just as the name suggests is a restaurant that specializes mainly on all sea food products. If you want dry fried tilapia, wet fried mudfish or roasted Nile perch, this is definitely the destination you should check out. The restaurant is located in a serene environment sectioned into 4 spaces each giving a unique relaxing private environment. It has a good hospitality team that professionally serves you the finger-licking fish at an affordable price. It has ample parking as well as good security so you won’t have to worry about anything while enjoying your fish.


It is located at Longonot Place, Kijabe Street, Nairobi.

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Everything Fish Restaurant

Everything Fish is a state of the art restaurant that primarily deals with fish preparation only. If you are looking for a cool restaurant with a chilled ambiance, nice music and the best fish then this is the place you should check out. The well- prepared fish is served alongside Ugali, greens of your choice and kachumbari on the side. It has a sports bar on the side where you can order a few drinks to accompany the food while enjoying football on the big screens. If you are an outgoing person, you should visit during the weekend since it is usually packed to capacity but if you’re a chilled and relaxed kind of person the weekdays are your days.


It is located along Ngong Road, Nairobi

Nyumbani Restaurant

If you love quiet and peaceful places, then this restaurant is the place you should be. This restaurant offers the best fish from Lake Victoria at pocket-friendly rates. The fish is served with a side of Ugali, Kachumbari or Traditional vegetables according to the client’s preferences. Their services are first and reliable and their hospitality team is what acts as an icing on the cake. The place is open every day from 8.00am to 10.00pm.


The restaurant is located along Diani Road, Nairobi.

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Seven Seafood and Grill

Seven Seafood just as the name suggests is a restaurant that mainly specializes in the preparation of seafood. This place is one of the most famous places to get the most delicious and well prepared fish in Nairobi. The environment is cool and relaxing making it even more welcoming and attractive. If you are looking for a good place to enjoy your fish privately then I definitely recommend this restaurant.


It is located in ABC Place, along Waiyaki way, Nairobi

Other places worth checking out are Tamambo Karen Blixen and 3D restaurant.

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