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Bwibo Restaurant-Lavington: Photos, Menu & Review

This is your ultimate review on the affordable dining at Bwibo Restaurant in Lavington Nairobi. Bwibo Restaurant is surprisingly good enough; this is evidenced by a good experience I had, backed by a series of customer reviews who feel the same way. In this review, we will examine critical aspects of a restaurant review like; food quality, menu options, ambiance, and service primarily.

When it comes to restaurants there is no single perfect one, they all have their imperfections, and that is why reviews like this exist. 

I wouldn’t call Bwibo a diner’s restaurant, it is more of a fast food joint with a bar.

You just have to know what to expect ahead of time and see if you can take some of the compromises by weighing with the good, to really see if it is worth your money and time.


Bwibo Restaurant Overview

The Restaurant is located along Katanja Rd in Lavington, near The  ABC Place, Lavington Nairobi

📍 Location

The restaurant’s kitchen, for some mysterious reason known only to them, decides to call it a day quite prematurely, shutting down at the ungodly hour of 9:00 p.m.

The place is normally packed with diners on weekends and holidays. Parking spots are limited, and you may miss a spot if you go later. You should go earlier than peak hours, or just use a ride-sharing service like Uber.


Review in Summary

I would rate Bwibo an overall score of 4.3 out of 5

Ambiance Score: ★★★★☆(4)

Value Rating: ★★★★★(5)

Food Rating: ★★★★☆(4)

Service Score: ★★★★☆(4)


Pricing

Pricing: ($-$$) Moderate

Value Rating: ★★★★★(5)

The typical budget hovers between KSh 1500 to 2000 per person, which is reasonable considering the food quality and quantity. 

The average from the food menu is KSh 700, and KSh 600 from the drink menu. So for a complete meal, KSh 1,500 is doable

Bwibo Restaurant Food Menu Prices
Bwibo Restaurant Food Menu
Bwibo Restaurant Drinks Menu Prices
Bwibo Restaurant Drinks Menu Prices

Atmosphere & Ambiance

Ambiance Score: ★★★★☆(4)

The vibes in Bwibo in two words are; calm and chill. It is just ideal for group gatherings, either family, friends, or coworkers. They also make a great personal hangout spot for some “quality alone time”

Bwibo Restaurant Ground Section
Bwibo Restaurant Ground Section

One standout feature is the separation between kid-friendly and adult areas, ensuring that both families and adults looking for a relaxing evening can enjoy their time here.

The restaurant also offers beautiful views, particularly at night, adding to the overall experience. It is for the most part an open dining experience

Sunday evening have a band playing, I’m not a Jazz person but it does lift the mood and make the place lively.


Food & Menu

Food Rating: ★★★★☆(4)

The food is more on the fast food spectrum, and the menu is not that wide, but whatever is on the menu is crafted to perfection. 

Typical foods served here are burgers, loaded fries, different twists of fries, and a meat platter. That is basically it on the food section

Bwibo Restaurant Burgers, Fries & Chicken
Bwibo Restaurant Burgers, Fries & Chicken

While all those are offered, the loaded fries are the ones that really stand out from the entire menu. Probably one of the best loaded fries I have ever tried. Everything else is okay and good enough.

My other recommendation is the Nyama Platter. It has different types of meats, fries potatoes, and kachumbari to seal it off. 

Bwibo Nyama Platter
Bwibo Nyama Platter

The meats on the platter are mbuzi, pork, and chicken. 

For the fries, there are regular and masala fries. This is ideal for sharing, as I doubt you can take it down by yourself. The nyama platter is the best value menu item you can get here.

Bwibo doesn’t just excel in food; its cocktails, milkshakes, and drinks are also noteworthy. 

Background: Bwibo Milkshakes
Background: Bwibo Milkshakes

The “Cocktail Tree” concept is brilliant, offering a unique and enjoyable drinking experience for a group. The cocktails are smooth and robust, you can really feel it after downing a glass or two.


Service

Service Score: ★★★★☆(4)

Everything is good for the most part. The staff is super friendly and attentive; they also help describe the menu or any information you may need before ordering

Yes, the service you get at any restaurant will be based on who serves you, as all staff members are not the same, but generally, most are good and professional. I can’t say the same about Java House.

The service quality takes a toll on busy hours however and what is compromised is attention and wait times, the staff are still nice and helpful whenever it’s your turn. 

At those hours, you don’t get personalized attention, and in case you need anything, you have to snap your finger like Thanos to summon a staff member.


Overall Experience 

Overall score of 4.3 out of 5

Ambiance Score: ★★★★☆(4)

Value Rating: ★★★★★(5)

Food Rating: ★★★★☆(4)

Service Score: ★★★★☆(4)

Despite some minor service hiccups and limited parking, the overall consensus is that Bwibo Restaurant is a fantastic place to unwind. Nothing is average here, everything is either good or excellent.

It’s a cozy retreat with a rustic ambiance, ideal for hanging out with friends, and family, or a romantic evening. The live music and jazz performances on Sundays further enhance the lively atmosphere.

Jazz Sundays at Bwibo
Jazz Sundays at Bwibo

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