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Five Senses Restaurant is a family-run French fine dining restaurant serving delightful plates of food in the nature of haute cuisine. The restaurant is located in the heart of Kilimani Area in Nairobi on the 2nd Floor of Galana Plaza Building, 3 minutes drive from Yaya Centre Mall.

The restaurant with its contemporary décor of coral stone-clad pillars, natural plants, and indoor pergola giving the feel of outdoors coupled with thoughtfully placed artistic pieces, soft lighting, and soft jazz playing in the background is not only romantic but is also group-friendly providing a fine dining backdrop for intimate and lively conversation over Chef Kimani’s mouth-watering French-themed dishes.

Five Senses Restaurant opened its doors to guests in July 2018 and Chef Kim, his team of talented young chefs and friendly service team aim to appeal to the guests’ sense of smell, touch, taste, sound, and sight by creating a unique culinary experience not only through cooking but in every aspect of the guest experience at the 5 Senses Restaurant.


Executive Chef Kimani Kiarie’s passion is to serve Five Senses Restaurant’s guests delightful, tasty, nutritious, and beautifully crafted dishes using the French style of cooking. His love for cooking started early and grew right from his mother’s kitchen through education in Culinary Arts in Kenya, Switzerland, and France. He studied for a Diploma in Culinary Arts at Top Chefs Culinary Institute in Nairobi. He went on to study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Culinary Arts Academy (César Ritz Colleges) in Switzerland and later studied at Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse (Alain Ducasse Education) situated in Argenteuil, France where he attained a Superior Culinary Arts Diploma.  He gained his chef practical training in the Norfolk and Serena hotels’ kitchens in Nairobi, in the Culinary Arts Academy’s Fine Dining restaurant in Switzerland and at Le Meurice, a Dorchester Collection establishment in Paris and later while in the Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse took his practical training in the then 2 Michelin star Alain Ducasse run the restaurant, Plaza Athenee. Later, Chef Kim worked as a chef at IDAM restaurant in Doha, Qatar another Alain Ducasse establishment situated at the Museum of Islamic Arts where he learned how to infuse French Mediterranean gastronomy with an Arabian flair. Chef Kim’s passion at Alain Ducasse Education endeared him to Chef Xavier Bouriot of Cooking/Training & Consulting, then an instructor at the school who in March 2019 visited the Five Senses Restaurant in Nairobi for a week’s training of the Five Senses Restaurant team and jointly with Chef Kim offered guests a ‘once in a lifetime’ superb “Four Hands Dinner” experience.

Chef Kim expresses himself through food by using locally sourced ingredients and French-style cooking to elevate the taste of food, giving each dish its own twist and making it fresh and contemporary so that it can appeal to diners with modern tastes.


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Indulge your senses with our exquisite food and get a chance to pair your food with a wine from our delectable wine menu. Sample the array of bitings, as the bartender shakes you up a refreshing cocktail or mocktail while you listen to smooth Jazz music playing in the background and watch the flames roaring from our kitchen.

Remember that at this time of COVID19, you do not have to dine in the 5Senses restaurant to get to enjoy our Fine Food. You can order any one of our tasty, filling and nutritious 5 Senses Gourmet Sandwiches from your home or office or any combination of our 5 [email protected] cold Takeaway Menu (3 Course or individual dishes), a wholesome meal delivered to your door to be heated and enjoyed at home and comes with a nutritious,tasty kiddie option.

An array of Signature Dishes

Our Menu


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Locally sourced sesame tuna with Asian blend miso and soy jus, pan-seared leeks, leek roots & micro-greens

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The ultimate experience in gourmet sandwiches, incorporating delicious, fresh, natural ingredients. Inhouse or takeaway, we got you.

Fantastic selection of new and old-world wines from all around the globe. Enjoy a wide selection at our wine bar or have them delivered to your doorstep.

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The Beetroot variation- unique to 5 senses, using beetroot as the base it’s time we rescued beets from our childhood nightmares. Roasted beets are delightful, sweet but very earthy and aromatic – great for salad.

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For your comfort

Stunning Things


Great Ambiance

Our ambiance is relaxed, infusing the feeling of being outdoors in the modern expression of fine dining through the interior architecture of our restaurant.

Group Friendly

Our space and offering are suitable for couples and groups. We can create a customized five senses experience if you book ahead.

Locally Sourced

Fine-dining restaurant that combines locally sourced ingredients with the French style of cooking to provide a unique culinary experience that ignites your 5 senses.

Take Away Menus

A variety of tasty, filling nutritious and easy-to-eat takeaway 5 Senses Gourmet Sandwiches and 5 [email protected] cold wholesome takeaway Menu …

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Chef rewrites Nairobi’s menu and It pays off

French food is considered one of the finest and most complicated cuisines to master. But Kimani Kiarie bravely took on the ‘king of gastronomy’ when he opened the Five Senses Restaurant, a French fine dining establishment in Nairobi. Five Senses is a family-run restaurant that Kiarie operates with his mother, the person to whom he […]

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From dream to career: a culinary journey fuelled by passion

At the Five Senses Restaurant in Nairobi Kenya, different aromas fill the inviting space as Chef Kimani Kiarie, and owner of this family-run establishment, works his magic in the open plan kitchen. For Kim, food is more than a way of life: it is also a way of self-expression. At a young age, Kim discovered his interest in […]

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Chivas whisky launch

There is something about whisky that just does not get old. Aged is usually a good thing for most fine whiskies, the longer it stays in the cask, the finer and more accentuated the flavour of the notes that harmoniously make up the whisky. As such, the essence is to understand the individual notes and […]

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Pork loin with a tinge of French

As the food and restaurant business continues to grow in Kenya, a local chef who has done stints in the finest establishments in Switzerland, France, and Qatar is setting a table here home. “With the experience, I can bring a different kind of cuisine that is not in the market to expand the culinary options,” […]

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The Cook Off With Jason Runo

Jason and Chef Kim of 5 Senses Restaurant made some white snapper served with bok choy.

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#PISHIHomeChef​ by Nation Media Group: Lamb Rack & Veggies

#PISHIHomeChef: Lamb Rack and Veggies – YouTube

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KTN interview

French cuisine with the finest Moët & Chandon champagne

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Good France – Five Senses

Chef Kim takes us through the preparations of the Good France dinner at the 5 Senses Restaurant.

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At @5_senses_ke we pride ourselves in delivering a guest experience like no other. Indulge your Five Senses in the specially curated 7-course dinner..

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The Nairobi Wine Week pop up dinner with @eatoutkenya was a one of a kind tasting event that treated guests to a three course wine paired dinner.

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