Experience the Fusion

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Five Senses Restaurant is a family-run casual fine dining restaurant situated on 2nd Floor Galana Plaza along Galana Road in Kilimani Area, Nairobi. Its ambience boasts contemporary décor of stone-clad pillars, indoor plants, a pergola for an airy outdoor feel, unique art pieces in the softly lighted dining area and background music creating a relaxed mood.

We serve Lunch and Dinner and our well stocked bar offers a wide range of wines, spirits, crafted cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. The private and cozy dining area is good for office and client meetings, romantic date-nights, birthdays, anniversaries or casual meet-ups. The bar opens for drinks & beverages from 11 am and for refreshing cocktails from 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

Our ala carte Menu has unique dishes created by our executive Chef, Chef Kim who draws inspiration through experimenting with different ingredients sourced from the diverse Kenyan landscapes to exotic ones that have found their place on Kenyans’ plates. Chef Kim spends a lot of time identifying fresh, safe, locally sourced ingredients for use in his recipes and employs French techniques of cooking to elevate food taste and flavor.

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ABOUT KIMANI KIARIE/ EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Kim’s passion is to serve our guests delightful, unique, tasty, fresh, nutritious and beautifully crafted dishes. 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 holds a Diploma in Culinary Arts from Top Chefs Culinary Institute, Nairobi, a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Culinary Arts Academy (César Ritz Colleges) in Switzerland and a Superior Culinary Arts Diploma from Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse (Alain Ducasse Education) situated in Argenteuil, France.

Chef Kim did practical training in the Norfolk and Serena hotels’ kitchens in Nairobi, in the Culinary Arts Academy’s Fine Dining restaurant in Luzern, Switzerland, in Le Meurice, a Dorchester Collection establishment in Paris and at the then 2 Michelin star Alain Ducasse-run restaurant, Plaza Athenee also in Paris, France. On completing his studies, Chef Kim was employed as a Commis Chef at IDAM restaurant, situated at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Here, Chef Kim learnt to infuse French Mediterranean gastronomy with an Arabian flair.

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Experience Fine Food and Fine Dining In Nairobi

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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

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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 …

Events & News

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Chef Kim gives Kenyan cuisine global flavour

Bringing menu ideas to life is as exciting as it is frustrating, but when it comes together, it is a thing of wonder. Kimani Kiarie, or Chef Kim as he prefers to be called Chef Kim, says the rush of having an idea move from print and then to the tables of paying customers is […]

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French feast with a Kenyan twist

French feast with a Kenyan twist

At the Five Senses in Nairobi, I recently got a chance to experience how a fine-dining French restaurant is supporting environmental sustainability in the sourcing of its ingredient. It was during the 6th edition of Good France, a global event by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and organised locally by the Embassy […]

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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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THE FOUR HANDS DINNER AT FIVE SENSES RESTAURANT

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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NAIROBI WINE WEEK AT FIVE SENSES RESTAURANT

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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