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LUNCH DATE @ UTAMU RESTAURANT – TUNE HOTELS

By September 26, 2017 33 Comments

Utamu is a casual dining restaurant based at the relatively new Tune Hotels  in Westlands.

Despite the fact that they just recently opened in Kenya, they have a chain of over 45 hotels all over the world – these guys must be good at what they do and are highly rated as one of the best budget hotels in Kenya and especially in terms of accommodation.


LOCATION

Utamu Restaurant at Tune Hotels is on Rhapta Road (Westlands) which is easily accessible even via a matatu – simply alight at Delta Towers (Westlands) and walk towards Tune Hotels which will probably take you less than 10 minutes or you can Uber your way there.

If I was to live on a busy street in Nairobi, Rhapta Road would be it – it is simply a foodie’s haven. The number of amazing Hotels and Restaurants on that road excites me – Tune Hotels, Anghiti Indian Restaurant, The Vineyard, The Royal Orchid- Azure – Eish – And many more!

AMBIANCE
George Michael once sang “If you are gonna do it, do it right” – and these guys did it right. The decor at Tune Hotels is simply amazing. Pure elegance! The lighting fixtures, wall hangings, elegant furniture – their design team was clearly taking no chances. 

Over at Utamu Restaurant, the decor was even more amazing. There is a Grab n Go Coffee Shop at the entrance whose decor is done so tastefully and with subtle colour combinations. The Restaurant itself has an indoor seating area and two outdoor terraces with patio heaters for those cold Nairobi nights – total capacity of 164 diners at a go. 

DINING EXPERIENCE
Utamu is a Swahili name meaning “Delicious or Sweetness” and trust you me – these guys live up to that. Since we were four on this particular day, we redeemed two of our “Buy One Main Course, Get One Free Main Course of equal or lesser value” DisCoucher coupons meaning that we would only pay for two meals – Good Food, Good Life – on a budget – and this why DisCoucher is Bae!

They offer quite a vast selection of continental cuisines – you would be lost for choice. Am surrounded by Meat Lovers and this was a sort of reunion – Meat, Meat and More Meat! 

The food was sumptuous to say the least and the portions were generous. And the service even better. However, the meat was a bit too fatty – I didn’t mind it {Don’t Judge ๐Ÿ˜‰ } but some of my friends did but since it was a few days to the general elections, I figured that most hotels were trying to clear up their stock which is something I had experienced in other restaurants that same week and can’t blame them for that. 

As for the damages, the prices were quite reasonable with main courses ranging from Ksh. 850 to Ksh.1350 which isn’t bad at all considering the Location, Ambiance, Portion, Great Service – totally worth every penny if you ask me. 

FINAL THOUGHTS 
Perfect location, great ambiance, delectable food, amazing service – total value for money spent. I really loved my experience at Utamu – you know what they say about first impressions – this one will last. I still have some Tune Hotels DisCoucher coupons – Kilele Rooftop Lounge this time – so can’t wait to be back before the end of the year. 

Have you been to Utamu Restaurant? What was your experience? Would love to hear about it!

Thank you for an amazing experience Utamu Restaurant. 

Love,

Sal

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