Food & Drink

Eating at Diamond Plaza

The best eats in Nairobi's Indian community
The best eats in Nairobi's Indian community
The best eats in Nairobi’s Indian community

The Diamond Plaza food court is a true exploration in Indian cuisine. From pure veg to shawarma the food court offers any tasty treat you can imagine. If you’re a vegetarian that love the tikka flavor, go to any of the three stands at the far end of the food court for a flavorful and filling “paneer tikka wrap”. 

Snacks

Vada Pav
For 100 shillings you can get this simple, tasty burger. A vada pav is a deep fried potato dumpling placed between two pieces of bread. It also comes with a simple chutney. A small, yet filling, must try.

Vada Pav

Dabeli
Another popular Indian street food snack. Dabeli is tangy, spicy and a tad bit sweet. A spicy mashed potato covered in a masala. Also, 100 shillings.

Dahi Puri
Dahi Puri starts with a round, crunchy outer shell, but contains a delicious surprise inside. The inner shell contains potato, yogurt, a combination of chutneys, and Indian chatt. This snack is salty and sweet. Perfect for a warm afternoon. 100 shillings for 5.

Dahi Puri

Sev Puri
Sev Puri, unlike dahi puri, contains no yogurt. It is loaded with potatoes, onions and a combination of chutneys and topped with sev.

Pani Puri
Pani puri is distinguished by its use of flavored water called pani. It is then stuffed with tamarind chutney, chaat masala, potatoes, onions, hot chillis, and chickpeas.

Bajia
A delicious potato fritter fried with a combination of spices and served with hot sauce and tamarind chutney.

Restaurants

Chowpaty
There are various Chowpaty locations throughout Nairobi. But, visiting the one in Diamond Plaza is a must. If you ever want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Diamond Plaza food court, but still take part in the Diamond Plaza scene, give Chowpaty a try. Feel free to stop in for chai and one of the many varieties of delicious, hearty samosas. If you’re in the mood for a feast, the cheese dosa is a must. The dish includes a coconut chutney that is sure to send you over the moon.

Sweety Sweets
Indian desserts are notoriously sweet and creative. To gain a true understanding as to the variety and work that goes into making these delicious treats, take a stop over at Diamond Plaza adjacent Sweety Sweets. We recommend getting adventurous and trying whichever colorful treat catches your eye. But, for a quick reference our tried and true favorites are:

  1. 1. Kaju Barfi
  2. This dessert is both beautiful and delicious. Distinguishable by its top layer of silver foil, Kaju Barfi is made from cashew nuts and often includes a little bit of saffron for an extra kick
Gulab Jamun

2. Gulab Jamun
One of the most popular Indian desserts Gulab Jamun is characterized by its sickly sweetness. They are soft, spongy and sticky. Typically these sweets are made from flour, condensed milk, and then soaked in syrup. An absolute must!

3. Ladoo
An age-old classic. Ladoo are made from a combination of chickpea flour, ground coconut or semolina. With a touch of milk, sugar and ghee Laddoo encapsulate the iconic flavor that is an Indian sweet. 

Most sweets are charged by the kilogram!

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