Food & Drink

2Fish: Takeaway Talapia

Swimming in value and flavor

A recent arrival to Kilimani’s takeout scene, this upstart has one mission on its mind: providing mouth-watering renditions of tilapia and Nile perch dishes at the best prices.

The Menu

Their diverse menu ranges from the classic preparations of whole tilapia (600-900KES) to Western-style, fast-food classics like fish fingers (600KES) and even creative fusion numbers like their saucy perch stir fry or curry combo meals (650KES). 

The Talapia

Their whole tilapia comes wet, dry, or spicy-dry in three sizes with generous accompaniments. The uninitiated will quickly learn that a Large (900KES) is enough to feed two, while the Medium (700KES) will leave all but the hungriest of lone diners with leftovers to spare. 

Dry selections come with 2Fish’s house-made concasse (a beautifully thickened reduction of cooked down tomatoes and rough-chopped peppers), so you don’t need to worry about missing out on a juicy sauce if you choose to stray from the wet-fried side of life. 

The Sides

No matter which size you choose, your to-go tilapia feast will come with one tasty portion of creamed spinach (50KES, if bought separately) and a choice of ugali, fries, mashed potatoes, or (our personal favorite) vegetable fried rice, which despite being a bit on the oily side, is hard to turn down.

Fusion Food: Burgers, Curries, Stir Fries and Salads

Chinese-inspired perch stir fry

Whole-fried tilapia is far from the only thing on 2Fish’s menu. You can switch up your office-lunch routine with a healthy salad of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and grilled nile perch cubes (KES550) or the Chinese-inspired perch stir fry (KES650). 

The fish sandwich, on the other hand, could be better. The filet is not well breaded and the bread is too rubbery. The whole package falls well short of justifying its 700KES price point.

The Big Picture

Despite one or two stumbles, this take-out only fish window is delivery, done right. Close attention is paid to quality, freshness, and packaging. They have the basics down to a science, and their willingness to experiment and get creative shows that the sky (or the sea) is the limit. So the next time your stomach asks you 2Fish or not 2Fish, you can reply with confidence: “It’s not even a question.” 

Phone Number

+254 0704330900

Location

2Fish can be found on Uber or Glovo, or at their takeaway window at the 53 Park Shopping Arcade, one block south of Adlife Plaza on Ring Road in Kilimani

Hours

Monday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

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