258515_640_427Tokyo is currently the only Japanese Restaurant in the Karen area.

It’s found very close to the Karen Shopping Centre, making it very easy access for residents in Karen and Langata to find.

Tokyo serves some of the best Japanese cuisine in Nairobi with fresh fish flown in from Lamu, Norway and Korea. There is indoor seating, a bar, a teppanyaki area (where food is prepared and cooked in front of you) and a patio area.

  • Tokyo attracts many locals, but also a large number of Japanese and Korean visitors who enjoy the wide range of Sushi and Sashimi dishes available. In addition to these, colourful crisp, salads, soups and tempura all come highly recommended. A variety of meat, seafood and noodle dishes are also available.
  • The team at Tokyo strives to use nothing but the freshest produce, sourced locally, wherever possible. The wonderful selection of fresh salmon (flown in from Norway), tuna, red snapper, sweet prawns and other delicious seafood are always at their very best..

Local Tip

Try the fresh salmon which is flown in specially from Norway.

OPENING TIMES: Open 7days a week

  • Lunch: From 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm
  • Dinner: From 6.00 pm – 11.00 pm.

Chef Shin’s catering experience, dates back almost 30 years, to the days when he worked as a sushi chef in 5 star establishments in Korea. After many years, Chef Shin was transferred to the prestigious Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, and in 2001 he decided to open the Tokyo Restaurant in Westlands. After opening two other branches in Nairobi, the only remaining Tokyo restaurant is now located in Karen. Chef Shin is apparently, the only Chef in Kenya with a Japanese cookery license. Over the years, he has catered for customers including Ministers of State and Ambassadors of various Nations.

Tokyo provides outside catering services for small, informal dinners parties, right up to formal receptions and large conferences. Tokyo have catered for events held at the Japanese Embassy on many occasions, and their reputation is renowned throughout the Japanese community in Nairobi.
Take-away services and free delivery services (Karen branch only) are available.


Telephone: +254 733 607 897 / +254 722 485 556
Address: Langata Rd , (close to Nakumatt)