If it was not a dear friend who introduce this place to us, we would have not discovered this treasure trove that served excellent African dishes. I personally would not have gone in by myself as the look the this place itself was not all that inviting.
Situated on Banda Street (close to city market), The Rayan Hotel and Restaurants served a mixture of continental and African cuisines. I was recommended to try the African dishes which was indeed good.
Our personal favourite is the Dailo : Baked young goat. This dish is really delicious with the goat meat baked to perfection, slightly moist and the aromatic of the firewood was simply amazing! At only 400 KSH, this dish can easily served up to 3 people, accompanied with the Pilau rice.
Half portion of the Pilau Rice which comes with a good size chunk of Dailo ~ Easily feed 2 person at only 220 KSH!
Out of curiosity, we actually tried the Alleso : Boiled young goat and to our surprise, there was not a hint of the pungent goat smell which I fear most. The Dailo is still my favorite.
As I mentioned, this place does not look that inviting hence, we always do take-out and enjoy it at the comfort of our home.
Rayan Hotel and Restaurant
Phone: 020 221 5777, 071 328 3660