Restaurants in Naivasha are famously known for their mouthwatering delicacies. What makes them stand out however is that they are masters of creating both local and international cuisines.  They offer the best of both worlds.

If you’re a food lover Naivasha will ensure your taste buds get the treatment they deserve. Let’s have a look at some of the amazing dishes you will enjoy during your stay in Naivasha. 


Fish is the major local delicacy of Naivasha, which is a lake town. They are not only plentiful, but they are also reasonably priced. As a result, regardless of the number of people, you can eat as much fish as you like and still have money left over.

Many hotels in Naivasha tend to offer it as the main delicacy in their menu hence available anywhere in the town. Should you decide to live in self catering cottages during your stay, you can buy one at the buzzing market and prepare it yourself.

Naivasha street food

The Kenyan street food scene is well portrayed in Naivasha town. There’s no better way to enjoy Kenyan delicacies than having a quick meal while standing by the roadside. 

The street food ranges from a “Matura”, Samosa or boiled egg stuffed with sliced onions and tomatoes. 

Nyama Choma

Kenya’s unofficial national cuisine is nyama choma, which means grilled pork in Swahili. The meat is mainly goat or beef, and it’s roasted anywhere from roadside shacks to upscale dining establishments. 

You will get nyama choma in most if not all restaurants in Naivasha. Some people prefer just meat and salt. Others prefer a dash of kachumbari (a mix of chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and occasionally avocado) or pili pili (chilli). Ugali (cornmeal starch) and greasy chips (French fries) are popular sources of starch.

What makes nyama choma so special, is the various accompaniments one have along with the meat. Having a cold beer with nyama choma is one of the most common occurrences anywhere in Naivasha.  

While searching for accommodation in Naivasha, you should not only look out for amenities but also exemplary food joints to keep your stomach in check. The positive news however is that restaurants in Naivasha are quite many hence finding one shouldn’t be a daunting task.

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