If you expect Northern European standards regarding comfort and hygiene, it can be quite a difficult task to find a place to eat in Nakuru, but restaurant Gilanis located one stair up at the supermarket with the same name, turned out to be a realy good choice. With some of Nakuru’s nicest and cleanest restrooms, and a menu, where most of the items were well below 200KES (2,5USD), Gilanis quickly stole our hearts.
The other guests in the restaurant were mostly local, so our somewhat paler appearance and Kristin’s blonde hair caused quite a stir and even distracted a little boy at the neighboring table so much that he had trouble eating his food.
The food at Gilanis was typical Kenyan fare and thus a bit to the heavy side, but that was fine, since we were very hungry after a long day at Nakuru National Park. Gilanis’ chips, and the different kinds of dip, they were served with, were really tasty and the freshly made strawberry milkshake was also a winner. We chose a table near one of the windows so we could enjoy the kitschy, yet very original, views of the supermarket’s aisles.