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Having grown up in Shanghai, and travelled extensively, Mr Yao decided to make Nairobi his home. Here, he introduces a “modern Chinese restaurant” where classic comfort dishes are given a contemporary European flair.

Kenrail Towers, Westlands

 0706 567 567

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A more street inspired younger brother to Mr YAO.  An informal all day Chinese café serving the very best dim sum, handmade noodles and small plates.



A selection of Cafe Yao dishes are available  for order through Nyama Mama Xpress.

Tea is as much Chinese as it is East African.  A modern tea salon reminiscent of those in Shanghai where Mr YAO spent lazy afternoons indulging in the finest teas, pastries and cakes.

Experience our  specially curated tea menu at Mr Yao.

  Serving unique ‘London Shanghai’ cocktails, highballs, martinis and whiskies; a place where mixology artistry comes alive. A slick modern space that’s more Soho London with a nod to the Bund in Shanghai.

Experience our distinct cocktails at Mr Yao.

Mr YAO’s passion continues to come alive through the must-taste fusion philosophy of South-East Asia. Fresh ingredients, handcrafted dishes and spice set in sharing style dishes.

UN Avenue, Gigiri


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