I am told Fish is good for brain health ( it makes you smarter) when the CEO of Facebook visited kenya he had fish at this spot . So I thought I sit on the same chair he sat on and order the same from the menu , let’s see what happens when I eat this fish Pic: Photo Courtesy/L Kimani/Facebook|Images
By Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Diary of a Diasporian:Lenny Kimani Samples “Mark Zuckerberg Special” at Mama Oliech’s eatery in Kenya
Mama Oliech’s eatery is located in Yaya Centre near Kilimani area, an affluent neighborhood in the city of Nairobi,Kenya
Mama Oliech’s eatery became famous after Mark Zuckerberg(worth US $74.2 billion )American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur/CEO Facebook, in the company of Information and Communication Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and Principal Secretary Victor Kaylo ate fish and ugali at the reastaurant when he visited Kenya in early September 2016
We had an opportunity to visit Mama Oliech’s eatery with two of my friends from the U.K, Ikram & Zubair
This was our experience
The restaurant had a calm atmosphere and was full of families and friends gathering for a nice meal and a great place to hold a meeting
The eatery’s ambience had an authentic African feel.
We sat inside,at a table where Mark Zuckerberg sat literary the same table, same chair as it is a custom to many visitors at the restaurant
There was outdoor seating that looked very inviting however, we moved to the inside because it was too close to the parking lot.
Something to note the prices at the outdoor seating were 30% higher for the same food and the waiters did not inform the customers of the difference in costs either outside or inside.
The ugali and local vegetables were delicious and the fish was tasty.
We ordered the very same meal Mark Zuckerberg ordered.
The meal is called fish special and cost $10, it comes with two sides of ugali and kale ( locally known as sukuma wiki )
The fish was a good size for the price and the food was filling.
The waiters were friendly but too relaxed and casual,especially for folks used to larger, fast- food franchises in the west. Pic: Facebook/Images
The waiter’s also gather in groups to converse which seemed out of place especially for new or returning visitors.
Mama Oliech’s stands for it’s name in delivering quality delicious food that took about 10-15 minutes to get to our table.
Parking is small and could be tricky during peak hours so avoid peak hours,like lunch and dinner time.
Overall my experience was excellent i would definitely visit again,very balanced,healthy foods, a must for every visiting Diasporian.
Not to mention,Mama Oliech’s eatery has free WIFI⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ .
By Lenny Kimani
Lenny & wife June Kimani are now (Business Consultants)who recently relocated from Boston,Massachusetts to Kenya after leaving in America for more than a decade.
Lenny (left) Ikram center & Zubair right