A South Indian vegetarian restaurant with several branches in Nairobi. Vegan options are not labeled, so please inquire. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Venue map for Chowpaty Pure Vegetarian Restaurant - Westlands
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15 Reviews

First Review by kennyp353


Points +173

08 Jun 2023

Kinda understand vegans and yummy

Wonderful restaurant- I highly recommend. They were happy to talk about what was vegan on the menu - and noted to chef to make sure no animal products were used. The Chana masala I had was very yummy and filling.

Pros: Super vegan friendly , Yummy , Fast service



Points +210

14 May 2023

Great pure veg Indian food in Nairobi

Nice clean place, cool views from this second story restaurant.

We had veg Manchurian with rice, along with a starter of pani puri. Food was plentiful, decently affordable, and tasty. Would definitely recommend to any vegetarian but vegans need to ask about everything that might have dairy just to make sure!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tasty food

Cons: Interesting location


Points +529

28 Nov 2022

Delicious vegan food

I was never at the restaurant itself but ordered some food. I always wrote them that it should be vegan and when the food arrived it was written at the package. So very trustful for me when it comes to vegan, because I have the feeling they understand what vegan means.. aaand the food so delicous. My favourite dish are the "special garlic mushrooms" they taste a bit like chicken wings. Really recommend Chowpaty :)


Points +107

08 Aug 2022

Good food

Special chilly garlic chips and dhosas are great! They cater for special diets like Jain and Swaminarayan too

Pros: Lots of options


Points +5775

01 Feb 2022

Good flavors

We ordered the chana marsala and Szechuan noodles. Flavors were pretty good. While the menu is quite big, it would have been great to have vegan options marked, as it seems ghee, paneer, and yoghurt are used in nearly every dish. I was surprised that it wasn't possible to make the Thai red curry vegan, which is strange as dairy and eggs are never present in this dish. More tofu dishes would have been great as a protein substitute.


Points +430

03 Jan 2022

Wide selection easily veganised

A wide (and somewhat bewildering) choice of vegeterian Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes. Although vegan options not stated, vegan requests are readily understood and most dishes can be veganised. For this alone, it feels like an oasis in meat heavy Nairobi restaurants. Dishes may be variable and some heavily spiced but you can specify the desired chili heat.

Pros: Easily veganised options, Wide choice, Can order online

Cons: Some dishes may be hit or miss


Points +90

27 Aug 2020

vegan indian food need i say more

i love that there's a place in nairobi where you can get indian food that doesn't have dairy. it was one of my favorite places in nairobi but i preferred the one over at diamond plaza. better service, ambiance and possibly taste

Pros: vegan indian food

Cons: there's room for improvement


Points +133

28 Jan 2020

Muy Buena opción de comida India!

Muy rica comida India, muchísima variedad de vegetariano!
Posibles modificaciones al menú. Yo pedí sin ajo ni cebolla y no hubo ningún problema.
Es picante, aun pidiendo la opción mild la mas leve - mild, medium or hot-
Con la comida vienen sin cargo adicional, varias salsas picantes de diferentes tipos para agregar son 3 tipos.
Comí varias veces, todas fueron pedidas a domicilio por delivery llegan en el tiempo acordado.

Pros: Económico, Muy rico, Variedad

Cons: Un poco picante


Points +120

26 Jan 2020

One of the best vegan options in Nairobi

I have been a regular customer at the Westlands and Diamond Plaza Chowpaty locations since I went vegan in 2016. The food at Chowpaty is delicious and hearty, and full of a variety of flavors. Generally the staff and ownership make a good effort to recommend and provide vegan options. There are lots of mushroom options - chili mushroom, garlic mushroom. You may just want to ask, especially if you take the Indian cuisine, that they use oil instead of ghee or butter.

Pros: Huge selection of items on the menu, Huge range of flavors


Points +58

05 Oct 2019

Fantastic flavors!

Truly great indian food with staff well aware of how to comply with a vegan diet.

Pros: Great selection of vegan indian specialities, Fantatstic flavors

Cons: Lacks a little bit of charm...


Points +498

19 Aug 2019

Masala Dosa Fix!

The staff is knowledgeable about what is vegan, but may not use that term. Just say you don't eat anything cooked with butter, cream, milk or cheese and they'll understand which items to recommend if it's your first time. Definitely try the Pani Puri & Masala Dosa with coconut chutney! So good!

Pros: A number of vegan options

Cons: Can get hot so sit near the A/C unit


Points +536

02 Jul 2019

Great Indian food!

Definitely recommended! Good selection of options, spacious interior, helpful staff and most importantly - the taste is rich.


Points +541

10 Jun 2019

Good food

This place is definitely worth a visit. Nice interior, very friendly and helpful staff who will tell you which dishes are vegan or can be made vegan (they aren’t marked on the menu) and good food that will leave you full and satisfied. It’s also in a quite safe neighborhood as I’ve been told by locals, which is important in Nairobi 😄

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff, Safe

Cons: Quite pricy


Points +59

11 Sep 2017

Best Indian veg in Nairobi

I am an avid fan of Indian food so was delighted to discover Chowpaty in Westlands. Offering a broad selection of both north and south Indian fare, the quality surpasses any other Indian restaurant encountered in Nairobi.

The interior is sleek and colourful with some Indian-themed designs. Staff are very well presented and helpful. The fact that the venue is typically filled with local Indians attests to its popularity.

At the end of the meal, I love the special touch of bringing you hot water in a bowl with lemon/lime juice to wash your hand(s) with.

One minor criticism: I like having saunf (Hindi for fennel seeds) at the end of the meal but have been repeatedly disappointed that they only offer the sugar coated variety. Even when I asked for plain fennel seeds, they were either unwilling or unable to supply them.

Pros: Good quality food , Very popular with local Indians

Cons: Could improve their vegan awareness


Points +1453

01 Feb 2016

Good curry

Had a nice meal here in the heart of Westlands, yards from the party bars. As far as I could tell, we were the only non-Indian customers, so they're doing something very right with Indian food. Vegetable mixed grill starter was outstanding, split between two of us. Delicious naans. Rice was a total rip-off. Price seemed a bit high for what it was, but we both enjoyed it a lot and will definitely return.

Pros: vegetable mixed grill starter, excellent paneer

Cons: rice price is a rip-off, quite expensive

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