About Us


We prepare and serve only the best of West African food, specializing in recipes from across west Africa including Nigeria and Ghana


Our drinks and cocktails are crafted and freshly prepared with our selection of wines picked to perfectly pair with your meal to complement your experience.


Relax and unwind while catching up with friends or a business exceutives while listening to soothing and mellow vibes from our celebrity DJs.



Mama Ashanti Limited Kenya (Mama Ashanti) was established in 2014 as a limited liability company in Kenya. It is located at plot number 3734/13 on Muthangari Garden road in Lavington, Nairobi. It spans over 849 square meters of indoor and outdoor bar and dinning areas, including an outdoor children’s playground.

With over 50 capable employees, it is a restaurant which offers authentic West African cuisine in the city of Nairobi, Kenya’s most cosmopolitan business environment and populated city. The business owes its origin to Mama Ashanti ltd Uganda which was in existence for 8 years and was marked by its success and popularity as the leading West African restaurant in Kampala. Mama Ashanti Uganda has now relocated to Kenya.

Its name strikes the chord of African pride and maternal care. Ashanti is a tribe from Ghana in West Africa which birthed the founder of Mama Ashanti Uganda, Akuamoah Boateng. The Ashanti tribe is associated with female strength.

Mama Ashanti is targeted at providing good quality home cooked meals at a reasonable price. Nestled in a welcoming, restful family-oriented setting it is a much needed fulfilment to the craving of West Africans in diaspora for a taste of first class home food. It is also an opportunity for the East African who desires to participate in the much-publicised West African experience. It brings the essence of true West African dining to Kenya.

The evolution of Mama Ashanti has come about from the recognition of the need to provide authentic West African meals in an international standard that breaches the gap between customers of all races with different pallets. With a wide range of grills, starters, soups, and meals, Mama Ashanti prides itself for excellent food made from imported West African ingredients and spices. It also provides a variety of continental dishes prepared in a West African style, thereby managing to remain West African while appealing to an assorted variety of clientele. This is the major distinguishing factor of Mama Ashanti from other West African restaurants.


Our History

The introduction of Mama Ashanti to Nairobi on the 12th of September 2014 has been received with enthusiasm from West African residents, East African natives and the never ending trail of people who pass through Kenya for business or tourism on a regular basis. With the business clientele growing significantly on a weekly basis, there is now a need for the business to increase its capacity to accommodate this growing demand.

The vision of Mama Ashanti is simple, intelligently strategized, measureable, achievable, and realistic. Mama Ashanti’s vision is to establish itself as the number 1 brand for West African cuisine in Kenya through accurate delivery of excellence, authentic West African culture and perfect customer service in a serene world class family oriented setting.

Its motto is excellence. Its mission is to establish itself as a restaurant that fully accommodates both eat-in, take–away and home delivery customers. It hopes to achieve this by expanding its scope of products and service offerings in a bid to consistently meet and even exceed all customer expectations. 

We serve the best of West African food, specializing in Ghanaian recipes.Our favorites include egusi (fish), pepe (a fiery goat soup), and plantains (both spiced and non-spiced).