Nairobi — President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday launched the Nairobi Street Kitchen (NSK), Nairobi’s newest and most unique dining experience.
The first street kitchen of its kind in Kenya, NSK incorporates an eclectic collection of restaurants, bars and entertainment spaces setting the perfect mood for any occasion.
Speaking at the launch event at NSK, Mpaka Road, Westlands in Miritini, Group CEO of Simba Corp, Mr. Dinesh Kotecha said, “We are extremely pleased to unveil the long-awaited innovative street food market. It is the first of its kind in Kenya as it incorporates a kaleidoscope of culinary adventure of 11 different cuisines including Mexican, South East Asian, Portuguese, Indian street food presented in fun, expressive and creative setting.”
In his remarks, the President congratulated NSK for being innovative and creative to add a unique culinary experience to the hospitality industry. The Ministry of Tourism is encouraging Kenyan destinations to market their experiences to the world.
In 2020 Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Tourism Research Report to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the local tourism sector which was disrupted by unprecedented drop in hotel demand leading to closure of most hotels and job losses.
This was due to cancellation of meetings, conferences, accommodation and exhibitions. Since August, 2020 when international flights were opened up the hospitality industry is recovering. The government is encouraging tourism experiences like NSK to energise the industry, rise from the ashes and thrive again as restrictions are loosened up and economy open ups.