Meal Prices at Uhuru's Favorite City Restaurant

  • Kenyans have now established that Barka Restaurant is President Uhuru Kenyatta's favourite joint in Mombasa, according to the frequency by which the head of state has visited it.

    On Thursday, January 16, Uhuru casually walked into the restaurant, despite the commotion by residents who were clamouring to get his attention, to enjoy a light lunch.

    To take the meal, the president was accompanied by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Mwangi wa Iria (Murang’a) and Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) among others. 

    On Wednesday January 23, 2019, the president had also visited the joint, with other prominent leaders in tow, for a meal.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses a congregation after having lunch at Barka Restaurant in Mombasa on January 23, 2019.

    Surprisingly, the joint, located on Kibokoni Road in Mombasa Old Town, is just a regular eatery devoid of special customisation as preferred by the rich and mighty.

    Its menu contains regular affordable meals, including Slice bhajia that costs Ksh 80 per portion, Chicken biryani that costs Ksh 550 as well as Chicken pilau (Ksh550).

    The establishment is relatively cheap as compared to some high-end hotels where food costs as much as Ksh3,000. Villa Rosa Kempinski, in 2019, introduced a gold cup of tea that goes for Ksh5,000.

    Below are the foods available at Barka Restaurant and their respective prices:

    Drinks:

    Juice per glass...........................Ksh 300

    Tea....................................................Ksh 80                        

    Tamarind juice ............................Ksh 150

    Other Meals

    Slice bhajia per packet....................Ksh 80                 

    Chicken biryani .......................... Ksh 550

    Bhajia Kunde per piece...................Ksh 50                 

     Mutton biryani............................Ksh 550

    Viazi Karai .................................. ....Ksh 50              

    Chicken pilau...............................Ksh 550

    Samosa ...........................................Ksh 80                  

    Mutton pilau ...............................Ksh 520

    Mkate Mayai ...................................Ksh 80                   

    Mixed veges ................................Ksh 150

    Mkati tambi......................................Ksh 80                 

    Beans ...........................................Ksh 200

    Mkate sinia .....................................Ksh 80                  

    Fish ...............................................Ksh 440-470

    Kibibi ..............................................Ksh 80                   

    Fried meat ....................................Ksh 450

    Mahamri 1 .....................................Ksh 5                        

    Ugali...............................................Ksh 130

    Chapati .........................................Ksh 30                     

    Burger/Chips ..................................Ksh 180                  

    Kitumbua.....................................Ksh 80                            

    Meat pie ........................................Ksh 120