Burger Hut: Nairobi Kenya’s Best Burger

By Mark Wiens 23 Comments

The Double Hut Burger and Masala Chips

Location: Burger Hut, Nairobi, Kenya, in the area of Westlands

Cost: Burger with Chips- 240 KES Kenya Shilling ($3.11 USD)


This is NOT an ordinary burger.  This is the ultimate African answer to all Western food that is an oozing masterpiece of success.  Growing up in Nairobi, the Double Hut had come to my rescue on more than a few occasions.  Returning to Nairobi 4 years later, I headed directly to Burger Hut to order the pilgrimage worthy item.

I’m surry, sar (sir), we arre outt ove beefs.”  How could a restaurant named Burger Hut be out of BEEF, I was outraged!!!  I returned the following day and ordered my favorite “Double Hut Burger.”


Starting from the top, a sesame bun, unkown whitish pink sauce,  fried egg, Kenyan cheese, lucsious beef, pickles, tomato, more sauce, lettuce, bun, beef, cheese, more sauce, lettuce, bun, and maybe a little extra grease and special sauce thrown in randomly for just a few extra added calories.  The result is an ultra greasy burger explosion that nonchalantly takes the world’s best burger award!


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  • Halldor

    3 years ago


  • Shep Owen

    7 years ago

    First introduced to them in 1987 while watching music videos after moving from D.C. Never stopped loving them. Served my boys home made versions tonight back in DC! Long live the double hut burger!

  • shangwe

    10 years ago

    that food lookes so good!! those photes just my my mouth water!

  • Marc

    11 years ago

    I left Nairobi 23 years ago.
    First thought in my head, Burger Hut.
    I was not deceived at all.


    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Haha, thanks Marc, glad you liked Burger Hut too!

  • josie

    11 years ago

    mine was simply soggy with lots of fat or butter whatever it was and the beef pattis which were
    something from 80percent mashed potato in 20 percent beef.If you want to tell me those burgers
    are great i have no words for you ….

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Hey Josie, they may have changed ownership… I think my friend mentioned they had shut down. Too bad it wasn’t good…

  • Mark Wiens

    13 years ago

    @Roger: Thanks for sharing Roger! Glad you enjoyed Africa’s best burger at Burger Hut!

  • Roger

    13 years ago

    Rest Easy… the Double Bacon Beef Burger lives on… having read this article we made our way to the Burger Hut TODAY.

    The “hut” is in a small alleyway opposite the infamous Black Diamond Night Club in Nairobi…

    AND it was all that the description about says… We especially liked the “whitish pink sauce of unknown origin”.

    Ahh Burger Hut – your legion of fans continues to grow…

    we shall pay homage to your water damaged tables and plastic chairs again – simply for the glory that is a Double Beef Bacon (we avoided the Triple Beef on the basis of a health warning from my arteries) !!

  • Eva & Jeremy Rees

    14 years ago

    Incredible. I gave up on burgers abroad after the second sad try. This is where I should have gone in the 1st place!

    • Mark Wiens

      14 years ago

      I agree, I usually don’t ever try to eat burgers, however stumbling into Burger Hut with friends many years ago was a delight. If you get to Nairobi, Burger Hut is a must!

  • Nisha

    14 years ago

    Oh my !! I am feeling so hungry to see it.

    This is morning here… breakfast time but after looking at the picture I think the quantity is good for lunch. I should have lunch first. 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      14 years ago

      You are correct Nisha, I don’t think food choices should be any different from breakfast to lunch!

  • Mark Wiens

    14 years ago

    Haha, that is quite ironic, what country was that in?

    • Shary

      12 years ago

      Haha pretty ironic i must say…heel raar 😀

  • Gary Arndt

    14 years ago

    True story: I once went to a KFC that was out of chicken.