A Thriving Kenyan Restaurant in America

Just imagine visiting a foreign country and finding a restaurant that serves your favorite Kenyan food. This is what ‘sahani’ has cut a niche for itself in the state of Alabama.

Run by David Kimani , a Kenyan originally from Kiambu , ‘Sahani’ serves authentic Kenyan dishes like samosas ,nyama choma,and chapati to the wider community of Birmingham.

David Kimani was born in Kenya and moved with his parents to America when he was 4 years old. He grew up and schooled in America and on Sunday afternoons his dad would grill for him and his siblings ‘nyama choma’ which would give him nostalgia.

This gave him an idea to establish a restaurant that serves Kenyan dishes and named it ‘Sahani’ which means plate in kiswahili .

He initially wanted to start a brick-and-mortar restaurant then Covid happened which put his plans on hold till May 2021 where he leased a food truck and opened the business.

Kimani prefers a mobile truck over a brick-and-mortar restaurant because of its mobility as with the latter, one relies on people visiting your premises while with the food truck you can go where the customers are in different locations.

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