Meet Bradox Osumo, Owner Of Nairobi Most Popular Fish Restaurant – The BigFish

Fish is widely regarded as one of the healthiest foods in the world, and the American Heart Association recommends eating it at least twice a week for a healthy diet. Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and many other essential nutrients.

In Kenya, fish has become a popular delicacy, enjoyed in many communities across the country. The BigFish, also known as Osumo, has become a household name in Nairobi. Founded by Bradox Osumo and his sister Maureen Adhiambo, the restaurant is famous for its mouth-watering fish dishes.

Maureen, a trained teacher, used to sell fish as a side business by the roadside in Nairobi’s Roosters estate. Bradox, who was then jobless, decided to help his sister run the business. In 2016, they established The BigFish with the aim of selling big fish at an affordable price.

Today, The BigFish has two branches in Nairobi, with plans to expand to Ngong Road and Mombasa Road. The restaurant employs over 40 staff and is one of the most active brands on social media. It gained popularity through a viral Twitter post, which attracted a lot of orders.

Customers of The BigFish love coconut fish, and there are no specific criteria for how to eat fish – you can start from whichever part you want. The best accompaniment for fish is Ugali, although Arab-speaking customers prefer it with rice. The restaurant only sells Tilapia, and customers can choose between the dry or wet option.

At The BigFish, meals are prepared fresh and cooked to order. Osumo sources his fish from Migori County five times a week, and the Westlands branch sells an average of 100 pieces of fish daily. The restaurant is also home to a fruit juice and smoothie business run by one of Osumo’s sisters.

In conclusion, The BigFish has become a go-to place for those looking for a delicious fish meal in Nairobi. Its success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its founders, who started the business with a passion for selling big fish at an affordable price.