My Take: Nothing hits the spot like a nice cold frothy beer on a hot sunny afternoon…but when ‘someone’ keeps complaining about your beer belly, you sometimes have to drink juice 😒. If you’ve tried the juices at Java then you know they can sometimes be bitter..ish, tip is to order juice for the fruit in season, or just ask the waiter, otherwise you might be served juice that tastes like battery acid. But you can never go wrong with Pineapple and Mint
Desc: Mint-Pineapple-lemonade, Tree-tomato-lemonade (or something)
Price: Approx Ksh.350
Location: Every 300 Meters
My Take: Ugali is considered to be the ultimate Kenyan dish, served with meat and vegetables, some would call it the staple food of Kenyans. One of the best places to enjoy Ugali, especially with fish and traditional vegetables is undoubtedly Ronalo’s restaurant located in the heart of the Nairobi CBD. Its famous for its tasty fish and generous quantities.
Location: Kimathi Street, Nairobi. (View on Map)
My Take: If you like a restaurant overlooking water, then you’ll love the outdoor setting of Lagoon restaurant. It has a nice view as you look across the Lagos Lagoon to Lagos Island especially at night. They have a variety of cuisine on their menu, mostly international, but also have local food available. We ordered some indian food – cant recall specifically which food, but there was Naan and some chicken. Also had some Chinese – Cashew nut chicken and fried rice and an assorted meat platter. The food was really good, and the quantities generous (No time did I complain about the portions in Nigeria). A nice place to take a date or to chill out on a hot sunny day.
Location: Victoria Island, Nigeria (View on Map)
My Take: First apologies for the out of focus pic, I had shaky hands that day, probably withdrawal symptoms from not having Chicken Wraps for a while. I was in Oga land recently and my friend (the best 👍) took me for lunch at Cactus Restaurant. The restaurant is really nice, large, felt almost like was in a ballroom restaurant. Its frequented by a lot of foreigners probably because of it’s wide selection of Continental cuisine, Chinese and Indian as well. I had the Mushroom Chicken (Extra spicy – because that’s how every other meal is in Nigeria) and Fries, it was excellent. If you find yourself in Nigeria and not in the mood for Jollof, Egusi and their Swallows. Try out this place
Price: Approx NGN 3500
Location: Victoria Island, Lagos (View on Map)
My Take: It might not be the typical restaurant you’d expect me to post on, but, there’s just something about the Chicken wraps at Chicken Inn that’s got me hooked (I think they sprinkle some certain white powder 😉 somebody cue in 🎵🎵”I’m in ❤️ with the coco”🎵🎵, coz am seriously addicted to those wraps) Try them out spicy 😋
Price: Ksh. 350
Location: Near you
My Take: If not for anything else, you’ve got check out this place for the ambiance. I don’t know how best to describe it, its got a somewhat East Asian feel (probably Thai) haven’t been to Thailand (yet!) but I think that’s the theme they were going for? So needless to say they’ve got Asian cuisine on their menu, we had Rice(they serve it in a bamboo ‘bowl’ thingy, which I thought was pretty cool) and Cashew nut Chicken. The food was on-point and the service was good too. They could improve on the portions though.
Location: Lower Kabete (View on Map)
My Take: About Thyme is one of the restaurants that has been on my radar for the longest time. I’ve read so many reviews about the place and had to give it a try. I took my wife there for her birthday, more than a year ago (tells you how late this post is 😦 ). I cannot honestly remember the exact meals we ordered, but I know it was some sort of chicken, served with rice and steak served with potato wedges, I think. The restaurant has an interesting ambiance, the area has a lot of trees, and a nice outdoor setting – best enjoyed on a hot day.
Location: Peponi Road (View on Map)