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“Good food bad service.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of China Jiangsu Restaurant

China Jiangsu Restaurant
Westlands Rd, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #247 of 301 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Asian
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2 reviews
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“Good food bad service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had been to Jiangsu several years back and remember enjoying the experience and the food. The restaurant décor has not changed much from several years ago. The restaurant is bigger with additional cubicle dinning space to the left of the entrance. The balcony seating no longer appears to be in use.

The restaurant has an extensive menu. My dinning partner ordered the pumpkin soup and was informed by the waiter that it would take too long to prepare. On enquiry as to the expected time frame for arrival of the soup the waiter said that it would take 30 minutes. My dinning partner was fine with the 30 minute wait but the waiter insisted that it would take too long and refused to take the order. On enquiring why it would take too long the waiter was unable to respond.

My dinning partner ended up with the mushroom soup which he enjoyed. It was “very moushroumy”. I ordered the mixed vegetables and the sizzling prawns. The mixed vegetables were done just right. The sizzling prawns arrived covered with a metal bowl that the waiter immediately opened leading to hot sauce from the cast iron plate landing on our clothes, skin, and in my eye! Despite the sizzle spray the prawns were good.

After dinner we tried to order coffee and another drink but were informed that the restaurant closes at 10:30pm and they could not take any orders. This was at 10:20pm. No one mentioned the closing time when we walked in at 9:00pm. It took another 25 minutes for our bill to arrive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Not a special restaurant by any stretch of the imagination. They have a very wide and extensive menu, which I think is part of the problem as there's no specialisation. It's evident that the meat used in one dish would also be used in another one. They do have a good selection of vegetable dishes, although the tofu tasted like it was slightly burnt. The sweet and sour chicken was a bit bland, as was the chicken. The sizzling chicken was very nice, however, and was easily the best dish we had that evening. Unfortunately the restaurant does not include tax on the menu, so be prepared for an inflated bill at the end. Around 26% of the bill went to 'taxes', I don't quite know how that happened, but it did. Between the 4 of us, with 4 drinks, but quite a few mains and a couple of starters, we paid around Ksh. 6,500, inc. 26% in taxes.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Good chinese food, value for money and good ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011 via mobile

It is actually hidden in soin arcade on the second floor. Same floor as skylux bar. Food is excellent and the ambience gives u a feeling that u r in a decent chinese restaurant. Food comes in big portion hence perfectly ideal for group dinner.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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