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“Saffron Restaurant, Yaya Food Court” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Yaya Centre

Yaya Centre
Argwings Khodek Road, Nairobi 00508, Kenya
+254 20 2713360
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Ranked #61 of 362 Restaurants in Nairobi
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Saffron Restaurant, Yaya Food Court”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

On 3rd January 2014 my wife and I went for lunch at the Food Court and we decided to have Indian food at Saffron Restaurant, it was the most terrible dining experience I've ever had!! The waiter was shabbily dressed, we couldn't help but notice how filthy his shoes were plus he reeked of alcohol! The food took half an hour to come and it was cold when it arrived; it was bland and tasteless - it was obviously not freshly cooked! It was obviously one of those supermarket curries. It was a lousy lousy experience and I will definitely NEVER be going back there any time soon. I'd caution anyone planning to go there to give it a wide berth!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Bangkok Chinese Restaurant at the Yaya Centre Food Loft”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The food is generally very good there. I have eaten there severally but the last time I did it was a take away and had asked for it to be made medium spicy and when I got home was disappointed to find they had not put any spice at all. Otherwise they are generally good although expensive in my opinion.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ya Ya!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good medium size shopping centre that the tourist is probably going to feel "at home" in. Good supermarket and a really great bookshop. Avoid the markets on Sunday they are a tourist rip off! or be sure to be ready for the aggressive bartering process - not exactly a relaxing experience! Has a international bank and currency exchange shop - so it accomodates many needs of the traveller.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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Atlanta
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112 reviews
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“A nice, medium-sized urban shopping center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Yaya Center has many shops with a wide variety of merchandise plus a bank (Standard Chartered), cell-phone center, salon, restaurants, clothing, a very good bookstore, etc. It's a little hard to navigate since the shops are on 5 different levels (there are escalators to go up, stairs to come down). It would be handy if they posted maps of each level around the center so you could more easily find the shop you want.

Visited November 2013
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Espoo, Finland
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“Nice, a little bit smaller shopping center in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Good collection of speciality shops and services, some of them You cannot find anywhere else. Not so busy as some of the bigger ones, so the experience might be a bit more relaxing :)

Visited September 2013
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