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“Saffron Restaurant, Yaya Food Court” 1 of 5 stars
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Yaya Centre
Argwings Khodek Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #91 of 318 restaurants in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“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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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“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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