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“Good Evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zafferano

Zafferano
Forest Rd | Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #153 of 300 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Near Victoria furniture/Southern Sun Hotel
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Good Evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

If you lack a place to go to, don't mind eating in bit's and your pocket is accomodative, you tongue will certainly enjoy itself, that much I can guarantee.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great intro to the sophisitcated side of Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

After a long day of travel my family joined me for dinner at Zafferano in the Parklands area of Nairobi. After dealing with the culture shock that accompanies arrival we were all pleasantly surprised by the sohisticated decor and cusine of Zafferano. While it was too cool to eat on the covered patio (restaruant is on the 3rd floor of an officeish building), we sat indoors and enjoyed excellent service and truly delightful eats off their prix fix menu. Unlike some of the other reviews I see, ouor service was good and the management attentive. The restaruant wasn't full, though we were eating a bit early (7PM) for the neighborhood. There is parking at the door and security. All-in-all we would go back.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fashionable Dining?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

After reading much about this restaurant we decided to have an early Father's Day dinner. The decor and ambiance is very nice but it ends there. Our evening was punctuated with "We are sorry" by the management. The service was poor, the food was mediocre and the waiters in-attentive. We ordered a Pineapple & Mint drink which was a disaster. The barman failed to core the pineapple leaving annoying fiber that made it difficult to drink. When we asked for another drink as this was not palatable the waitress quickly informed us that she would have to pay for it!
Management really needs to pull its socks up.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nic decor, poor food, unhelpful staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had a family dinner here a few weeks ago. The restuarant is well set up and the ambience is lovely. Unfortuantely, we quickly foudn the staff to be unhelpful....our waitress asked for assistance to pull together tables for our group and her colleagues refused to help! That should have said it all but we looked passed that and settled down for dinner. They management served complimetnary hors d'ouvres which were average. WE ordered a selection of starters to share including the prawn cocktail (not ssure how a single serving was to be shared), the mushrooms (think they were in batter and garlic), and something else...nothing exciting. OUr main courses soon followed and again these fell short of expectations. The food was bland, the meat was hard and the overall meal was less than satifsying. We skipped desserts! THey also had this awful music in the background - some artists tryign to recreate current chart topping hits.....we asked to have the music changed but they simply turned down the volume a little....i think they didnt have anything else to play.
Overall, i was quite disappointed....doubt i will go back any time soon.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“High Quality Dinning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Large selection of available courses all cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend the apple pie for desert - any michelin star chef would be proud to have it on their menu.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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