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“Really good food - Really good service”

Namibia Institute of Culinary Education
Ranked #3 of 132 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: the Namibian institute of culinary education (nice) is a restaurant and bar with a subtle sophisticated boutique atmosphere, modern yet stylish and comfortable. Besides being a commercial restaurant and functions venue, nice also serves as an active training ground for trainees honing their skills in the culinary arts and food & beverage service.
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Really good food - Really good service”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We have been at NICE on the first evening in Namibia, we were tired after our 18hours trip to reach Windhoek.

We did not know where to go, so we asked at a Bed&Breakfast for a restaurant nearby, and the recommended NICE. So we went of to find the place.

We looked like some sort of really tired travellers and we were looking worse. Anyway we have been treated really NICE, besides we found ourselves misplaced due to our very casual clothing. ;-)

The food was great, really great! We had curry rice with klipfish as main course and really liked it.
Our waitress was very alert at all time, without being to brash, so we really enjoyed our first evening in Namibia.

As we were very tired, we did not try the wine, but the card looked really interesting.

If you want to spent a nice evening with great food and a very cosy and warm atmosphere, go there, and give it a try!

  • Visited September 2012
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officemd, md's office at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you for sharing your nice experience, and rating the food "really great" - it is pleasing to note that you enjoyed your first night in Namibia, and we hope the rest of your trip was filled with the same culinary standards and staff efficiency. We look forward to welcoming you when you visit Windhoek again.
Kind regards, Alison
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Switzerland
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158 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great food, great service!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The best restaurant we found in Namibia during our 2 weeks trip!

Very nice atmosphere (romantic) and great food!
great tournedos rossini....

Prices are very reasonable for what you get!

Warmly recommended

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank nicolas414
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officemd, md's office at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Guest
We appreciate you taking the time and trouble to review nice, and 'tell the world" that our prices are very reasonable. Our impressive exterior as well as our interior decor alludes to a fancy and pricey restaurant, however you have confirmed that we are a venue with a nice atmosphere, great food and reasonable prices .... what more could a guest ask for. A million thanks, for sharing your thoughts through TA.
Kind regards, Alison
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Windhoek, Namibia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor service”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Receive very poor service from staff. Management wasn't any better. I would go there if they have a show, but never again to eat.

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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“These Students are Ready for Graduation”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I had never been to a restaurant staffed by students learning culinary arts. So I was a bit weary. But, as soon as we entered the beautifully decorated building, my fears were allayed. We were promptly seated and given menus. The fare was varied. The service was very earnest but at times not up to professional standards. However, that was just a part of the experience. The meal was well presented and enjoyable. The desserts were especially good.

Visited August 2012
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Thank GracieG2015
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officemd, md's office at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your review - we are obviously delighted that you were satisfied with your nice experience, and that any fears were allayed when our team displayed their capabilities. Your feedback is an encouragement to both our trainees and permanent staff - thanks again.
Kind regards, Alison
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“One of the Top restaurants in Windhoek”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Excellent foods, good wine selection, excellent service. Just a bit to the expensive side. The atmosphere is also excellent & romantic. And if you choose: it can be noisy too at the bar. Also a sushi bar just next to the main restaurant which is also quiet, cosy & romantic...

Visited August 2012
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