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“Nice ambience”

Seven Seafood & Grill
Ranked #19 of 628 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: American, African, Caribbean
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Already considered to be Nairobi's premier steak and seafood destinations, Seven's distinctive and innovatively designed restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of the finest Indian Ocean seafood and the finest cuts of locally produced beef aged on site in a glass, humidity controlled meat rooms. A mouth-watering array of oysters, lobsters, prawns and ocean fish are delivered daily, freshly prepared and accompanied by Seven's signature sauces. Meat lovers are well catered for, with exclusive, hand-selected cuts of Kenya's finest beef that have been carefully aged and butchered in house. Reviewed as the best in town, indulge in one of Seven's decadent desserts to complete Nairobi's most unique dining experiences.
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Ambience great but not impressed with the menu offerings. Am sure you could do much more. However food that is served is of good quality and presentation. Just work on your menu

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Being about 500 km from the sea, I'm often a bit wary about seafood in Nairobi ... the most common fish are tilapia and Nile perch from Lake Victoria. However, Seven somehow manages to get a supply of quite a variety of fresh seafood; you're waiter will be happy to inform you of what's available on the night you visit. Served in a variety of quite satisfying ways, perhaps the most popular is the whole grilled fish served in Seven's signature "toast rack" manner which places the fish vertically. Works just fine.

Other aspects of the restaurant are a little disappointing. I've yet to find a starter which is truly worthwhile. Not Seven's fault, but African oysters are just a total waste of time, so tiny they're hard to find in their shells. If you're used to Pacific Oysters, rock oysters or those unique Kiwi Bluff Oysters, give them a miss. I've tried about four or five different starters, and none of them were truly outstanding.

The wine list is nothing really special, and they have a small bar but what's the point, the Mercury Lounge is virtually next door and is one of the best drinking venues in town. Nothing special about the ambiance, this last visit I noticed that some of the fabrics and surfaces were looking a little worn, and a particular gripe of mine is that the seating is too tightly packed, your fellow diners are just a couple of feet away. Prices are a tad on the high side for Nairobi, but not enough to be a deciding factor.

Don't understand another contributor's complaint about the parking, there's a huge parking lot out there, I've never had a problem parking reasonably close to the restaurant. None of the above is enough to stop me from going there from time to time, I do miss decent seafood and Seven is really about the only place in Nairobi where you can really get it. But the total dining experience leaves a little to be desired. Best to have a main course in Seven, then duck next door into Mercury for a decent drink and some pleasant company and music.

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1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The place has both indoor and outdoor seating, very nice ambiente. The waitress announced several specials of the day which sounded so good that a look in the menu was unnecessary. The choices of fish were great, tasted very good and the service was nice, friendly and efficient. Go there and try your luck without a reservation (like we did) but a reservation seems recommendable.

1  Thank leolimoncello2003
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

My colleagues & i took a visiting guest out for dinner & i recommended Seven [to win some brownie points :-) ].We started off with drinks @ The Mercury Lounge next door then proceeded to Seven for dinner when the entire party showed up.

- Great service ; not much of a sea-food fan [except crab] so asked the waiter for recommendations on everything [starters, entree & dessert] and he was absolutely pleasant.
- Great atmosphere/ambiance ; the blue-lighting theme is very inviting esp. in the evenings/at night.
- Great food ; esp. loved the starters & desserts.

- Disappointing entree ; chose the 'hot stone' tuna dish which didn't come anywhere close to what Yuls [Mombasa] have to offer.
- Given this is a fine-dining establishment, i expected better food presentation.
- Poor choice of location ; The ABC Place can get crowded esp. at night [because of Mercury] hence parking can become a nightmare.

NB ; If you enjoy sampling restaurants like i do, give it a shot!

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1  Thank FearlessInfluencer
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

hard to believe one is in nairobi...
food is good, restaurant is always full... the portions are perfect,
the presentation of the food is somehow weak
flavor of each ingredient is detectable...
wine list is ok for kenya standards
service is friendly and accomodating
price is ok

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1  Thank worldtravellerfrance
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