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“Great sushi bar upstairs”

Namibia Institute of Culinary Education
Ranked #4 of 128 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Windhoek, Namibia
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253 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great sushi bar upstairs”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The restaurant and bar are typically a popular hangout on the weekends. I always went upstairs where it is a bit quieter and there is a great sushi bar. There was always fresh tuna and other fresh catch.

Visited July 2013
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Thank B G
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officemd, officemd at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Guest
thank you for visiting nice - we invite you to try dining on an open patio in summer, or to host your next private event or company conference at nice too.
Kind regards, Alison
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Perth, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“They may be learning but it's a great place to eat”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

A quality menu, well cooked and presented and served very professionally. A credit to the teaching staff and students alike

Visited October 2013
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officemd, officemd at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Guest
thank you for supporting nice, and for recognizing the efforts of the trainees and their facilitators - it's wonderful to know that we received a seal of approved from a discerning international traveller. We wish you many happy returns to nice, when you next visit Windhoek.
Kind regards, ALison
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Gosford, Australia
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84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

This was a great find, extensive food and wine menu, several choices of seafood and game such as Kingclip, Kudu and Oryx our choices were delicious and well presented. The restaurant is out of the CBD and you need to catch a taxi there and back. Very nice surroundings and ambiance. Service was excellent. Very reasonable prices.

Visited September 2013
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Thank annie567
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officemd, officemd at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Guest
thank you for visiting nice, and thank you for sharing your rating and review with TA readers. We do hope that you will visit nice again on your next trip to Windhoek.
Kind regards Alison
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Derby, England
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good overall, but can and should be better (3.5*)”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Pleasant ambience but food did not quite live up to our [high] expectation.

We were surprised to find it open on a Sunday evening, but emails sent from the UK to enquire hadn't elicited a response and so we ended up booking a table through our [excellent] B&B. We didn't see much evidence of trainees amongst the front of house staff - quite possibly because it was a Sunday - although others may well have been preparing the all-important food in the kitchen...

Our starters were a respectable squid and prawn ragout on spaghetti but a rather ordinary trio of deep fried cheeses; mains [compared to offerings elsewhere] were a rather dry oryx steak with rice and a somewhat chewy 200g rump steak with a blue cheese dressing on pasta; and desserts were a nicely presented baked cheesecake (albeit with rock hard crumb casing) and a standard fruit salad.

We left a full tip as solicited on the bill (so it can't have been too bad!), but we did leave feeling that it could have been better, especially as the prices seemed relatively high.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Chris_and_Jean
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officemd, officemd at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Guest
thank you for visiting nice - we apologize that your experience did not match what we are trying to achieve, namely consistency in food and service quality. We respect your feedback, and know that our quest for ' good food to each guest every time' remains something to strive for. Your specifics certainly give us direction and we will do our utmost to raise our game. When you visit Windhoek again, please do pop by and assess our improvement.
Kind regards Alison
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The service in the restaurant was perfect, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Lactose-free foods were prepared in a short time upon request. All the dishes were very tasty and delicious. The atmosphere was very pleasant and quiet. The decor of the restaurant is very pretty. The idea of the restaurant is very original and well done!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Letanoczki
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officemd, officemd at Namibia Institute of Culinary Education, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Guest
we are most grateful for your support of nice, and for your kind feedback. please visit us again, to explore our menu in more detail.
kind regards, Alison
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