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“Worst restaurant ever!!!”
Review of Dari Restaurant

Dari Restaurant
Ranked #51 of 566 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The restaurant has been built at the edge of a natural spring, in the middle of this indigenous forest with utmost sensitivity to environmental conservation. We did our landscaping with hand wheel barrows to reduce vehicular foot print in the forest. Our well maintained lawns can host up to 4 functions at the same time, totalling to 1700 pax. We also have an ample secure parking facility. One of Dari's best secrets lies in the gardens which is patrolled by beautiful Thompsons' gazelles, Impalas, Dik-diks, Bush babies, Tree hyrax, Tree squirrels and birds like peacocks, cranes, hornbills, sunbirds to name a few.
Nairobi
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant ever!!!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Where to begin with this horrible experience. I was hoping to rate it at less than one. Apparently that is not possible. The food was beyond horrendous. They had a new year's lunch buffet that had the worst tomato soup we had ever tasted as it was made from canned tomatoes and had an acrid smell and taste to it. They did not have bread rolls for the soup but just plain, awful bread. The salad was basically salsa (kachumbari) and lettuce. With NO salad dressing. The main was roost potatoes (whatever those are), pilau, chapati and roast chicken/pork. No stew, no plain rice, no potatoes, no lamb, no stir fry station, no carving station, nothing vegetarian. The dessert was a fruit salad (whose watermelon was not fresh) and some cake that was so dry it had to have been made 3 days prior. Horrible. Did I say the food was disgusting. I hope I have said it enough times for you to remember. All this for Ksh. 3,000 per person. Total waste of money as the food was worth not more than Ksh. 200.
After we complained, they let half the table order a la carte. We had grilled chicken and the pan fried tilapia on a bed of pureed sukuma. Nothing to write home about. At that point we all just wanted to get out of there. Despite all this, they still charged the full amount for the buffet for the few of us who had suffered through it. They could clearly see the displeasure on all the people's faces but not an apology came from them. We quickly went to another restaurant to eat as we were starving.
The only good thing about this place is the ambiance and the grounds. So if you want to pay an arm and a leg for that, go right ahead. My point - do not bother.

  • Visited January 2014
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Malmo, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
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“Average lunch”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Had lunch at Dari, the restaurant is nice with a big garden and a patio. Really nice sitting outside. The menu offers quite a wide range of dishes. The food, had the sirloin stek, was ok, nothing special. The staff was fast and service minded.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Magnus R
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“Great family restaurant. Amazing ambience”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We had a great time and I highly recommend this place for serene family lunches. Amazing sunday brunch

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank karovia
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