Not bad, slightly overpriced but i dont understand why there was a random flower as the garnish. That was really weird
We had guests from Tanzania and had never been to this restaurant and wanted to try something different so we tried this placed. I wish we had not. Firstly there were hardly any customers in the restaurant which rang alarm bells. The atmosphere looked cheap as well with bright lights which kind of worked to our advantage. All will be revealed. As most reviews state food is pricey and portions and small. Also the presentation looked like you have come to a nyama choma joint. Anyway the main meal came and we had ordered pork dumplings in which we found 2 cockroaches. 1 was inside the dumpling and the other was inside the dish. It was an awful and embarrassing experience. We asked for the manager who came after 10 minutes which felt more like an hour as everyone was sat at the table wondering what to do next. The manager finally came who was not apologetic at all and has a brief word with us and stormed off in the kitchen. All we could here was shouting and a few minutes later the manager came back out. She said this happens everywhere and she would get the meal prepared again but we had lost complete confidence in this place. We told we don't want to eat here and she insisted we paid for the staters and drinks. After abit of argument she let us off and we went to Artcaffe to eat which was much better. Luckily they were open as it was already 10pm on a Sunday night. Avoid like the plague!!!! By the way they have also got a branch in the food court of the junction mall.
I have ordered dim sum from Double Dragon at the food court of the Junction Mall. Until recently, I had however never been to their restaurant at the top floor of mall, and like most people who head to Junction, hardly ever keep my activities beyond the ground floor. If you, like me, have been on the hunt for a good place to get authentic Chinese cuisine in Nairobi, you may want to sit up and take note. Dragons are said to symbolize good luck in the Chinese culture, hence the inspiration behind the restaurant’s name. The menu here splashes around in classic Chinese cuisine, with special attention to its Shanghainese roots and Northern specialities that are favourites of most Chinese expatriates and a growing number of locals in Kenya. There is nothing flamboyant about the menu; It is all straightforward Chinese stuff where each and every dish gets that elegant and special touch from chef Chen Songhao, one that always has you planning your next visit. It is a menu of simple edible Chinese pleasures done about as well as they could be in Kenya, given the different selection of local produce. The Manager Nina Zheng Ye mentioned that they do however import certain key ingredients that might be unavailable here and yet are vital to maintaining that authentic Chinese taste. To keep the dishes creative, Chef Songhao takes trips to Shanghai every two months to find out what’s new and stay inspired. My favourites off the menu included the whole steamed nile perch served in a myriad of sauces and spices, chicken in curry sauce,sweet and sour pork and vegetable fried rice. The braised pig’s foot in chilli sauce in claypot sounded interesting, but I wasn’t feeling very adventurous. Perhaps next time. The restaurant itself has been a passion project of Nina’s who has been at it for about a decade now. She actually did the interior decor herself, going to China for two months to hand select the exact pieces she wanted- right from the art and curtains to lanterns- and then shipping them here. Double Dragon has a fully stocked bar serving Chinese beers, wines, Japanese Sake and local beers and spirits, three large private rooms which customers in large groups can choose to use for free, both indoor seating and an outdoor terrace. Nina has such grand plans for the restaurant, including fantastic events and offers and a live band to attract more patrons. Next time you’re at The Junction Mall, be sure to head up to the fourth floor. Who knows...you just might get lucky.
Having tried both this one in Junction and the one in Galleria I rated it an average usually that was until tonight. I ordered my food for takeaway in Galleria and asked how long they would be, they told me 10 mins. 3-4 minutes later I returned to find my food sitting on the counter waiting to get cold. I asked why my food was not being kept warm and there was no reply. I had ordered their meal deal which includes a free spring roll, but that wasn't inside so I asked where it was. The lady shouted for the chef to come out and then she said that they had run out of vegetable spring rolls and they could make me a chicken one (fair enough but they would have let me go without even mentioning it). I said 'no problem, but I'm not paying any extra because it's not my fault'. As I said that the chef put his finger up his nose and began wandering. At the moment I demanded my money which I had handed over and said I was not going to eat in a place where the chef had picked his nose as God only knows what else he did when I wasn't there. The woman refused and told me she couldn't refund the money to me. After arguing and telling her I would shout out in front of the food hall what the chef was doing, she contemplated and after a few minutes gave me back my money. Along the way there was not one apology given or any way to help the situation. I will never ever go back here after that, That has by far been the worst service I have ever received in a restaurant in Nairobi.
I first tried this restaurant a couple of months back and have been there about 5 times since. They do a solid Chilli garlic chicken. This is my new fave place for Chinese in Nairobi. I was getting a bit tired of the same ol' Liza / Bangkok.
You guys need to check it out. Ambiance not all that but food - Excellent!