Monikos KitchenGround Floor, Lavington - Valley Arcade, Nairobi
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Moniko's; never again. S l o w and sloppy service, too many tables, too close together. Order a salad and you get 90% lettuce leaves, with a few pieces of avocado, salmon or whatever thrown in. The bread served with our salads was old, hard and bone dry. We complained to the owner, but he said it must have been toasted by accident ... This place is a farce.
I've been to Monikos mainly in the daytime and have enjoyed it every time I go, though in the middle of a shopping centre, it doesn't feel like it. The space is calm and I can get into my work with the occasional top up on coffee and or eat a meal. I really enjoy their pasta and cause I'm usually rushing through stuff, I avoid ordering burgers, though I hear they have some great options. I'll be back to try those at a more relaxed time.
We had two great waiters: Eric and Brian. My burger was great, perfectly juicy. Good value for money all round.
The cocktail menu is really boring!
There is a big clear red sign on your wall that reads "No Smoking. Penalty KES 50,000". That sad clients freely smoke at any corner of your restaurant and to quote your waiters "people usually smoke. We only ask someone to stop smoking if another client complains". This as they (waiters) tiptoe around the smoking clients especially foreigners. I had a bad experience last evening. I personally asked all the clients who were smoking to put out their cigarettes something that you should be enforcing in the first instance. Shockingly your staff and manager were willing to move these clients to a table further away from mine and allow them to smoke.
Monikos Kitchen you are deliberately breaking the law. I will bring this to the attention of the relevant authorities. In the meantime I am voting with my feet. You have lost a good number of loyal customers
A lovely place located in Valley Arcade. A nice place for a Sunday Brunch.