Olpul Steak House & GrillRiverfront, Two Rivers Mall, Gigiri - Two Rivers, Nairobi
Was there this week on Wednesday and I must say I was impressed. Despite the numerous bad reviews the restaurant has certainly improved. Food was excellent. Steaks at the right temperatures that were requested and dont let me start on the cocktails. I had a great experience and I do hope they continue with this momentum.
I read an article by Biko in the Business Daily and decided to patronize this establishment. I wish I'd read the reviews here first.
After late night shopping with my wife we arrived at around 9 pm. The place was relatively empty with only 2 other tables (6 and 2 patrons respectively) waiting for their orders. After we sat we we presented with the menu and for our starters we ordered the prawn tempura and chicken coconut soup.
Then the waitress disappeared. Poof. Gone. Never saw her again until we were leaving.
We waited for about 10 minutes sitting at the table twiddling our thumbs with no drinks and since we had not ordered for our main course, my wife decided to go to the bar and fetch the wine list then the fiasco began.
Every wine we asked for was not available. It was like a game of 21 questions. After the waitress went back and forth to the bar about 3 times, she admitted that none of the wines listed were available and they were thinking about changing the menu. Fed up my wife decided to go to the bar and select what was on offer. We finally settled on a Roodeberg red wine, whose label was half torn and dirty.
The starters arrived with a different waitress. The prawn tempura was a single strip of batter with very little prawn and the soup was lumpy like it was out of a packet and the chicken tasted burnt. The steak was okay but that was because its from Morendat and you can't mess it up, but the lamb chops were dry.
Finally if you want to use the washroom, be advised to use the ones in the mall (be prepared to walk) as there is a man trap bang in the middle of the ladies and the smell is unbelievable.
The service was okay. Their rump steak was well done to perfection. Food portions were as expected. I had a beef burger which was good and also got to sample their milkshakes which were excellent. Great ambiance with a nice outdoor view.
Nice meals .. Ambience, friendly staff. .... Ask for Winnie, she'll serve you nicely
AWESOME Love it