Seven Seafood and Grill ABCABC Place, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi
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It has a beautiful ambience but I haven't had anything on their menu that particularly made me want to write home about. It's a good place for a chill evening though..
i'll describe in one word that's simple and easily understandable......AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After quite a few visits I conclude that Seven serve adequate [sea]food, but there's not one dish on the menu that stands out. Ambiance inside is awful; dim blue light and bad acoustics, but on the terrace you breathe exhaust fumes of cars passing by. The complimentary bread and especially the sauces are delicious, but portions are small and to find the side dishes bring a magnifying glass. Some waiting staff is good, while others need prompting too often. Why serve overpriced and pretentious 'design' waters? Contents are and taste the same as ordinary waters! If you like pricey but average food served with carbon monoxide, this is the place to go.
Waiters and waitresses in this restaurant are stealing from customers through the restaurant's so called social hour. The banner outside says local beers at 200 between 4 and 7. Had a tusker malt got charged 350 and they claimed it was not part of the social hour yet it's a local beer. In a separate occasion, still taking local beers, the waitress said the beers were on social hour but after paying my bill she charged me at almost twice the amount. She claimed the social hour ended months ago yet they drag that banner outside every morning. Shame on you
My experience is quite mixed. The place is quiet enjoyable and beautiful and the food did not take long. However, i felt a very artcaffe vibe to the place. I dont know whether its because my friends and i looked young but nevertheless, other people were paid more attention to. For instance, by the time a waiter had come to take our order, the waiter had already served the foreign couple that came after us. The food honestly is too overpriced. One thing that tremendously irritated me was the fact that when our bill came and we gave the exact money with a small tip, the waiter serving us, who by the way was less than extraordinary, brings back the bill with the money we had paid and informed us that it was and i quote 'an obligation' to pay an extra 1,100 shilling tip. When i tried to question her about the extra fee, she became upset and left. I personally have never been to a place or have heard of people tipping at such a rate and making it seem like it was compulsory to do so. I therefore do not see myself going back after such an experience but do recommend the restaurant for people who generally enjoy light meals and a dignified air to a restaurant