Deep's Review ‹ Back to Soko Gourmet (dusitD2)
We had booked a table for 4 and duly arrived at 2000hrs. The restaurant was barely full. The ambience is dull and dark and poorly lit. The ceiling is black in color. It was the perfect breeding ground for swarm of mosquitoes. We were shown our table and our shortly later we realized we were getting bitten by the mosquitoes. We looked around and most people in the restaurant had issues with them. We asked for a candle hoping they would go away. We also asked the waiter on what's going on. It's apparently due to the restaurant's close proximity to the Nairobi river and it's the hot season and hence mosquitoes are out. He stated they sprayed the place before dinner. Anyway we ordered our three starters. The waiter only brought in two. After we finished the two we asked for the 3rd one and they stated they forgot! The portions are little and a bit pricey. Nevertheless we ordered the mains and the food was spicy. The portions were okay. By this time more mosquitoes had gathered and were attacking us. We asked for the manager and it was stated they looking into it and it's due to the poorly lit ambience that the mosquitoes keep on coming. They have been fumigating the place but to no avail. We told the manager that it could be a health risk and the mosquitoes could be carriers of a known infectious diseases. The response - it's been worked on. One of our friends visited the washroom and it was the same case with mosquitoes! Overall the experience was bad, over priced food and we not visiting the place anytime soon.