Dinner at Red Ginger eatery

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What you need to know:

  • There aren't enough words to describe the food at the Red Ginger eatery
  • It was exceptionally scrumptious. All the chicken meals were lip-smacking and very well presented

A few weeks ago there was a Tik Tok video doing rounds on social media about the best restaurants in Nairobi.  Out of the ten that were mentioned, I had only not been to three. Red Ginger Eatery at 2nd Parklands avenue was one of them. My friends and I planned to try out the place on a Thursday evening for a group dinner.

For a Thursday, the place was quite packed. We arrived early enough at 6.30 pm only for us to be told that there was no booking made. We had to find seats ourselves at the bar as we waited for the rest of our friends to arrive so that we brainstorm on what to do. Weirdly enough, our “booker” confirmed she had communicated with the restaurant for a dinner reservation and they had informed her that a table was reserved. We went back to reconfirm and the hostess finally found out that we had a reservation at one of their bandas.

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This butter chicken was finger licking good. Photo | Pool

I loved the banda idea because it gives you privacy and is great for groups. Our waitress was quick on her toes and she helped us choose the best selling meals considering the menu was really overwhelming. The food menu is about 14 pages catering for different diets and cuisines. That’s beside the drinks menu which is equally as big.

We settled on the chicken tikka, stir fried chicken with cashew nuts, butter chicken and the lamb Rendang curry. Clearly we love chicken. The restaurant does not sell pork or beef. Neither do they sell mashed potatoes. For the accompaniments we choose different types of naan, fried rice, masala and plain fries.

There aren't enough words to describe the food. It was exceptionally scrumptious. All the chicken meals were lip-smacking and very well presented. The fries were okay; we loved the butter and garlic naan and the fried rice though a bowl costs Sh600.

In general, this newest state of the art exclusive restaurant fascinated us. Apart from the impolite service we received at the front desk, everything else was great; the setup, décor, ambience and the pricing. Main meals range from Sh800 to around Sh2,500 depending on your order. It's a good place to hold parties or have a nice lunch or dinner date. They also have a koroga section set outside in the garden.

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