Susan Odhiambo

713-40100 Kisumu

Joined In Nov 2020

About Me

I’m a 24 year old social butterfly . A bubbly lover of life who is guided by the firm, steady hand of desire , to seek the little finest things in life and to experience them in entirety. Serenity , simplicity , great food and music are my allies . I love outdoor fun-filled adventures with great company , cuisine exploration , meaningful conversations , artistry expression , colours and all round harmony in all my interactions. I’m a lawyer by profession soon to be an advocate specifically interested in human rights , gender equality , child protection and anti-corruption. And most importantly I’m a lover of life and living in non-conformity.

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
HAVANA OH NA NA NA!
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I don't know about you but I love my cocktails strong and Havana’s cocktails are just that. They serve some strong, exotic, and pocket-friendly cocktails. The kind of cocktails that comes to mind when you've had a long day and would love to be knocked off to sleep in a sweet but solid way, the kind that you sip as you catch up with your people, polite drinking that ends up with a few falls, a laughing fit, and memories too dear. COCKTAILS: Havana has a short and manageable cocktail menu. All of which range from Kshs. 400 - Kshs. 700 1.) Long Island (Kshs.650) made of iced tea, tequila, rum, gin, and vodka all carefully balanced to birth this badass cocktail. Long Island is FUN in a long glass, it goes down so well and the first sip sends you straight to the zone. I love to describe it as a ‘cant-walk-straight’ drink. 2.) Pina Colada (Kshs.450) one word for this drink, YUM! It has pineapple juice, rum, and coconut crème all perfectly mixed, it’s so damn good. 3.) Lime Margarita (Kshs.440) margarita, tequila, and lime. Margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime with all the citrusy aromas and the peppered salt on the rim are just a hit. Highly recommend this drink. Truly and hands down the best cocktails in town.

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
MEAT LOVERS PARADISE
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Local Grill is undeniably the best steak house I’ve ever been to. All they about and all they offer is absolutely immaculate *Chef’s Kiss*. The ambience, the personnel, the food quality, the cleanliness, the furnishings, the lightning are all laid back and consequently sophisticated. It’s hard not to fall in love with a space equipped with hardwood, black coated industrial metal finishing and healthy potted plants. Local Grill is honorably and truly straight up vibes. The restaurant has three seating areas, an intimate seating, larger group seating, bar seating and a private & closed seating area. So all groups of people with their needs are catered for. FOOD: - Price range (Kshs.300 - Kshs. 5400). I find the pricing great for the food quality, the fast service and the extent into which they give you a complete personal experience. They dwell on customer satisfaction, so their A Game is remarkable to say the least. Their menu caters for variety of meals & extensive food choices. Their wine list is impressive and wide-ranging too. So what I ate;- Starter; - Cubed bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar bread dip. The bread was warm, soft and fluffy. Mains; - T-bone Dry Aged (Grain-fed Beef), 500g (Kshs. 3200), and added bone marrow ( Kshs. 300). This steak was medium well, well-seasoned, tender, juicy and grilled to the point of mouthwatering magnificence. It was served with an equally well seasoned bone marrow (YUMMMMMM!!!!), accompanied with a Sweet Potato Mash (Kshs. 350), so creamy, sweet and the texture was just right. (2.) Pork Ribs basted with BBQ Sauce (Kshs. 1500), was prepared to a sheer perfection, served alongside hand-cut crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside Local fries .The ribs were fall of the bone and marinated to the bone. This was so soooo delicious! Local Salad; - local green salad with cheese shavings. Drinks;- The Elephant in the room which is the Elephant Gin with Fitch and Leedes Pink Indian Tonic and berries was sweet and fruity while the Elephant Gin with Fitch and Leedes Indian Tonic with rosemary, lemon and grapefruit was herby and citrusy. SERVICE; - Excellent, quick and personal. Staff are friendly, courteous and very effective. Local Grill is a spot that I highly highly recommend. The ambience is fit for families, business meetings and most importantly romantic interludes. Personally I find it a perfect spot for a date night especially those first dates where you’d love to surprise and leave an impression. Local Grill are keen to give A+ service and A+ quality food which sets them apart from other establishments and this is the reason why I fell deeply in love with them. If you want your taste buds to be in for a treat, then head on to Local Grill. :)

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
INTERNATIONAL AND FUSION RESTAURANT
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If you’re looking for a restaurant with variety then Urban Eatery is your number one to go to. It’s a well-organized, spotless, and stylish space with energized atmosphere. Urban Eatery is situated in a great location, with elegant décor and open space which allows for proper ventilation and natural lighting to grace the space seamlessly, not forgetting that salivating and enticing whiff of food being prepared from their kitchen which tempts you to order everything off their menu ;-) . They pride themselves in global cuisines by providing a new experience to the food and hospitality field in Nairobi. Trust me when I say you will be spoilt for choice, trust me. They are equipped with 4 different kitchens and a signature bar all with a wide range selection of food and drink items. 1) Chop Nairobi (Grills) is a modern kitchen that serves freestyle comfort food. From breakfast to light bitings and to char-grilled feasts. 2) Chiso (Pan Asian) with the tastes of East Asia 3) The Kitchen (continental & Indian) 4) Barista Co, specialty coffee roasters, and Their newly opened Circles Cocktail Bar which is ready for the Happiest Hours (6 pm-8 pm) with enjoyable cocktails. Food; Price range (Kshs.550 - Kshs. 3000) a) Slow cooked mushroom and beef vegetable stroganoff with basmati pilaf, pickles and sour cream (Kshs.1250) b) Chicken Schnitzel served with apple coleslaw (Kshs.990) The portions might seem small on the plate but they are actually very very filling and tasty. Drinks; Strawberry State of mind Banana Nutella Smoothie. These are hands down the most delectable smoothies and slushies in town. Fresh, filling, and balanced. Service; - Their service is excellent. Right from the reception, you feel very welcomed, the staff are hospitable and up to speed with the menu items. If you are an adventurous eater then Urban Eatery is for you.

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN KITCHEN AND BAR
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I visited Mercado Mexican Kitchen and Bar during Nairobi Restaurant Week 2018 edition. Nairobi Restaurant Week is a culinary event that is set in Nairobi with diverse and a number of Nairobi restaurants participating by showcasing the vibrancy of their food and restaurants. All through the week, food lovers are given a chance to enjoy fine dining through customized menus and at affordable prices which is usually at a highly discounted price from the normal prices. So when I found out that Mercado had an NRW lunch menu that was Kshs.1000, the budget student in me had to make my way to Mercado. At the time Mercado was new and was making its way into people’s hearts and well, stomachs ;). Every foodie in my circle of friends and foodies I follow on Instagram had a lot to say about Mercado and I had it on my to-go list, so this was the most perfect time to try out Mercado. DÉCOR: Mercado has a warm and inviting décor, slightly rustic with warm lighting, a modern twist of interior design with a nice kick of vibrant, colorful, and playful Mexican culture. It’s a space curated in a way that you can comfortably hang out the whole day just sipping on wine or their special margaritas as you enjoy the scenic view of the busy Westlands. FOOD: - The mains, Chicken Enchiladas served with chipotle sauce and gratin with cheddar cheese and sour cream. The corn tortilla was crunchy and tasty, the chicken was buttery and juicy and to top it off the chef went hard on the cheddar cheese (the cheese pull was amazing), the filling was so rich and delightfully delicious. I had the salmon especial which was salmon with lentils stew cooked with smoked bacon, tomatoes, and roasted artichokes. This was a well-put meal, carefully executed and beautifully flavored. All the flavors from these ingredients merged so perfectly. However, the portion was too little for this girl with a big stomach, so the party was, you know, short-lived :( . The dessert really showed up though! DESSERT: Aspic de Frutos Rojos, this is gelatin candy made with sweet white wine, red fruits, and mint, served with home-made basil ice-cream. This is an interesting combination and an ice-cream flavor that I never thought existed, it was a creamy, delicate, and completely delicious . It was so damn good. We then ordered house wine to sip as we watched the sunset. Truly a great experience. It’s worth noting that it’s a incredible space for romantic dates as well as for large groups and families with little kids. They have a private dining room for private occasions too. They have a reservation feature which I highly suggest you use as the restaurant gets full quickly. Check them out for a happy hour and taco offers too. PRICE RANGE Food, cake & drink items range from Kshs. 550- Kshs. 3000

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
FINE DINE /HAVEN FOR VEGETERIANS AND VEGANS
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Everything about Boho Eatery is a literal work of art. Walking into Boho Eatery is walking into a space that has been curated to be a vessel for the ultimate expression of nature’s beauty! DÉCOR: The sidewalk is lined with beautiful colorful flowers, the rustic building is pleasing to the eye, the unique lighting bulbs in glass, the marble tables that were once tailored tables, the indoor seating filled with potted plants, the outside seating with swing seats, woven table mats, the Boho pillows, the charming decor, the beautifully plated meals, the green private garden, the boho styled washrooms, the relaxed ambiance, and the vibes are all at an A+ good. Everything, I mean, everything is considerately and beautifully executed at Boho Eatery. FOOD: We had the White Cap Brunch hosted by EatOut and White Cap with a special one-time menu on a different day complete with tea and beertails (yes beertails), and lunch (appetizer, main, dessert) and wine on a different day, but for purposes of this review I'll put the two experiences together. We got genmaicha green tea and jasmine green tea, both go for Kshs.200. The tea aftermath felt so refreshing and really uplifted my mood. We then chilled at the relaxing private garden as we waited for our brunch to be ready. The garden was full of families with their friendly fur buddies. I love dogs so much, so knowing that Boho Eatery is dog-friendly is really and truly a plus for me. For brunch, we had Fueling for nelion plate (poached eggs in a buttery croissant and smoked salmon) & Big Breakfast at Batian (pulled beef served with an Indian sauce and apple chutney).These were all exceptionally too good. For drinks we had the Whitecap brewed mango Mary beertail and whitecap strawberry puree beertail. To be honest, I had a different anticipated taste in my head and mouth so the real thing tasted awful , the fresh fruits were really fighting with the beer, like the taste wasn’t pleasant at all, we struggled to drink the beertails and couldn’t drink past the second sip .The garnish on the other hand were fresh fruits and too pretty so yeah , they had to be eaten ;). For my second Boho visit, we had bruschetta as an appetizer which was so light, crisp, and fresh and the zip by the balsamic vinegar made it to die for. Fresh sweet tomatoes, basil, balsamic glaze, and a lovely baked brown bread that was undoubtedly, the best bruschetta I’ve ever had in my life. For the main dishes, we had the Malaysian Laksa Bowl, Pulled beef bliss brisket burger, and Chicken Tacos. I believe all this go for Kshs. 1500 thereabout, each. The Laksa bowl was a bright and flavorful meal served with smooth and spicy coconut broth and fresh crunchy veggies i.e. radish slices, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, chicken bits. The pulled beef burger was served with the best chili sauce ever and was juicy. The chicken tacos were filling but I found the flour coating too thick that the chicken taste disappears. For dessert, we had the coconut chia pudding, choco brownie with one scoop of vanilla ice cream, and fitters. The coconut chia pudding really stood out for me, it was so so good I fail to find the best word to describe how good it was. WINE: We had Berry Bush Rose wine by Bellingham from South Africa. It is a twinkling pink dry wine that is soft and fruity with succulent strawberry and raspberry flavors. It contains 12% alcohol content and it definitely ticks off as a social sipping wine . Boho is a great place, with quality food and prices which I find fair for the quality that is Boho Eatery. Can’t wait to try other items on their menu, for now, if you haven’t, make a trip down to Karen Hardy, you won’t be disappointed.

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
SOULFUL MEXICAN
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Fonda Taqueria NBO is a delightful space with super cool personnel. From the owner(s), the head chef to the waiters. You get a personal connection experience while at Fonda. The owner Yash Krishna (a very charming person) and Jay Muchai (manager) will welcome you by educating you on the Mexican Tradition and the history of Fonda. It’s incredible how diverse our life experiences are and I do enjoy listening to people’s experiences and perspectives in life, so listening to Yash on how he founded Fonda was top tier. DÉCOR: - The restaurant captures raw Mexican adornments, full of radiant and calming colors, locally sourced pottery, locally sourced art, bursting with tradition, and chilled ambiance. The restaurant has yellow and blue walls, the blue engulfs you with a sense of calmness and relaxation, the yellow fills you with the same warmth the sunlight streaming through your bedroom window in the morning does. Upon entrance, you’re met with the beautiful art of the legendary Mzee Ojwang. The walls are lined with sugar skull lights, hanging ceramic bowls, a sisal roof, and dried preserved food ingredients. It’s all thoughtfully curated to bring a raw Mexican experience to Nairobi. FOOD:- (Price range Kshs.150-4000) Fonda offers a taste sensation. Flavors all rich, fresh, and authentic. 1. Starter:- Guacamole with freshly made-in-house tortilla chips with Pico de Gallo (kachumbari).The guacamole was so fresh, spicy, and zesty and the tortillas crunchy and impeccably seasoned. 2. Mains: - Mole Poblano with more than 30 ingredients, including chocolate and prepared over 7 days. And Filete De Res (beef fillet with lentils and green beans), these meals were an explosion of savory and flavorful. The portions are however not as filing as one would expect. 3. DRINKS: -Passion Mojito Mexicano and Strawberry Mojito Mexicano, the cocktails were refreshing and highballs for sure. What I love about Fonda the most is the show casing, you can see your food and drinks being prepared, the chef showed us how they make tortillas and taco shells from scratch. I still can’t fathom how similar the Mexican meals are to our Kenyan palate. Like the tortillas are made from maize flour and water (unga ya ugali) and the Picco de Gallo is basically kachumbari. The service is fast, personal, and effective. The waiter was kind enough to take us around all the sections of the restaurant describing every piece of art and of the artists and artisans behind their art and adornments. He was quick to suggest which drinks are their best selling and would check upon us in a pleasant way. Fonda is a hushed and serene restaurant, a nice hangout spot to unwind, with inviting and friendly staff, mellow background music, fresh food, and a memorable experience. I loved my culinary experience at Fonda. It’s well worth a try. They currently have a Special and Bulk Menu which offers you a chance to enjoy their cuisine and drinks at amazing discounted prices. 1) Quesadilla Mondays with 15% off quesadillas all day long 2) Taco Tuesdays, 4 for the price of 3 all day long 3) Margarita Wednesdays 15% off any glass of margarita all day long 4) Enchilada Thursdays at 15% off all enchiladas all day long 5) Cerveza Fridays 15 % off any beer all day 6) Vino Saturdays 15 % off any glass of wine all day long 7) Sweet Sundays 15% off any dessert all day long 8) Fonda Happy Hour from Monday to Sunday 3 pm to 6.30 pm

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
FORMAL DINING
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Live Inn is a modern-day, aesthetically pleasing, and chic restaurant. The space is alluring, with artsy walls and board writings that are great for conversation starters. On their menu is both local and international culinary cuisine, all which are creatively prepared, vibrantly presented, and oh-so-scrumptious. The Head chef, Chef Mercy Fidelis Jerono is a creative master chef. She prepares her meals with the utmost thoughtfulness, love, and care. Every meal is carefully prepared & executed to excellence. Food: - (I recommend visiting Live Inn with Kshs. 3000 pp) for a proper main meal and dessert or drink. I can’t quite remember the names of our meals and their pricing & the fact that they don’t have an online menu is a bummer. But frankly, the food left me with major withdrawals and drool-worthy flashbacks. The steak (Kshs.2000 thereabout) was my absolute favorite. It was flavorful, savory, spicy, and mouthwatering. (I did a small happy dance on my seat when I took the first bite). The thick and juicy steak leaves you yearning for more. The dessert was particularly rich, profuse, and luxurious. The chef really does go all in ensuring you enjoy your meals. Live Inn is ideal for date nights, business meetings, and perfect for evening sundowners. I highly recommend visiting Live Inn for dinner at the indoor seating area as the outdoor area gets too cold for comfort.

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
SOOTHING AMBIENCE
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Nairobi culinary scene has experienced a major shift in these three years (since 2017). We’ve seen a sprout of new cuisines served all over the city. Spanish Cuisine is one of the foods that “entered the chat”. Among the countable Spanish restaurants in the city, Picazzo is one that I got to visit. DÉCOR: Picazzo is a modern contemporary Spanish restaurant with an industrial style interior, ample balcony seating, lovely and flamboyant art, and wall paintings. It’s a cozy place with a stunning and tranquil ambiance. FOOD: Price range (Kshs.600- Kshs. 4000) Starters; - Grill Caesar Salad (Kshs. 900/=), roast chicken, smoked beef flakes and bread croutons, and Chicken Croquetas (750/=). Mains: - Beef Fillet grilled to a personal preference and served with a side of your choice. (1750/=) and Lamb Shack served with truffle mash (1750/=) All these foods were strikingly & beautifully plated and they smelled so enchanting but the flavor was average and disappointing. No significant flavors or memorable taste which I understood as they were quite new in the market and they were probably setting in and finding what works for them. DESSERT: Churros served with hot chocolate sauce (650/=). The churros were fresh, crispy, and golden, dusted with the perfect amount of icing sugar. They were served with a chocolate sauce which was basically melted chocolate. As soon as the sauce was set on the table, it solidified. I requested the waiter to bring me another sauce and he brought the same one so I had to take away the churros and enjoy them fully at home. Carrot cake slice (650/=), this was so yummy, so moist and the cream cheese icing melted effortlessly. DRINKS: White and Red Sangria. These were too sweet and tasted like they had a sweet syrup added to it which made it so hard to enjoy. SERVICE: Service was average, the waiter was fully present for a few minutes and then disappeared for a long time, and getting another waiter or waitresses was hard by itself as they were busy with other tables. We had to wait for so long before being served. I’ll be visiting them again for another experience and of course to try out their paella.

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
BEST STICKY PUDDING
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No meal is quite complete without something decadent and indulgent. About Thyme’s signature dessert and their most famous wicked indulgence is their irresistible Sticky Date Pudding, an old-fashioned sticky date pudding served piping hot, smothered with thick toffee sauce with walnuts & a scoop of vanilla ice-cream (Kshs. 750/=). With just the right amount of sticky sauce, date flavor which is not over the top, and a dollop of cold creamy vanilla ice-cream, this has to be my all-time favorite dessert. The hot and cold combo is to die for, however, this dessert is not something I’d have all the time as it's quite sweet but for an occasional treat it’s perfect. 2.) Salted Caramel Banana Popcorn Sundae served in a decorative, sharing sized sundae glass. This decadent sundae delivers the best of salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy all in one bowl. It’s a sweet, salty concoction of vanilla ice-cream, salted caramel sauce, fresh bananas, and caramel popcorn (Kshs. 750/=). So delightful. 3.) Burnt Orange Bread & Butter Pudding-served hot with whisky crème Anglaise (750/=). A soothing, deep, and warm dessert that I totally loved. About Thyme is a tranquil, cozy, restaurant that is perfect for a fine dining experience in an intimate setting. It’s best for date nights.

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Suzie A 10 Reviews
Exquisite dreamy cheesecake 👌🏾
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“Here comes your dessert “, says our sweet waitress with a huge glistening smile on her face which undoubtedly suggested we weren’t ready for what was to hit us. And true to her smile, a bright red cherry, luscious, firm, and beautifully made cheesecake slice with a divine mouth-watering fragrance sat pretty in front of me. I grab my phone to get a shot of this exquisite beauty that smelled oh-so divine.😍👌🏾 A perfect balance of tart and sweet, light & decadent, creamy smooth texture with a crisp melty crust is what The Grove’s chilled orange cheesecake with mixed berry coulis is😩👌🏾. The first bite feed into the depths of my soul, it melted perfectly in my mouth as it exploded with flavours of freshly blended berries, sweet vanilla, orange bits, and a graham cracker base, this felt more like the slice had me wrapped in its warm gentle hugs, it was so so delicious. This slice was worth the price of Kshs.800/=, it tasted like pure love, like it was made from love, with love, and served with love. With a casual and intimate, soft acoustic music playlist, a beautiful Nairobi view, and friendly, bubbly waitresses, The Grove is certainly a place to try out, and I highly recommend trying out their chilled orange cheesecake and their traditional Italian Caprese salad with freshly made basil pesto 😋👌🏾and have it at the outside dining area. I got another slice to carry home coz whew, the withdrawal was a proper one.😂✨🥂

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