Japanese inspired comic restaurant
Tucked on the 9th floor of the Trademark Hotel in Nairobi’s swanky ex-pat suburb – Gigiri, that features creative dishes, cocktails, and desserts against the backdrop of Nairobi’s beautiful skyline. Immediately you walk in you cannot stop and notice the small plates draw influence from the idea of the superhero, and their superpowers as they are all over the interior of the establishment to the menus on the table. I am always game to trying out different places and this time my friends, sisters and I went to Hero. Apparently, Hero is widely known and loved for its cocktails. Mind you this does not mean if you are not a cocktail person you cannot visit. Personally, I wanted to experience my jaws dropping down because of their interior and food as I have heard good reviews too. One of my friends mentioned that there are timeless favorites that will tantalize and whet your palates. 3 cocktails one must try out, that will make you go back for more and more are ODE TO LUCY (Remy Martin VSOP, Cointreau, strawberry tea, grapefruit juice, ginger, gomme, soda), LOKI’S CUP (Tanqueray Gin, bourbon, Martini Rosso, homemade orange bitters) and INFINITY (Beefeater Pink Gin, blueberries, tonic). After sitting down and making our drinks, my eyes could not stop but wander around. You already know by now, I love it when my eyes get to feast just as much as my stomach. The ambiance at Hero was an exquisite attack of colors and light reflections – a few of my absolute favorite things. We were served with a smile by one of the staff, this is one thing I take very seriously any time I’m going out to try different foods/hotels. Given the propensity for people to want to enjoy good things, I’d recommend booking a table, especially if you wish to enjoy the rooftop views as you enjoy your meal and drinks. We shared the charcoal pork belly skewers, garlic chips, and the prawn and grilled avocado sushi rolls. I have eaten sushi a number of times, but I can tell you the sushi at Hero was different, the feel and taste of the fish, the texture of the rice grains, and the flavor of the seasonings were well seasoned and to top it all off passion fruit was sprinkled on top! this was PERFECT! Personally, I preferred being at Hero as the sun sets, as you get to see the beauty of Nairobi come to life. They say life in Nairobi starts at night, without a doubt you get to experience all its beauty at Hero. Hero stays true to its principles of presenting artful, modern drinks with graceful service in an elegant setting.