Classy and finest dine-in restaurant in Nairobi
INTI-A Nikkei Experience is the finest restaurant I have been to so far in terms of ambience, food and dress code. Well yes, they have a strict dress code which I was quite surprised about and had luckily researched on the restaurant before making reservations for a New Year’s dinner date with my two cousins last year so we weren’t caught off guard. The restaurant is situated in Westlands Waiyaki Way on the 20th floor of the One Africa Place building. Once on the 20th floor there’s actually a board showing the dress code rules. Upon entry, the waitress at the door confirmed our reservation for three and led us to our table. The interior is sooo beautiful with seats showing a marvellous view of Westlands and Nairobi through its glass walls since the building is really tall and towers over the rest. The well thought of architecture and the bamboo interior decor hanging from the ceiling at the bar lounge makes the place look both classy and unique. I had earlier been made aware that at Inti-A Nikkei, strict meal times are followed in that breakfast and dinner is served at specific times and no time before or beyond that so one should be aware of their meal times. We got there at around 7p.m which was within their dinner time frame so we got to order drinks and food. They specialize in Peruvian and Japanese cuisines hence its name Nikkei. Their meals are affordable but a bit on the upper side so be ready to spend quite a bit when you come here. We had their Inti Tiratido Peruvian dish which had an assortment of octopus and salmon and went for Ksh 1700, some Sushi, their Rising Inti roll and Beef Tenderloin. For a person who was trying Japanese and Peruvian dishes for the first time, their food is really delicious and I waa impressed by how well the food was made. For drinks we each had the glass Hakutsuru which was Ksh 1000 each. The place gets quite busy at night which wasn’t a problem since their customer service is top tier. The marvellous view of Nairobi at night as you enjoy a delicious meal and great company at Inti-A Nikkei should definitely be added to your bucket list.