My partner and I had been planning to try Chinese food in Nairobi for the longest time and as we millennials often do, had looked up the menu at Mister Wok Restaurant, Parklands online and were quite impressed. See the things that I love most about Chinese food are their servings and the use of soy sauce in almost every cuisine. If you love those then this is a place you should definitely try out. We arrived at Mister Wok on a Friday at about 9 pm which is usually our date night. The drive leading up to the restaurant is quite secluded and lonely that we thought we were lost for a second.
The property is quite private and gives the impression of exclusivity. The guard at the gate was quite friendly and let us into the lot with ample parking space. The lot leads write to the front entrance where the indoor sitting space is located. It looked quite cozy indoors however we wanted somewhere more private where we could talk. We expressed our wishes to the maître d who then led us to the terrace by the pool where he sat us in a private dining area that looks like a gazebo. This was lovely however I would recommend you to carry a coat since it was quite chilly at night. The gazebo can seat as many as eight guests. There was adequate lighting which was semi-dim and quite romantic, I might add.
Shortly, two menus were handed to us and he left us for a few minutes as we pondered on our options. The menu has a wide variety of options that are vegetarian-friendly. The drinks menu is not quite as vast and we only had five or six options to choose from. We both agreed that the mango juice appeared to be the most appealing.
We then ordered the Schezuan sizzling beef, Beef fried rice, and Shezuan spicy noodles. I love the taste of chili with everything so I always order the spicy version of all my cuisines. Immediately we were ready to order, a waiter who was patiently waiting not too far away came over and took our order and menus. This is important because we were the only guests who had sat outside and it was very easy to forget about us. We waited for about 15 minutes and another waiter came to set the table and brought three sauces as dips. These were sweet, mild, and hot chili.
They also give a complimentary salad composed of carrots sticks and cucumber soaked in vinegar that tasted really nice for bites as we waited. The noodles and the rice came five minutes later in two separate large bowls. They set the table and provide smaller bowls to serve onto. The Shezuan sizzling beef serving came last in an iron wok still sizzling and smelling absolutely delicious. I was famished and I could not wait to start eating. The servings are generous and the food was more than enough to serve two. They mentioned to us that they make their own noodles and they were amazing. The noodles are thick and are fried in a splendid mix of soy sauce, chili, and salt that just taste divine. I ate them with a fork however they do provide metal chopsticks if you have that as a preference. The beef fried rice was a little dry but I poured some of the sauces on it and a little of the sizzling beef for a little razzle-dazzle that pleased my taste buds. My partner loved all of the choices we had and this is definitely a place I would consider as an option again for a romantic date night with great food.
The bill was about 25$ and we tipped 5$ to our amazing waiter. When we left they gave us complimentary mint sweets. As usual, when I go to a restaurant, I almost always use the bathroom at least once and I was dismayed. The bathrooms by the pool looked poorly maintained while the ones at the entrance had only two stalls so I had to wait a few minutes. However, this did not take away from our experience and would not significantly affect my total rating of the restaurant.