Asian shisha lounge serves middle Eastern food by Dubai chefs.
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October 3, 2012
Having read the wonderful 5 star reviews of this place I went with hopes of being able to verify why others gave this joint 5 stars. i cannot write a 5 star review about Safari so I will write my experience and leave off any stars. We went at lunch time on a Wednesday. The place was empty. We ordered appetizers. Drinks? I'll have ice lemon tea. Sorry, no have. The soda with rose syrup was wonderful. Appetizers came. Why do places like this combine local food and still call it foreign? Eggplant with chili using the same chili relish type of sauce found in local places. Hummus, ok but still nothing to write home about. The yogurt with cucumber and garlic. I hate runny yogurt because it hasn't been given time to set. Safari has runny yogurt. Falafel balls were tasty, no problem there. Ordered up my main dish. I ordered spicy chicken and a side of roast potatoes. My friend ordered the moussaka. His came. Why is it cold? Why does it taste like bad spaghetti bolognaise? The potatoes come. Er, its no different from the potatoes on the street rolled in la jiao. What's going on here? The waitress returns, sorry no spicy chicken. maybe you can try the fasolya. Ok, I'll have that. She returns, sorry no fasolya, maybe you can try... at this point my anger flashed. And where is the owner? Oh he comes later. Maybe true maybe not, who can you believe? Who can say for sure in this unpredictable place. 5 stars? That will be the day.
September 28, 2012
1 reviews5 stars: 1
Sam is what makes Safari so special..never Have I met a restaurant owner who is so engaging with his customers...the food is really good and all the dips and side dishes I tried were sooo much better than any I had in china, and the hookah is brilliant so basically it is a restaurant that you just have to go to and Sam is a person you have to meet
September 21, 2012
2 reviews5 stars: 1
Just want to say a bit thanks to Sam and Audrey for letting us take over the place for our after wedding party. They made the day extra special for us. The food you put out was great and the attention to detail fantastic. We had such as great time we drank all the wheat beer!
We will be back!
- Bertalan Farkas
September 3, 2012
20 reviews1 star: 3
2 stars: 4
3 stars: 3
4 stars: 4
5 stars: 5
When i went there (2 weeks ago) there was still no menu and you could only order a set menu. However the set menu was really nice and we all got stuffed. The owner told us that the menu would be finished later that week, can't wait to get back and try some more dishes.
They had a good selection of drinks for reasonable prices. The layout and decoration of the restaurant is great, one of the best ones in Chengdu. Im impressed!
The service was ok, some of the waiters seemed to be a little bit nervous but did a good job. The manager, the owner and the chefs were all really friendly.
August 30, 2012
1 reviews5 stars: 1
its a really clean,relaxing,well-decorated middle east food reaustrant. tried their food, its authentic, they use lots of import ingredients, even their rice is Packistan-Imported rice. its definitely taste better than other normal rice. their services are good, all the staff are smilling. hope thy continue do like this way all the time.
August 16, 2012
16 reviews0 stars: 1
2 stars: 2
3 stars: 4
4 stars: 8
5 stars: 1
4.5 Stars would be more accurate because at present they only offer a set meal, which is delicious and well priced, but a menu is needed once customers find out what they like. The ambiance is quite nice and could become a spot for a quiet drink with the outside area.
August 1, 2012
4 reviews4 stars: 1
5 stars: 2
I was overjoyed when my good friends Sam and Audry told me they were opening a new middle Eastern restaurant close to Hang Kong Lu, so I rushed down eager to taste the humus and dips (my fav part). I wasn't disappointed. The humus was really creamy, and the bread was home baked. I tried the chicken and rice, plus some stuffed peppers that were nicely spiced with cumin. Also, they had some wonderful spicy soups to try. The set meal is 69 rmb as an opening offer, but well worth the money.
Nice shisha too, plus the decor is very relaxing and airy. I'm sure I will be a regular, especially because they will be selling kombucha....yippee.
- Miss Mixit
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