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Medusa Restaurant Review
4 stars - "There's a hot new restaurant in Westlands called Medusa. Despite a few minor criticisms, we loved it! " The Directors of KenyaBuzz were invited to dine at a hot new restaurant in Westlands called Medusa.  Despite a few minor criticisms, we loved it!
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Medusa Restaurant Review

12 May 2010 | By KenyaBuzz

Medusa Restaurant Review

The first thing that we liked about Medusa was their location; it’s centrally and conveniently located in a small mall across from the post office in Westlands that has its own dedicated and secure parking. We got the last parking space, so we’re not sure how hard it is to actually get a spot there during working hours. But we were grateful not to hassle with parking and city council. And at night, parking would be ample and secure.

The restaurant has a casual eating area and bar downstairs and a more formal place to dine upstairs. The restaurant has a simple, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

Medusa Restaurant Review

We ordered Crab Cakes with mustard dill sauce and Calamari Marinara with olive oil, tomato, garlic and basil for starters. These were the first crab cakes I had had in years and this was the first place in Kenya  I’ve had the confidence to order them. The crab cakes were full of big  chunks of crab meat (as opposed to fillers like bread crumbs) and were divine. The calamari was tender and perfectly flavoured. A great start to the meal.

We also had a Caesar Salad and waited with bated breath for it to arrive. Would this finally be the first  fantastic Caesar Salad I could get in Nairobi?  But alas, while the croutons were delicious, the salad was overall mediocre. For the main course, we ordered Linguine with Lobster in white wine, tomato and garlic. This dish is a don’t miss if you love seafood pasta.

It was absolute perfection. The other main course we got was Thai Fish Fillet in Banana Leaf with coconut, chili, lemon grass, lime, dhania and brown rice. The dish was strongly flavoured which we liked but unfortunately the fish was over-cooked. Not so over-cooked you  couldn’t eat it but we didn’t enjoy it as much as if it had been more  firm.

Medusa Restaurant Review

Medusa Restaurant Review

Medusa Restaurant Review

For dessert, we ordered Molten Chocolate Cake and crème Brulee with African nuts, both which were delicious.

Although we didn’t sample anything from the vegetarian menu, we were very impressed with the range of dishes offered (a whole separate menu) with prices ranging from Kshs 650 to Kshs 850 for a main course. The main menu features mostly seafood, steaks and pasta dishes but also some pork, lamb and chicken dishes.

Soups, salads and appetizers range from Kshs 350 to Kshs 1400 (King Prawn Cocktail) and main dishes from Kshs 750 to Kshs 2800 (chilled seafood platter). Desserts range from 400-550.

Would we go back to Medusa?  In a heartbeat!

Note: to write reviews, we normally visit restaurants incognito (not disguised with a wig and fake mustache but rather, we don’t draw attention to ourselves in any way).  This ensures that we get the same service, food and treatment as any other guest to the restaurant and can write an honest, unbiased review. Note that this visit was NOT incognito.

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