We had wanted to try this restaurant for ages and one night we had the opportunity to try it out. We arrived just after 5 PM I think,,,there weren't very many people there at that time, so we thought that the food and service would be good. It started to fill up pretty quick after that though.
We ordered an appy with chicken wrapped in a Phyllo pastry, it came pretty quickly, but it was dry and we had to ask if there was a dipping sauce. The owner ,a giant man who appears to be very gruff, said "yes we needed the sauce "and promptly brought it to us himself. We found it funny that EVERY waitress there was Japanese with limited english, even the cook was Japanese. We also had to ask for water 6 times to get refilled !
The chicken was merely a sausage and could have been any kind of meat, not distinguishable at all. The sauce was pretty good ,hot ,but then that's African fusion I suppose. Overall the appy was dismal at best,,,,I wouldn't order it again.
For the main course, we split a Simba's Chicken, which is actually a cornish game hen, completly deep fried and cut up, it came with Mogo, which is deep fried cassava root, which were VERY limp and cold to boot. The hen was done alright,,but was very greasy and we had to ask for towel wipes,,
We decided to opt out for dessert, at this point, we had had enough Simba for one night and decided after some thought that we wouldn't be returning.
The place is very pricy for what you get, there are better bets out there for the money,,,,,,,the feeling of being watched by the owner was also a bit disconcerning as well,,,he hovers around and asks why you don't like this and that if your not gobbeling up your meal.
Maybe it was a bad night, or who knows what,,,We were very disappointed with our first visit, after reading the review in the Thursday Province newspaper, we had wanted to try this place for quite awhile and this will be our last visit. Sorry Mr Simba....its just not for us.