I visited Sanafir on a very busy Saturday night as a party of 12 and we sat in one of the upstairs booths which was gorgeous and nicely lit. The restaurant is really beautiful and the cushion chairs are really surprisingly comfortable. Valet parking on busy Granville is definitely a plus. Unfortunately, the food and service did not live up to the amazing ambiance.
Our server barely came by and was rude and dismissive when we asked any questions or asked for food or drinks. However, I do believe that it may have just been the one particular girl, as a really nice male server did pop in a couple times. We were also there for an hour and a half before they even took our tapas orders.
We started with drinks and the grilled naan and hummous which was actually very good. The drinks were tasty, but you dont get very much alcohol. At $9 a pop, you would expect them to be at least 2 oz martinis, which is fairly standard. However, one reviewer's comment that they were "kool-aid" is pretty accurate. I had a "Red Sea" which was about a tablespoon each of vodka and Alize passion combined with about an oz of blood orange juice and lots of ice.
The tapas are great in print, but the actual dishes again didnt deliver. Everyone ordered at the same time, but our dishes were received about 20 minutes apart from each order. I had the prawn trio which was served to me stone cold. You would expect that if we're waiting for so long between dishes that they would at least be served warm. In addition to being cold, the tempura roll had already gone soggy by the time I got my dish. I barely touched my plate and the server did not even ask how the food was or why I had not eaten.
Maybe worth a try on a less busy night, but I would definitely not go back on a Saturday.