Kilimanjaro Snack House and Catering serves up an eclectic variety of East African dishes.
We decided to go for some Vietnamese ... wait. What? Wasn't this a Vietnamese place last week? What happened? Not sure, but the manage to completely spruce it up and convert it to something completely different. But hey, we're adventurous, so we went in anyways.
Looks like they did some cleaning. but otherwise still small and tightly packed.
Funny place, it seems like it is run by a bunch of Indian aunties who are doing this for a hobby. (That's what it felt like, that's not what they said). I would guess Indian aunties formerly from Africa. Maybe Tanzania? I'm just guessing. My oh my, they are a friendly and amusing bunch. Definitely very welcoming, almost like getting to know your neighbours.
The menu seems reasonably size and there were daily specials. The specials availability seemed to be hit 'n miss depending on if whoever in the back knew how to make them or if they had the ingredients or whatever. No worries, adds to the charm. We ordered a bunch of stuff, snacks, chai, the lot. I gotta say, quite interesting. The dishes did take a wee bit long because it seems they did whip up most of it from scratch, so they will be excused for that.
Is it Indian food? Err ... no ... not really, you can make out some familiar bits 'n pieces. Is it African? Errr .. well, not Somalian, nor Ethiopian nor ... well, let's stop there, I'm not an African food expert. Suffice to say, interesting enough to pique our interest and warrant a return trip.
We did have a bit of chat with them and got a fine sampling of snacks/sweets. The 2nd best Indian-style sweets I've ever had (best was fresh home-made at a friends place, sorry).
No, it's not fine dining. But yes, the food is interesting and different and of good quality. I would say worth a trip and maybe a couple of returns as well. Heck, take your date here. If he/she likes it, then you know they're a keeper. If not, dump 'em.
Went to this restaurant with some friends from work. There were not many people at lunch. The restaurant is small but has excellent food. Their appy's are excellent. This is Indian resturant with an African flare. The ladies (aunties) are excellent cook and they make things as needed. The service is also very good. I think we were served by one of the owners and she was really nice. She also gave us a roti to try which was good. It was spiced up and tasted good. Parking is easy on the street. Too bad they are not open for a late dinner. I will go back for sure. They also have many take out items.