J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen, is like that guy everyone keeps telling you to give a chance because he super nice, amazing, and worth the trouble…
However, every time you meet up with him, you end up going home disappointed or annoyed.
Thing is, everyone around keeps telling you how amazing he is, hence you keep giving him a chance… Hoping that perhaps next time, it will be better.
So you end up thinking perhaps there is something wrong with you… and maybe you need to check your life.
Surely, everyone thinks this guy is nice, but he just keeps letting you down.
You genuinely want to like him, but he just can’t seem to get it together…
That just about sums up my relationship with J’s.
Let me explain…
My Not So Happy Birthday
My first encounter with J’s was on my 23rd birthday last year (Hahaha I have publicly declared my age).
My boyfriend and sister (after a million hints from me) decided to plan a lunch for my friends and at J’s.
For so long, I wanted to go see what the hype was all about. everyones reviews were 5/5 and I was curious.
Besides y’all know I love trying out new places.
June 2nd finally came, and I was beyond excited for my epic birthday plan.
After been driving around for what felt like hours (Kiambu Rd to Karen is no joke by the way… that’s a journey… plus more) we finally arrived at J’s.
1) When we got in, we found that the table they had reserved for us was being used. (Seriously, whats the point of making a reservation if they actually will not reserve)?
So we had to awkwardly stand until they were done and then we got to sit down.
2) The waiter took LONG to come get our order. I was short of going to give the chef our orders myself.
Then he finally came to take our order (I thought my problems were over… kumbe they were just getting started).
3) Our food took a good 3 hours to reach our table. When I tell you we ate the birthday cake before the food, please believe me.
At that time, it was burger fest and the place was packed.
However, the restaurant should know how many people all their tables hold and then they should ensure there are enough staff to handle a full house.
It’s not like we removed our own chairs from the car, so I personally, I did not feel ‘burger fest’ was a good excuse for the terrible service.
4) Finally, when the food came the waiter forgot a few orders (eish I am even getting upset as I write this).
And the cherry on top of the cake was, the food was terrible so we ended up leaving full pates of food on the table.
Let me just say, I left my bday lunch hungrier than when I came in… SMH.