We always try the deluxe resort's restaurants even if we can't afford to stay there! So Jiko was a must. We arrived especially early to look around and were not disappointed, it was only just dark and the animals were out in force on the hotel's Savannah: Antelopes, giraffes and zebras abounded.
J had: To start, cucumber, tomato and red onion salad with arugula( rocket) and cottage cheese, dressed or should I say 'drowned' by watermelon vinaigrette which was ok. For main I had: Malay Shrimp Curry with small potatoes, artichokes, tomatoes,peas and onions. To be honest the shrimp was too overpowered by the heat of the curry for my palate.
D had for appetizer: Duck and pork Firecrackers which he said were decidedly under seasoned and uninspiring. For his main: Seared Jumbo Scallops with mealie pap and spicy tomato onion chakalaka, which in Dan's opinion was not a good combo, too acidic. We swapped dishes and enjoyed our excellent South African Sauvignon Blanc which always helps! Pud for J of course , in fact we shared a Pistaccio Creme Brulee and Cappuccini.The bill was $ 150 inc tax and tip.
We would re visit but will try entirely different dishes.