My wife and I had pizza and a salad there yesterday afternoon; we had stomach cramps and extended restroom visits the rest of the evening. Wouldn't have took time to write this if the manager had taken the time to return my calls
This place, and the Coaches Corner Bar a few blocks away, are both owned by the same guy and BOTH ARE DUMPS. Coaches Corner actually smells bad inside and hasn't had a good cleaning in decades. I'm sorry to say this becasue I'm downtown a lot, but fortunatley these are no longer the only places around to spend your money in.
Their pizza was excellent, but we had horrible service. I was in a party of 6. All we ordered was 1 small pepperoni pizza and 1 large pepperoni pizza. I would think this would be a very simple order for a pizzeria. We watched as several tables of people who came in after us got their food, ate it and actually left before we were even served. We complained to the manager and he discounted our meal and threw in a free pitcher of beer, but we'll probably not return this place.
I was at Nikis last week before a Red Wings game and I will definatly return. The pizza was some of the best that I have had in a long time, cheesy with a crunchy crust. the flaming cheese and the greek salad were both delicious as well. Service was great, our server was very nice and checked on us periodically.
Prejudice Exist At Nikis Pizza? Surprising Uh?
On Thursday, September 24th a friend an i (we are both African-American) decided to go to Nikis for a late bite and drink only to be totally embarassed and to never return again.
Upon entering Nikis Pizza we noticed there were #2 outside patios one was totally empty the other was occupied with a few people. We asked if we could sit on the patio that was empty but was told by a young man (wait staff) that it was closed. We were escorted to the patio that was occupied. About 5 minutes later 5 young ladies (white) entered Nickis and asked if they could sit on the patio that was empty and they were told YES!
After watching this...my friend and I were greatly disturbed and inquired with the waiter who told us the manager had decided to open the patio. We asked the manager and he was unaware of the re-opening of the patio but provided a lame excuse about construction being done to the bldg. Puzzling? He even suggested if we were unhappy to not come back. He said this is what he would do. There were no offers exteded to us to fix the situation. We were shocked !
We are long time customers of this Detroit landmark but will NEVER return. As you know Michigan is experience extreme economic stress a meal out is a treat that some can not afford therefore business should not treat their guest in such a terrible way.
My friend and I finished our meal and immediately left the restaurant. We have been spreading the word to all our friends and family about this terrible experience. Now would you return to a place like that? We wont...
NIKI'S HAVE BEEN OUR FAVORITE SPOT FOR YEARS. AS A TEENAGERS NIKI'S WAS OUR FIRST HANG OUT AND HAS REMAINED THAT WAY. EITHER AS A MEET UP PLACE BEFORE YOU GO OUT OR A WINDING DOWN SPOT AFTER THE CLUB. THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE. THE FOOD IS GOOD AND SO IS THE SERVICE. WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T FORGET THE OPA! IT'S THE BEST.