The menu in this cozy downtown eatery can best be summed up as "Caribbean eclectic." Dubbed "The Original Fusion Restaurant," the Savana offers a menu ... More
The menu in this cozy downtown eatery can best be summed up as "Caribbean eclectic." Dubbed "The Original Fusion Restaurant," the Savana offers a menu inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean islands with accents from Southeast Asia and other international locales. Main courses include Grilled Marlin and Guatemalan Shrimp. The appetizers are equally eclectic. Servings are generous and the service is attentive without being overbearing.
Both the food and service were terrible at the Savana Cafe and we will not return. The watery Kallaloo soup was a meer 100ml in the bottom of a tiny bowl; the blackened shrimp consisted of two tiny shrimp and pile of steamed beans; the surf and turf consisted of two tiny burnt medalions of beef about the size and thickness of $2 coins along with two more tiny shrimp. Desert was basic but edible. We were rushed into and out of the restaurant, dishes were served before those from the previous course were removed, and the bill was delivered before we were even done eating. We will not return to the Savana Cafe.
The Savana Cafe is located on a quiet street in Centertown Ottawa.
The place is usually hopping and I have been going there for almost 20 years. This is a consistent place. I recently brought a world traveling, expense account type friend here. He was amazed and the meal and at the good value and reasonable prices. This is usually a loud place with the sound of happy conversations and high energy. The service is great and unobtrusive. My food recommendation is the desert which I don�t always have room for. The Vanilla Cr�me is a combination of cream and raspberries. In general I usually try the special meal of the day
The Savana Cafe is a real gem of Centretown Ottawa. It is filled with intoxicating smells, the service is wonderful and the food is a mouth-watering combination of various cultures. The decor and music also made the night a memorable one!! I have been to the Savana Cafe on several occaisions and have not once been dissapointed in any respect. Give it a try!
I went to Savana Cafe expecting some funky east meets west fusion. I ordered a pad thai and found out that by fusion, this place merely cooked noodles with ketchup. Flavourless, with exception to the ketchup, I could barely get this concoction down. What made me doubly irritated was that I payed $16 for this disgusting meal. This is especially bad, given that I'm not a picky eater at all. In addition, the service was very, very slow, and I regret leaving the 15% tip that I did. Run for your life!
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