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Namibia Institute of Culinary Education

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2 Mozart St, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 300 710
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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

NICE is in a lovely setting. An old villa has been converted into the hospitality school who beautiful outside areas and very stylish rooms. A visit to the ladies bathroom is a must - I even took photos. The students cook and serve the food. I had oryx with pear and it was very yummy. Be prepared for very attentive... More 

Thank janet_skilton
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I think is a beutifull place... but you must have lucky with the student that prepair your food or is not bad until very good... depende on the day....le the student

Thank Juan M
London, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We like going to NICE. They have a great bar area to have a drink before or after dinner. The food is good, but the menu has not changed in a while. Service is attentive and fast. We like going on date night.

Thank SGM2012
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

NICE offers everything you expect from a good restaurant: quality food, a variety of dishes, beautiful décor, nice location - and an attentive service. But you don't only get all this for a reasonable price - you also give something to the staff with your visit there: work experience. NICE is a learning institute for future chefs and waiters/waitresses, but... More 

Thank Merhaba_11
Renkum, the Netherlands
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344 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a wonderful ambiance to enjoy the enthousiasm and service of young people with a dream: to start once their own restaurant. The ambiance is outside and inside very stylish and well taken care of. The veggiegarden next to the outside terrace is a real miracle and adds to the total experience of this educational institute. Also game is... More 

Thank Klaas S
Windhoek, Namibia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

great spot fro luch with a variety of options, the food is prepared to perfection and the service is great. waitresses are very friendly. great place to have business lunch too. they always have great specials.

Thank DuchessAkrina
Helsinki, Finland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The first time was really great, the second time part of the main dish was undercooked and the dessert was overbooked. From a learning institution I guess this can be expected - do ask to see the manager if the student waiters are not sure what to do with a customer complaint. Overall still a good experience. Will go back,... More 

Thank KristiinaLahde
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised ! Food was superb - my pork loin was excellent with apple and a cheese and dijon mustard filling... and do try the chocolate fondant! Service was attentive and the bill was reasonable by any standard. It's definitely worth a visit! I will definitely return whenever in Windhoek.

Thank Steve G
Cardiff, Wales
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Overall a good experience. The food was nice and well presented and the staff friendly and attentive. I visited the men's toilets early on in the evening which were unusual in that there was a large amount of ice in the urinals. There wasn't any soap however. I alerted the passing manager on my way back to my seat but... More 

Thank Jon T
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

A brilliant idea giving the chef aspirations an opportunity to learn and brag! Good setting in class, good wine, food and a brilliant overall experience! Safe and plenty parking

Thank Bokwagter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mozart St, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 61 300 710
the Namibian institute of culinary education (nice) is a restaurant and bar with a subtle sophisticated boutique atmosphere, modern yet stylish and comfortable. Besides being a commercial restaurant and functions venue, nice also serves as an active training ground for trainees honing their skills in the culinary arts and food & beverage service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?