Mmmm, Nando’s! The boyfriend and I are big fans of Nando’s, although we stopped going for about half a year because he got food poisoning. After you get food poisoning from a place, it’s not surprising to steer clear of it…
Word of advice- be cautious when you go to the Metrotown food court location! That was the location he got food poisoning from.
Since Nando’s has a few different locations, this review will be focusing on the one in Richmond at the new Garden City Plaza. This is our go-to location even though we both don’t live in Richmond, we do love making the drive to Richmond. We like this location because it’s clean, nice inside, and has friendly staff.
When you first arrive, the host or hostess will seat you at a table where the menu is. After that, you order at the front counter and they will bring the food to you. Drinks are self serve as well.
1/2 chicken with 2 regular sides, $15.75: This is our go-to! The first time we came, we made the mistake of ordering a full chicken which was wayyy too much food. Even with 1/2 chicken, it was quite a bit.
Anyways, this location has never disappointed us. The chicken is incredibly marinated and has a delicious grill flavour. The medium spice is a good level, which leaves your mouth with a satisfying kick, yet not enough spice to make your mouth burn, eyes tear up, and run for milk. But of course, it depends on your spice tolerance!
Peri-peri fries: These are my absolute favourite side dish because of the seasoning! It comes with a special blend of peri-peri herbs and has a hint of sweetness. They always come out super fresh and crispy.
Spiced rice: This is the boyfriend’s favourite side dish. It is seasoned as well, and is always very fluffy.
Can’t wait till our next visit! Nando’s is also one of our go-tos on Skip The Dishes when we are feeling too tired to cook. I wouldn’t recommend ordering peri-peri fries if you’re doing delivery because they are soggy by the time it arrives. The rice and garlic mashed potatoes would be more suitable!