Waka Waka African Grilled Chicken @ Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
"Waka Waka, It's Time for Africa!" sounds exactly like the song title of a song by Shakira, while we are not sure if the food has any relationship with the continent but the interior decor does suggest so. Waka Waka is housed in one of the shop houses in the neighborhood of Sungai Ara and specializes in serving Grilled Chicken (African Grilled Chicken?). It does remind me of Nandos, the fast-food chain in some ways... Waka Waka has almost similar offering- Grilled Chicken with fiery hot home-made Chili sauce. The place is fully air-conditioned and has the standard restaurant setting suitable for all occasions.
Waka Waka Grilled Chicken (Half/ Rm 17.90)
Waka Waka Grilled Chicken (Quarter/ Rm 12.90)
Waka Waka's Grilled Chicken was toothsome, the poultry was well-marinated and grilled to perfection. The meat was unexpectedly tender and succulent, dipping sauce was unnecessary but spicy devotees might want to attempt their home-made Chili paste. It was lip-numbingly hot with long-lasting burning sensation on the lips, kids should not attempt while the heat-intolerant should try with your own discretion. We love the meat but if there was something we hope Waka Waka could improve on... it would be the way they served us the Salad. Our fresh greens were heavily doused with Mayonnaise, what we would have preferred was clean fresh greens with zesty Lemon Juice (Mayonnaise or any other dressing can be served as side, not all would prefer Mayonnaise). All in all, the Grilled Chicken itself was good and I'd see myself coming back for more.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 2D-1, Tingkat Kenari 6, Sungai Ara, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 9:30 pm (11 am to 2:30 pm for Lunch/ 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for Dinner/ Cakes and Desserts available throughout the day). Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 604- 240 1140