The Imani Dhow is a small intimate restaurant which serves excellent dinners, offering a wide à la carte menu choice and exceptional service.
Whether you are staying at the Severin Sea Lodge, or you want to go to the IMANI DHOW for an exclusive dinner, you will find a romantic ambiance in this Zanzibari dhow that was built over 40years ago and has now been converted to a “Coastal style Fine Dining Restaurant “ that offers excellent value and where the extensive menu and quality of food could compete with many of the top restaurants of Kenya. As we were residents at the SEVERIN, we ate here daily. One day we ordered Seafood brochette with skewers of Prawns and Fish grilled with herb butter and served with vegetables. The next day we chose the Seafood Platter for two and thoroughly enjoyed the Grilled Lobster, Grilled Prawns, Grilled Fish and Calamari all glazed in herb butter and served with vegetables. This Platter was exquisite and we asked Chef Cristina Ngina if we could have it again the next day but cooked differently. To our amazement, the next day we got Lobster meat sauteed with Garlic ,chilies and tomato puree and served in the shell accompanied by Breaded Crab Claws and prawns cooked in an exotic Swahili style with coconut milk.
“The Seafood Platter for 2 persons costs Shs. 6,000= and we got a 20% discount as we were booked on Half board basis at the SEVERIN. We therefore decided to avoid all night-timing traveling and cancelled our booking at the TAMARIND DHOW for the next day, where we would have paid Shs.5,220 p.p for a set menu and cruise, sitting amongst a crowd of up-to 70 pax. We had an excellent intimate evening in the relaxed environment of the IMANI and spent Shs,4,800 only instead of Shs.10,440=, for two persons that it would have cost at the Tamarind.
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