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Imani Dhow Restaurant

Malindi Road | Malindi Road, Bamburi Beach, Mombasa, Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
+254 41 2111000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“calamari” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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African, Seafood, International
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LOCATION
Malindi Road | Malindi Road, Bamburi Beach, Mombasa, Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Venue - A static traditional zanzibari jahazi dhow that has been placed in the middle of Severin Sea Lodge's garden. Menu - just about a handful more items than the adjacent Safari Bar (also in the middle of Severin Sea Lodge's garden), with the exception...More

Thank REA-Eastafrica
Severin_Kenya, Manager at Imani Dhow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for visiting our Imani Dhow and your Kind Review. We would be happy to welcome you again on board! Captain & Crew of Imani Dhow at Severin Sea Lodge

Reviewed 11 July 2017

They put a smile on my face! I love to eat (it shows). The food was fresh, the waiters were friendly, the atmosphere was homely with the succulent aroma of surprises to come all over!! Their seafood should be your first choice- loved, loved the...More

Thank ruwy2017
Reviewed 24 February 2017

You should dine in this old original dhow. Lovely surroundings and great food. Their seafood is great and I'd recommend you to try the Kenyan red wine - i was surprised how good it was.More

Thank Familien V
Severin_Kenya, Manager at Imani Dhow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Vedstedfamilien, Thanks for choosing our Imani Dhow for your dinner. We are pleased that you liked the fresh seafood and the Kenyan wine. Did you know that this wine comes from Naivasha, in the heart of Africa’s Great Rift Valley? Lying along the equator,...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

All the time i'm in mombasa i have dinner in Imani Restaurant, and for me is always the best. Excellent food and great atmosphere.. Chef Christine and all the staff are very kind and nice with all the guest. Thanks all and i hope to...More

Thank Rosa D
Severin_Kenya, Restaurant Team at Imani Dhow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Dear Rosa, Thanks a lot for your kind review about our Imani Dhow restaurant, located in the garden of our Severin Sea Lodge. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again on board! Your Imani...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Is this worth 5k? Check the photo I've attached and decide for yourself. This is a seafood platter for 1. 2 fat nice prawns, calamari which was a joke, a piece of fish (nice) and a lobster. Just grilled, no flavour of garlic butter as...More

Thank BlackM007
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this place on our last night in Kenya and this was the best dinner Kenya had offered. Enjoyed everything from the tasty meatballs courtesy of the chefs to every single aspect of the entire meal. Was a little disappointed that the dhow didn't...More

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Severin_Kenya, Manager at Imani Dhow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Jambo dear Sweet_NK, Thanks a lot for your positive review about our famous Imani Dhow restaurant. Yes, the dhow does not move but has a fantastic location with view over the Indian Ocean. However it used to sail many years between Mombasa and Muscat. We...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

The original Dohw Restaurant is place in the tropical garden from the Bamburi Beach Hotel. Beautiful decorated and very romantic. Fresh Seafood is a must.More

Thank BRUNO G
Severin_Kenya, Manager at Imani Dhow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Jambo dear Bruno G, Thanks a lot for your positive review about our famous Imani Dhow restaurant. We would be happy to welcome you again here. Maybe next time try our dine & dance offer every Thursday night at our Severin Sea Lodge. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoying dinner on the dhow. Benson was most attentive and swift. Meal was excellent and price reasonable for quality and surrounds. The white wine list was mediocre a little too overpriced but the reds were fine. A comfortable setting and relaxed ambience.More

Thank Kanangabond
Severin_Kenya, Manager at Imani Dhow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Dear Kanangabond, Thanks a lot for your kind review about our Imani Dhow Restaurant at Severin Sea Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service and will be happy to welcome you again on our traditional boat! James Owiti Resident Manager Severin...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

One of the best restaurants.. superb food, excellent ambiance. fantastic service..above par..a little costly but well worth it.More

Thank samantha867
Severin_Kenya, Manager at Imani Dhow Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Dear Samantha, Thanks a lot for your positive review about our Imani Dhow restaurant in the garden of Severin Sea Lodge. We are happy that you enjoyed the food as well as the great ambience. Next time please try our dine & dance special every...More

Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I visited this stunning restaurant to celebrate my birthday. From the moment you set foot aboard the experience is fantastic. I engulfed in a sea food platter that was just amazing and a bottle of white wine recommended by the waiter and excellent choice not...More

Thank martin p
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nkirotediana
13 April 2017|
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Response from Severin_Kenya | Property representative |
Dear Nkirotedi, Thank you for your question. Please note, that the Imani Dhow is firmly positioned on the ground of Severin Sea Lodge and is home to our great kitchen crew who will enthuse you with culinary highlights... More
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Julie T
19 February 2017|
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Response from Severin_Kenya | Property representative |
Dear Julie, Yes, the Imani Dhow offers gluten-free delicious on request. Please contact the restaurant until 10.00am and place your order, that the chef can prepare the meal for you in good times. We are looking forward... More
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Alhaddad
4 July 2015|
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Response from Severin_Kenya | Property representative |
No, the Imani Dhow is fixed on the premises of Severin Sea Lodge. It doesn't move at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$54
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malindi Road | Malindi Road, Bamburi Beach, Mombasa, Bamburi, Mombasa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa  >  Bamburi
  • Phone Number: +254 41 2111000
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Description
Our Imani Dhow is a so-called Zanzibar Jahazi that was built over 45 years ago. In the past it weighed about 90 tons and on its way between Zanzibar, Dar-es-Saalam, Tanja and Mombasa it transported diverse products like cotton or corn and many more. Under the skilled hands of her former Bajuni Crew of 16 sailors it became a just beautiful sailing ship. Imani means "trust" and our dhow paid this trust back during her active years and survived all storms and dangers. Today the Imani Dhow is home to our great kitchen crew who will enthuse you with culinary highlights. Here you will enjoy award-winning à la carte fish dishes, fine seafood in diverse variations and also international cuisine. A warm welcome aboard!
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