If you are looking for a delicious piece of halal oriental meat, democratic prices and decent portions, Tamani on Kutuzovsky Prospect is a great option.
Located in a multi-storey building, it has incredibly high ceilings and large rooms, balanced by dense seating and plenty of interior details: flowers, gold lamps and little antique things evenly distributed around and creating a homey and comfortable atmosphere.
By the way, Tamani means eight in Arabic, which in turn is a symbol wealth, strength and success. Apart from the name, the restaurant’s chef has adopted many Arab, Turkish and Caucasian specialities and successfully executed them in his own unique style.
The menu features such tasty appetizers as grand babaganush with truffle (≈$5), grilled eggplant with satsivi (≈$5), and dzheblidzhe with chicken (≈$7). As for main courses, try the absolutely terrific Amman-style lamb tartare, a trio of chopped meat with different dressings (≈$12), or go with a steak –the restaurant offers about 10 different options, including an alternative Denver (≈$19) — all dry-aged.
Tamani also has a little grocery store where you can buy halal meat, sausages, homemade Caucasus cheeses, jams, and even caviar.
As for desserts, the list is short, but the taste is impresive. You can never go wrong with a light panacota with figs and nuts (≈$8), but why not try something extraordinary, like a meat cake (had to be an option in this carnivore’s haven) — looking like a piece of bacon, it’s in fact a coconut mousse with strawberry sauce and chocolate (≈$9) — gotcha!
Tamani is equally perfect for shisha lovers, as it is for meat lovers. They make a great shisha and have a lovely to terrace to pass some time while enjoying it.
10 AM – until the last customer leaves