So here’s the deal. You have two options. In our guide we are recommending lunch at the Rooftop Tea House because we loved having dinner at the Forodhani Gardens, but you can of course book a table (reservations required) for the five course dinner as well (and make sure to show up earlier for an unforgettable sun downer). You won’t be disappointed either way.
After walking up the beautifully narrow stairwell, your efforts will be rewarded by the jaw dropping setting of this magical restaurant. This Persian (whoo hoo!) inspired restaurant is adorned with floor cushions under a delicate silk canopy. Shoes are removed before entering and hands are washed table side in rose water (I mean, does it get any more luxurious than this?). Listen to the call of prayer while sipping a delicious cocktail over the endless colorful sea of Stone Town below you. It’s worth the splurge!