Tavern Kitchen & Bar is the place to go in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for fresh authentic local cuisine and tantalising western fare, as well as creative fusion food. However, every once in a while, we would like to surprise our diners with something extra special, to show our appreciation for their continued support and patronage. Starting this month, you will be pleasantly surprised when you visit our restaurant for dinner.
On Tuesday evenings, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, you will be mesmerised and charmed by our exquisite belly dancers. Dine as you enjoy their graceful and eloquently expressive movements. Considered the oldest known dance by some scholars, belly dancing was regarded to originate from the Middle East, Mediterranean, and northeastern Africa. Some sources even claimed that the ancient Egyptian pyramid builders were belly dancers. Regardless of its origin, belly dancing was in fact traditionally performed for other women, and it was a common affair at formal events such as fertility rites or pre-marriage ceremonies. In Africa, women performed in marketplaces to earn coins for their dowries. These coins were sewn into their costumes for safe-keeping. Only in the early 20th century did belly dancing gain worldwide appeal, and appeared at public events such as carnivals and fairs. It was during this time that the dance began to be performed in front of both male and female audiences.
Every Thursday evening, you can now join the Kota Kinabalu Tango Community to show off your smooth tango moves. Thurday evening is Tavern’s Argentine Tango Night, and the dance floor is open for social dancing. Dance enthusiasts and amateurs are all invited to mingle and enjoy themselves doing what they love and do best.
On every second Saturday and Sunday, you will be able to enjoy traditional cultural performances from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Do join us to watch the traditional Sumazau and Magunatip bamboo dance. Among the people of Sabah, this dance is regarded as the dance of warriors. Dancers must be careful and concentrate on their steps as they jump in between the poles. Skill and agility is required to dance with the correct tempo among the bamboo poles, which are hit together to produce a catchy rhythm. The objective is not get their feet caught in between the poles.
So, what are you waiting for? Come join us at Tavern Kitchen & Bar at Imago Shopping Mall for some fun and excitement while you enjoy our delicious Sabahan and western cuisine, which consists of all things culinary that Kota Kinabalu has to offer.