The newest culinary sensation in Tampa is Da’Shrine, a restaurant offering upscale West African and Caribbean cuisine at 5137 N Florida Avenue. In addition to serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, Da’Shrine also has a full bar with plenty of cocktails for diners to enjoy. Da’Shrine joins the new brunch sensation Wu Restaurant, and pizza hub Champions, as another bright spot in the Seminole Heights neighborhood.
“This restaurant is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking an authentic taste of traditional Liberian, Nigerian, and other African delicacies,” write the owners on Da’Shrine’s website. They have ample indoor seating, a dreamy patio seating on the second floor. To-go orders can be made direct on their website too.
A few dishes that immediately standout are the jollof rice with stew chicken, the hot and spicy pepper soup, and the spicy spaghetti with all beef sausage. Da’Shrine also introduces Tampa to Egusi, a traditional Nigerian soup with ground melon seeds, and served with a variety of proteins and pounded yam on the side.
Tantalizing appetizer that are frequently mentioned in 5-star reviews for the restaurant include their meat pies, pepper snails, jerk wings and fried plantains. Their brunch tends toward the sweet side with red velvet pancakes and sweet plantains, with savory additions such as smoked salmon and grits, steak skillet, and chicken and waffles.
Follow Da’Shrine on Instagram to get a closer look at the savory menu.
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