The Bethlehem Panorama Tent Restaurant is one of the popular restaurant places in Bethlehem as the restaurant is situated at the 3rd floor of the Bethlehem Mall and sits next to it's sister restaurants, the Crystal Jade and Ballroom Restaurant and The Square Restaurant. The restaurant provides sweeping views of the Judean Mountains and the Hills around Bethlehem and is owned by a Greek Orthodox Palestinian American who also owns a Christian Souvenir Shop at Manger Street. The cuisine here is typical Palestinian food with Lebanese, Jordanian and Turkish Influences and the selection is extensive.
you can also smoke a shisha and drink beer as this place doubles as a bar at night.
opens: 11:00 am to 12:00 am everyday
Favorite Dish: well the assorted mezze platers are included in the set meal and the lamb, chicken and beef kebabs here are authentic and are delicous too. the turkish baclava dessert is also good.
average price of a set meal without drinks is NIS 50 per person.
according to their website:
Discover why The Bethlehem Panorama tent is the perfect choice for your hangout,
The Bethlehem Panorama Tent situated on the roof of the central bus station over looking
the shepherd fields and the Nativity church,
the restaurant sleek a traditional tent décor with deep rich furnishing,
along with rare atmosphere.
When you enter the place you will feel that you are in a one thousand and one Arabian nights
due to the luxurious furnishing but yet feel that you are still in a tent in the desert with the perfect view,
We have a selection of traditional meals such as Musakhan, Fukhara, Mansaf, stuffed sheep
and of course mixed grills and Fish,
for those of you who are only out for a night snack we have a large variety of appetizers served
with the freshly baked bread in house (Shrak and Taboun) & Our Special Fresh Hubbly Bubbly To ease your mood.
and to let for last and not least the home made baklava or kunafa.
The Best in Town, Try it For Yourself, & Decide.
Spaces are limited due to the high demand.
A very friendly restaurant/bar some 15 minutes walk from Manger square, in the new part of town... far enough to discourage tourists from going there. We had a wonderful evening, which ended up with people shouting "viva Italia, viva Palestina".
Favorite Dish: We had a nargileh from heaven: green apple and mint! Recommended! Also, we had Taybeh beer (the only Palestinian beer) and a cup of camomille.
Talking a walk from Manger square towards the modern city I happened to see a Starbucks cafe and wondered… geez, even here? It took a better observant husband to notice it was actually a creative spoofing called Stars and Bucks, a Palestinian-run café chain with its green logo modeled after the American Starbucks company. Of course I had to take a picture! The owner, Raed Arafat, has other branches in Ramallah and possibly in Nablus (though I could not verify this).
Favorite Dish: Other than Sterbucks-like coffees, teas and so on… you should stop by for a unique un-Starbucks experience: stop and smoke a regular shisha or fresh shishas!
There is a lot of place to eat in Bethlehem, for instance along the main street (Pope Paul VI), I have randomly chosen one, which was good.
Favorite Dish: I took showarma and pressed orange juice. Especially juice was very good. The total cost is NIS 12 = Eur 2 (Mar 2005).
What I liked about this place was the people watching, which ranged from Palestinian families out for dinner, to businessmen sharing a smoke after their meal. There appeared to be an area for entertainment - but nothing was going on the night we were there. I did notice how everyone was intent on watching a big screen TV toward the one side of the room - the volume was being projected throughout the restaurant....there was some kind of a talent game-show going on, broadcast from Beirut. Everyone really seemed to be into it.
I went with my friend Barbara and her Arabic teacher Nassra, and Nassra's niece Radir. Radir had just moved back from Jordan.
Nassra is a big fan of smoking narghila - whenever and wherever she feels like it. This is somewhat unusual behavior for an Arabic female - but then Nassra moves to her own beat and is not easily intimidated. She's a wonderful non-conformist. We stayed at her condo in Bethlehem. She was a gracious hostess and I have warm memories of our time with her.
Favorite Dish: Nassra ordered just about everything off the menu for us, so we shared all of our dishes which was really nice.
I lost count of how many Narghilas we smoked, but I do know that the "Double Apple" is my favorite of the tobacco flavors!
This sympatic cafe bar restaurant etc is situated in Manger square and its nice spot to savour a Coffee ..If you are used to you can try the cofee with kakule ( aromatic)