One of the few non-local restaurants outside the big hotels. Not much money spent on keeping the place up-to-date looking which in this case is a good thing: it was established in 1963 and seemingly not much has changed since then. It is said to be the only private company to have survived the communist years. Service is adequate, but not overly friendly. Sufficient parking space.
Theur business card says they're open from 6 to 11 PM, but only on Wednesday they would serve food that early. On other days count on the kitchen being open from 7 - 7.30 PM. Closed on Friday.
By the way: the Sheraton also has a Chinese restaurant, named Pink Pearl.
Favorite Dish: Wide variety of dishes: seafood, chicken, beef....the works. Get a bit of everything.
Beer YER 750 (excl. taxes and service charge)....not cheap but still only half of what you pay at the Sheraton. (Price range below is including a couple of Heinekens. Without you'd probably pay less than US$ 10 per person.)
well this is the ONLY - and i mean it- decent restaurant you can go in Aden, the restaurant is working since 1960s by Chinese/Yemenian family. The food is amazing and very cheap as everything in Yemen. It's always full of expatriates, and as the resto is small, so ppl sit together even we don't know eachothers.
You must try the crabs i never eat crabs that big! and guess what alcohol is allowed!!!
The restuarant opens only from 7:00PM
Favorite Dish: Crabs!
Al-Safina: buffet-style lunches and dinners most days of the week, as well as à la carte. Nothing great.
Al-Assamak: fish restaurant.
Pink Pearl: Chinese restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Viable options for those staying at the Sheraton (or at the Elephant Bay Beach resort next door), also given the paucity of retaurants in Aden (apart from the very local types).
A great place to eat among Yemeni youngsters. As far as I can judge everything is good to eat, though I did not try the fresh brains.
An average meal rarely exceeds 700 Ryal.